In Memory: Coach Wooden

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On Friday, June 4, 2010, we lost a legend: Coach John Wooden, “The Wizrd of Westwood”. He was a role model, a teacher — someone who touched players & coaches’ lives all over the world! I will honor his memory with posts of quotes, stories and his principles throughout the month of June! Thank you for the momories, Coach! Today I post ten of his famous quotes:

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

9. If you’re not making mistakes, then you’re not doing anything. I’m positive that a doer makes mistakes.

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

 7. Never mistake activity for achievement.

 6. Consider the rights of others before your own feelings, and the feelings of others before your own rights.

 5. Failure is not fatal, but failure to change might be.

 4. Don’t measure yourself by what you have accomplished, but by what you should have accomplished with your ability.

 3. Ability is a poor man’s wealth.

 2. Talent is God given. Be humble. Fame is man-given. Be grateful. Conceit is self-given. Be careful.

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