Losers assemble in small groups & complain, winners assemble as a team & find ways to win.

— Bill Parcells

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Confidence is only born out of one thing ­ demonstrated ability.

It is not born of anything else. You cannot dream up confidence. You cannot fabricate it. You cannot wish it. You have to accomplish it.


Blame no one. Expect nothing. Do something.


What sets disciplined people apart? - The capacity to get past distractions.

Focus on the task at hand.


A team divided against itself can break down at any moment.

The least bit of pressure or adversity will crack it apart


Accept false steps as opportunities to learn.

It's one thing to hate failure, it's another to fear it.


Hey fellas! This is what you work all off season for.

This is why you lift all them weights! This is why you do all that!


Winning coaches look for opportunities to praise.

Anything that reflects a commitment to the team is praiseworthy


My job is to call attention to the things that I think are the difference between winning and losing. If I can't do that then I have failed as a coach.


Give role players love. Praise can be most valuable when it’s merited by someone whose supporting role is often overlooked


It's a very easy thing to say, 'Go get a backup quarterback.

' Now tell me where to get them. You just can't dial them up.


In the end, I've found, people like the direct approach.

It's much more valuable to them to have a leader who's absolutely clear and open than to have one who soft-soaps or talks in circles.


Never let the world define you as less than Great.


About Bill Parcells

Quotes 76 sayings
Nationality American
Profession Coach
Birthday October 16

I think there are a lot of good people, a lot of good football guys in the NFL.


I'm trying to keep my own house from burning down. I can't worry about someone else's house.


I'm glad we were able to win this last one.

I saw some good things tonight, ... It's just preseason, but we ran the ball good. I'm happy about that, and the first-team offense was pretty sharp.


Anybody who watched football last year knows they're good.

But that represents a very good opportunity for us. It really does. I think somehow, if we're able to pull that off, I think it will go a long way for our confidence. I look at it as a great opportunity, and hopefully we'll be at our best when we get there.


My expectations are greater than the average fan's but, I'm more realistic than the top prognosticators.


I don't like celebrity quarterbacks. We don't need those. We need battlefield commanders.


Resourceful coaches strive to have more ways to win than the other team.


Any penalty - I've told you a hundred times - can be eliminated by concentration or good judgment.


The quarterback is in charge of the chuck wagon.

He's handing it out here and there, but he can't just throw it out there indiscriminately or the wolves will get him.


I talked to the team a lot about staying power.

You never find out if you have that until you've been beaten down a few times.


There's a line, players usually don't cross it and coaches usually don't cross it. Every once in a while you get a little temper tantrum on both sides, I certainly have had 'em. I'm not proud of those.


Creatures of similar plumages habitually congregate in places of closest proximity.


Don't worry about it. It's just a bunch of guys with an odd-shaped ball.


You get too old to lose. When you were a young guy, you bounced back from losses.


I love the game. I think it's a great game because you find out a lot about yourself. You test your mettle every week. There's no grey area, there's instant gratification and there are no quarterly reports. We're not just doing a little bit better. You know every Sunday what happened.


There are two sides to a pancake. One is brown and fluffy; the other is burnt.


A coach wouldn’t throw you to the wolves if he didn’t think you had some wolf in you.


Look, when you are starting to put something together, you want the pudding to come out good. You're trying to put in the right ingredients.


All the backs in the history of this game are the same when there isn't any hole to run through.


I have always felt like you really don't have a genuine confidence unless you demonstrate the ability to do something. You can talk about it, but you have to demonstrate it.


I don't have to make examples out of players to establish my own place. I don't feel like I have to.


It's better to decide wrongly than weakly. If you're weak, you're likely to be wrong anyway.


I'd like to be somewhere near Lawrence Taylor so I can keep an eye on that sucker.


If you got anything to you at all as an athlete and a competitor, you don't care what the circumstances are. You still got competition.


The time to worry is before you place the bet - not after the wheel is spinning.

Once it spins, you forget about it.


I'm a little superstitious.


I got more money than I can spend now.


I have a house in Saratoga Springs.


Don't ever let good enough be good enough.


This season isn't going to be without several crises. There's no doubt about it. They're coming.


Knowledge is confidence. And confidence lets you play fast.


It's a lot easier to lose than it is to win. It's easier, but it's not more comfortable.


God's been good to me, He really has.


I'm not trying to keep anybody happy.


You are what your record says you are.


All you have to do is play better than the other guy and things go well.

If you don't play better than the other players then somebody takes your place. Now a lot of guys, in this day and time with the transient nature of the sport, as soon as the competition gets too good, they want out.


If they want you to cook the dinner, at least they ought to let you shop for some of the groceries.