John Wooden Quotes

Quotes by John Wooden

Be more concerned with your character than your reputation, because your character is what you really are, while your reputation is merely what others think you are. – John Wooden (More Quotes About Character)

A coach is someone who can give correction without causing resentment. – John Wooden

Ability is a poor man’s wealth. – John Wooden

Adversity is the state in which man mostly easily becomes acquainted with himself, being especially free of admirers then. – John Wooden

Success is never final, failure is never fatal. It’s courage that counts. – John Wooden

Success is peace of mind which is a direct result of self-satisfaction in knowing you did your best to become the best you are capable of becoming. – John Wooden

Talent is God given. Be humble. Fame is man-given. Be grateful. Conceit is self-given. Be careful. – John Wooden

The main ingredient of stardom is the rest of the team. – John Wooden

The worst thing about new books is that they keep us from reading the old ones. – John Wooden

There are many things that are essential to arriving at true peace of mind, and one of the most important is faith, which cannot be acquired without prayer. – John Wooden

Things turn out best for the people who make the best of the way things turn out. – John Wooden

What you are as a person is far more important that what you are as a basketball player. – John Wooden

Be prepared and be honest. – John Wooden

Consider the rights of others before your own feelings, and the feelings of others before your own rights. – John Wooden

Do not let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do. – John Wooden

Winning takes talent, to repeat takes character. – John Wooden

You can’t let praise or criticism get to you. It’s a weakness to get caught up in either one. – John Wooden

You can’t live a perfect day without doing something for someone who will never be able to repay you. – John Wooden

Be more concerned with your character than your reputation, because your character is what you really are, while your reputation is merely what others think you are. – John Wooden

Don’t let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do. – John Wooden

Don’t measure yourself by what you have accomplished, but by what you should have accomplished with your ability. – John Wooden

Failure is not fatal, but failure to change might be. – John Wooden

I’d rather have a lot of talent and a little experience than a lot of experience and a little talent. – John Wooden

It’s not so important who starts the game but who finishes it. – John Wooden

It’s the little details that are vital. Little things make big things happen. – John Wooden

It’s what you learn after you know it all that counts. – John Wooden

Material possessions, winning scores, and great reputations are meaningless in the eyes of the Lord, because He knows what we really are and that is all that matters. – John Wooden

Never mistake activity for achievement. – John Wooden

If you don’t have time to do it right, when will you have time to do it over? – John Wooden

If you’re not making mistakes, then you’re not doing anything. I’m positive that a doer makes mistakes. – John Wooden

It isn’t what you do, but how you do it. – John Wooden

Success comes from knowing that you did your best to become the best that you are capable of becoming. – John Wooden



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