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John Wooden
John Wooden

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 the…

Date of Birth: October 14, 1910
Date of Death: June 10, 2010


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"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." John Wooden
As quoted in How to Be Like Coach Wooden: Life Lessons from Basketball's Greatest Leader (2006) pg. 5 As both a basketball player and a basketball coach, Wooden was frequently noted for his quotes on character, teambuilding, and success. Add Category or Author

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"Things turn out best for the people who make the best of the way things turn out." John Wooden
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"Don't let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do." John Wooden
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"Young people need models, not critics" John Wooden
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"Do not let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do." John Wooden
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"It's not so important who starts the game but who finishes it." John Wooden
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"Ability may get you to the top, but it takes character to keep you there." John Wooden
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"What you are as a person is far more important that what you are as a basketball player." John Wooden
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"Young people need models, not critics..." John Wooden
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"I always tried to make clear that basketball is not the ultimate. It is of small importance in comparison to the total life we live. There is only one kind of life that truly wins, and that is the one that places faith in the hands of the Savior. Until that is done, we are on an aimless course that runs in circles and goes nowhere." John Wooden
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"A coach is someone who can give correction without causing resentment." John Wooden
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"Talent is God given. Be humble. Fame is man-given. Be grateful. Conceit is self-given. Be careful." John Wooden
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"I would never have a player come close to taking that many shots in a game. I don't ever recall seeing a player who could do so much with a basketball, but he never played on a championship team." John Wooden
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"It's the little details that are vital. Little things make big things happen." John Wooden
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"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
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"The main ingredient of stardom is the rest of the team." John Wooden
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"If you get caught up in things over which you have no control, it will adverselyaffect those things over which you have control." John Wooden
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"Failure to prepare is preparing to fail." John Wooden
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"Our land is everything to us... I will tell you one of the things we remember on our land. We remember that our grandfathers paid for it - with their lives." John Wooden
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"Consider the rights of others before your own feelings, and the feelings of others before your own rights." John Wooden
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"Failure is not fatal, but failure to change might be." John Wooden
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