College Basketball The 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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Success comes from knowing that you did your best to become the best that you are capable of becoming. John Wooden

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Do not let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do. John Wooden

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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. John Wooden

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Sports do not build character. They reveal it. John Wooden

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

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

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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. John Wooden

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Never mistake activity for achievement. John Wooden

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Failure to prepare is preparing to fail. John Wooden

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Ability may get you to the top, but it takes character to keep you there. John Wooden

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

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Nothing will work unless you do. John Wooden

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

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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. John Wooden

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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. John Wooden

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

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Don't mistake activity for achievement. John Wooden

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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. John Wooden

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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. John Wooden

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

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Be prepared and be honest. John Wooden

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Young people need models, not critics... John Wooden

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It's the little details that are vital. Little things make big things happen. John Wooden

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

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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. John Wooden