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

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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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Ability may get you to the top, but it takes character to keep you there.

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

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John Wooden quote Don't let what you can't do stop you fro

Don't let what you can't do stop you from doing what you can do.

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Nothing will work unless you do.

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Don't mistake activity for achievement.

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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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John Wooden quote If you're not making mistakes then you'r

If you're not making mistakes then you're not doing anything.

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The most powerful leadership tool you have is your own personal example.

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Seek opportunities to show you care. The smallest gestures often make the biggest difference.

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Whatever you do in life, surround yourself with smart people who'll argue with you.

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John Wooden quote Don't let what you can't do stop you fro

Don't let what you can't do stop you from doing what you can do.

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There is no substitute for hard work.

If you're looking for the easy way, if you're looking for the trick, you might get by for a while, but you will not be developing the talents that lie within you. There is simply no substitute for work.

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Every person under your supervision is different.

They're all different. They're identical in most ways, but not in all ways. You have to study and analyze every individual under your supervision and try to work with them in a way that will be most productive.

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

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John Wooden quote When opportunity comes, it is too late t

When opportunity comes, it is too late to prepare.

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About John Wooden

Quotes 533 sayings
Nationality American
Profession Coach
Birthday October 16

It's what you learn after you know it all that counts.

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Winning takes talent, to repeat takes character.

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

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John Wooden quote Don't let yesterday take up too much of

Don't let yesterday take up too much of today.

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Sports do not build character. They reveal it.

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Never lie; never cheat; never steal. Don't whine; don't complain; don't make excuses.

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It is amazing how much can be accomplished if no one cares who gets the credit.

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John Wooden quote A coach is someone who can give correcti

A coach is someone who can give correction without resentment.

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I am not as good as I ought to be. I am not as good as I want to be. I am not as good as I'm going to be. But I am thankful that I am better than I used to be.

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You must have respect, which is a part of love, for those under your supervision. Then they will do what you ask and more.

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A leader must listen to those under their supervision.

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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.

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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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If we magnified blessings as much as we magnify disappointments, we would all be much happier.

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A strong leader accepts blame and gives the credit.

A weak leader gives blame and accepts the credit.

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I continually stress to my players that all I expect from them at practice and in the games is their maximum effort.

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As long as you try your best, you are never a failure. That is, unless you blame others.

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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.

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Leaders must have patience for those under your supervision.

Don't expect too much too soon. Maybe it was easy for you, but that doesn't mean it's going to be easy for somebody else. Be sure you have patience.

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Be more concerned with what you can do for others than what others can do for you. You’ll be surprised at the results.

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It's the little details that are vital. Little things make big things happen.

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

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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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The main ingredient of stardom is the rest of the team.

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Champions never complain, they are too busy getting better

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Having the courage to make decisions and take action.

Never be afraid to fail. You have nothing to fear if you have prepared to the best of your ability.

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Many leaders don't listen, and it is one of the greatest methods we have of learning. You need to listen to those under your supervision and to those who are above you.

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The ability to see the good in others and the bad in ourselves is perfect vision.

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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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Knowledge is not enough to get desired results.

You must have the more elusive ability to teach and to motivate. This defines a leader; if you can't teach and you can't motivate, you can't lead.

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Failure to prepare is preparing to fail.

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Respect every opponent, but fear none.

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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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Without proper self-evaluation, failure is inevitable.

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It matters not the subject taught, nor all the books on all the shelves, What matters most, yes most of all, is what the teachers are themselves.

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Being a role model is the most powerful form of educating.

Youngsters need good models more than they need critics. It's one of a parent's greatest responsibilities and opportunities.

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1. Be on time. 2. Never criticize a teammate. 3. Never use profanity.

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Be more concerned with your character than your reputation.

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Perfection is impossibility but striving for perfection is not.

Do the best you can. That is what counts.

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