Respect a man, and he will do all the more.
Ability may get you to the top, but it takes character to keep you there.
Ability is a poor man's wealth.
Sports do not build character. They reveal it.
Things work out best for those who make the best of how things work out.
Never mistake activity for achievement.
Adversity is the state in which man mostly easily becomes acquainted with himself, being especially free of admirers then.
Talent is God given. Be humble. Fame is man-given. Be grateful. Conceit is self-given. Be careful.
You can't let praise or criticism get to you. It's a weakness to get caught up in either one.
For an athlete to function properly, he must be intent. There has to be a definite purpose and goal if you are to progress. If you are not intent about what you are doing, you aren't able to resist the temptation to do something else that might be more fun at the moment.
Be more concerned with your character than with your reputation. Your character is what you really are, while your reputation is merely what others think you are.
What you are as a person is far more important that what you are as a basketball player.
Talent is cheaper than table salt. What separates the talented individual from the successful one is a lot of hard work.
Winning takes talent, to repeat takes character.
An effective leader allows exceptions to the rule for exceptional results or when circumstance demands.