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John Wooden was an American basketball player and coach. He was the head coach at UCLA and won 10 NCAA National Championships in a 12 year period, including an unprecedented 7 in a row.

Wooden was named the national coach of the year 6 times. Wooden was also the first person ever enshrined as a member of the Basketball Hall of Fame as both a player and as a coach.

John Wooden was regarded as one of the wisest and best college coaches in the history of college basketball.

John has had some memorable motivational quotes over the years.

Here are 100 unforgettable John Wooden quotes:

1. “Whatever you do in life, surround yourself with smart people who’ll argue with you.” – John Wooden

2. “Talent is God given. Be humble. Fame is man-given. Be grateful. Conceit is self-given. Be careful.” – John Wooden

3. “Make each day your masterpiece“ – John Wooden

4. “If you’re not making mistakes, then you’re not doing anything. I’m positive that a doer makes mistakes.” – John Wooden

5. “Be true to yourself, help others, make each day your masterpiece, make friendship a fine art, drink deeply from good books – especially the Bible, build a shelter against a rainy day, give thanks for your blessings and pray for guidance every day.” – John Wooden

6. “Things turn out best for the people who make the best of the way things turn out.” – John Wooden

7. “There are many things that are essential to arriving at true peace of mind, and one of the most important is faith, which cannot be acquired without prayer.” – John Wooden

8. “If you don’t have time to do it right, when will you have time to do it over?” – John Wooden

9. “Success comes from knowing that you did your best to become the best that you are capable of becoming.” – John Wooden

10. “Success is never final, failure is never fatal. It’s courage that counts.” – John Wooden

11. “Success is peace of mind, which is a direct result of self-satisfaction in knowing you made the effort to become the best of which you are capable.” – John Wooden

12. “In the end, it’s about the teaching, and what I always loved about coaching was the practices. Not the games, not the tournaments, not the alumni stuff. But teaching the players during practice was what coaching was all about to me.” – John Wooden

13. “Just try to be the best you can be; never cease trying to be the best you can be. That’s in your power.” – John Wooden

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

15. “The best competition I have is against myself to become better. – John Wooden

16. “The most important thing in the world is family and love.” – John Wooden

17. “I had three rules for my players: No profanity. Don’t criticize a teammate. Never be late.” – John Wooden

18. “Failure is not fatal, but failure to change might be.” – John Wooden

19. “The worst thing about new books is that they keep us from reading the old ones.” – John Wooden

20th John Wooden Quote – “Passion is momentary; love is enduring.” – John Wooden

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

22. “Friendship is two-sided. It isn’t a friend just because someone’s doing something nice for you. That’s a nice person. There’s friendship when you do for each other. It’s like marriage – it’s two-sided.” – John Wooden

23. “Do not let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do.” – John Wooden

24. “Adversity is the state in which man most easily becomes acquainted with himself, being especially free of admirers then.” – John Wooden

25. “My eyesight is not nearly as good. My hearing is probably going away. My memory is slipping too. But I’m still around.” – John Wooden

26. “There’s as much crookedness as you want to find. There was something Abraham Lincoln said – he’d rather trust and be disappointed than distrust and be miserable all the time. Maybe I trusted too much.” – John Wooden

27. “Young people need models, not critics.” – John Wooden

28. “You can lose when you outscore somebody in a game. And you can win when you’re outscored.” – John Wooden

29. “I am just a common man who is true to his beliefs.” – John Wooden

30. “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

31. “I think the teaching profession contributes more to the future of our society than any other single profession.” – John Wooden

32. “Never mistake activity for achievement.” – John Wooden

33. “What you are as a person is far more important than what you are as a basketball player.” – John Wooden

34. “It’s what you learn after you know it all that counts.”– John Wooden

35. “I think you have to be what you are. Don’t try to be somebody else. You have to be yourself at all times.” – John Wooden

36. “Be true to yourself. Make each day a masterpiece. Help others. Drink deeply from good books. Make friendship a fine art. Build a shelter against a rainy day.” – John Wooden

37. “It isn’t what you do, but how you do it.” – John Wooden

38. “Don’t let making a living prevent you from making a life.” – John Wooden

39. “All of life is peaks and valleys. Don’t let the peaks get too high and the valleys too low.” – John Wooden

40th John Wooden Quote – “Today is the only day. Yesterday is gone.” – John Wooden

41. “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

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

43. “Don’t measure yourself by what you have accomplished, but by what you should have accomplished with your ability.” – John Wooden

 

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44. “I worry that business leaders are more interested in material gain than they are in having the patience to build up a strong organization, and a strong organization starts with caring for their people.”  John Wooden

45. “I’d rather have a lot of talent and a little experience than a lot of experience and a little talent.” – John Wooden

46. “Well, if you’re true to yourself you’re going to be true to everyone else.” – John Wooden

47. “Winning takes talent, to repeat takes character.” – John Wooden

48. “Defense is a definite part of the game, and a great part of defense is learning to play it without fouling.” – John Wooden

49. “Don’t give up on your dreams, or your dreams will give up on you.” – John Wooden

50. “If I were a young coach today, I would be extremely careful in selecting assistants.” – John Wooden

 

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50. “Teaching players during practices was what coaching was all about to me.” – John Wooden

52. “Discipline yourself, and others won’t need to.” – John Wooden

53. “If a player’s not doing the things he should, put him on the bench. He’ll come around.” – John Wooden

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

55. “Well, your greatest joy definitely comes from doing something for another, especially when it was done with no thought of something in return.” – John Wooden

56. “We can have no progress without change, whether it be basketball or anything else.” – John Wooden

57. “When you hurry you’re more apt to make mistakes. But you have to be quick. If you’re not quick you can’t get things done.” – John Wooden

58. “Somebody asked me – you know, how come it took you so long to win a national championship? And I said, ‘I’m a slow learner; but you notice when I learn something, I have it down pretty good.’” – John Wooden

59. “Ability is a poor man’s wealth.” – John Wooden

60. “I don’t believe in praying to win.” – John Wooden

61. “You can’t live a perfect day without doing something for someone who will never be able to repay you.” – John Wooden

62. “Just do the best you can. No one can do more than that.” – John Wooden

63. “It’s not so important who starts the game but who finishes it.” – John Wooden

64. “I think that in any group activity – whether it be business, sports, or family – there has to be leadership or it won’t be successful.” – John Wooden

65. “I’m not going to say I was opposed to the Vietnam War. I’m going to say I’m opposed to war. But I’m also opposed to protests that deny other people their rights.” – John Wooden

66. “Be prepared and be honest.” – John Wooden

67. “If I am through learning, I am through.” – John Wooden

68. “Love is the most important thing in the world. Hate, we should remove from the dictionary.” – John Wooden

69. “Earn the right to be proud and confident.” – John Wooden

70. “I think permitting the game to become too physical takes away a little bit of the beauty.” – John Wooden

 

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71. “I don’t think I was a fine game coach. I’m trying to be honest. I think I was a good practice coach.” – John Wooden

72. “I don’t believe in fate.” – John Wooden

73. “You can do more good by being good than any other way.” – John Wooden

74. “If there’s anything you could point out where I was a little different, it was the fact that I never mentioned winning.” – John Wooden

75. “I’m no wizard, and I don’t like being thought of in that light at all. I think of a wizard as being some sort of magician or something, doing something on the sly or something, and I don’t want to be thought of in that way.” – John Wooden

76. “No one can really honestly be the very best, no one.” – John Wooden

77. “Never lie, never cheat, never steal.” – John Wooden

78. “I talked to the players and tried to make them aware of what was good and bad, but I didn’t try to run their lives.” – John Wooden

79. “I like to spend time in the past, with the things that have been important to me.” – John Wooden

80th John Wooden Quote -“I was built up from my dad more than anyone else.” – John Wooden

81. “It takes time to create excellence. If it could be done quickly, more people would do it.” – John Wooden

82. “The best thing a father can do for his children is to love their mother.” ― John Wooden

83. “Talent is God given. Be humble. Fame is man-given. Be grateful. Conceit is self-given. Be careful.” ― John Wooden

84. “Ability may get you to the top, but it takes character to keep you there.” ― John Wooden

85. “Never make excuses. Your friends don’t need them and your foes won’t believe them.” ― John Wooden

86. “Seek opportunities to show you care. The smallest gestures often make the biggest difference.” ― John Wooden

87. “It is amazing how much can be accomplished if no one cares who gets the credit.” ― John Wooden

88. “Don’t let yesterday take up too much of today.” ― John Wooden

89. “Failing to prepare is preparing to fail.” ― John Wooden

90. “It is the little details that are vital. Little things make big things happen.” – John Wooden

91. “Happiness begins where selfishness ends.” ― John Wooden

92. “Players with fight never lose a game, they just run out of time” ― John Wooden

93. “Listen if you want to be heard” ― John Wooden

94. “Never try to be better than someone else. Learn from others, and try to be the best you can be. Success is the by-product of that preparation.” ― John Wooden

95. “Nothing will work unless you do.” – John Wooden

96. “Being a role model is the most powerful form of educating…too often fathers neglect it because they get so caught up in making a living they forget to make a life.” ― John Wooden

97. “Tell the truth. That way you don’t have to remember a story.”  John Wooden

98. “If we magnified blessings as much as we magnify disappointments, we would all be much happier.”  John Wooden

99. “You are not a failure until you start blaming others for your mistakes”  John Wooden

100. “Although there is no progress without change, not all change is progress.” – John Wooden

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Yale Middleton is a Revenue Specialist for Hilton Worldwide. He is passionate about personal development, leadership, and entrepreneurship. Yale also works as a team member for the top self development website Addicted2Success. You can also follow him on his Facebook.

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  1. Crizzal Gaid

    May 30, 2018 at 7:05 pm

    Number 89 “Failing to prepare is preparing to fail.”
    It is indeed right. Just because you have the skills, it doesn’t mean you can win every game without preparing yourself mentally and physically.

  2. Maureen

    May 29, 2018 at 6:21 pm

    (11) Success is peace of mind, which is a direct result of self satisfaction in knowing you made the effort to become the best of which you are capable.

    i have witnessed the truth of this quote in my life, mostly in my studies. In university, i read as hard as i could giving my all, but even if i failed sometimes,i didn’t feel as bad because i knew i did my best.

  3. Keith Logan

    Mar 17, 2018 at 8:44 pm

    #71. “I don’t think I was a fine game coach. I’m trying to be honest. I think I was a good practice coach.”

    I was a student at UCLA in the last half of the sixties. I sat in on a Bruin practice one day and it was the most boring thing I had ever seen. The players simply had to repeat what appeared to be very mundane exercises again and again. Nevertheless the results were remarkable. When Sidney Wicks came to the team from Santa Monica City College he was incredibly undisciplined. At the end of his time with Wooden, he was a portrait of discipline. It was a remarkable changeover. That mostly happened on the practice court, which few people ever saw (or would have wished to, for that matter).

    Remarkable indeed

  4. John F Shaughnessy

    Sep 3, 2017 at 6:33 pm

    # 38 – You need to be careful – “I” was almost a statistic! Always live & learn – daily!

  5. Tab

    Mar 12, 2017 at 10:37 pm

    #82: The best thing a father can do for his children is to love their mother. As in most every area of life, Coach Wooden was very wise. He understood the needs of children. They need to be nurtured as they grow; the art of nurturing belongs to the mom. Fathers need to model how to live, and provide well for their families, which includes creating a home in which the atmosphere is full of safety, confidence, and love. How does the father do that? Love his wife, freeing her to devote her nurturing skills to their children. It’s time-tested; it works; Coach Wooden understood it all.

  6. Dale Stegeman

    Oct 20, 2016 at 5:08 pm

    #55, because it’s in a letter he wrote me . I wrote him saying how much I admired him and tried to model myself after him while playing. I knew nothingabout the pyramid of success. I got it by watching UCLA games at 10:30 on Saturday nites. I had small college offers but took anacademic ride and then med school . Coach was with me through thick and thin. He was one of a kind.

  7. Paul Marrujo

    Jul 31, 2016 at 8:36 pm

    There are so many, the one I’m currently thinking of is “Fatigue makes cowards of us all”

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19 Inspirational Quotes That’ll Help You Unlock Your Inner Greatness

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Have you ever not had the energy or desire to do anything? For example, you have 10 things to do, but all you can think about is watching Netflix, eating, and being last? Has that happened to you? If so, then know it is okay to struggle and have bad days. However, be aware that sometimes you have to draw your own inspiration to do what needs to be done.

The great thing is that below are  inspirational quotes which will help you unlock your inner greatness:

1. “I believe purpose is something for which one is responsible; it’s not just divinely assigned.” – Michael J. Fox

2. “If you organize your lifearound your passion, you can turn your passion into your story and then turn your story into something bigger―something that matters.” – Blake Mycoskie

3. “The self is made, not given.” – Barbara Myerhoff

4. “The secret of success is constancy to purpose.” – Benjamin Disraeli

5. “What am I living for and what am I dying for are the same question.” – Margaret Atwood

6. “It is always the simple that produces the marvelous.” – Amelia Barr

7. “No man or woman is an island. To exist just for yourself is meaningless. You can achieve the most satisfaction when you feel related to some greater purpose in life, something greater than yourself.” – Denis Waitley

8. “Let us make our future now, and let us make our dreams tomorrow’s reality.” – Malala Yousafzai

9. “The power of imagination makes us infinite.” – John Muir

10. “I dwell in possibility.” – Emily Dickinson

11. “When the sun is shining I can do anything; no mountain is too high, no trouble too difficult to overcome.” – Wilma Rudolph

12. “Each day provides its own gifts.” – Marcus Aurelius

13. “It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop.” – Confucius

14. “Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.” – Winston Churchill

15. “Hardships often prepare ordinary people for an extraordinary destiny.” – C.S. Lewis

16. “If you set goals and go after them with all the determination you can muster, your gifts will take you places that will amaze you.” – Les Brown

17. “It’s not whether you get knocked down. It’s whether you get up.” – Vince Lombardi

18. “Too many of us are not living our dreams because we are living our fears.” – Les Brown

19. “Whatever you hold in your mind on a consistent basis is exactly what you will experience in your life.” – Tony Robbins

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29 Positivity Quotes Which Will Help You Get Through Life’s Hardships

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Sometimes life sucks. It can drag us down, make us feel worthless, and force us to quick activities which we love. Nonetheless, every hardship we experience will pass, and we must always remember that.

Life has a way of working out assuming you maintain a sense of positivity and gratitude. Keep fighting, and know you can accomplish anything you desire with your career, family, or friends.

Check out these 29 positivity quotes which will help you push forward in life:

1. “Yesterday is not ours to recover, but tomorrow is ours to win or lose.” – Lyndon B. Johnson

2. “You can’t make positive choices for the rest of your life without an environment that makes those choices easy, natural, and enjoyable.” – Deepak Chopra

3. “Positive thinking is more than just a tagline. It changes the way we behave. And I firmly believe that when I am positive, it not only makes me better, but it also makes those around me better.” – Harvet Mackay

4. “Attitude is a little thing that makes a big difference.” – Winston Churchill

5. “Let us rise up and be thankful, for if we didn’t learn a lot today, at least we learned a little, and if we didn’t learn a little, at least we didn’t get sick, and if we got sick, at least we didn’t die; so let us all be thankful.” – Buddha

6. “Dwell on the beauty of life. Watch the stars, and see yourself running with them.” – Marcus Aurelius

7. “Be thankful for what you have; you’ll end up having more. If you concentrate on what you don’t have, you will never, ever have enough” – Oprah Winfrey

8. “When things go wrong, don’t go with them.” – Elvis Presley

9. “Yes We Can!” – Barack Obama

10. “The true measure of success is how many times you can bounce back from failure.” – Stephen Richards

11. “When you are joyful, when you say yes to life and have fun and project positivity all around you, you become a sun in the center of every constellation, and people want to be near you.” – Shannon L. Alder

12. “It makes a big difference in your life when you stay positive.” – Ellen DeGeneres

13. “When you fail, that is when you get closer to success.” – Stephen Richards

14. “I Think Anything Is Possible If You Have The Mindset And The Will And Desire To Do It And Put The Time In.” – Roger Clemens

15. “Positive Anything Is Better Than Negative Nothing.” – Elbert Hubbard

16. “Believe that life is worth living and your belief will help create the fact.” –William James

17. “Hope is a waking dream.”- Aristotle

18. “I like to encourage people to realize that any action is a good action if it’s proactive and there is positive intent behind it.” – Michael J. Fox

19. “Life is a gift, and it offers us the privilege, opportunity, and responsibility to give something back by becoming more.” – Tony Robbins

20. “When you show deep empathy toward others, their defensive energy goes down, and positive energy replaces it. That’s when you can get more creative in solving problems.” – Stephen Covey

21. “When the world pushes you to your knees, you’re in the perfect position to pray.” –Rumi

22. “When we are no longer able to change a situation, we are challenged to change ourselves.” – Viktor Frankl

23. “I’ve had a lot of worries in my life, most of which never happened.” – Mark Twain

24. “Pessimism leads to weakness, optimism to power.” – William James

25. “Attitude is a little thing that makes a big difference.”- Winston Churchill

26. “I am the greatest, I said that even before I knew I was.” – Muhammad Ali

27. “Believe you can and you’re halfway there.” – Theodore Roosevelt

28. “Keep your face to the sunshine and you cannot see a shadow.” – Helen Keller

29. “There is little difference in people, but that little difference makes a big difference. The little difference is attitude. The big difference is whether it is positive or negative.”- W. Clement Stone

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Leonardo da Vinci was a true Renaissance man excelling as an artist, scientist, and inventor during the Italian Renaissance. He kept many journals where he drew pictures and wrote about musical instruments, helicopters, and the human body. Leonardo’s famous paintings include the Mona Lisa and The Last Supper.

Below are the most fascinating and thought provoking Leonardo da Vinci quotes:

1. “While I thought that I was learning how to live, I have been learning how to die.” –Leonardo da Vinci

2.Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.” –Leonardo da Vinci

3. “Learning never exhausts the mind.” –Leonardo da Vinci

4. “The greatest deception men suffer is from their own opinions.” –Leonardo da Vinci

5. “I have been impressed with the urgency of doing. Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Being willing is not enough; we must do.” –Leonardo da Vinci

6. “Why does the eye see a thing more clearly in dreams than the imagination when awake?” –Leonardo da Vinci

7. “Who sows virtue reaps honor.” –Leonardo da Vinci

8. “Where there is shouting, there is no true knowledge.” –Leonardo da Vinci

9. “All our knowledge has its origins in our perceptions.” –Leonardo da Vinci

10. “As a well-spent day brings happy sleep, so a life well spent brings happy death.” –Leonardo da Vinci

Check out these inspirational quotes from another great thinker, Sir Isaac Newton.

11. “Tears come from the heart and not from the brain.” –Leonardo da Vinci

12. “Time stays long enough for anyone who will use it.”-Leonardo da Vinci

13. “The noblest pleasure is the joy of understanding.”-Leonardo da Vinci

14. “Poor is the pupil who does not surpass his master.”-Leonardo da Vinci

15. “It had long since come to my attention that people of accomplishment rarely sat back and let things happen to them. They went out and happened to things.”-Leonardo da Vinci

16. “There are four powers: memory and intellect, desire and covetousness. The two first are mental and the others sensual. The three senses sight, hearing, and smell cannot well be prevented; touch and taste not at all.”-Leonardo da Vinci

17. “Men of lofty genius when they are doing the least work are most active.” –Leonardo da Vinci

18. “There are three classes of people: those who see, those who see when they are shown, those who do not see.”-Leonardo da Vinci

19. “I have always felt it is my destiny to build a machine that would allow man to fly.”-Leonardo da Vinci

20. “He who wishes to be rich in a day will be hanged in a year.”-Leonardo da Vinci

21. “Nature never breaks her own laws.” –Leonardo da Vinci

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Christopher Columbus was an Italian explorer and navigator. From a young age, he began traveling at sea which helped him become mainly self-educated in geography, astronomy, and history.

In 1492, he set out to find a new route to India, but instead landed in the Americas. He would make a total of four voyages to the Americas and explore places such as Cuba, Trinidad, and Haiti. Columbus’s legacy rests on the fact that his expeditions opening up the Western world to European colonization.

Below are 16 of Christopher Columbus’s most interesting and powerful quotes:

1. “By prevailing over all obstacles and distractions, one may unfailingly arrive at his chosen goal or destination.” – Christopher Columbus

2. “Following the light of the sun, we left the Old World.” – Christopher Columbus

3. “Riches don’t make a man rich, they only make him busier.” – Christopher Columbus

4. “Tomorrow morning before we depart, I intend to land and see what can be found in the neighborhood.” – Christopher Columbus

5. “You can never cross the ocean unless you have the courage to lose sight of the shore.” – Christopher Columbus

6. “Gold is a treasure and he who possesses it does all he wishes to in this world.”– Christopher Columbus

7. “The sea will grant each man new hope, and sleep will bring dreams of home.” – Christopher Columbus

8. “No one should fear to undertake any task.”– Christopher Columbus

9. “It is easy to discover what another has discovered before.”– Christopher Columbus

10. “One does not discover new lands without consenting to lose sight of the shore for a very long time.” – Christopher Columbus

11. “Gold is a treasure, and he who possesses it does all he wishes to in this world, and succeeds in helping souls into paradise.”– Christopher Columbus

12. “Nothing that results in human progress is achieved with unanimous consent. Those that are enlightened before the others are condemned to pursue that light in spite of the others.”– Christopher Columbus

13.Goals are simply tools to focus your energy in positive directions, these can be changed as your priorities change, new one added, and others dropped.” – Christopher Columbus

14. “Thus the eternal God, our Lord, gives victory to those who follow His way over apparent impossibilities.” – Christopher Columbus

15. “Life has more imagination than we carry in our dreams.” – Christopher Columbus

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  1. Crizzal Gaid

    May 30, 2018 at 7:05 pm

    Number 89 “Failing to prepare is preparing to fail.”
    It is indeed right. Just because you have the skills, it doesn’t mean you can win every game without preparing yourself mentally and physically.

  2. Maureen

    May 29, 2018 at 6:21 pm

    (11) Success is peace of mind, which is a direct result of self satisfaction in knowing you made the effort to become the best of which you are capable.

    i have witnessed the truth of this quote in my life, mostly in my studies. In university, i read as hard as i could giving my all, but even if i failed sometimes,i didn’t feel as bad because i knew i did my best.

  3. Keith Logan

    Mar 17, 2018 at 8:44 pm

    #71. “I don’t think I was a fine game coach. I’m trying to be honest. I think I was a good practice coach.”

    I was a student at UCLA in the last half of the sixties. I sat in on a Bruin practice one day and it was the most boring thing I had ever seen. The players simply had to repeat what appeared to be very mundane exercises again and again. Nevertheless the results were remarkable. When Sidney Wicks came to the team from Santa Monica City College he was incredibly undisciplined. At the end of his time with Wooden, he was a portrait of discipline. It was a remarkable changeover. That mostly happened on the practice court, which few people ever saw (or would have wished to, for that matter).

    Remarkable indeed

  4. John F Shaughnessy

    Sep 3, 2017 at 6:33 pm

    # 38 – You need to be careful – “I” was almost a statistic! Always live & learn – daily!

  5. Tab

    Mar 12, 2017 at 10:37 pm

    #82: The best thing a father can do for his children is to love their mother. As in most every area of life, Coach Wooden was very wise. He understood the needs of children. They need to be nurtured as they grow; the art of nurturing belongs to the mom. Fathers need to model how to live, and provide well for their families, which includes creating a home in which the atmosphere is full of safety, confidence, and love. How does the father do that? Love his wife, freeing her to devote her nurturing skills to their children. It’s time-tested; it works; Coach Wooden understood it all.

  6. Dale Stegeman

    Oct 20, 2016 at 5:08 pm

    #55, because it’s in a letter he wrote me . I wrote him saying how much I admired him and tried to model myself after him while playing. I knew nothingabout the pyramid of success. I got it by watching UCLA games at 10:30 on Saturday nites. I had small college offers but took anacademic ride and then med school . Coach was with me through thick and thin. He was one of a kind.

  7. Paul Marrujo

    Jul 31, 2016 at 8:36 pm

    There are so many, the one I’m currently thinking of is “Fatigue makes cowards of us all”

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Have you ever not had the energy or desire to do anything? For example, you have 10 things to do, but all you can think about is watching Netflix, eating, and being last? Has that happened to you? If so, then know it is okay to struggle and have bad days. However, be aware that sometimes you have to draw your own inspiration to do what needs to be done.

The great thing is that below are  inspirational quotes which will help you unlock your inner greatness:

1. “I believe purpose is something for which one is responsible; it’s not just divinely assigned.” – Michael J. Fox

2. “If you organize your lifearound your passion, you can turn your passion into your story and then turn your story into something bigger―something that matters.” – Blake Mycoskie

3. “The self is made, not given.” – Barbara Myerhoff

4. “The secret of success is constancy to purpose.” – Benjamin Disraeli

5. “What am I living for and what am I dying for are the same question.” – Margaret Atwood

6. “It is always the simple that produces the marvelous.” – Amelia Barr

7. “No man or woman is an island. To exist just for yourself is meaningless. You can achieve the most satisfaction when you feel related to some greater purpose in life, something greater than yourself.” – Denis Waitley

8. “Let us make our future now, and let us make our dreams tomorrow’s reality.” – Malala Yousafzai

9. “The power of imagination makes us infinite.” – John Muir

10. “I dwell in possibility.” – Emily Dickinson

11. “When the sun is shining I can do anything; no mountain is too high, no trouble too difficult to overcome.” – Wilma Rudolph

12. “Each day provides its own gifts.” – Marcus Aurelius

13. “It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop.” – Confucius

14. “Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.” – Winston Churchill

15. “Hardships often prepare ordinary people for an extraordinary destiny.” – C.S. Lewis

16. “If you set goals and go after them with all the determination you can muster, your gifts will take you places that will amaze you.” – Les Brown

17. “It’s not whether you get knocked down. It’s whether you get up.” – Vince Lombardi

18. “Too many of us are not living our dreams because we are living our fears.” – Les Brown

19. “Whatever you hold in your mind on a consistent basis is exactly what you will experience in your life.” – Tony Robbins

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29 Positivity Quotes Which Will Help You Get Through Life’s Hardships

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Sometimes life sucks. It can drag us down, make us feel worthless, and force us to quick activities which we love. Nonetheless, every hardship we experience will pass, and we must always remember that.

Life has a way of working out assuming you maintain a sense of positivity and gratitude. Keep fighting, and know you can accomplish anything you desire with your career, family, or friends.

Check out these 29 positivity quotes which will help you push forward in life:

1. “Yesterday is not ours to recover, but tomorrow is ours to win or lose.” – Lyndon B. Johnson

2. “You can’t make positive choices for the rest of your life without an environment that makes those choices easy, natural, and enjoyable.” – Deepak Chopra

3. “Positive thinking is more than just a tagline. It changes the way we behave. And I firmly believe that when I am positive, it not only makes me better, but it also makes those around me better.” – Harvet Mackay

4. “Attitude is a little thing that makes a big difference.” – Winston Churchill

5. “Let us rise up and be thankful, for if we didn’t learn a lot today, at least we learned a little, and if we didn’t learn a little, at least we didn’t get sick, and if we got sick, at least we didn’t die; so let us all be thankful.” – Buddha

6. “Dwell on the beauty of life. Watch the stars, and see yourself running with them.” – Marcus Aurelius

7. “Be thankful for what you have; you’ll end up having more. If you concentrate on what you don’t have, you will never, ever have enough” – Oprah Winfrey

8. “When things go wrong, don’t go with them.” – Elvis Presley

9. “Yes We Can!” – Barack Obama

10. “The true measure of success is how many times you can bounce back from failure.” – Stephen Richards

11. “When you are joyful, when you say yes to life and have fun and project positivity all around you, you become a sun in the center of every constellation, and people want to be near you.” – Shannon L. Alder

12. “It makes a big difference in your life when you stay positive.” – Ellen DeGeneres

13. “When you fail, that is when you get closer to success.” – Stephen Richards

14. “I Think Anything Is Possible If You Have The Mindset And The Will And Desire To Do It And Put The Time In.” – Roger Clemens

15. “Positive Anything Is Better Than Negative Nothing.” – Elbert Hubbard

16. “Believe that life is worth living and your belief will help create the fact.” –William James

17. “Hope is a waking dream.”- Aristotle

18. “I like to encourage people to realize that any action is a good action if it’s proactive and there is positive intent behind it.” – Michael J. Fox

19. “Life is a gift, and it offers us the privilege, opportunity, and responsibility to give something back by becoming more.” – Tony Robbins

20. “When you show deep empathy toward others, their defensive energy goes down, and positive energy replaces it. That’s when you can get more creative in solving problems.” – Stephen Covey

21. “When the world pushes you to your knees, you’re in the perfect position to pray.” –Rumi

22. “When we are no longer able to change a situation, we are challenged to change ourselves.” – Viktor Frankl

23. “I’ve had a lot of worries in my life, most of which never happened.” – Mark Twain

24. “Pessimism leads to weakness, optimism to power.” – William James

25. “Attitude is a little thing that makes a big difference.”- Winston Churchill

26. “I am the greatest, I said that even before I knew I was.” – Muhammad Ali

27. “Believe you can and you’re halfway there.” – Theodore Roosevelt

28. “Keep your face to the sunshine and you cannot see a shadow.” – Helen Keller

29. “There is little difference in people, but that little difference makes a big difference. The little difference is attitude. The big difference is whether it is positive or negative.”- W. Clement Stone

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21 Thought-provoking Leonardo Da Vinci Quotes

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Leonardo da Vinci was a true Renaissance man excelling as an artist, scientist, and inventor during the Italian Renaissance. He kept many journals where he drew pictures and wrote about musical instruments, helicopters, and the human body. Leonardo’s famous paintings include the Mona Lisa and The Last Supper.

Below are the most fascinating and thought provoking Leonardo da Vinci quotes:

1. “While I thought that I was learning how to live, I have been learning how to die.” –Leonardo da Vinci

2.Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.” –Leonardo da Vinci

3. “Learning never exhausts the mind.” –Leonardo da Vinci

4. “The greatest deception men suffer is from their own opinions.” –Leonardo da Vinci

5. “I have been impressed with the urgency of doing. Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Being willing is not enough; we must do.” –Leonardo da Vinci

6. “Why does the eye see a thing more clearly in dreams than the imagination when awake?” –Leonardo da Vinci

7. “Who sows virtue reaps honor.” –Leonardo da Vinci

8. “Where there is shouting, there is no true knowledge.” –Leonardo da Vinci

9. “All our knowledge has its origins in our perceptions.” –Leonardo da Vinci

10. “As a well-spent day brings happy sleep, so a life well spent brings happy death.” –Leonardo da Vinci

Check out these inspirational quotes from another great thinker, Sir Isaac Newton.

11. “Tears come from the heart and not from the brain.” –Leonardo da Vinci

12. “Time stays long enough for anyone who will use it.”-Leonardo da Vinci

13. “The noblest pleasure is the joy of understanding.”-Leonardo da Vinci

14. “Poor is the pupil who does not surpass his master.”-Leonardo da Vinci

15. “It had long since come to my attention that people of accomplishment rarely sat back and let things happen to them. They went out and happened to things.”-Leonardo da Vinci

16. “There are four powers: memory and intellect, desire and covetousness. The two first are mental and the others sensual. The three senses sight, hearing, and smell cannot well be prevented; touch and taste not at all.”-Leonardo da Vinci

17. “Men of lofty genius when they are doing the least work are most active.” –Leonardo da Vinci

18. “There are three classes of people: those who see, those who see when they are shown, those who do not see.”-Leonardo da Vinci

19. “I have always felt it is my destiny to build a machine that would allow man to fly.”-Leonardo da Vinci

20. “He who wishes to be rich in a day will be hanged in a year.”-Leonardo da Vinci

21. “Nature never breaks her own laws.” –Leonardo da Vinci

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15 Fantastic Christopher Columbus Quotes

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Christopher Columbus was an Italian explorer and navigator. From a young age, he began traveling at sea which helped him become mainly self-educated in geography, astronomy, and history.

In 1492, he set out to find a new route to India, but instead landed in the Americas. He would make a total of four voyages to the Americas and explore places such as Cuba, Trinidad, and Haiti. Columbus’s legacy rests on the fact that his expeditions opening up the Western world to European colonization.

Below are 16 of Christopher Columbus’s most interesting and powerful quotes:

1. “By prevailing over all obstacles and distractions, one may unfailingly arrive at his chosen goal or destination.” – Christopher Columbus

2. “Following the light of the sun, we left the Old World.” – Christopher Columbus

3. “Riches don’t make a man rich, they only make him busier.” – Christopher Columbus

4. “Tomorrow morning before we depart, I intend to land and see what can be found in the neighborhood.” – Christopher Columbus

5. “You can never cross the ocean unless you have the courage to lose sight of the shore.” – Christopher Columbus

6. “Gold is a treasure and he who possesses it does all he wishes to in this world.”– Christopher Columbus

7. “The sea will grant each man new hope, and sleep will bring dreams of home.” – Christopher Columbus

8. “No one should fear to undertake any task.”– Christopher Columbus

9. “It is easy to discover what another has discovered before.”– Christopher Columbus

10. “One does not discover new lands without consenting to lose sight of the shore for a very long time.” – Christopher Columbus

11. “Gold is a treasure, and he who possesses it does all he wishes to in this world, and succeeds in helping souls into paradise.”– Christopher Columbus

12. “Nothing that results in human progress is achieved with unanimous consent. Those that are enlightened before the others are condemned to pursue that light in spite of the others.”– Christopher Columbus

13.Goals are simply tools to focus your energy in positive directions, these can be changed as your priorities change, new one added, and others dropped.” – Christopher Columbus

14. “Thus the eternal God, our Lord, gives victory to those who follow His way over apparent impossibilities.” – Christopher Columbus

15. “Life has more imagination than we carry in our dreams.” – Christopher Columbus

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