Basketball - John Wooden Quotes

What you are as a person is far more important than what you are as a basketball player.

- John Wooden
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It's important to keep trying to do what you think is right no matter how hard it is or how often you fail. Never stop trying.

- John Wooden
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When the legs go, the heart soon follows.

- John Wooden
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The better conditioned team will probably win in the long run.

- John Wooden
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Let me give so much time to the improvement of myself that I shall have no time to criticize others.

- John Wooden
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The true athlete should have character, not be a character.

- John Wooden
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Leaders are interested in finding the best way rather than having their own way.

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

- John Wooden
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A coach must never forget that he is a leader and not merely a person with authority.

- John Wooden
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I continually stress to my players that all I expect from them at practice and in the games is their maximum effort.

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

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

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