John Robert Wooden is a retired American basketball coach. He is a member of the Basketball Hall of Fame as both a player (class of 1961) and as a coach (class of 1973). He was the first person ever enshrined in both categories; only Lenny Wilkens and Bill Sharman have since been so honored.
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We've made this hand-picked collection of quotes to show you what is John Wooden truly willing to say and leave for generations. Whether an inspirational quote or a motivational message about giving your best, we can all benefit from the wisdom, captured within these words.
A coach is someone who can give correction without resentment.
It's the little details that are vital. Little things make big things happen.
Never mistake activity for achievement.
Young people need models, not critics...
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.
I'd rather have a lot of talent and a little experience than a lot of experience and a little talent.
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.
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.
You can lose when you outscore somebody in a game. And you can win when you're outscored.
It's not so important who starts the game but who finishes it.
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.
Although I wanted my players to work to win, I tried to convince them they had always won when they had done their best.
Adversity is the state in which man most easily becomes acquainted with himself, being especially free of admirers then.
It's what you learn after you know it all that counts.
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.
Failure isn't fatal, but failure to change might be.
Stubborness we deprecate,Firmness we condone,The former is our neighbors trait,The latter is our own.
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.
Be prepared and be honest.
Don't give up on your dreams, or your dreams will give up on you.
It is most difficult, in my mind, to separate any success, whether it be in your profession, your family, or as in my case, in basketball, from religion.
Never lie, never cheat, never steal.
Don't let making a living prevent you from making a life.
Make each day a masterpiece.
I think you have to be what you are. Don't try to be somebody else. You have to be yourself at all times.
The most important thing in the world is family and love.
There is no great fun, satisfaction, or joy derived from doing something that's easy.
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.
Discipline yourself - so others don't have to.
The first and most important step in friendship is being a friend.
I am just a common man who is true to his beliefs.
Never complain about the officiating.
It does no good. During the game I don't want to be fighting two opponents.
I don't think I was a fine game coach. I'm trying to be honest. I think I was a good practice coach.