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Michael Jordan – 31 Quotes

 

31 Quotes by Michael Jordan

 

Just play. Have fun. Enjoy the game.

– Michael Jordan


Limits, like fear, is often an illusion.

– Michael Jordan


I wasn’t really a work conscious type of person.

– Michael Jordan


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

– Michael Jordan


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

– Michael Jordan


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

– Michael Jordan


Always turn a negative situation into a positive situation.

– Michael Jordan


Talent wins games, but teamwork and intelligence wins championships.

– Michael Jordan


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

– Michael Jordan


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

– Michael Jordan


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

– Michael Jordan


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

– Michael Jordan


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

– Michael Jordan


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

– Michael Jordan


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

– Michael Jordan


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


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


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


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.

– 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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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.

– Michael Jordan


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


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.

– Michael Jordan


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.

– Michael Jordan


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