Tony Dungy Quotes

Best 20 Quotes by Tony Dungy

“Be intentional and choose to envision a life of significance, possibility, and impact.”

“Belief is the biggest part of success.”

“Everyone, everywhere, needs encouragement on a regular basis. Start with people you know and add to your list.”

“I need to treat everybody fairly, but fair doesn't always mean equal.”

“It’s sometimes easier to do the wrong thing, but it’s always better to do the right thing.”

“Moving from desire to actually doing better is only achieved with self-discipline.”

“No excuses. No explanations.”

“Respect isn’t a right. We aren’t entitled to it, and we can never earn it by demanding it. It’s something we earn because of our character—and by giving it to others. If we want to be respected, we have to show ourselves to be worthy of it, not by our status, possessions, or accomplishments, but by honesty, integrity, and responsibility.”

“The first step toward creating an improved future is developing the ability to envision it. Vision will ignite the fire of passion that fuels our commitment to do whatever it takes to achieve excellence. Only vision allows us to transform dreams of greatness into the reality of achievement through human action. Vision has no boundaries and knows no limits. Our vision is what we become in life.”

Quiet Strength Quotes

“Be on time. Being late means either it’s not important to you or you can’t be relied upon.”

Quiet Strength

“Being stubborn is a virtue when you’re right; it’s only a character flaw when you’re wrong.”

Quiet Strength

“It's about the journey-mine and yours-and the lives we can touch, the legacy we can leave, and the world we can change for the better.”

Quiet Strength

“Speaking to five thousand people is no more important than quietly teaching one.”

Quiet Strength

“You can't always control circumstances. However, you can always control your attitude, approach, and response. Your options are to complain or to look ahead and figure out how to make the situation better.”

Quiet Strength

The Mentor Leader Quotes

“Engage, educate, equip, encourage, empower, energize, and elevate. Those are the methods for maximizing the potential of any individual, team, organization, or institution for ultimate success and significance. Those are the methods of a mentor leader.”

The Mentor Leader

“If you start making excuses to cut out the things that are important because of urgent circumstances, it will become a habit, and you’ll start cutting them out regularly.”

The Mentor Leader

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“The more knowledge you have, the more you’re free to rely on your instincts.”

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“You’ve got to do your own growing, no matter how tall your grandfather was.”

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Uncommon Quotes

“Avoidance doesn’t solve anything; it merely serves as a temporary salve.”


“It's okay to wander.”


“Life is challenging. I wish I could tell you that you’ll always be on top of the mountain, but the reality is that there are days when nothing will go right, when not only will you not be on top, you may not even be able to figure out which way is up. Do yourself a favor, and don’t make it any harder than it has to be. In those moments, be careful how you speak to yourself; be careful how you think of yourself; be careful how you conduct yourself; be careful how you develop yourself.”