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“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.”
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“The true test of a man’s character is what he does when no one is watching.”
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“If you don't have time to do it right, when will you have the time to do it over?”
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“Talent is God given. Be humble. Fame is man-given. Be grateful. Conceit is self-given. Be careful.”
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“The best thing a father can do for his children is to love their mother.”
John Wooden, Wooden: A Lifetime of Observations and Reflections On and Off the Court
“Ability may get you to the top, but it takes character to keep you there.”
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“Never make excuses. Your friends don't need them and your foes won't believe them.”
John Wooden, Wooden: A Lifetime of Observations and Reflections On and Off the Court
“You can't let praise or criticism get to you. It's a weakness to get caught up in either one.”
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“Seek opportunities to show you care. The smallest gestures often make the biggest difference.”
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“You can’t live a perfect day until you do something for someone who will never be able to repay you.”
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“Be true to yourself.
Make each day your masterpiece.
Help others.
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.”
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“It is amazing how much can be accomplished if no one cares who gets the credit.”
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“Don't let yesterday take up too much of today.”
John Wooden, Wooden: A Lifetime of Observations and Reflections On and Off the Court
“Don't let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do. ”
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“Failing to prepare is preparing to fail.”
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“Discipline yourself and others won't need to.”
John Wooden, Wooden: A Lifetime of Observations and Reflections On and Off the Court
“A coach is someone who can give correction without causing resentment.”
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“Happiness begins where selfishness ends.”
John Wooden, Wooden: A Lifetime of Observations and Reflections On and Off the Court
“Players with fight never lose a game, they just run out of time”
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“Listen if you want to be heard”
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“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.”
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“Don't let making a living prevent you from making a life.”
John Wooden, Wooden: A Lifetime of Observations and Reflections On and Off the Court
“It's the little details that are vital. Little things make big things happen.”
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“‎"Consider the rights of others before your own feelings, and the feelings of others before your own rights.”
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“Do not let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do.”
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“Be quick, but don't hurry.”
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“Five years from now, you’re the same person except for the people you’ve met and the books you’ve read.”
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“Things work out best for those who make the best of the way things work out.”
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“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.”
John Wooden, Wooden: A Lifetime of Observations and Reflections On and Off the Court

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