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 John Wooden - “His style would not cut it with me. I wanted the socks all pulled up neatly and I didn't permit long hair. He was different. It was a great attraction. He made fancy shots that I wouldn't allow a player to take.”
 John Wooden - “I'd like to very much because that's home back there.”
 John Wooden - “It has to be a team concept. It isn't an individual game.”
 John Wooden - “Cervantes said the journey's better than the end. Practices, to me, were the journey.”
 John Wooden - “Our land is everything to us... I will tell you one of the things we remember on our land. We remember that our grandfathers paid for it - with their lives.”
 John Wooden - “It is what we learn after we know it all that really counts”
 John Wooden - “The worst thing about new books is that they keep us from reading the old ones.”
 John Wooden - “Be prepared and be honest.”
 John Wooden - “Consider the rights of others before your own feelings, and the feelings of others before your own rights.”
 John Wooden - “It isn't what you do, but how you do it.”
 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 - “Winning takes talent, to repeat takes character.”
 John Wooden - “Material possessions, winning scores, and great reputations are meaningless in the eyes of the Lord, because He knows what we really are and that is all that matters.”
 John Wooden - “It's not so important who starts the game but who finishes it.”
 John Wooden - “A coach is someone who can give correction without causing resentment.”
 John Wooden - “Don't let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do.”
 John Wooden - “For an athlete to function properly, he must be intent. There has to be a definite purpose and goal if you are to progress. If you are not intent about what you are doing, you aren't able to resist the temptation to do something else that might be more fun at the moment.”
 John Wooden - “But he passed him a long time ago in losses, You shouldn't pit those two against each other. Both are very good coaches.”
 John Wooden - “If you don't have time to do it right, when will you have time to do it over”
 John Wooden - “When you get to be 95, travel doesn't come as easily.”
 John Wooden - “I say he's completely wrong,”
 John Wooden - “No written word, no spoken pleaCan teach our youth what they should beNor all the books on all the shelvesIts what the teachers are themselves.”
 John Wooden - “Young people need models, not critics”
 John Wooden - “(My priorities are) family, Lord, profession, ... And that's not the order it should be, but I think No. 2 understands.”
 John Wooden - “That's good, Bill. I admire people who have strong beliefs and stick by them. I really do. We're going to miss you.”

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