Michael Jordan quotes

“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

“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

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

— Michael Jordan

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

— 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

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

— Michael Jordan

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

— Michael Jordan

“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.”

— Michael Jordan

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

— 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

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

— 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

“Just play. Have fun. Enjoy the game.”

— Michael Jordan

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

— Michael Jordan

“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

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

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

— 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

“You have to expect things of yourself before you can do them.”

— Michael Jordan

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

— Michael Jordan

“I've never been afraid to fail.”

— Michael Jordan

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

— Michael Jordan

“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

“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

“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.'”

— Michael Jordan

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

— Michael Jordan

“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.”

— Michael Jordan

“I never thought a role model should be negative.”

— Michael Jordan

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

— Michael Jordan
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