John R. Wooden Quotes Page 2


Best 48 Quotes by John R. Wooden – Page 2 of 2

“Today is the only day. Yesterday is gone.”

“Whatever you do in life, surround yourself with smart people who’ll argue with you.”

“When opportunity knocks, it’s too late to prepare.”

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

“You cannot live a perfect day without doing something for someone who will never be able to repay you.”

“Young people need models, not critics.”

A Game Plan for Life Quotes

“It’s always about focusing not on the mistakes but on the lessons learned from them.”

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Coach Wooden's Pyramid of Success Quotes

“Sincerity may not help us make friends, but it will help us keep them.”

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Wooden Quotes

“Being average means you are as close to the bottom as you are to the top.”


“Discipline yourself and others won't need to.”


“Don't let yesterday take up too much of today.”


“Happiness begins where selfishness ends.”


“If I were ever prosecuted for my religion, I truly hope there would be enough evidence to convict me.”


“If we magnified blessings as much as we magnify disappointments, we would all be much happier.”


“Never make excuses. Your friends don't need them and your foes won't believe them.”


“Tell the truth. That way you don't have to remember a story.”


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