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John Wooden quotes

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

I think the teaching profession contributes more to the future of our society than any other single profession.

Don't give up on your dreams, or your dreams will give up on you.

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

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.

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

Be true to yourself, help others, make each day your masterpiece, make friendship a fine art, drink deeply from good books - especially the Bible, build a shelter against a rainy day, give thanks for your blessings and pray for guidance every day.

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

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

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

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.

Whatever you do in life, surround yourself with smart people who'll argue with you.

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.

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

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

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

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

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

Friendship is two-sided. It isn't a friend just because someone's doing something nice for you. That's a nice person. There's friendship when you do for each other. It's like marriage - it's two-sided.

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