20 Best John Wooden Quotes & Sayings

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John Wooden Quotes

Read 20 best John Wooden quotes and sayings about leadership, teamwork & success. We collect and share 20 inspirational quotes of John Wooden with you! He was an American basketball player and head coach at the University of California, Los Angeles.

1. Talent is God given. Be humble. Fame is man-given. Be grateful. Conceit is self-given. Be careful.

John Wooden

2. 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

3. If you’re not making mistakes, then you’re not doing anything. I’m positive that a doer makes mistakes.

John Wooden

4. I’ve been blessed in so many ways.

John Wooden

5. Do not let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do.

John Wooden

6. It’s the little details that are vital. Little things make big things happen.

John Wooden

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

John Wooden

8. Don’t give up on your dreams, or your dreams will give up on you.

John Wooden

9. Things turn out best for the people who make the best of the way things turn out.

John Wooden

10. A coach is someone who can give correction without causing resentment.

John Wooden

11. I think that in any group activity – whether it be business, sports, or family – there has to be leadership or it won’t be successful.

John Wooden

12. You can’t let praise or criticism get to you. It’s a weakness to get caught up in either one.

John Wooden

13. If you don’t have time to do it right, when will you have time to do it over?

John Wooden

14. Be more concerned with your character than your reputation.

John Wooden

15. Never lie, never cheat, never steal.

John Wooden

16. We can have no progress without change, whether it be basketball or anything else.

John Wooden

17. Failure is never fatal. But failure to change can and might be.

John Wooden

18. Love is the most important thing in the world. Hate, we should remove from the dictionary.

John Wooden

19. Winning takes talent, to repeat takes character.

John Wooden

20. Just try to be the best you can be; never cease trying to be the best you can be. That’s in your power.

John Wooden