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" A coach is someone who can give correction without causing resentment. "
" I was built up from my dad more than anyone else. "
" 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. "
" Well, your greatest joy definitely comes from doing something for another, especially when it was done with no thought of something in return. "
" When you hurry you're more apt to make mistakes. But you have to be quick. If you're not quick you can't get things done. "
" I talked to the players and tried to make them aware of what was good and bad, but I didn't try to run their lives. "
Good And Bad
" Adversity is the state in which man most easily becomes acquainted with himself, being especially free of admirers then. "
" No one can really honestly be the very best, no one. "
" I think the teaching profession contributes more to the future of our society than any other single profession. "
" I've been blessed in so many ways. "
" You can do more good by being good than any other way. "
" Failure is not fatal, but failure to change might be. "
" Somebody asked me - you know, how come it took you so long to win a national championship? And I said, 'I'm a slow learner; but you notice when I learn something, I have it down pretty good.' "
" 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. "
" Discipline yourself, and others won't need to. "
" Be more concerned with your character than your reputation. "
" Whatever you do in life, surround yourself with smart people who'll argue with you. "
" You can't live a perfect day without doing something for someone who will never be able to repay you. "
" We can have no progress without change, whether it be basketball or anything else. "
" I had three rules for my players: No profanity. Don't criticize a teammate. Never be late. "
" Success is never final, failure is never fatal. It's courage that counts. "
" I worry that business leaders are more interested in material gain than they are in having the patience to build up a strong organization, and a strong organization starts with caring for their people. "
" Success is peace of mind, which is a direct result of self-satisfaction in knowing you made the effort to become the best of which you are capable. "
" Defense is a definite part of the game, and a great part of defense is learning to play it without fouling. "
" It's the little details that are vital. Little things make big things happen. "
" I like to spend time in the past, with the things that have been important to me. "
" If you don't have time to do it right, when will you have time to do it over? "
" It's what you learn after you know it all that counts. "
" In the end, it's about the teaching, and what I always loved about coaching was the practices. Not the games, not the tournaments, not the alumni stuff. But teaching the players during practice was what coaching was all about to me. "
" If there's anything you could point out where I was a little different, it was the fact that I never mentioned winning. "
" The worst thing about new books is that they keep us from reading the old ones. "