Quote of the week

“He was a living model of his own ‘two sets of threes’ — brief instructions that he felt were basic to decent behavior. My brothers and I heard his two sets of threes often while growing up — not as often as we ate oatmeal, but enough that we remembered them: ‘Never lie. Never cheat. Never steal,’ was his first set. ‘Don’t whine. Don’t complain. Don’t make excuses,’ was the second set.”

“He believed you should do your best, and if the results were unsatisfactory, keep quiet about it and work harder next time.”

— John Wooden, on his father, from “My Personal Best”

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