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Wooden Quotes and Sayings
Quotes about Wooden

Please enjoy these Wooden Quotes from the wise, the romantic, and the famous of the past and present.

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

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

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

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

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You can't let praise or criticism get to you.
It's a weakness to get caught up in either one.
- 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

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

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

Failure to prepare is preparing to fail.
- John Wooden

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

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

A sincere diplomat is like dry water or wooden iron.
- Joseph Stalin

For ten years Caesar ruled with an iron hand.
Then with a wooden foot, and finally with a piece of string.
- Spike Milligan

Motion-picture studio floors used to be all wooden and not smooth at all.
This was difficult when moving a camera around on a dolly.
- Desi Arnaz

We will not rest until the wooden stake is punched
through the heart of the Enron lawsuit against us.
- Maria Cantwell

One bites into the brass mouthpiece of his wooden cudgel,
and the other blows his cheeks out on a French horn.
Do you call that Art?
- Franz Schubert

We never had a bathtub.
Mom would bathe me in the wooden or tin washtub in the kitchen,
or in a big lard can.
- Ethel Waters

The attitude and capacity of the factory,
the old metal table and the new ideas of the wooden
furniture quickly and naturally suggested the possibility of metal furniture.
- Donald Judd

The wooden walls are the best walls of this kingdom.
- Thomas Coventry

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

Genius of a kind has always been with me;
an empty heart that has taken on a certain wooden quality;
an excellent,
strong woman's body and a pitiably starved soul.
- Mary MacLane

My mother would put me on a wooden box at the stove
and tell me to call her if certain things would happen.
Like if the steam turns blue, that is danger!
- Paul Prudhomme

The great mystery is why robots come off so well in
science-fiction films when the human characters are
often so astoundingly wooden.
- John Podhoretz

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

Prayers were held in Assembly Hall.
We all perched in rows on wooden benches while teachers
sat up on the platform in armchairs,
facing us.
- Roald Dahl

At the age of four with paper hats and wooden swords we're all Generals.
Only some of us never grow out of it.
- Peter Ustinov

Thirty years ago, we were in a movie theater and thought
it was so cool because we were finally delivered from
the horrors of stained glass and wooden pews.
- Bill Hybels

There are too many souls of wood not to love those
wooden characters who do indeed have a soul.
- Jean Cocteau

Intelligence and courtesy not always are combined;
Often in a wooden house a golden room we find.
- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

He took me from not being able to write a word in terms
of writing screenplays to being the king of wooden dialogue.
- George Lucas

Sometimes you get a glimpse of a semicolon coming,
a few lines farther on, and it is like climbing a steep
path through woods and seeing a wooden bench just at
a bend in the road ahead,
a place where you can expect to sit for a moment,
catching your breath.
- Lewis Thomas

Be prepared and be honest.
- John Wooden

I had not taken a bath in a year nor changed my clothes
or removed them except to stick a needle every hour
in the fibrous grey wooden flesh of heroin addiction.
I did absolutely nothing.
- William S. Burroughs

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

Peter was 2 years and 10 months old when we began to study him.
He was afraid of a white rat, and this fear extended to a rabbit,
a fur coat, a feather, cotton wool, etc.,
but not to wooden blocks and similar toys.
- Mary C. Jones

Consider the rights of others before your own feelings,
and the feelings of others before your own rights.
- 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 worst thing about new books is that they keep us
from reading the old ones.
- John Wooden

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

Imagine this guy hits Mike Hammer over the head with
a wooden coathanger and knocks him out.
You hit Mike Hammer over the head with a wooden coathanger,
he'll beat the crap out of you.
- Mickey Spillane

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

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

I went across the fields to avoid the straight highways,
along the firing lines where people were shooting at a small wooded hill,
which is now covered with wooden crosses and lines
of graves instead of spring flowers.
- Max Beckmann

God can be realized through all paths.
All religions are true.
The important thing is to reach the roof.
You can reach it by stone stairs or by wooden stairs
or by bamboo steps or by a rope.
You can also climb up by a bamboo pole.
- Ramakrishna

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

I loved the atmosphere of the dance studios -
the wooden floors,
the big mirrors, everyone dressed in pink or black tights,
the musicians accompanying us - and the feeling of ritual the classes had.
- Suzanne Vega

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

When you repeat, in that wooden and perfunctory way,
that our situation is better than others,
that we're 'well-placed to weather the storm',
I have to tell you that you sound like a Brezhnev-era
apparatchik giving the party line.
- Daniel Hannan

Native Americans had only stone and wooden weapons
and no animals that could be ridden.
Those military advantages repeatedly enabled troops
of a few dozen mounted Spaniards to defeat Indian armies
numbering in the thousands.
- Jared Diamond

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

Obviously, our children, who have been playing with
their computers since the age of five or six,
don't have quite the same brain as those who were brought
up on wooden or metal toys,
whose brains are certainly atrophied by comparison.
- Claude Vorilhon

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

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

A person who can't pay gets another person who can't
pay to guarantee that he can pay.
Like a person with two wooden legs getting another
person with two wooden legs to guarantee that he has got two natural legs.
It don't make either of them able to do a walking-match.
- Charles Dickens

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

In the shallow parts of many Swiss lakes,
where there is a depth of no more than from 5 to 15 feet of water,
ancient wooden piles are observed at the bottom sometimes
worn down to the surface of the mud,
sometimes projecting slightly above it.
- Charles Lyell

Never mistake activity for achievement.
- John Wooden

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

A closed mind is like a closed book;
just a block of wood.
- Chinese proverb

People love chopping wood.
In this activity one immediately sees results.
- Albert Einstein

Yesterday is ashes.
Tomorrow is green wood.
Only today does the fire burn brightly.
- Eskimo Proverb

Well tended garden is better than a neglected wood lot.
- Dixie Lee Ray

Two roads diverged in a wood, and I ...
I took the one less traveled by,
and that has made all the difference.
- Robert Frost

I wanted something very dense, something that would
sustain long and more pieces of wood that would be soft,
sweet, for more of a mellow sound.
- Les Paul

No one should be allowed to make music as if he were made of wood.
One must reproduce the musical text exactly,
but not play like a stone.
- Olivier Messiaen


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