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50 Greatest Quotes by Michael Jordan

Powerful Michael Jordan Quotes

Michael Jordan is a well known former Basketball player form America. He is an entrepreneur, chairman as well as principle owner of the Charlotte Hornets. He has received the NBA Most Valuable Player Award five times. Below are some of the famous quotes by Michael Jordan.

Michael Jordan Quotes

  1. “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
  2. “If you quit ONCE it becomes a habit. Never quit!!!” – Michael Jordan
  3. “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
  4. “Make It Happen” – Michael Jordan
  5. “If you accept the expectations of others, especially negative ones, then you never will change the outcome.” – Michael Jordan
  6. “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
  7. “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
  8. “To learn to succeed, you must first learn to fail.” – Michael Jordan
  9. “I can accept failure, everyone fails at something. But I can’t accept not trying.” – Michael Jordan
  10. “Don’t let them drag you down by rumors just go with what you believe in.” – Michael Jordan
  11. “Some people want it to happen, some wish it would happen, others make it happen.” – Michael Jordan
  12. “Never say never, because limits, like fears, are often just an illusion.” – Michael Jordan
  13. “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
  14. “Always turn a negative situation into a positive situation.” – Michael Jordan
  15. “I’ve never lost a game I just ran out of time.” – Michael Jordan
  16. “Everybody has talent, but ability takes hard work.” – Michael Jordan
  17. “Talent wins games, but teamwork and intelligence wins championships.” – Michael Jordan
  18. “The key to success is failure” – Michael Jordan
  19. “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
  20. “Once I made a decision, I never thought about it again.” – Michael Jordan
  21. “I’ve always believed that if you put in the work, the results will come.” – Michael Jordan
  22. “The minute you get away from fundamentals – whether it’s proper technique, work ethic or mental preparation – the bottom can fall out of your game, your schoolwork, your job, whatever you’re doing.” – Michael Jordan
  23. “I Own the guy guarding me” – Michael Jordan
  24. “If you do the work you get rewarded. There are no shortcuts in life.” – Michael Jordan
  25. “I’m not out there sweating for three hours every day just to find out what it feels like to sweat.” – Michael Jordan
  26. “What is love? Love is playing every game as if it’s your last!” – Michael Jordan
  27. “I’ve never been afraid to fail.” – Michael Jordan
  28. “Failure is acceptable. but not trying is a whole different ball park.” – Michael Jordan
  29. “You have to expect things of yourself before you can do them.” – Michael Jordan
  30. “My body could stand the crutches but my mind couldn’t stand the sideline.” – Michael Jordan
  31. “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
  32. “I realize im black, but id like to be viewed as a person, and that is everybodys wish.” – Michael Jordan
  33. “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
  34. “There is no “I” in team but there is in win.” – Michael Jordan
  35. “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
  36. “Even when I’m old and grey, I won’t be able to play it, but I’ll still love the game.” – Michael Jordan
  37. “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
  38. “I never thought a role model should be negative.” – Michael Jordan
  39. “You have competition every day because you set such high standards for yourself that you have to go out every day and live up to that.” – Michael Jordan
  40. “I’ve always believed that if you put in the work, the results will come. I don’t do things half-heartedly. Because I know if I do, then I can expect half-hearted results.” – Michael Jordan
  41. “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
  42. “Just play. Have fun. Enjoy the game.” – Michael Jordan
  43. “Sometimes, things may not go your way, but the effort should be there every single night.” – Michael Jordan
  44. “My heroes are and were my parents. I can’t see having anyone else as my heroes.” – Michael Jordan
  45. “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
  46. “The good part about being famous is being able to help people. The hard part is every day you have to be in a good mood, because that is what people expect. You learn to get good at it.” – Michael Jordan
  47. “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
  48. “If it turns out that my best wasn’t good enough, at least I won’t look back and say that I was afraid to try.” – Michael Jordan
  49. “People ask me if I could fly, I said, “yeah…. for a little while” – Michael Jordan
  50. “It’s heavy duty to try to do everything and please everybody . . . My job was to go out there and play the game of basketball as best I can, … People may not agree with that . . . I can’t live with what everyone’s impression of what I should or what I shouldn’t do.” – Michael Jordan

Above were some of the best quotes by Michael Jordan; if you have more of his quotes, do feel free to share the same through your comments.