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The Word: Character

February 1, 2009 | Featured in the January/February 2009 Issue

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"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."

John Wooden
UCLA men’s basketball coaching legend
Won 665 games and 10 NCA titles in 27 seasons with the Bruins

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