A coach is someone who can give correction without causing
Ability is a poor man's wealth.
Adversity is the state in which man mostly easily becomes
acquainted with himself, being especially free of admirers then.
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.
Be prepared and be honest.
Consider the rights of others before your own feelings, and the
feelings of others before your own rights.
Don't let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do.
Don't measure yourself by what you have accomplished, but by what
you should have accomplished with your ability.
Failure is not fatal, but failure to change might be.
I'd rather have a lot of talent and a little experience than a
lot of experience and a little talent.
If you don't have time to do it right, when will you have time to
do it over?
If you're not making mistakes, then you're not doing anything.
I'm positive that a doer makes mistakes.
It isn't what you do, but how you do it.
It's not so important who starts the game but who finishes it.
It's the little details that are vital. Little things make big
It's what you learn after you know it all that counts.
possessions, winning scores and great reputations are meaningless
in the eyes of the Lord, because he knows what we really are and
that is all that matters.
Never mistake activity for achievement.
Success comes from knowing that you did your best to become the best
that you are capable of becoming.
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Success is never final, failure is never fatal. It's courage that
Success is peace of mind which is a direct result of
self-satisfaction in knowing you did your best to become the best
you are capable of becoming.
Talent is God-given. Be humble. Fame is man-given. Be grateful.
Conceit is self-given. Be careful.
The main ingredient of stardom
is the rest of the team.
The worst thing about new books is that they keep us from reading
the old ones.
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.
Things turn out best for the people who make the best of the way
things turn out.
What you are as a person is far more important that what you are
as a basketball player.
Winning takes talent, to repeat takes character.
You can't let praise or criticism get to you. It's a weakness to
get caught up in either one.
You can't live a perfect day without doing something for someone
who will never be able to repay you.
[Quotes from JOHN WOODEN]