Michael Jeffrey Jordan also known by his initials MJ, is an American former professional basketball player and the principal owner of the Charlotte Hornets of the National Basketball Association (NBA). Here are 40 Remarkable Michael Jordan Quotes.

Michael Jordan Quotes

1. “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.”

2. “There is no ‘i’ in team but there is in win.”.

3. “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.”

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

5. “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.”

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

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

8. “Sometimes you need to get hit in the head to realize that you’re in a fight.”

9. “I built my talents on the shoulders of someone else’s talent.”

10. “Sometimes, things may not go your way, but the effort should be there every single night.”

Michael Jordan Quotes

11. “I believe greatness is an evolutionary process that changes and evolves era to era.”

12. “Being Michael Jordan means acting the same as I always have. “

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

14. “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.”

15. “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.”

16. “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.”

17. “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.”

18. “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.”

19. “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.”

20. “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 Quotes

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

22. “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.”

23. “It’s absolutely wrong that I don’t want guys to challenge me. And the people who say that aren’t in the room.”

24. “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.”

25. “You’re going to play from the little girls’ tees?”

26. “They don’t need a ticket to watch you sitting on the bench. They can go to your house for that.”

27. “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.”

28. “Don’t let them drag you down by rumors just go with what you believe in.”

29. “Gambling is legal and betting is legal, for what I bet.”

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

Michael Jordan Quotes

31. “Once I made a decision, I never thought about it again.”

32. “What is love? Love is playing every game as if it’s your last!”

33. “The basketball court for me, during a game, is the most peaceful place I can imagine. On the basketball court, I worry about nothing. When I’m out there, no one can bother me.”

34. “If I had been playing for money I would have complained a long time ago that I was underpaid.”

35. “I won’t have any competitive instincts in any sports, other than golf. I can’t see being competitive in sports any more.”

36. “It’s hard to say if the NBA is hurt by the influx of younger players, but it’s definitely impacted the league.”

37. “I think the players win the championship, and the organization has something to do with it, don’t get me wrong. But don’t try to put the organization above the players.”

38. “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.”

39. “It is nerve-wracking watching my kids’ games.”

40. “If it turns out that my best wasn’t good enough, at least I won’t look back and say I was afraid to try.”


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Best Michael Jordan Quotes

I've failed over and over and over again in my life and that is why I succeed.
I can accept failure, everyone fails at something. But I can't accept not trying.
Talent wins games, but teamwork and intelligence wins championships.

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