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  1. If you accept the expectations of others, especially negative ones, then you never will change the outcome.


  2. I can accept failure. Everyone fails at something. But I cannot accept not trying.


  3. Some people want it to happen, some wish it would happen, and others make it happen. 


  4. I never feared about my skills because I put in the work. Work ethic eliminates fear.




  5. Accept a loss as a learning experience, and never point fingers at your teammates.


  6. Never say never, because limits, like fears, are often just an illusion.

    • inspirational

  7. You must expect great things of yourself before you can do them.

    • motivational

  8. To learn to succeed, you must first learn to fail.

    • inspirational

  9. I've failed over and over and over again in my life and that is why I succeed.


  10. Talent wins games, but teamwork and intelligence wins championships.


  11. My attitude is that if you push me towards something that you think is a weakness, then I will turn that perceived weakness into a strength.


  12. Just play. Have fun. Enjoy the game.


  13. The game is my life. It demands loyalty and responsibility, and it gives me back fulfillment and peace.


  14. I know fear is an obstacle for some people, but it is an illusion to me. . .Failure always made me try harder next time.

    • success

  15. I'm not out there sweating for three hours every day just to find out what it feels like to sweat.


  16. Obstacles don't have to stop you. If you run into a wall, don't turn around and give up. Figure out how to climb it, go through it, or work around it.


  17. I realize that I'm black, but I like to be viewed as a person, and this is everybody's wish.


  18. I never looked at the consequences of missing a big shot... when you think about the consequences you always think of a negative result.


  19. I play to win, whether during practice or a real game. And I will not let anything get in the way of me and my competitive enthusiasm to win.


  20. I never thought a role model should be negative.


  21. My heroes are and were my parents. I can't see having anyone else as my heroes.


  22. I've missed more than 9000 shots in my career. I've lost almost 300 games. 26 times, I've been trusted to take the game winning shot and missed. I've failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed.


  23. The game is my wife. It demands loyalty and responsibility, and it gives me back fulfillment and peace.


  24. If you're trying to achieve, there will be roadblocks. I've had them; everybody has had them. But obstacles don't have to stop you. If you run into a wall, don't turn around and give up. Figure out how to climb it, go through it, or work around it.


  25. My body could stand the crutches but my mind couldn't stand the sideline.


  26. As athletes, we're used to reacting quickly. Here, it's 'come, stop, come, stop.' There's a lot of downtime. That's the toughest part of the day.

    • sports

  27. Even when I'm old and grey, I won't be able to play it, but I'll still love the game.


  28. I believe greatness is an evolutionary process that changes and evolves era to era.


  29. You have competition every day because you set such high standards for yourself that you have to go out every day and live up to that.


  30. When I was young, I had to learn the fundamentals of basketball. You can have all the physical ability in the world, but you still have to know the fundamentals.




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  1. Picture quote by Michael Jordan about motivational

    They told me I couldn't. Thats why I did.


  2. Picture quote by Michael Jordan about motivational

    The more you sweat in practice, the less you bleed in battle!


  3. Picture quote by Michael Jordan about motivational

    If you quit once it becomes a habit. Never quit.


  4. Picture quote by Michael Jordan about attitude

    My attitude is that if you push me towards something that you think is a weakness, then I will turn that perceived weakness into a strength.


  5. Picture quote by Michael Jordan about motivational

    Obstacles don't have to stop you. If you run into a wall, don't turn around and give up. Figure out how to climb it, go through it, or work around it.


  6. Picture quote by Michael Jordan about motivational

    You must expect great things of yourself before you can do them.


  7. Picture quote by Michael Jordan about motivational

    I can accept failure, but i can't accept not trying.


  8. Picture quote by Michael Jordan about motivational

    My failure gave me strength, my pain was my motivation.


  9. Picture quote by Michael Jordan about motivational

    Some people want it to happen, some wish it would happen, and others make it happen.


  10. Picture quote by Michael Jordan about motivational

    Never say never because limits, like fears, are often just an illusion.


  11. Picture quote by Michael Jordan about motivational

    I've missed more than 9000 shots in my career. I've lost almost 300 games. 26 times, I've been trusted to take the game winning shot and missed. I've failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed.


  12. Picture quote by Michael Jordan about failure

    Don't be afraid to fail. Be afraid not to try.


  13. Picture quote by Michael Jordan about best

    All I knew is that I never wanted to be average.


  14. Picture quote by Michael Jordan about failure

    I can accept failure. Everyone fails at something, but what I can't accept is not trying.


  15. Picture quote by Michael Jordan about success

    I've failed over and over again in my life and thats why i succeed


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About Michael Jordan

Name Michael Jordan
About Michael Jeffrey Jordan is a retired American professional basketball player and active businessman.
Quotes 85 quotes
Nationality American
Profession Basketball player
Birthday February 17, 1963
Top topics people, life, work, sports, think

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What are the best people quotes by Michael Jordan?


    Some people want it to happen, some wish it would happen, and others make it happen. 

    • happen

    It's a heavy duty to try to do everything and please everybody. My job was to go out there and play the game of basketball as best I can and provide entertainment for everyone who wanted to watch basketball. Obviously, people may not agree with that; again, I can't live with what everyone's impression of what I should or what I shouldn't do.


    In college I never realized the opportunities available to a pro athlete. I've been given the chance to meet all kinds of people, to travel and expand my financial capabilities, to get ideas and learn about life, to create a world apart from basketball.


    I want people to understand, gambling is not a bad thing if you do it within the framework of what it's meant to be, which is fun and entertaining.


    We all fly. Once you leave the ground, you fly. Some people fly longer than others.


    I do not have a problem, I enjoy gambling, but I think people are trying to make it seem like I have a problem, because people really don't know.

    • people

    When I was playing before I retired, I never really understood the appreciation and the respect that people gave me. People had treated me like a god or something, and that was very embarrassing.


    It's absolutely wrong that I don't want guys to challenge me. And the people who say that aren't in the room.

    • people

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What are the best life quotes by Michael Jordan?


    I've failed over and over and over again in my life and that is why I succeed.

    • success

    I've missed more than 9000 shots in my career. I've lost almost 300 games. 26 times, I've been trusted to take the game winning shot and missed. I've failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed.

    • sports

    Be true to the game, because the game will be true to you. If you try to shortcut the game, then the game will shortcut you. If you put forth the effort, good things will be bestowed upon you. That's truly about the game, and in some ways that's about life too.

    • life

    In college I never realized the opportunities available to a pro athlete. I've been given the chance to meet all kinds of people, to travel and expand my financial capabilities, to get ideas and learn about life, to create a world apart from basketball.

    • life

    I want to wake up every day and do whatever comes in my mind, and not feel pressure or obligations to do anything else in my life.

    • life

    I'd like to be settled into somewhat of a normal life. Somewhat. I know it's never going to be completely normal.

    • life

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What are the best work quotes by Michael Jordan?


    I never feared about my skills because I put in the work. Work ethic eliminates fear.

    • work

    Obstacles don't have to stop you. If you run into a wall, don't turn around and give up. Figure out how to climb it, go through it, or work around it.

    • climb

    If you're trying to achieve, there will be roadblocks. I've had them; everybody has had them. But obstacles don't have to stop you. If you run into a wall, don't turn around and give up. Figure out how to climb it, go through it, or work around it.

    • wisdom

    I've always believed that if you put in the work, the results will come.

    • work

    I hope the millions of people I've touched have the optimism and desire to share their goals and hard work and persevere with a positive attitude.


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What are the best sports quotes by Michael Jordan?


    I've missed more than 9000 shots in my career. I've lost almost 300 games. 26 times, I've been trusted to take the game winning shot and missed. I've failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed.

    • sports

    As athletes, we're used to reacting quickly. Here, it's 'come, stop, come, stop.' There's a lot of downtime. That's the toughest part of the day.

    • sports

    The game of basketball has been everything to me. My place of refuge, place I've always gone where I needed comfort and peace. It's been the site of intense pain and the most intense feelings of joy and satisfaction. It's a relationship that has evolved over time, given me the greatest respect and love for the game.


    I wasn't really a work-conscious type of person. I was a player. I loved to play sports.

    • sports

    I won't have any competitive instincts in any sports, other than golf. I can't see being competitive in sports any more.

    • sports

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What are the best think quotes by Michael Jordan?


    My attitude is that if you push me towards something that you think is a weakness, then I will turn that perceived weakness into a strength.

    • attitude

    I never looked at the consequences of missing a big shot... when you think about the consequences you always think of a negative result.

    • big

    I do not have a problem, I enjoy gambling, but I think people are trying to make it seem like I have a problem, because people really don't know.

    • people

    I think the players win the championship, and the organization has something to do with it, don't get me wrong. But don't try to put the organization above the players.


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More quotes by Michael Jordan

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There is no such thing as a perfect basketball player, and I don't believe there is only one greatest player either.

  • believe

I want to be the bridge to the next generation.


For a competitive junkie like me, golf is a great solution because it smacks you in the face every time you think you have accomplished something. That to me has taken over a lot of the energy and competitiveness for basketball.


I want to wake up every day and do whatever comes in my mind, and not feel pressure or obligations to do anything else in my life.

  • life



I'd like to be settled into somewhat of a normal life. Somewhat. I know it's never going to be completely normal.

  • life

Winning isn't always championships.


I hope the millions of people I've touched have the optimism and desire to share their goals and hard work and persevere with a positive attitude.

  • positive

Purchasing the Bobcats is the culmination of my post-playing career goal of becoming the majority owner of an NBA franchise.


My father used to say that it's never too late to do anything you wanted to do. And he said, 'You never know what you can accomplish until you try.'


Sometimes you need to get hit in the head to realize that you're in a fight.


The game has its ups and downs, but you can never lose focus of your individual goals and you can't let yourself be beat because of lack of effort.


I want to be perceived as a guy who played his best in all facets, not just scoring. A guy who loved challenges.

  • best

In college I never realized the opportunities available to a pro athlete. I've been given the chance to meet all kinds of people, to travel and expand my financial capabilities, to get ideas and learn about life, to create a world apart from basketball.

  • life

It's absolutely wrong that I don't want guys to challenge me. And the people who say that aren't in the room.

  • people

When I lose the sense of motivation and the sense to prove something as a basketball player, it's time for me to move away from the game.

  • time

The game of basketball has been everything to me. My place of refuge, place I've always gone where I needed comfort and peace. It's been the site of intense pain and the most intense feelings of joy and satisfaction. It's a relationship that has evolved over time, given me the greatest respect and love for the game.

  • love

There is no 'i' in team but there is in win.


Ultimately, if you can say that I'm a bad owner and we're winning championships, I can live with that. But if we're not making the playoffs and we're spending and losing money, then I have to look in the mirror and say maybe I'm not taking the necessary steps to doing what it takes to run an organization.


I won't have any competitive instincts in any sports, other than golf. I can't see being competitive in sports any more.

  • sports

I can accept failure, everyone fails at something. But I can't accept not trying.


We all fly. Once you leave the ground, you fly. Some people fly longer than others.

  • fly

I know the signs of scaredness.


Gambling is legal and betting is legal, for what I bet.


I've always believed that if you put in the work, the results will come.

  • work

Limits, like fear, is often an illusion.


I do not have a problem, I enjoy gambling, but I think people are trying to make it seem like I have a problem, because people really don't know.

  • people

It's hard to say if the NBA is hurt by the influx of younger players, but it's definitely impacted the league.


I'm not a Twitterer, I'm not a twerker, I'm not a Facebooker, I'm not nothing. I'm old school.


I think the players win the championship, and the organization has something to do with it, don't get me wrong. But don't try to put the organization above the players.

  • think

Playing sick. That is so hard to do. It has to be a total mental challenge, as well as the physical challenge.


Be true to the game, because the game will be true to you. If you try to shortcut the game, then the game will shortcut you. If you put forth the effort, good things will be bestowed upon you. That's truly about the game, and in some ways that's about life too.

  • life

How many times have your parents told you not to do things, and the next thing you know, you go do it? And you realized you shouldn't have done it.


There's only one Michael Jordan.


I can accept failure, but I can't accept not trying.


I wasn't really a work-conscious type of person. I was a player. I loved to play sports.

  • sports

It's a heavy duty to try to do everything and please everybody. My job was to go out there and play the game of basketball as best I can and provide entertainment for everyone who wanted to watch basketball. Obviously, people may not agree with that; again, I can't live with what everyone's impression of what I should or what I shouldn't do.

  • best

I've had tendinitis since college.


Sometimes, things may not go your way, but the effort should be there every single night.


I want people to understand, gambling is not a bad thing if you do it within the framework of what it's meant to be, which is fun and entertaining.

  • people

In reality, I never want to grow up.


Do I need my number retired throughout the course of the league to acknowledge what I've done? No.


When I was playing before I retired, I never really understood the appreciation and the respect that people gave me. People had treated me like a god or something, and that was very embarrassing.

  • god

In any investment, you expect to have fun and make money.


Being Michael Jordan means acting the same as I always have.


It is nerve-wracking watching my kids' games.


My challenge when I came back was to face the young talent, dissect their games, and show them maybe that they needed to learn more about the game than just the money aspect.

  • money

To be successful you have to be selfish, or else you never achieve. And once you get to your highest level, then you have to be unselfish. Stay reachable. Stay in touch. Don't isolate.


It's a habit of mine now, noticing labels, logos, shoes.


Always turn a negative situation into a positive situation.

  • positive

One day, you might look up and see me playing the game at 50. Don't laugh. Never say never, because limits, like fears, are often just an illusion.


I can't speak for the future. I have no crystal ball.


I will not quit this game because of what the media has done to me.


The best evaluation I can make of a player is to look in his eyes and see how scared they are.


I built my talents on the shoulders of someone else's talent.


I've never been afraid to fail.



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