John Wooden Quotes
Coach John Wooden: October 14, 1910-June 04, 2010
John Wooden’s ten NCAA national championships in a 12-year period while at UCLA are unmatched by any other college basketball coach
Quotes By John Wooden (Woodenisms):
A coach is someone who can give correction without causing resentment.
Ability may get you to the top, but it takes character to keep you there.
Adversity is the state in which man mostly easily becomes acquainted with himself, being especially free of admirers then.
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.
Be prepared and be honest.
Consider the rights of others before your own feelings, and the feelings of others before your own rights.
Discipline yourself and others won’t need to.
Do not let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do.
Don’t let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do.
Don’t measure yourself by what you have accomplished, but by what you should have accomplished with your ability.
Don’t mistake activity with achievement.
Failure is not fatal, but failure to change might be.
I’d rather have a lot of talent and a little experience than a lot of experience and a little talent.
If you don’t have time to do it right, when will you have time to do it over?
If you’re not making mistakes, then you’re not doing anything. I’m positive that a doer makes mistakes.
It is amazing how much can be accomplished if no one cares who gets the credit.
It isn’t what you do, but how you do it.
It’s not so important who starts the game but who finishes it.
It’s the little details that are vital. Little things make big things happen.
It’s what you learn after you know it all that counts.
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.
Never mistake activity for achievement.
Players with fight never lose a game, they just run out of time”
Reputaion is what other perceive you as being, and their opinion may be right or wrong. Character, however, is what you really are, and nobody truly knows that but you. But you are what matters most.
Success comes from knowing that you did your best to become the best that you are capable of becoming.
Success is never final, failure is never fatal. It’s courage that counts.
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.
Talent is God given. Be humble. Fame is man-given. Be grateful. Conceit is self-given. Be careful.
The main ingredient of stardom is the rest of the team.
The people who turn out best are those people who make the best out of the way things turn out.
The worst thing about new books is that they keep us from reading the old ones.
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.
Things turn out best for the people who make the best of the way things turn out.
What you are as a person is far more important that what you are as a basketball player.
Winning takes talent, to repeat takes character.
You can’t let praise or criticism get to you. It’s a weakness to get caught up in either one.
You can’t live a perfect day without doing something for someone who will never be able to repay you.
John Wooden’s Seven Point Creed
* Be true to yourself.
* Make each day your masterpiece.
* Help others.
* Drink deeply from good books, especially the Bible.
* Make friendship a fine art.
* Build a shelter against a rainy day.
* Pray for guidance and give thanks for your blessings every day.