John Wooden Quotes

Most popular John Wooden Quotes

Failing to prepare is preparing to fail.

preparation

Failure to prepare is preparing to fail.
— John Wooden
Discipline yourself and others won't need to.

discipline

Failure is not fatal but failure to change might be.

change failure

Success is peace of mind in knowing you did your best.
— John Wooden
Do not let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do.
— John Wooden

action

Ability may get you to the top, but it takes character to keep you there.
— John Wooden
If you don't have time to do it right, when will you have time to do it over?
— John Wooden

time

Don't measure yourself by what you have accomplished, but by what you should have accomplished with your ability.
— John Wooden
Adversity is the state in which man most easily becomes acquainted with himself, being especially free of admirers then.
— John Wooden

adversity

Be more concerned with your character than your reputation, because your character is what you really are, while your reputation is merely what others think you are.