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Best John Wooden Quotes

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A list of the best John Wooden quotes. This list is arranged by which famous John Wooden quotes have received the most votes, so only the greatest John Wooden quotes are at the top of the list. All the most popular quotes from John Wooden should be listed here, but if any were missed you can add more at the end of the list. This list includes notable John Wooden quotes on various subjects, many of which are inspirational and thought provoking.

This list answers the questions, "What are the best John Wooden quotes?" and "What is the most famous John Wooden quote?"

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    Be more concerned with your character than your reputation. Your character is what you really are while your reputation is merely what others think you are. Character

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

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    Sports do not build character. They reveal it. Sports

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

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    You can't live a perfect day without doing something for someone who will never be able to repay you. Fulfillment

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    It isn't what you do, but how you do it. Excellence

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    Failure to prepare is preparing to fail. Planning

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    Never mistake activity for achievement. Achievement

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    Although I wanted my players to work to win, I tried to convince them they had always won when they had done their best. Winners and Winning

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

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

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    Don't mistake activity for achievement. Achievement

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

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    You cannot attain and maintain physical condition unless you are morally and mentally conditioned. And it is impossible to be in moral condition unless you are spiritually conditioned. I always told my players that our team condition depended on two factors -- how hard they worked on the floor during practice and how well they behaved between practices. Mind

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    Don't measure yourself by what you have accomplished, but by what you should have accomplished with your ability. Potential

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    Nothing will work unless you do. Attitude

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    new! Success is never final. Failure is never fatal. It’s courage that counts.

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    For an athlete to function properly, he must be intent. There has to be a definite purpose and goal if you are to progress. If you are not intent about what you are doing, you aren't able to resist the temptation to do something else that might be more fun at the moment. Purpose

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    Be prepared and be honest. Honesty

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    Young people need models, not critics... Youth

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

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    I always tried to make clear that basketball is not the ultimate. It is of small importance in comparison to the total life we live. There is only one kind of life that truly wins, and that is the one that places faith in the hands of the Savior. Until that is done, we are on an aimless course that runs in circles and goes nowhere. Passion

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    It's not so important who starts the game but who finishes it. Perseverance

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    Success is peace of mind, a direct result of self-satisfaction in knowing that you did your best to become the best that you are capable of becoming, and not just in a physical way: seek ye first the kingdom and His righteousness and all these things will be yours as well. Success

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    It is most difficult, in my mind, to separate any success, whether it be in your profession, your family, or as in my case, in basketball, from religion. Success

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    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. Success

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

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

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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. Faith

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