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I was built up from my dad more than anyone else.

John Wooden in Up, Than, Built

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I was built up from my dad more than anyone else.

John Wooden

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

John Wooden

All of life is peaks and valleys. Don't let the peaks get too high and the valleys too low.

John Wooden

It isn't what you do, but how you do it.

John Wooden

Whatever you do in life, surround yourself with smart people who'll argue with you.

John Wooden

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

John Wooden

Don't let making a living prevent you from making a life.

John Wooden

I think permitting the game to become too physical takes away a little bit of the beauty.

John Wooden

There's as much crookedness as you want to find. There was something Abraham Lincoln said - he'd rather trust and be disappointed than distrust and be miserable all the time. Maybe I trusted too much.

John Wooden

Friendship is two-sided. It isn't a friend just because someone's doing something nice for you. That's a nice person. There's friendship when you do for each other. It's like marriage - it's two-sided.

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

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

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

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

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

John Wooden