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Be more concerned with your character than your reputation,
by 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

Related topics: Values Life Human-Nature Psychology

Talent is God-given; be humble.
Fame is man-given; be thankful.
Conceit is self-given; be careful.
- John Wooden PHOTO

Success comes from knowing that
you did your best to become the best
that you are capable of becoming.
- John Wooden

Be more concerned with your character than your reputation.
- John Wooden

 

It's what you learn after you know it all that counts.
- John Wooden

You can't live a perfect day without doing something
for someone who will never be able to repay you.
- John Wooden

Don't let what you cannot do
interfere with what you can do.
- John Wooden

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Do not let what you cannot do
interfere with what you can do.
- John Wooden

Beating an opponent is not a goal,
but a by-product of success.
- 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

Failure to prepare is preparing to fail.
- John Wooden

Being a role model is the most powerful form of educating.
Youngsters need good models more than they need critics.
It's one of a parent's greatest responsibilities and opportunities.
- John Wooden

Youngsters need good models more than they need critics.
- John Wooden

Make your "yes" mean yes,
and your "no" mean no.
- John Wooden

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

If you don't have time to do it right,
when will you have time to do it over?
- John Wooden

What you are as a person is far more important that
what you are as a basketball player.
- John Wooden

The worst thing about new books is that they keep us
from reading the old ones.
- John Wooden

Adversity is the state in which man mostly easily becomes acquainted with himself,
being especially free of admirers then.
- John Wooden

Never mistake activity for achievement.
- John Wooden

It's the little details that are vital.
Little things make big things happen.
- John Wooden

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

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

If you're not making mistakes, then you're not doing anything.
I'm positive that a doer makes mistakes.
- John Wooden

I'd rather have a lot of talent and a little experience
than a lot of experience and a little talent.
- John Wooden

Don't measure yourself by what you have accomplished,
but by what you should have accomplished with your ability.
- John Wooden

Failure is not fatal, but failure to change might be.
- John Wooden

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

Success is never final, failure is never fatal.
It's courage that counts.
- John Wooden

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

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 Wooden

Be prepared and be honest.
- John Wooden

Ability is a poor man's wealth.
- John Wooden

It's not so important who starts the game but who finishes it.
- 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

I want you to be concerned about your next door neighbor.
Do you know your next door neighbor?
- Mother Teresa

I don't know who my grandfather was;
I am much more concerned to know what his grandson will be.
- Abraham Lincoln

We are a model country where gender equality is concerned.
- Tarja Halonen

I do not want to foresee the future.
I am concerned with taking care of the present.
God has given me no control over the moment following.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

As far as I'm concerned, I prefer
silent vice to ostentatious virtue.
- Albert Einstein

Small minds are concerned with the extraordinary,
great minds with the ordinary.
- Blaise Pascal

The moment a little boy is concerned with which is
a jay and which is a sparrow,
he can no longer see the birds or hear them sing.
- Eric Berne

The garden, by design, is concerned with both the interior
and the land beyond the garden.
- Stephen Gardiner

Truth is always in harmony with herself,
and is not concerned chiefly to reveal the justice
that may consist with wrong-doing.
- Henry David Thoreau

A reporter is always concerned with tomorrow.
There's nothing tangible of yesterday.
All I can say I've done is
agitate the air ten or fifteen minutes
and then boom - it's gone.
- Edward R. Murrow

Where large sums of money are concerned,
it is advisable to trust nobody.
- Agatha Christie

It is possible to provide security against other ills,
but as far as death is concerned, we men live in a city without walls.
- Epicurus

Politics, it seems to me, for years,
or all too long,
has been concerned with right or left instead of right or wrong.
- Richard Armour

We should all be concerned about the future because
we will have to spend the rest of our lives there.
- Charles Kettering

I was concerned about the link between crime and politics,
and I figured out the only way I could do something
about it was to get into politics.
- Bill Scott

You all look like happy campers to me.
Happy campers you are, happy campers you have been,
and, as far as I am concerned, happy campers you will always be.
- Dan Quayle

I don't care what the religion is called;
as far as I'm concerned,
one God, the God I adhere to, is in charge of all of them.
- Charley Pride

I feel like I won the Lotto, as far as that show's concerned.
- Peter Gallagher

I was very concerned that President Bush is still trying
to frighten or scare the American people with respect
to the condition of the Social Security system.
- Paul Sarbanes

I'm not concerned with your liking or disliking me...
All I ask is that you respect me as a human being.
- Jackie Robinson

As far as the filmmaking process is concerned,
stars are essentially worthless - and absolutely essential.
- William Goldman

I started off on stage because it was the only work I could get.
I haven't been back for 11 years.
I think any stage experience is good experience,
as far as being an actor is concerned.
- Tim Roth

All truths begin as hearsay, as far as I'm concerned.
- Matt Drudge

Nurses serve their patients in the most important capacities.
We know that they serve as our first lines of communication
when something goes wrong or when we are concerned about health.
- Lois Capps

On the theoretical side, I was concerned with stochastic resonance.
- Richard Ernst

We are certainly in a common class with the beasts;
every action of animal life is concerned with seeking
bodily pleasure and avoiding pain.
- Saint Augustine

And as far as the Disney Concert hall is concerned,
it is a wonderful modern structure and I am extremely
honored that I had this opportunity to have a concert here.
- Nobuo Uematsu

Where lipstick is concerned, the important thing is not color,
but to accept God's final word on where your lips end.
- Jerry Seinfeld

As far as I'm concerned, I didn't dream -
ever.
- Theodore Sturgeon

The type of athletes we draft still need types of versatility
on the defense side of the ball,
run the offense.
You should still be concerned on the offense side of the ball.
- Isiah Thomas

If you were to ask me if I'd ever had the bad luck
to miss my daily cocktail,
I'd have to say that I doubt it; where certain things are concerned,
I plan ahead.
- Luis Bunuel

It is right that we be concerned with the scientific probity of metaphysics.
- Gabriel Marcel

I have been called a nun with a switchblade where my privacy is concerned.
I think there's a point where one says,
that's for family, that's for me.
- Julie Andrews

The engineer, and more generally the designer,
is concerned with how things ought to be -
how they ought to be in order to attain goals,
and to function.
- Herbert Simon

The actor is concerned with his own bit of it,
but the director's somehow trying to work the whole
thing into a much bigger picture.
It's like conducting an orchestra.
- Roland Joffe

An election is a moral horror, as bad as a battle except for the blood;
a mud bath for every soul concerned in it.
- George Bernard Shaw


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