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John Wooden
October 14, 1910 -
Nationality: American
Category: Coach
Subcategory: American Coach

Adversity is the state in which man mostly easily becomes acquainted with himself, being especially free of admirers then.


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


Never mistake activity for achievement.


What you are as a person is far more important that what you are as a basketball player.


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


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


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


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.


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


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


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


Ability is a poor man's wealth.


The main ingredient of stardom is the rest of the team.


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


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