You can lose when you outscore somebody in a game. And you can win when you’re outscored.

John Wooden

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“The Difference Between Winning and Succeeding.” TED2001. Feb. 2001. Conference Presentation.

Source: "The Difference Between Winning and Succeeding." TED2001. Feb. 2001. Conference Presentation. Additional Information: This quote from UCLA basketball coach John Wooden means that success is about more than just winning or losing a particular game. You truly "win," says Wooden, not when you get a higher score than someone, but when you give your best and reach your full potential. The quote is from Wooden's 2001 TED Talk on the meaning of success. Watch the full TED Talk here: John Wooden - The Difference Between Winning and Succeeding