John Wooden

John Wooden

John Robert Wooden (October 14, 1910 – June 4, 2010) was an American basketball player and head coach at the University of California at Los Angeles. Nicknamed the "Wizard of Westwood," he won ten NCAA national championships in a 12-year period as head coach at UCLA, including a record seven in a row. 

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

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

The most important thing in the world is family and love.

I am just a common man who is true to his beliefs.

I like to spend time in the past with the things that have been important to me.

Defense is a definite part of the game and a great part of defense is learning to play it without fouling.

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

Well if you're true to yourself you're going to be true to everyone else.

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.

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

Young people need models not critics.

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

Adversity is the state in which man most easily becomes acquainted with himself being especially free of admirers then.

I found golf was too time consuming but I did enjoy it.

Discipline yourself and others won't need to.

I'm not afraid to die.

I think the teaching profession contributes more to the future of our society than any other single profession.

Today is the only day. Yesterday is gone.

When you hurry you're more apt to make mistakes. But you have to be quick. If you're not quick you can't get things done.

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

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