Michael Jordan Quotes

Why should I know Michael Jordan?

Michael Jordan was one of the best basketball players in the world known for his shoes, the Nike Air Jordans and for his role in the movie Space Jam. Michael Jeffrey Jordan played in the NBA for the Chicago Bulls and the Washington Wizards.

Born February 17, 1963

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Best 35 Quotes by Michael Jordan

“Always turn a negative situation into a positive situation.”

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“Every time I feel tired while I am exercising and training, I close my eyes to see that picture, to see that list with my name. This usually motivates me to work again.”

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“Everybody has talent, but ability takes hard work.”

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“I own the guy guarding me.”

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“I play to win, whether during practice or a real game.”

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

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“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.”

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“If nobody will help you, do it alone! There is no 'i' in team but there is in win.”

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

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“If you do the work, you get rewarded. There are no shortcuts in life.”

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“If you quit once it becomes a habit. Never quit!”

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“Learning's a gift, even when pain is your teacher!”

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“Make it happen!”

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“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.”

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“My mother is my root, my foundation. She planted the seed that I base my life on, and that is the belief that the ability to achieve starts in your mind.”

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

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“Not every flying hero has a cape.”

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“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.”

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“Once I made a decision, I never thought about it again.”

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“Some people want it to happen. Some wish it would happen. Others make it happen.”

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“Talent wins games, but teamwork and intelligence wins championships.”

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“The basketball court for me, during a game, is the most peaceful place I can imagine. On the basketball court, I worry about nothing. When I'm out there, no one can bother me...”

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“The best come from the worst.”

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“The key to success is failure.”

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“The minute you get away from fundamentals – whether its proper technique, work ethic or mental preparation – the bottom can fall out of your game, your schoolwork, your job, whatever you’re doing.”

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“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.”

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

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“What is love? Love is playing every game as if it's your last!”

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

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“I can accept failure, everyone fails at something. But I can’t accept not trying.”

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

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"Driven From Within" Quotes

“If I had been playing for money I would have complained a long time ago that I was underpaid.”

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Driven From Within

"For the Love of the Game" Quotes

“Failure is acceptable. but not trying is a whole different ball park.”

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For the Love of the Game

“I've never lost a game I just ran out of time.”

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For the Love of the Game

"I Can't Accept Not Trying" Quotes

“Don't let them drag you down by rumors just go with what you believe in.”

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I Can't Accept Not Trying