John Wooden Motivational Quotes
“”Consider the rights of others before your own feelings, and the feelings of others before your own rights.”
“It’s the little details that are vital. Little things make big things happen.”
“Being a role model is the most powerful form of educating…too often fathers neglect it because they get so caught up in making a living they forget to make a life.”
“Be quick, but don’t hurry.”
“Don’t let making a living prevent you from making a life.”
“Things work out best for those who make the best of the way things work out.”
“Five years from now, you’re the same person except for the people you’ve met and the books you’ve read.”
“Players with fight never lose a game, they just run out of time”
“Never try to be better than someone else. Learn from others, and try to be the best you can be. Success is the by-product of that preparation.”
“Listen if you want to be heard”
“Happiness begins where selfishness ends.”
“A coach is someone who can give correction without causing resentment.”
“Failing to prepare is preparing to fail.”
“Discipline yourself and others won’t need to.”
“Don’t let yesterday take up too much of today.”
“Don’t let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do. ”
“It is amazing how much can be accomplished if no one cares who gets the credit.”
“You can’t live a perfect day until you do something for someone who will never be able to repay you.”
“Be true to yourself.
Make each day your masterpiece.
Drink deeply from good books.
Make friendship a fine art.
Build a shelter against a rainy day.
Pray for guidance and give thanks for your blessings every day.”
“You can’t let praise or criticism get to you. It’s a weakness to get caught up in either one.”
“Seek opportunities to show you care. The smallest gestures often make the biggest difference.”
“Never make excuses. Your friends don’t need them and your foes won’t believe them.”
“Ability may get you to the top, but it takes character to keep you there.”
“Talent is God given. Be humble. Fame is man-given. Be grateful. Conceit is self-given. Be careful.”
“The best thing a father can do for his children is to love their mother.”
“If you don’t have time to do it right, when will you have the time to do it over?”
“The true test of a man’s character is what he does when no one is watching.”
“Don’t mistake activity with achievement.”
“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.”
“If you’re not making mistakes, then you’re not doing anything. I’m positive that a doer makes mistakes.”
“You cannot live a perfect day without doing something for someone who will never be able to repay you”
“Things turn out best for the people who make the best of the way things turn out.”
“Be more concerned with character than reputation. Character is what you are, reputation is what people think you are.”
“Never try to be better than somebody else. But most importantly, never cease trying to be the best you can be.”
“Make each day your masterpiece.”
“The importance of repetition until automaticity cannot be overstated. Repetition is the key to learning.”
“The key ingredient to stardom is the team.”
“It isn’t about what you do, but how you do it”
“Success is peace of mind in knowing you did your best.”
“The man who is afraid to risk failure seldom has to face success.”
“Failure is not fatal, but failure to change might be.”
“Success comes from knowing that you did your best to become the best that you are capable of becoming.”
“Worry more about your character than your reputation. Character is what you are, reputation merely what others think you are.”
“If I were ever prosecuted for my religion, I truly hope there would be enough evidence to convict me.”
“Your reputation is what you’re perceived to be,
Your character is what you really are”
“Talent is God-given. Be humble.
Fame is man-given. Be grateful.
Conceit is self-given. Be careful.
“You are not a failure until you start blaming others for your mistakes”
“Although there is no progress without change, not all change is progress.”
“How many of us have conflicts with someone else- and how many of us pray for that person? We have individuals with whom we are competitive, or whom we dislike or have a quarrel with; but very few of us have true enemies in the martial sense. And yet if Lincoln could pray fervently- and contemporary reports indicate he did- for the people who were opposing him, how much more can we do for someone we just find a little irritating?”
“Don’t measure yourself by what you have accomplished, but by what you should have accomplished with your ability. ”
“Remember this your lifetime through:
Tomorrow there will be more to do.
And failure waits for all who stay
With some success made yesterday.
Tomorrow you must try once more,
And even harder than before.”
“Being average means you are as close to the bottom as you are to the top.”
“If we magnified blessings as much as we magnify disappointments, we would all be much happier.”
“Tell the truth. That way you don’t have to remember a story.”
“It’s what you learn after you know it all that counts.”
“There is nothing stronger than gentleness.”
“Do not let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do.”