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John Wooden quotes (31)

A coach is someone who can give correction without causing resentment.
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Ability is a poor man's wealth.
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Adversity is the state in which man mostly easily becomes acquainted with himself, being especially free of admirers then.
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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.
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Be prepared and be honest.
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Consider the rights of others before your own feelings, and the feelings of others before your own rights.
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Do not let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do.
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Don't let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do.
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Don't measure yourself by what you have accomplished, but by what you should have accomplished with your ability.
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Failure is not fatal, but failure to change might be.
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I'd rather have a lot of talent and a little experience than a lot of experience and a little talent.
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If you don't have time to do it right, when will you have time to do it over?
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If you're not making mistakes, then you're not doing anything. I'm positive that a doer makes mistakes.
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It isn't what you do, but how you do it.
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It's not so important who starts the game but who finishes it.
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It's the little details that are vital. Little things make big things happen.
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It's what you learn after you know it all that counts.
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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.
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Never mistake activity for achievement.
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Success comes from knowing that you did your best to become the best that you are capable of becoming.
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Success is never final, failure is never fatal. It's courage that counts.
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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.
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Talent is God given. Be humble. Fame is man-given. Be grateful. Conceit is self-given. Be careful.
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The main ingredient of stardom is the rest of the team.
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The worst thing about new books is that they keep us from reading the old ones.
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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.
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Things turn out best for the people who make the best of the way things turn out.
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What you are as a person is far more important that what you are as a basketball player.
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Winning takes talent, to repeat takes character.
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You can't let praise or criticism get to you. It's a weakness to get caught up in either one.
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You can't live a perfect day without doing something for someone who will never be able to repay you.
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