“Winning isn’t everything; it’s the only thing.”
— Red Sanders
Source: first printed in a December 7, 1953 article about Red Sanders by Bud Furillo of the Los Angeles Herald and Express. Sanders, the UCLA Bruins football coach, may have coined the phrase as early as the 1930s.
Editor’s note: This quote is often misattributed to Vince Lombardi (who often borrowed the phrase).“Winning isn’t everything; it’s the only thing.” — Red Sanders Click To Tweet