Ralph Waldo Emerson Quote

Ralph Waldo Emerson

"The purpose of life is not to be happy. It is to be useful, to be honorable, to be compassionate, to have it make some difference that you have lived and lived well." Ralph Waldo Emerson
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John Wooden
Birth: 1910-10-14 Death: 2010-06-10

"Be more concerned with your character than with your reputation, because your character is what you really are, while your reputation is merely what others think you are."

One of the most successful coaches in the history of college basketball, John Wooden was a star player at Purdue University where he was known as the "Indiana Rubber Man" for his dives on the court. As head coach of the UCLA Bruins, Wooden guided the team to four perfect seasons, 88 consecutive victories, 20 PAC 10 championships, 38 NCAA tourneys and 10 national championships, seven of them in a row. His approach to the game is used by other coaches at all levels of basketball. He believed in lengthy practices and drills to improve conditioning and execution. His "games of threes" was …



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