47 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.
Michael Jordan on attitude

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.
Michael Jordan on attitude

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

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

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

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

Limits, like fear, is often an illusion.
Michael Jordan on fear

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

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.
Michael Jordan on god

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.
Michael Jordan on good

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.
Michael Jordan on great

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.
Michael Jordan on hope

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

Talent wins games, but teamwork and intelligence wins championships.
Michael Jordan on intelligence

Gambling is legal and betting is legal, for what I bet.
Michael Jordan on legal

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 on life

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

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.
Michael Jordan on 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.
Michael Jordan on life

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

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