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Wisdom for the ages

A thousand people will say a million words today about John Wooden, who died last night at 99. He will deserve every syllable and more.

If you're interested, here's what I had to say.

If you're smart, you'll skip over that and read the following words from the man himself, which are worth multitudes more than all the words that will be said about him.

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

"Be quick but don't hurry."

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

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

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

"Never mistake activity for achievement."

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

Ben Smith's blog.

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