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John Wooden

Read through the most famous quotes from John Wooden

The worst thing about new books is that they keep us from reading the old ones.

— John Wooden

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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

#character #concerned #merely #more #others

Don't mistake activity with achievement.

— John Wooden

#acquirement #act #action #activity #attainment

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

— John Wooden

#excellence #inspirational #attitude

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

— John Wooden

#for the people #make #out #people #things

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

— John Wooden


You can't let praise or criticism get to you. It's a weakness to get caught up in either one.

— John Wooden

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

— John Wooden

#teaching #opportunity

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

— John Wooden


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

— John Wooden

#coach #correction #give #resentment #someone

About John Wooden

John Wooden Quotes

Did you know about John Wooden?

He was also selected for membership in the Beta Theta Pi fraternity. Wooden also authored a lecture and a book about the Pyramid of Success. He left it as a national powerhouse with 10 national championships--arguably the most successful rebuilding project in college basketball history.

Wooden was renowned for his short simple inspirational messages to his players including his "Pyramid of Success". Nicknamed the "Wizard of Westwood" he won ten NCAA national championships in a 12-year period—seven in a row—as head coach at UCLA an unprecedented feat. As a player Wooden was the first to be named basketball All-American three times and he won a Helms National Championship at Purdue in 1932 seven years before the birth of the NCAA tournament.

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