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John Wooden – 36 Quotes

 

36 Quotes by John Wooden

 

I’m glad I was a teacher.

– John Wooden


Passion is momentary love is enduring.

– John Wooden


If I am through learning, I am through.

– John Wooden


I was built up from my dad more than anyone else.

– John Wooden


No one can really honestly be the very best, no one.

– John Wooden


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

– John Wooden


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

– John Wooden


You can do more good by being good than any other way.

– John Wooden


Just do the best you can. No one can do more than that.

– John Wooden


I found golf was too time consuming, but I did enjoy it.

– John Wooden


The most important thing in the world is family and love.

– John Wooden


Don’t give up on your dreams, or your dreams will give up on you.

– John Wooden


Success is never final, failure is never fatal. It’s courage that counts.

– John Wooden


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

– John Wooden


I like to spend time in the past, with the things that have been important to me.

– John Wooden


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

– John Wooden


We can have no progress without change, whether it be basketball or anything else.

– John Wooden


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

– John Wooden


I think permitting the game to become too physical takes away a little bit of the beauty.

– John Wooden


Love is the most important thing in the world. Hate, we should remove from the dictionary.

– John Wooden


Talent is God given. Be humble. Fame is man-given. Be grateful. Conceit is self-given. Be careful.

– John Wooden


I’d rather have a lot of talent and a little experience than a lot of experience and a little talent.

– John Wooden


Success comes from knowing that you did your best to become the best that you are capable of becoming.

– John Wooden


If you’re not making mistakes, then you’re not doing anything. I’m positive that a doer makes mistakes.

– John Wooden


Defense is a definite part of the game, and a great part of defense is learning to play it without fouling.

– John Wooden


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

– John Wooden


I talked to the players and tried to make them aware of what was good and bad, but I didn’t try to run their lives.

– John Wooden


My eyesight is not nearly as good. My hearing is probably going away. My memory is slipping too. But I’m still around.

– John Wooden


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.

– John Wooden


Success is peace of mind, which is a direct result of self-satisfaction in knowing you made the effort to become the best of which you are capable.

– John Wooden


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.

– John Wooden


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.

– John Wooden


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.

– John Wooden


There’s as much crookedness as you want to find. There was something Abraham Lincoln said – he’d rather trust and be disappointed than distrust and be miserable all the time. Maybe I trusted too much.

– John Wooden


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.

– John Wooden


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.

– John Wooden


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