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Make your "yes" mean yes,
by John Wooden

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

Related topics: Life Human-Nature Psychology Values Self

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

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

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

 

Don't 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

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

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

Failure to prepare is preparing to fail.
- John Wooden

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

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

Youngsters need good models more than they need critics.
- 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Be prepared and be honest.
- John Wooden

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

Don't measure yourself by what you have accomplished,
but by what you should have accomplished with your ability.
- 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 the little details that are vital.
Little things make big things happen.
- John Wooden

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

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

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

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

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

Never mistake activity for achievement.
- John Wooden

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

You don't have the power to make life "fair,"
but you do have the power to make life joyful.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Love one another but make not a bond of love.
Let it rather be a moving sea
between the shores of your souls.
- Khalil Gibran

The greatest mistake you can make in life
is to be continually fearing you will make one.
- Elbert Hubbard

What we think, we become.
All that we are arises with our thoughts.
With our thoughts, we make the world.
- The Buddha

Curiosity takes courage.
The most important promises are the ones you make to yourself.
Pay Attention.
Appreciate. Listen. Imagine.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Circumstance does not make the man: it reveals him to himself.
- James Allen

If you want to make peace with your enemy,
you have to work with your enemy.
Then he becomes your partner.
- Nelson Mandela

If (s)he's an apple and you're an orange,
celebrate your differences -
make a great fruit salad.
Love isn't about being the same -
it's about being sweet with each other.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Am I not destroying my enemies
when I make friends of them?
- Abraham Lincoln

Lord, make me an instrument of thy peace.
- St Francis of Assisi

Well-behaved women seldom make history.
- Laurel Thatcher Ulrich

Make everything as simple as possible, but not simpler.
- Albert Einstein

We can never obtain peace in the outer world
until we make peace with ourselves.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

There's a point... when you have to choose
whether to be like everybody else the rest of your life,
or to make a virtue of your peculiarities.
- Ursula K. Le Guin

Make Today count. Today - each Today -
is the most important day of your life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Nobody can make you feel inferior without your consent.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

Our life is what our thoughts make it.
- Marcus Aurelius

To be yourself in a world that
is constantly trying to make you something else
is the greatest accomplishment.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Great people are those who make others feel
that they, too, can become great.
- Mark Twain

The only one who can make you give up is yourself.
- Sidney Sheldon

It takes 20 years to make an overnight success.
- Eddie Cantor

We will either find a way or make one.
- Hannibal

Teamwork is so important that it is virtually impossible for you
to reach the heights of your capabilities
or make the money that you want
without becoming very good at it.
- Brian Tracy

The snow goose need not bathe to make itself white.
Neither need you do anything but be yourself.
- Lao Tzu

Simply put, you believe that things
or people make you unhappy,
but this is not accurate.
You make yourself unhappy.
- Wayne Dyer

Inner peace is a choice -
make that choice today.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

There are two mistakes one can make along the road to truth
- not going all the way and not starting.
- The Buddha

Any fool can make a rule, and any fool will mind it.
- Henry David Thoreau

Achievement seems to be connected with action.
Successful men and women keep moving.
They make mistakes, but they don't quit.
- Conrad Hilton

What do we live for, if it is not
to make life less difficult for each other?
- George Eliot

A wise man will make haste to forgive,
because he knows the true value of time,
and will not suffer it to pass away in unnecessary pain.
- Samuel Johnson

We should take care not to make the intellect our god;
it has, of course, powerful muscles, but no personality.
- Albert Einstein

I challenge you to make your life a masterpiece.
I challenge you to join the ranks of those people
who live what they teach, who walk their talk.
- Tony Robbins

It's okay to make mistakes.
Mistakes are our teachers - they help us to learn.
- John Bradshaw

When life gives you lemons, Make Lemonade.
- Anonymous saying

Once you make a decision, the universe conspires to make it happen.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson


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