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John Robert Wooden (1910 – 2010) was an American basketball player and head coach at the University of California at Los Angeles.

567. It’s not so important who starts the game but who finishes it.
568. Be true to yourself, help others, make each day your masterpiece, make friendship a fine art, drink deeply from good books – especially the Bible, build a shelter against a rainy day, give thanks for your blessings and pray for guidance every day.
569. If we magnified blessings as much as we magnify disappointments, we would all be much happier.
570. You are not a failure until you start blaming others for your mistakes”
571. Never try to be better than someone else. Learn from others, and try to be the best you can be. Success is the by-product of that preparation.
572. Happiness begins where selfishness ends.
573. Never make excuses. Your friends don’t need them and your foes won’t believe them.

249. Talent is God given. Be humble. Fame is man-given. Be grateful. Conceit is self-given. Be careful.
250. 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.
251. Today is the only day. Yesterday is gone.
252. If you don't have time to do it right, when will you have time to do it over?”
253. Success is never final, failure is never fatal. It's courage that counts.
254. Don’t measure yourself by what you have accomplished, but by what you should have accomplished with your ability.
255. Well, if you're true to yourself you're going to be true to everyone else.
256. It isn't what you do, but how you do it.