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Basketball - John Wooden Quotes

Inspirational Basketball - John Wooden Quotes for Athletes

What you are as a person is far more important than what you are as a basketball player.
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"What you are as a person is far more important than what you are as a basketball player."
- John Wooden
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Ability may get you to the top, but it takes character to keep you there.
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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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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.
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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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A coach is someone who can give correction without causing resentment.
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"A coach is someone who can give correction without causing resentment."
- John Wooden
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When the legs go, the heart soon follows.
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"When the legs go, the heart soon follows."
- John Wooden
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A coach must never forget that he is a leader and not merely a person with authority.
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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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The better conditioned team will probably win in the long run.
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"The better conditioned team will probably win in the long run."
- 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.
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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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Let me give so much time to the improvement of myself that I shall have no time to criticize others.
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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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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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"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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The true athlete should have character, not be a character.
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"The true athlete should have character, not be a character."
- 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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"If you're not making mistakes, then you're not doing anything. I'm positive that a doer makes mistakes."
- John Wooden
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Leaders are interested in finding the best way rather than having their own way.
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"Leaders are interested in finding the best way rather than having their own way."
- John Wooden
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Do not let what you can not do interfere with what you can do.
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"Do not let what you can not do interfere with what you can do."
- John Wooden
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Don't measure yourself by what you have accomplished, but by what you should have accomplished with your ability.
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"Don't measure yourself by what you have accomplished, but by what you should have accomplished with your ability."
- John Wooden
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