Top 15 John Wooden Quotes

Top 15 John Wooden Quotes

…And why you should always put forth your best effort the first time, be courageous, and never be satisfied with where you are because of how far you have yet to go!


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


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


“Some of my greatest pleasures have come from finding ways to overcome obstacles.”


“Don’t let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do.”


“Players with fight never lose a game, they just run out of time”


“I grew up on a farm. We learned that there was a season to plant, a season to water, and season to harvest. The planting and watering could be laborious, but without those stages, there would never be a harvest.”


“When you improve a little each day, eventually big things occur…. Not tomorrow, not the next day, but eventually a big gain is made. Don’t look for the big, quick improvement. Seek the small improvement one day at a time. That’s the only way it happens — and when it happens, it lasts.”


“Don’t measure yourself by what you have accomplished, but by what you should have accomplished with your ability.”


“Five years from now, you’re the same person except for the people you’ve met and the books you’ve read.”


“Good things take time, as they should. We shouldn’t expect good things to happen overnight. Actually, getting something too easily or too soon can cheapen the outcome.”


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


“There is a choice you have to make in everything you do.  So keep in mind that in the end, the choice you make, makes you.”


“Time lost is time lost. It’s gone forever. Some people tell themselves that they will work twice as hard tomorrow to make up for what they did not do today. People should always do their best. If they work twice as hard tomorrow, then they should have also worked twice as hard today. That would have been their best.”


“Remember this your lifetime through:
Tomorrow there will be more to do.
And failure waits for all who stay
With some success made yesterday.
Tomorrow you must try once more,
And even harder than before.”


“Success is never final, failure is never fatal. It’s courage that counts.”


John Wooden’s Quote to live by:

“Be true to yourself.
Make each day your masterpiece.
Help others.
Drink deeply from good books.
Make friendship a fine art.
Build a shelter against a rainy day.
Pray for guidance and give thanks for your blessings every day.”

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