John Wooden

John Robert Wooden (born October 14, 1910) is a retired American basketball coach. He is a member of the Basketball Hall of Fame as both a player (class of 1961) and as a coach (class of 1973). He was the first person ever enshrined in both categories; only Lenny Wilkens and Bill Sharman have since been so honored. His 10 NCAA National Championships in 12 years while at UCLA are unmatched by any other college basketball coach

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Ability may get you to the top, but it takes character to keep you there.
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.
Talent is God given. Be humble. Fame is man-given. Be grateful. Conceit is self-given. Be careful.
It is what we learn after we think we know it all, that counts.
Although I wanted my players to work to win, I tried to convince them they had always won when they had done their best.
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.
Consider the rights of others before your own feelings, and the feelings of others before your own rights.
Do not let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do.
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.
It is what you learn after you know it all that counts.
It isn't what you do, but how you do it.
It's what you learn after you know it all that counts.
Nothing will work unless you do.
Success comes from knowing that you did your best to become the best that you are capable of becoming.
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.
Things turn out best for people who make the best of the way things turn out.
You can't live a perfect day without doing something for someone who will never be able to repay you.
You cannot live a perfect day without doing something for someone who will never be able to repay you.
Young people need models, not critics...

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