Brilliant Quote from the “Wizard of Westwood”

inspiring quote from John WoodenEveryone seems to be talking about March Madness right now. So many exciting and competitive games await college basketball fans all over the country.

This mania also causes one to pause to reflect on some of the greatest coaches of all time. Coach John Wooden while at UCLA won ten NCAA national championships in a 12-year period — seven in a row.

That record is not likely to be challenged any time soon. In honor of Coach Wooden, here’s one of his brilliant quotes that didn’t just apply to basketball players but high integrity human beings as well:

“Talent is God-given. Be humble. Fame is man-given. Be grateful. Conceit is self-given. Be careful.”
-John Wooden (1910 – 2010) American basketball coach

If you like this one, you will find more of Coach Wooden’s quotes here: Greatest Quotes

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