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John Wooden Quotes

I hope you find these John Wooden Quotes inspiring and motivational.

Talent is God-given; be humble.
Fame is man-given; be thankful.
Conceit is self-given; be careful.
- John Wooden

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Beating an opponent is not a goal,
but a by-product of success.
- John Wooden

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.
- John Wooden

Don't let what you cannot do
interfere with what you can do.
- John Wooden


 

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

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

Be more concerned with your character than your reputation.
- John Wooden


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

Failure to prepare is preparing to fail.
- John Wooden

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

Make your "yes" mean yes,
and your "no" mean no.
- John Wooden

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

Being a role model is the most powerful form of educating.
Youngsters need good models more than they need critics.
It's one of a parent's greatest responsibilities and opportunities.
- John Wooden

Youngsters need good models more than they need critics.
- John Wooden

If you don't have time to do it right,
when will you have time to do it over?
- John Wooden

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

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

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

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.
- John Wooden

Be prepared and be honest.
- John Wooden

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.
- John Wooden

The worst thing about new books is that they keep us
from reading the old ones.
- John Wooden

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

Never mistake activity for achievement.
- John Wooden

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

Consider the rights of others before your own feelings,
and the feelings of others before your own rights.
- John Wooden

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

Winning takes talent, to repeat takes character.
- John Wooden

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

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

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

The main ingredient of stardom is the rest of the team.
- John Wooden

It's not so important who starts the game but who finishes it.
- John Wooden

Ability is a poor man's wealth.
- John Wooden

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

Does anybody really think that they didn't get what they had
because they didn't have the talent
or the strength or the endurance or the commitment?
- Nelson Mandela

More men fail through lack of purpose than lack of talent.
- Billy Sunday

The talent for being happy is appreciating and liking what you have,
instead of what you don't have.
- Woody Allen

Confidence is the most important single factor in this game,
and no matter how great your natural talent,
there is only one way to obtain and sustain it: work.
- Jack Nicklaus

Nothing in the world can take the place of persistence.
Talent will not;
nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent.
Genius will not;
unrewarded genius is almost a proverb.
Education will not;
the world is full of educated derelicts.
Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent.
- Calvin Coolidge

Your talent is God's gift to you.
- Leo Buscaglia

When I examine myself and my methods of thought,
I come to the conclusion that the gift of fantasy
has meant more to me than
any talent for absorbing positive knowledge.
- Albert Einstein

The gift of fantasy has meant more to me
than my talent for absorbing positive knowledge.
- Albert Einstein

We believe that if men have the talent
to invent new machines that put men out of work,
they have the talent to put those men back to work.
- John F. Kennedy

Sometimes, indeed, there is such a discrepancy
between the genius and his human qualities
that one has to ask oneself whether
a little less talent might not have been better.
- Carl Jung

For every talent that poverty has stimulated it has blighted a hundred.
- John W. Gardner

I have no special talent.
I am only passionately curious.
- Albert Einstein

I think this is the most extraordinary
collection of talent, of human knowledge,
that has ever been gathered at the White House -
with the possible exception of
when Thomas Jefferson dined alone.
- John F. Kennedy

When I stand before God at the end of my life,
I would hope that I would not have a single bit of talent left,
and could say, 'I used everything you gave me'.
- Erma Bombeck

If you've got a talent, protect it.
- Jim Carrey

It takes good clients to make a good advertising agency.
Regardless of how much talent an ad agency may have,
it is ineffective without good products and services to advertise.
- Morris Hite

I really believe that everyone has a talent,
ability, or skill that he can mine to support himself and to succeed in life.
- Dean Koontz

The poverty from which I have suffered could be diagnosed as "Soho" poverty.
It comes from having the airs and graces of a genius and no talent.
- Quentin Crisp

I also used to work in the Catskill Mountains as a bus boy,
and I performed in talent shows.
- Barry Mann

In my early days I was a contract player at Universal
and I had a wonderful mentor named Monique James,
who was head of talent there, and she used to drag me on sets to do parts.
- Sharon Gless

I think punk rock, especially for me,
was a big middle finger to this whole talent thing.
- Mike Watt

I have feelings too.
I am still human.
All I want is to be loved, for myself and for my talent.
- Marilyn Monroe

I deplore any action which denies artistic talent an
opportunity to express itself because of prejudice against race origin.
- Bess Truman

Other people - they practice and they practice...
these fingers of mine, they got brains in 'em.
You don't tell them what to do - they do it.
God given talent.
- Jerry Lee Lewis

I was given talent, and if you are given it,
it is your obligation to use it.
- Dennis Potter

I think the definition of an artist is not necessarily
tied into excellence or talent;
an artist is somebody who,
if you took away their freedom to make art,
would lose their mind.
- Richard Price

A just and reasonable modesty does not only recommend eloquence,
but sets off every great talent which a man can be possessed of.
- Joseph Addison

Genius is immediate, but talent takes time.
- Janet Flanner

Hopefully, I have a certain amount of what you call musical talent.
- Leo Ornstein

I don't have any focus groups on talent and programming.
If I need five people in a mall to be paid $40 to tell me how to do my job,
I shouldn't do my job.
- Roger Ailes

Money demands that you sell, not your weakness to men's stupidity,
but your talent to their reason.
- Ayn Rand

I don't think playing a villain is my greatest talent.
- Sam Waterston

What Romantic terminology called genius or talent or
inspiration is nothing other than finding the right road empirically,
following one's nose, taking shortcuts.
- Italo Calvino

With my talent, I can make people laugh and give them
another attitude about life.
What a blessing that is for me.
- Doris Roberts

I do not want to die...
until I have faithfully made the most of my talent
and cultivated the seed that was placed in me until
the last small twig has grown.
- Kathe Kollwitz

My talent is such that no undertaking,
however vast in size...
has ever surpassed my courage.
- Peter Paul Rubens


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