John Wooden Quotes

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1. “Don't mistake activity with achievement.”

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2. “Be quick, but don't hurry.”

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3. “If you don't have time to do it right, when will you have the time to do it over?”

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4. “Sposobnost može da te dovede na vrh al da bi opstao na vrhu, potreban ti je karakter.”

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

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

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7. “Don't let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do. ”

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8. “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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9. “Never make excuses. Your friends don't need them and your foes won't believe them.”

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Source : Wooden: A Lifetime of Observations and Reflections On and Off the Court

10. “Measure yourself by...what you have accomplished with your ability”

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11. “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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12. “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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13. “Be true to yourself. Make each day a masterpiece.”

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14. “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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Author : John Wooden
Source : Wooden: A Lifetime of Observations and Reflections On and Off the Court

15. “‎"Consider the rights of others before your own feelings, and the feelings of others before your own rights.”

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16. “How many of us have conflicts with someone else- and how many of us pray for that person? We have individuals with whom we are competitive, or whom we dislike or have a quarrel with; but very few of us have true enemies in the martial sense. And yet if Lincoln could pray fervently- and contemporary reports indicate he did- for the people who were opposing him, how much more can we do for someone we just find a little irritating?”

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Author : John Wooden
Source : A Game Plan for Life: The Power of Mentoring

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

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18. “A leader who is through learning is through.”

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19. “Sports don't build character; they reveal it.”

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20. “Little things make the big things happen”

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Source : Wooden on Leadership: How to Create a Winning Organizaion

21. “Be more concerned with character than reputation. Character is what you are, reputation is what people think you are.”

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22. “Many building custodians across the country would tell you that UCLA left the shower and dressing room the cleanest of any team. We picked up all the tape, never there soap on the shower floor for someone to slip on, made sure all the showers were turned off and all towels were accounted for. The towels were always deposited in a receptacle, if there was one, or stacked nearly near the door. It seems to me that this is everyone's responsibility-not just the mangers's. Furthermore, I believe it is a form of discipline that should be a way of life, not to please some building custodian, but as an expression of courtesy and politeness that each of us owes to his follow-man. These little things establish a spirit of togetherness and consideration that help unite the team into a solid unit.”

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Source : They Call Me Coach

23. “If you don’t have time to do it right, when will you have time to do it over?”

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

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Source : Wooden: A Lifetime of Observations and Reflections On and Off the Court

25. “I think the teaching profession contributes more to the future of our society than any other single profession.”

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26. “If any one premise typifies my teams in all the years I've coached, it is this concept. Often as a player, I'd tell myself, "I may play someone better than I am, but I'll never run against one who is going to be in better condition" And I never played against a man in my life I felt was in better shape, and Lambert often cited me as an example of top conditioning.”

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Author : John Wooden
Source : They Call Me Coach