Ted Lasso's Winning Philosophy: 5 Inspirational Quotes to Live By

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The popular series features not only great situational comedy but is also replete with great inspirational quotes.

Since its debut in 2020, the Apple TV show following an American football coach who relocates to England to coach an association football team has skyrocketed in popularity, earning a spot as one of the most popular comedy series of the decade. Audiences have fallen in love with the endearing coach portrayed by Jason Sudeikis, and the show has churned out a wealth of memorable quotes that continue to resonate with fans.

Here are five inspirational quotes from the series:

‘Be curious, not judgmental’

Ted Lasso, the show's titular character, delivers one of its most iconic one-liners, using a game of darts to teach his detractors a valuable lesson. With perfect composure, Ted expertly lands each dart in the triple points while delivering a monologue on the importance of treating others with respect, regardless of what you might think of them. It's a great philosophy to live by.

‘You deserve someone who makes you feel like you've been struck by f-ing lightning. Don't you dare settle for fine’

Roy's advice to Rebecca in a heartfelt moment is a highlight for many fans, showcasing his genuine care for her. His words resonate with audiences as he urges her not to settle for less than she deserves. If Rebecca can heed Roy's advice, why can't you?

‘When all’s said and done, what’s more important; being loving or being right?’

Choosing kindness, even in difficult situations, is a recurring motif throughout the series. This quote perfectly encapsulates this idea, highlighting the importance of prioritising relationships over being right. While standing your ground may seem crucial in the moment, it's often more important to let go of an argument to save a relationship.

‘There is something worse out there than being sad, and that is being alone and being sad’

Another memorable quote from Ted Lasso carries a darker tone but remains just as significant. Nate's experience after leaving Richmond to coach the team's main rival serves as a cautionary tale for those who ignore this advice. Nate found himself lonely and sad. Don't make the same mistake!

‘I can't be your mentor without occasionally being your tormentor’

The bit of wisdom Sharon dropped on Ted Lasso has a lot of truth to it: it's almost impossible to teach someone without being harsh on them, at least at times. But cruelty is never the point of teaching. You want to strike a balance in everything, especially when imparting knowledge to someone.