John Wooden

American basketball player and head coach

Lived from: 1910-2010

Category: Sports

Quotes: John Wooden

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    Ability may get you to the top, but it takes character to keep you there.
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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.
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    Don't mistake activity for achievement.
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    Do not let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do.
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    Ability is a poor man's wealth.
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    All of life is peaks and valleys. Don't let the peaks get too high and the valleys too low.

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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.
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    Be more concerned with your character than your reputation.

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    Be prepared and be honest.
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    Don't let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do.
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    Don't measure yourself by what you have accomplished, but by what you should have accomplished with your ability.
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    Failure is not fatal, but failure to change might be.
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    Failure to prepare is preparing to fail.
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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.
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    I don't believe in praying to win.
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