Top 10 Inspirational Coach John Wooden Quotes

Coach John Wooden was not only known as the most successful college basketball coach but also well known for his inspirational and motivational quotes and simple life lessons. On what would have been his 102 birthday, here are our top 10 favorite inspirational and motivational John Wooden quotes.

  1. “As I grow older, I appreciate things that I didn’t appreciate much when I was younger. I am thankful more than I used to be. I’ve been reasonably healthy, and I feel blessed. And each morning I can think, this is going to be a good day!”
  2. “Things turn out best for the people who make the best of the way things turn out.”
  3. “Do not let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do.”
  4. You can’t live a perfect day without doing something for someone who will never be able to repay you.”
  5. “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.”
  6. “If you don’t have time to do it right, when will you have time to do it over?”
  7. “Failure is not fatal, but failure to change might be.”
  8. “Happiness begins where selfishness ends.”
  9. “Don’t let yesterday take up too much of today.”
  10. “Players with fight never lose a game; they just run out of time.”

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