Quotes by John Wooden

Sports do not build character. They reveal it.
– John Wooden

Winning takes talent, to repeat takes character.
– John Wooden

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.
– John Wooden

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

If you don’t have time to do it right, when will you have the time to do it over?
– John Wooden

A coach is someone who can give correction without causing resentment.
– John Wooden

Ability may get you to the top, but it takes character to keep you there.
– John Wooden

Ability ,Do not let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do
– John Wooden

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

Never make excuses. Your friends don’t need them and your foes won’t believe them.
– John Wooden

The main ingredient of stardom is the rest of the team.
– John Wooden

Young people need models, not critics…
– John Wooden

Consider the rights of others before your own feelings, and the feelings of others before your own rights.
– John Wooden

It is amazing how much can be accomplished if no one cares who gets the credit.
– John Wooden

Don’t mistake activity with achievement.
– John Wooden

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