John Wooden, etc.

Don't forget to remind your junior squash-player of what John Wooden had to say.
John’s most famous motivational quotes were often called Woodenisms for their simplicity and subtle guiding message. Here are 11 pearls of wisdom from the mind and heart of 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.”

  • “If you don’t have time to do it right, when will you have time to do it over?”

  • “Make each day your masterpiece.”

  • “Never lie, never cheat, never steal.”

  • “Nothing will work unless you do.”

  • “Success comes from knowing that you did your best to become the best that you are capable of becoming.”

  • “Things turn out best for the people who make the best of the way things turn out.”

  • “Talent is God given. Be humble. Fame is man-given. Be grateful. Conceit is self-given. Be careful.”

  • “The best competition I have is against myself to become better.”

  • “Whatever you do in life, surround yourself with smart people who’ll argue with you.”

  • Young people need models, not critics.”   

  • P.S. John Wooden's pyramid of success...