Favorite Quotations ~† John Wooden Wooden: A Lifetime of Observations

"A coach is someone who can give correction without causing resentment. " ~ John Wooden

A player who makes a team great is better than a great player.

Discipline yourself and others won't need to.

Don't let making a living prevent you from making a life.

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

I don't believe in praying to win.

I had three rules for my players: No profanity. Don't criticize a teammate. Never be late.

I think if you work for someone, you punch the clock in and out and that's it. If you're working with someone, you want to do more than that.

If I am through learning, I am through.

If I were ever prosecuted for my religion, I truly hope there would be enough evidence to convict.

If you go as far as you can see, you will then see enough to go even farther.

Itís the little details that are vital. Little things make big things happen.

It's what you learn after you know it all that counts.

Loyalty is very important when things get a little tough, as they often do when the challenge is great. Loyalty is a powerful force in producing one's individual best and more so in producing a teamís best.

Make each day your masterpiece. You have control over that.

Never let your emotions overrule your head.

No two cases are identical, but the teacher must always have patience. And you have to listen to those under your supervision.

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.