Birthday: February 17, 1963

65 Greatest Quotes By Michael Jordan

My body could stand the crutches but my mind couldn't stand the sideline. Michael Jordan
Don't be like me. Be better than me. That's the goal. Michael Jordan
You have to expect things of yourself before you can do them. Michael Jordan
It doesn't matter if you fall down, it's whether you get back up. Michael Jordan
All I wanted to do was to improve, to keep getting better. Michael Jordan
You always have to focus in life on what you want to achieve. Michael Jordan
If you put your mind to doing whatever it is you want to do, good things can happen. Michael Jordan
Nothing of value comes without being earned. Michael Jordan
Sometimes you need to get hit in the head to realize that you're in a fight. Michael Jordan
Sometimes, things may not go your way, but the effort should be there every single night. Michael Jordan
We all fly. Once you leave the ground, you fly. Some people fly longer than others. Michael Jordan
Always turn a negative situation into a positive situation. Michael Jordan
Some people want it to happen, some wish it would happen, others make it happen. Michael Jordan
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
All I knew is that I NEVER wanted to be AVERAGE. Michael Jordan
My best skill was that I was coachable. I was a sponge and aggressive to learn. 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
If you run into a wall, don't turn around and give up. Figure out how to climb it. Michael Jordan
If you accept the expectations of others, especially negative ones, then you never will change the outcome. Michael Jordan
Another day, another opportunity to prove everyone who doubts you wrong. Michael Jordan
I realize im black, but id like to be viewed as a person, and that is everybodys wish. Michael Jordan
If you do the work you get rewarded. There are no shortcuts in life. Michael Jordan
If you are confident you have done everything possible to prepare yourself, then there is nothing to fear. Michael Jordan
Being nervous isn't bad. It just means something important is happening. Michael Jordan
Enjoy every minute of life. Never second-guess life. Michael Jordan
Its better to shoot and miss, then to let time run out and wonder what if. 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
The reason I became such a successful athlete was my mind was saying that no matter who you put up against me, I am better, I am the best. Michael Jordan
I've never lost a game I just ran out of time. Michael Jordan
I've always believed that if you put in the work, the results will come. Michael Jordan
Don't be afraid to fail. Be afraid not to try. Michael Jordan
My advice is find fuel in failure. Sometimes failure gets you closer to where you want to be. 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
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 want people to understand, gambling is not a bad thing if you do it within the framework of what it's meant to be, which is fun and entertaining. 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
Everybody has talent, but ability takes hard work. Michael Jordan
I've failed over and over and over again in my life and that is why I succeed. Michael Jordan
Winners don't just learn the fundamentals, they master them. You have to monitor your fundamentals constantly because the only thing that changes will be your attention to them. Michael Jordan
Not every flying hero has a cape. Michael Jordan
I can accept failure, everyone fails at something. But I can't accept not trying. Michael Jordan
Don't let them drag you down by rumors just go with what you believe in. 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 never stop working hard. Each day I feel that I have to improve. Hardwork...Determination...I gotta keep pushing myself. 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
You have to be un-compromised in your level of commitment to whatever you are doing, or it can disappear as fast as it appeared. Commitment cannot be compromised by rewards. Michael Jordan
Focus like a laser, not a flashlight. Michael Jordan
Sometimes a winner is just a dreamer who never gave up. Michael Jordan
Excellence isn't a one-week or one-year ideal. It's a constant. Michael Jordan