So think before you complain, especially about things that require some sacrifice. Complaining is the sign of a loser.
Happiness is nothing more than having a poor memory.
Never tell your problems to anyone… 20% do not care and 80% are glad to have them...
Ability is what you are capable of doing. Motivation determines what you do. Attitude determines how well you do it.
Life is 10 percent what happens to you and ninety percent how you respond to it.
If you're bored with life, if you don't get up every morning with a burning desire to do things, you don't have enough goals.
Your talent determines what you can do. Your motivation determines how much you are willing to do. Your attitude determines how well you do it.
If you try to fight the course, it will beat you.
I'm an old man, and all my life I've said that Notre Dame should remain independent because it's a national school.
If you look at the history of Notre Dame, if you hire a coach who's been successful at another college program, they're going to be ultra successful at Notre Dame because the talent will always be there.
Life is ten percent what happens to you and ninety percent how you respond to it.
Notre Dame is the one school that has a national recruiting base, from Florida to Texas to California.
Successful people will always tell you you can do something. It's the people who have never accomplished anything who will always discourage you from trying to achieve excellent things.
In football, it's the job of the player to play, the coach to coach, the official to officiate. Each guy is charged with upholding his end, nothing more. In golf, the player, coach and official are rolled into one, and they overlap completely. Golf really is the best microcosm of life - or at least the way life should be.
At home I have a copy of the April 21, 1986, issue of 'Sports Illustrated.' I'm on the cover with the blurb, 'Can Lou Do It?' I'd just arrived at Notre Dame, and with spring football underway, I was the focal point of that week's coverage.
We can all be successful and make money, but when we die, that ends. But when you are significant is when you help other people be successful. That lasts many a lifetime.
The University of Notre Dame does not redshirt, and I endorse that policy completely. I am very much in favor of redshirting, but not at Notre Dame. But there's no doubt about it. It puts us at a huge disadvantage.
I look like I have beriberi and scurvy.
I'm so old, I don't buy green bananas any more.
Nothing on this earth is standing still. It's either growing or it's dying. No matter if it's a tree or a human being.
If you made me the national commissioner of football, I'd tell you one thing that I would mandate. The second Saturday in September, we're going to have conference day. Everybody from the SEC plays a Big 12 team. Everybody from the Big Ten is going to play the ACC. Everybody from the Big East is going to play the Pac-10.
I'm proud to be part of the Dr. Pepper Scholarship Giveaway. It's a great program that gives me the chance to brighten the day for some lucky college students with free tuition.
I think that everybody needs four things in life. Everybody needs something to do regardless of age. Everybody needs someone to love. Everybody needs something to hope for, and, of course, everybody needs someone to believe in.
When I left the University of Notre Dame, I honestly felt I would never coach again.
I've followed Notre Dame football since 1946, when I listened on the radio and Johnny Lujack tackled Doc Blanchard in the open field to preserve a 0-0 tie.
The Sisters of Notre Dame at St. Aloysius Grade School influenced my life tremendously. This was due to the fact that they encouraged you always to make sure that God is the focus of your life, and they didn't allow you to do anything except to the very best of your ability.
I believe in the crucifixion of Jesus Christ.
Our cellar home had a kitchen and a combination bedroom and half bath, which meant we had a sink next to the bed. We had no refrigerator, no shower or tub, and no privacy. My parents shared the bedroom with my sister and me.
When I die, and people realize that I will not be resurrected in three days, they will forget me. That is the way it should be.
I think life is a matter of choices and that wherever we are, good or bad, is because of choices we make.
I was raised a Catholic on both sides of the family. I went to a Catholic grade school and thought everybody in the country was Catholic, because that's all I ever was associated with.
I don't think there's been anything in the game of football in my lifetime that has changed college football more than redshirting.
I truly believe the things Notre Dame stands for.
We have an obligation to help people that cannot help themselves. The mentally retarded, the physically retarded, et cetera.
My wife told me if there is any rumors about me, it better be about politics and not about my social life.
Nothing is as good as it seems and nothing is as bad, but somewhere between reality falls.
If you don't demand that your people maintain. High performances to remain on your team, Why should they be proud of the association?
We aren't where we want to be; we aren't where we ought to be; but thank goodness we aren't where we used to be.
If you want to get a deal, negotiate with the teams yourself. Say, "I want this much, and no less, but I'll show up to camp on time." It doesn't seem that hard to me.
The standards you establish for others must reflect the standards you set for yourself. No one will follow a hypocrite.