Lou Holtz Quotes

Richard DawkinsLou Holtz quotes are thought-provoking and to the point. These are our very favorite Lou Holtz quotes. Holtz is perhapse best know for taking an undefeated 1988 Notre Dame football team to the national championship, winning the Fiesta Bowl that year.

But Lou Holtz is so much more than just a champion football coach. Since retiring in 2004, Holtz is a mainstay in college football broadcasting while working for CBS Sports, and most recently, ESPN. Holtz is known for a very direct style of communication, and has a unique talent for condensing observations into "one-liners."

Lou Holz is also a very sought-after motivational speaker. His books include: The Grass Is Greener (1974) , Winning Every Day: The Gameplan for Success (1999) and Wins, Losses, and Lessons: An Autobiography (2006). We hope you find inspiration from the following Lou Holtz quotes and videos.

"The standards you establish for others must reflect the standards you set for yourself. No one will follow a hypocrite."~ Lou Holtz

"Show me someone who has done something worthwhile, and I'll show you someone who has overcome adversity."~ Lou Holtz

"In the successful organization, no detail is too small to escape close attention." ~Lou Holtz

"So many times people are afraid of competition, when it should bring out the best in us. We all have talents and abilities, so why be intimidated by other people's skills?" ~Lou Holtz

"Motivation is simple. You eliminate those who are not motivated."~ Lou Holtz

"I think everyone should experience defeat at least once during their career. You learn a lot from it." ~Lou Holtz

"One way to save face is to keep the lower part of it shut."~ Lou Holtz

"How you respond to the challenge in the second half will determine what you become after the game, whether you are a winner or a loser." ~Lou Holtz

"Don't be a spectator, don't let life pass you by." ~Lou Holtz

Lou Holtz Inspires His Team to Earn Respect

Lou Holtz has a talent for motivational speaking. This video captures a classic moment in which Holtz inspires his team to demand respect.


Lou Holtz Motivational Speech

Lou Holtz warns us that life is all about momentum. If we are not constantly reaching to get better, we slip into "maintaining," which leads to decline.