Quotes by American Coach John Wooden


Don't mistake activity for achievement. John Wooden

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Failure to prepare is preparing to fail. John Wooden

Never mistake activity for achievement. John Wooden

Sports do not build character. They reveal it. John Wooden

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

Young people need models, not critics... John Wooden

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

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

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

Nothing will work unless you do. 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

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


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