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

Michael Jordan
  • inspirational

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

Michael Jordan
  • motivational

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

Michael Jordan
  • happen

If you are afraid of failure you don’t deserve to be successful!

Charles Barkley
  • success

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

Michael Jordan
  • work


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

Michael Jordan
  • experience

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

Michael Jordan
  • inspirational

Don't be afraid of failure. This is the way to succeed.

LeBron James
  • succeed

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

Michael Jordan
  • motivational

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

Michael Jordan
  • inspirational

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

Michael Jordan
  • success

Talent wins games, but teamwork and intelligence wins championships.

Michael Jordan
  • championships

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.

Michael Jordan
  • attitude

You have to be able to accept failure to get better.

LeBron James
  • able

I'm going to use all my tools, my God-given ability, and make the best life I can with it.

LeBron James
  • ability

Just play. Have fun. Enjoy the game.

Michael Jordan
  • Enjoyment

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

Michael Jordan
  • Loyalty

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

Michael Jordan
  • Success

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

Michael Jordan
  • feels

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.

Michael Jordan
  • climb

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

Michael Jordan
  • big

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

Michael Jordan
  • Racism

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.

Michael Jordan
  • anything

Poor people cannot rely on the government to come to help you in times of need. You have to get your education. Then nobody can control your destiny.

Charles Barkley
  • education

You can't be afraid to fail. It's the only way you succeed - you're not gonna succeed all the time, and I know that.

LeBron James
  • afraid

I never thought a role model should be negative.

Michael Jordan
  • Ritual

No matter how good you get, there's always something further out there.

Bill Walton
  • Potential

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

Michael Jordan
  • HeroesHeroism

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.

Michael Jordan
  • sports

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

Michael Jordan
  • demands

Sometimes, you follow your dreams. I say to the young people, 'If you have a dream, chase it.'

Karl Malone
  • chase

It takes people a while to trust you.

Karl Malone
  • people

This life is like a swimming pool. You dive into the water, but you can't see how deep it is.

Dennis Rodman
  • deep

I spent my whole childhood looking for an escape.

Dennis Rodman
  • childhood

Everybody's talking trash these days, so why not keep quiet?

Dennis Rodman
  • days

I don't care what people think. people are stupid.

Charles Barkley
  • care

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.

Michael Jordan
  • wisdom

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

Michael Jordan
  • body

I think, team first. It allows me to succeed, it allows my team to succeed.

LeBron James
  • allows

I spent a lot of time doing things other people wanted me to do, so I'm doing what I want to do now.

Karl Malone
  • people

When I said I retired from basketball playing, I have retired. You will not see me play again. That is a promise.

Karl Malone
  • again

I realize that things happen for a reason.

Karl Malone
  • happen

When a high-profile personality lives like I do, everybody thinks that person is fated to die young.

Dennis Rodman
  • die

I couldn't care less if the guy I'm guarding has HIV. I'm going to slam him anyway.

Dennis Rodman
  • anyway

I can't begin to describe the amount of crap I've taken for being a lousy free-throw shooter.

Dennis Rodman
  • amount

I can score 20 points if I want to, but that's not my desire.

Dennis Rodman
  • desire

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

Michael Jordan
  • able

I love New York City; I've got a gun.

Charles Barkley
  • city

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.

Michael Jordan
  • sports

You know it's going to hell when the best rapper out there is white and the best golfer is black.

Charles Barkley
  • sports

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