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90+ John Wooden Quotes

Every person has some beliefs and thoughts. This thoughts makes the journey of his life. Successful people has a different thought of life. We can know a lot from them. John Wooden is one of the biggest name of American school basketball history. He has been the head coach at the University of California at Los Angeles. His high school coaching record over 11 years was 218–42. John Wooden quotes are love by people for years. Peoples loves John wooden sayings. Here is most amazing 90+ John Wooden quotes.



1. If we magnified blessings as much as we magnify disappointments, we would all be much happier.
2. Being a role model is the most powerful form of educating…too often fathers neglect it because they get so caught up in making a living they forget to make a life.
3. Never try to be better than someone else. Learn from others, and try to be the best you can be. Success is the by-product of that preparation.
4. Players with fight never lose a game, they just run out of time.
5. It is the little details that are vital. Little things make big things happen.
6. Don’t let yesterday take up too much of today.
7. Seek opportunities to show you care. The smallest gestures often make the biggest difference.
8. Ability may get you to the top, but it takes character to keep you there.
9. The best thing a father can do for his children is to love their mother.
10. I was built up from my dad more than anyone else.
11. I talked to the players and tried to make them aware of what was good and bad, but I didn’t try to run their lives.
12. No one can really honestly be the very best, no one.
13. I’m no wizard, and I don’t like being thought of in that light at all. I think of a wizard as being some sort of magician or something, doing something on the sly or something, and I don’t want to be thought of in that way.
14. You can do more good by being good than any other way.
15. I don’t think I was a fine game coach. I’m trying to be honest. I think I was a good practice coach.
16. Earn the right to be proud and confident.
17. If I am through learning, I am through.
18. I’m not going to say I was opposed to the Vietnam War. I’m going to say I’m opposed to war. But I’m also opposed to protests that deny other people their rights.
19. It’s not so important who starts the game but who finishes it.
John Wooden Quotes On Life
20. You can’t live a perfect day without doing something for someone who will never be able to repay you.
21. Ability is a poor man’s wealth.
22. When you hurry you’re more apt to make mistakes. But you have to be quick. If you’re not quick you can’t get things done.
23. Well, your greatest joy definitely comes from doing something for another, especially when it was done with no thought of something in return.
24. If a player’s not doing the things he should, put him on the bench. He’ll come around.
25. Teaching players during practices was what coaching was all about to me.
26. If I were a young coach today, I would be extremely careful in selecting assistants.
27. Defense is a definite part of the game, and a great part of defense is learning to play it without fouling.
28. Well, if you’re true to yourself you’re going to be true to everyone else.
29. I worry that business leaders are more interested in material gain than they are in having the patience to build up a strong organization, and a strong organization starts with caring for their people.
30. Consider the rights of others before your own feelings, and the feelings of others before your own rights.
31. Today is the only day. Yesterday is gone.
32. Don’t let making a living prevent you from making a life.
33. Be true to yourself. Make each day a masterpiece. Help others. Drink deeply from good books. Make friendship a fine art. Build a shelter against a rainy day.
34. It’s what you learn after you know it all that counts.
35. Never mistake activity for achievement.
36. 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.
37. You can lose when you outscore somebody in a game. And you can win when you’re outscored.
38. There’s as much crookedness as you want to find. There was something Abraham Lincoln said – he’d rather trust and be disappointed than distrust and be miserable all the time. Maybe I trusted too much.
39. Adversity is the state in which man most easily becomes acquainted with himself, being especially free of admirers then.
40. Friendship is two-sided. It isn’t a friend just because someone’s doing something nice for you. That’s a nice person. There’s friendship when you do for each other. It’s like marriage – it’s two-sided.
41. The worst thing about new books is that they keep us from reading the old ones.
42. I had three rules for my players: No profanity. Don’t criticize a teammate. Never be late.
43. The best competition I have is against myself to become better.
44. Just try to be the best you can be; never cease trying to be the best you can be. That’s in your power.
45. Success is peace of mind, which is a direct result of self-satisfaction in knowing you made the effort to become the best of which you are capable.
46. Success comes from knowing that you did your best to become the best that you are capable of becoming.
47. 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.
48. Be true to yourself, help others, make each day your masterpiece, make friendship a fine art, drink deeply from good books – especially the Bible, build a shelter against a rainy day, give thanks for your blessings and pray for guidance every day.
49. Make each day your masterpiece
50. Talent is God given. Be humble. Fame is man-given. Be grateful. Conceit is self-given. Be careful.
51. Be true to yourself, help others, make each day your masterpiece, make friendship a fine art, drink deeply from good books – especially the Bible, build a shelter against a rainy day, give thanks for your blessings and pray for guidance every day.
52. If you’re not making mistakes, then you’re not doing anything. I’m positive that a doer makes mistakes.
53. Whatever you do in life, surround yourself with smart people who’ll argue with you.
54. Things turn out best for the people who make the best of the way things turn out.
55. If you don’t have time to do it right, when will you have time to do it over?
56. Success is never final, failure is never fatal. It’s courage that counts.
57. In the end, it’s about the teaching, and what I always loved about coaching was the practices. Not the games, not the tournaments, not the alumni stuff. But teaching the players during practice was what coaching was all about to me.
58. A coach is someone who can give correction without causing resentment.
59. The most important thing in the world is family and love.
60. Failure is not fatal, but failure to change might be.
61. Passion is momentary; love is enduring.
62. Do not let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do.
63. My eyesight is not nearly as good. My hearing is probably going away. My memory is slipping too. But I’m still around.
64. Young people need models, not critics.
65. I am just a common man who is true to his beliefs.
66. I think the teaching profession contributes more to the future of our society than any other single profession.
67. What you are as a person is far more important than what you are as a basketball player.
68. I think you have to be what you are. Don’t try to be somebody else. You have to be yourself at all times.
69. All of life is peaks and valleys. Don’t let the peaks get too high and the valleys too low.
70. 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.
71. Don’t measure yourself by what you have accomplished, but by what you should have accomplished with your ability.
72. I worry that business leaders are more interested in material gain than they are in having the patience to build up a strong organization, and a strong organization starts with caring for their people.
73. Well, if you’re true to yourself you’re going to be true to everyone else.
74. Defense is a definite part of the game, and a great part of defense is learning to play it without fouling.
75. If I were a young coach today, I would be extremely careful in selecting assistants.
76. Discipline yourself, and others won’t need to.
77. The main ingredient of stardom is the rest of the team.
78. We can have no progress without change, whether it be basketball or anything else.
79. Somebody asked me – you know, how come it took you so long to win a national championship? And I said, ‘I’m a slow learner; but you notice when I learn something, I have it down pretty good.
80. I don’t believe in praying to win.
81. Just do the best you can. No one can do more than that.
82. I think that in any group activity – whether it be business, sports, or family – there has to be leadership or it won’t be successful.
83. Be prepared and be honest.
84. Love is the most important thing in the world. Hate, we should remove from the dictionary.
85. I think permitting the game to become too physical takes away a little bit of the beauty.
86. I don’t believe in fate.
87. If there’s anything you could point out where I was a little different, it was the fact that I never mentioned winning.
88. No one can really honestly be the very best, no one.
89. I talked to the players and tried to make them aware of what was good and bad, but I didn’t try to run their lives.
90. Tell the truth. That way you don’t have to remember a story.
91. Winning takes talent, to repeat takes character.
92. Never lie, never cheat, never steal.
93. If I am through learning, I am through.
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