John R. Wooden

Whether they were heroes, poets, scholars, or leaders, the brightest minds in human history have thought and written about values and their meanings. Here are some inspirational quotes by John R. Wooden.

courage

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

John R. Wooden (1910-2010);
Basketball Coach, Author

hard work

“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.”

John R. Wooden (1910-2010);
Basketball Coach, Author

humility

“Consider the rights of others before your own feelings, and the feelings of others before your own rights.”

John R. Wooden (1910-2010);
Basketball Coach, Author

live life

“Do not let making a living prevent you from making a life.”

John R. Wooden (1910-2010);
Basketball Coach, Author

respect

“Respect a man, and he will do all the more.”

John R. Wooden (1910-2010);
Basketball Coach, Author

preparation

“Failing to prepare is like preparing to fail.”

John R. Wooden (1910-2010);
Basketball Coach, Author

persistence

“Do not let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do.”

John R. Wooden (1910-2010);
Basketball Coach, Author

inspiration

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

John R. Wooden (1910-2010);
Basketball Coach, Author

rising above

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

John R. Wooden (1910-2010);
Basketball Coach, Author