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John Wooden Quote of the Day

Welcome to these John Wooden Quotes of the Day from my large collection of positive, romantic, and funny quotes.

Talent is God-given; be humble.
Fame is man-given; be thankful.
Conceit is self-given; be careful.
- 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.
- John Wooden

Failure to prepare is preparing to fail.
- John Wooden

Do not let what you cannot do
interfere with what you can do.
- John Wooden

 

Success comes from knowing that
you did your best to become the best
that you are capable of becoming.
- John Wooden

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.
- John Wooden

Beating an opponent is not a goal,
but a by-product of success.
- John Wooden


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Be more concerned with your character than your reputation.
- John Wooden

Don't let what you cannot do
interfere with what you can do.
- John Wooden

Make your "yes" mean yes,
and your "no" mean no.
- John Wooden

Being a role model is the most powerful form of educating.
Youngsters need good models more than they need critics.
It's one of a parent's greatest responsibilities and opportunities.
- John Wooden

Youngsters need good models more than they need critics.
- John Wooden

You can't live a perfect day without doing something
for someone who will never be able to repay you.
- John Wooden

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

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

If you don't have time to do it right,
when will you have time to do it over?
- John Wooden

The worst thing about new books is that they keep us
from reading the old ones.
- John Wooden

Material 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.
- John Wooden

If you're not making mistakes, then you're not doing anything.
I'm positive that a doer makes mistakes.
- John Wooden

Ability is a poor man's wealth.
- John Wooden

Success is never final, failure is never fatal.
It's courage that counts.
- John Wooden

Winning takes talent, to repeat takes character.
- John Wooden

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.
- John Wooden

Consider the rights of others before your own feelings,
and the feelings of others before your own rights.
- John Wooden

The main ingredient of stardom is the rest of the team.
- John Wooden

Adversity is the state in which man mostly easily becomes acquainted with himself,
being especially free of admirers then.
- John Wooden

Never mistake activity for achievement.
- John Wooden

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

Be prepared and be honest.
- John Wooden

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.
- John Wooden

I'd rather have a lot of talent and a little experience
than a lot of experience and a little talent.
- John Wooden

Don't measure yourself by what you have accomplished,
but by what you should have accomplished with your ability.
- John Wooden

It's the little details that are vital.
Little things make big things happen.
- John Wooden

It's not so important who starts the game but who finishes it.
- John Wooden

What you are as a person is far more important that
what you are as a basketball player.
- John Wooden

More men fail through lack of purpose than lack of talent.
- Billy Sunday

Does anybody really think that they didn't get what they had
because they didn't have the talent
or the strength or the endurance or the commitment?
- Nelson Mandela

Confidence is the most important single factor in this game,
and no matter how great your natural talent,
there is only one way to obtain and sustain it: work.
- Jack Nicklaus

The talent for being happy is appreciating and liking what you have,
instead of what you don't have.
- Woody Allen

The gift of fantasy has meant more to me
than my talent for absorbing positive knowledge.
- Albert Einstein

When I examine myself and my methods of thought,
I come to the conclusion that the gift of fantasy
has meant more to me than
any talent for absorbing positive knowledge.
- Albert Einstein

Nothing in the world can take the place of persistence.
Talent will not;
nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent.
Genius will not;
unrewarded genius is almost a proverb.
Education will not;
the world is full of educated derelicts.
Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent.
- Calvin Coolidge

For every talent that poverty has stimulated it has blighted a hundred.
- John W. Gardner

Your talent is God's gift to you.
- Leo Buscaglia

Sometimes, indeed, there is such a discrepancy
between the genius and his human qualities
that one has to ask oneself whether
a little less talent might not have been better.
- Carl Jung

If you've got a talent, protect it.
- Jim Carrey

When I stand before God at the end of my life,
I would hope that I would not have a single bit of talent left,
and could say, 'I used everything you gave me'.
- Erma Bombeck

I have no special talent.
I am only passionately curious.
- Albert Einstein

As a teenager I was so insecure.
I was the type of guy that never fitted in because
he never dared to choose.
I was convinced I had absolutely no talent at all.
For nothing.
And that thought took away all my ambition too.
- Johnny Depp

He's got everything.
He' not a great player yet because he hasn't won any major championships,
but it's a matter of time.
He's an outstanding talent.
I didn't realize how tall he is.
- Nick Price

I have been aware, from the age of 6,
that I had talent.
- Dennis Potter

My talent is such that no undertaking,
however vast in size...
has ever surpassed my courage.
- Peter Paul Rubens

Each of us should take personal responsibility for our diet,
and our children's diet, and the government's role
should be to make certain it provides the best information
possible to help people stay healthy.
- James Talent

I didn't have time for talent shows and stuff like that.
I was into books and studying real hard.
- Cheryl Lynn

Genius is talent set on fire by courage.
- Henry Van Dyke

A book is never a masterpiece: it becomes one.
Genius is the talent of a dead man.
- Carl Sandburg

I do not think I'm a great talent.
I think I'm a medium talent, but I think I understand
the business and enjoy the business.
- Alex O'Loughlin

Timing and arrogance are decisive factors in the successful use of talent.
- Marya Mannes

If I don't die in a plane crash or something,
this country has a rare opportunity to watch a great talent grow.
- Eddie Murphy

I had this talent for these stupid little teenage songs.
- Paul Anka

When you sit down and focus on the matches and series
that took place during the 12 month period it strikes
you just how broad the talent pool is in international cricket is today.
- Sunil Gavaskar

Poetic talent doesn't operate in a vacuum.
There is a spirit of Polish poetry.
- Wislawa Szymborska

The worst thing in this business is to be thought of as a no-talent.
- Jerry Stiller

Sometimes you're trapped in writing songs and you don't
have enough distance from what you do anymore and you
need the talent and the years of other people to come and jump in.
- Keren Ann

The cut of a garment speaks of intellect and talent
and the color of temperament and heart.
- Thomas Carlyle

Real talent will get through whatever the obstacles.
- Kim Wilde

Dali is like a man who hesitates between talent and genius,
or, as one might once have said, between vice and virtue.
- Andre Breton

Other people - they practice and they practice...
these fingers of mine, they got brains in 'em.
You don't tell them what to do - they do it.
God given talent.
- Jerry Lee Lewis

An idea can turn to dust or magic, depending on the
talent that rubs against it.
- William Bernbach

I adore being with Roberta.
I adore being in her spiritual light.
I adore being close to her talent and gifts.
- Peabo Bryson

I think it is an inborn talent - just luck.
Some people can learn languages; some can throw a ball.
Most people have something.
My talent is drawing and painting.
- Mike Thompson


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