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John Wooden Quotes About Leadership, Teamwork, Success, Character, Choices, Marriage, Coaching, Winning & Love! John Wooden was an American basketball coach as well as One of the best basketball coaches of all time. On October 14, 1910, in Hall, Indiana, a boy named John Robert Wooden was born. The Franklin Wonder Five, a great Indiana high school basketball team that dominated the sport from 1919 to 1922, was Wooden’s inspiration as a youngster.

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In 1927, he won the state championship with his high school squad, An All-State pick three times in his career. While at Indiana State, he took his team to the Indiana State title and was chosen team captain. Wooden eventually acquired a degree in English and opted to get married and settle down as an English teacher while coaching the high school’s sports teams.

When UCLA hired him in 1948, he became the team’s basketball coach. Wooden accepted the role even though it wasn’t much sought for due to the absence of adequate amenities on the squad. Every player was disciplined and brought to their peak by him. His method was a big reason the UCLA basketball team won 10 NCAA titles throughout 12 seasons.

Wooden continued to be an inspirational figure for his players and anybody who could connect with his character’s genuineness. He was dead on June 4, 2010. Instead of concentrating on discovering winning techniques, he constantly worked to better himself and his character. This motivated others to do the same, and it turned out that this was the most effective approach for getting his players to give their all in every game.

Best John Wooden Quotes

1. “Talent is God given. Be humble. Fame is man-given. Be grateful. Conceit is self-given. Be careful.” – John Wooden

2. “If you don’t have time to do it right, when will you have time to do it over?” – John Wooden

3. “Don’t let making a living prevent you from making a life.” – John Wooden

4. We can have no progress without change, whether it be basketball or anything else.” – John Wooden

5. “You can’t live a perfect day without doing something for someone who will never be able to repay you.” – John Wooden

6. You can do more good by being good than any other way. – John Wooden

7. All of life is peaks and valleys. Don’t let the peaks get too high and the valleys too low. – John Wooden

8. “Winning takes talent, to repeat takes character.” – John Wooden

9. “Young people need models, not critics.” – John Wooden

10. “Just try to be the best you can be; never cease trying to be the best you can be. That’s in your power.” – John Wooden

11. “Success comes from knowing that you did your best to become the best that you capable of becoming.” – John Wooden

12. “Make each day your masterpiece“ – John Wooden

13. Succeeding is performing at your best when your best is required. – John Wooden

14. Mistakes come from doing, but so does success. – John Wooden

15. 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

16. Success is never final, failure is never fatal. It’s courage that counts. – John Wooden

17. “Nothing will work unless you do.” – John Wooden

18. “Things turn out best for the people who make the best of the way things turn out.”  – John Wooden

19. “Earn the right to be proud and confident.”  – John Wooden

20. “It’s important to keep trying to do what you think is right no matter how hard it is or how often you fail. You never stop trying. I’m still trying.” – John Wooden

21. “It is the little details that are vital. Little things make big things happen.” – John Wooden

22. “Do not let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do.”  – John Wooden

23. “It’s what you learn after you know it all that counts.”  – John Wooden

24. It’s not so important who starts the game but who finishes it. – John Wooden

25. Just try to be the best you can be; never cease trying to be the best you can be. That’s in your power.– John Wooden

26. If you stay intent and your ability warrants it, you will eventually reach the top of the mountain.― John Wooden

27. Today is the only day. Yesterday is gone.― John Wooden

28. “The best competition I have is against myself to become better.” ― John Wooden

29. “You can’t let praise or criticism get to you. It’s a weakness to get caught up in either one.” ― John Wooden

30. “Adversity is the state in which man most easily becomes acquainted with himself, being especially free of admirers then.” ― John Wooden

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