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#1. The best come from the worst - Author: Michael Jordan
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#2. I realized that if I was going to achieve anything in life I had to be aggressive. I had to get out there and go for it ... I know fear is an obstacle for some people, but it's an illusion to me. - Author: Michael Jordan
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#3. Nothing of value comes without being earned. - Author: Michael Jordan
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#4. When I step onto the court, I'm ready to play. If you're going up against me, you'd better be ready. If you're not going to compete, I will dominate you. - Author: Michael Jordan
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#5. I failed over and over and over and that is why I succeed. - Author: Michael Jordan
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#6. I dont take pictures with Niggas - Author: Michael Jordan
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#7. There is no 'i' in team but there is in win. - Author: Michael Jordan
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#8. Gambling is legal and betting is legal, for what I bet. - Author: Michael Jordan
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#9. Being Michael Jordan means acting the same as I always have. - Author: Michael Jordan
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#10. I can remember a game, we were down with about 5 to 10 points, I go off about 25 points, we come back and win the game, we're walking off the floor. Tex (Winter) looks at me and says "There's no "I" in team!" I looked at Tex and say, "There's not, but there's an 'I' in win! - Author: Michael Jordan
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#11. Some people want it to happen, some wish it would happen, and others make it happen. - Author: Michael Jordan
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#12. The key to success is failure - Author: Michael Jordan
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#13. The players today reflect how much the game has evolved and changed both in style and culture. The game now has a wider appeal to a larger market. - Author: Michael Jordan
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#14. It doesn't matter if you fall down, it's whether you get back up. - Author: Michael Jordan
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#15. I failed so therefore I succeed. - Author: Michael Jordan
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#16. Even though, physically, I can't do it, the mind says, 'Yeah, I can still do it,' and I still think I can do it better than most in the NBA, ... Driven From Within. - Author: Michael Jordan
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#17. I'm sorry to see it end. - Author: Michael Jordan
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#18. It's not about the shoes, it's what you do in them. - Author: Michael Jordan
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#19. The greatest people that ever lived were also the greatest failures. They just didn't let those failures affect them like they do most. - Author: Michael Jordan
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#20. Can I still dunk ... Are you stupid? - Author: Michael Jordan
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#21. I play to win, whether during practice or a real game. - Author: Michael Jordan
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#22. People can fly. Some people fly higher than others, that's all. - Author: Michael Jordan
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#23. I won't have any competitive instincts in any sports, other than golf. I can't see being competitive in sports any more. - Author: Michael Jordan
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#24. 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 ... - Author: Michael Jordan
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#25. Isn't (life) all about trying? - Author: Michael Jordan
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#26. A leader can't make excuses. There has to be quality in everything you do. Off the court, on the court, in the classroom. - Author: Michael Jordan
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#27. Anything can happen if you are willing to put in the work and remain open to the possibility. Dreams are realized by effort, determination, passion and staying connected to that sense of who you are. - Author: Michael Jordan
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#28. There's only one Michael Jordan. - Author: Michael Jordan
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#29. Failure I can accept, what I can not accept is not trying - Author: Michael Jordan
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#30. I wasn't really a work-conscious type of person. I was a player. I loved to play sports. - Author: Michael Jordan
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#31. It doesn't matter if you win as long as you give everything in your heart - Author: Michael Jordan
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#32. I'm not a Twitterer, I'm not a twerker, I'm not a Facebooker, I'm not nothing. I'm old school. - Author: Michael Jordan
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#33. If nobody will help you do it alone! - Author: Michael Jordan
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#34. You're an idiot. You've screwed up every play we ever ran. You're too stupid to even remember the plays. We ought to get rid of you. - Author: Michael Jordan
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#35. I can never stop working hard. Each day I feel that I have to improve. Hardwork ... Determination ... I gotta keep pushing myself. - Author: Michael Jordan
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#36. Even when I'm old and grey, I won't be able to play it, but I'll still love the game. - Author: Michael Jordan
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#37. Just play. Have fun. Enjoy the game. - Author: Michael Jordan
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#38. We all fly. Once you leave the ground, you fly. Some people fly longer than others. - Author: Michael Jordan
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#39. 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. - Author: Michael Jordan
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#40. I heave the basketball; I know it sails in a parabola, exhibiting perfect symmetry, which is interrupted by the basket. It's funny, but it is always interrupted by the basket. - Author: Michael Jordan
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#41. 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. - Author: Michael Jordan
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#42. I set another goal ... a reasonable, manageable goal that I could realistically achieve if I worked hard enough. I approached everything step by step. - Author: Michael Jordan
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#43. People ask me if I could fly, I said, 'yeah ... ' for a little while. - Author: Michael Jordan
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#44. It's probably a twelve-day. He needs two days to wake up. - Author: Michael Jordan
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#45. When I step onto the court, I don't have to think about anything. If I have a problem off the court, I find that after I play, my mind is clearer and I can come up with a better solution. It's like therapy. It relaxes me and allows me to solve problems. - Author: Michael Jordan
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#46. What is love? Love is playing every game as if it's your last! - Author: Michael Jordan
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#47. I didn't come here to be average. - Author: Michael Jordan
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#48. A coach is someone that sees beyond your limits and guides you to greatness! - Author: Michael Jordan
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#49. Not every flying hero has a cape. - Author: Michael Jordan
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#50. My fellow Wilmington, North Carolina native Meadowlark Lemon is a true national treasure. I watched him play for the Harlem Globetrotters when I was growing up and his skill with the basketball and dedication to the game were an inspiration not only to me, but to kids all around the world. - Author: Michael Jordan
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#51. 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. - Author: Michael Jordan
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#52. I don't know about flying, but sometimes it feels like I have these little wings on my feet. - Author: Michael Jordan
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#53. I would tell players to relax and never think about what's at stake. Just think about the basketball game. If you start to think about who is going to win the championship, you've lost your focus. - Author: Michael Jordan
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#54. 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. - Author: Michael Jordan
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#55. I went to a bookstore to try to find a book. The bottom line is, it all comes by trial and error. It was scary and exciting at first you don't know what to expect. But once you look into your child's eyes, you forget about that. - Author: Michael Jordan
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#56. 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. - Author: Michael Jordan
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#57. In reality, I never want to grow up. - Author: Michael Jordan
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#58. Michael Jordan is sort of ... the hip-hop version of Dr. J - Author: Michael Jordan
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#59. Limits, like fear, is often an illusion. - Author: Michael Jordan
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#60. Suddenly all is quiet. The other nine players? They're all moving in slow motion! I'm at normal speed! I know where everyone's going even before they know themselves. The basket is huge, maybe six feet across! How can I miss? It's like throwing a rock into a pond. - Author: Michael Jordan
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#61. 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. - Author: Michael Jordan
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#62. I'd like to be settled into somewhat of a normal life. Somewhat. I know it's never going to be completely normal. - Author: Michael Jordan
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#63. Work ethics eliminates fear. - Author: Michael Jordan
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#64. Everybody has talent, but ability takes hard work. - Author: Michael Jordan
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#65. There will be a player greater than me. - Author: Michael Jordan
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#66. If you love the game, nobody can take that from you. - Author: Michael Jordan
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#67. You know what I think? Very few people play because they love the game. Most of them play because they make good money. They keep playing because of the money. I could care less about it. If I don't love the game, no check is going to keep me playing. - Author: Michael Jordan
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#68. It's always been said that when I can't find a way to do anything, I will find a way to do it. - Author: Michael Jordan
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#69. I realize that I'm black, but I like to be viewed as a person, and this is everybody's wish. - Author: Michael Jordan
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#70. If you think and achieve as a team, the individual accolades will take care of themselves. Talent wins games, but teamwork and intelligence win championships. - Author: Michael Jordan
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#71. We're not winning because of talent. We're just beating bad teams. - Author: Michael Jordan
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#72. Winning isn't always championships. - Author: Michael Jordan
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#73. Accept a loss as a learning experience, and never point fingers at your teammates - Author: Michael Jordan
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#74. I would never play an extra year for money. I play the game because I love it. I just so happen to get paid. If I don't feel I still enjoy the game, I can care less what a year is worth. I'm not going to play the game just because of money. - Author: Michael Jordan
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#75. The game is my wife. It demands loyalty and responsibility, and it gives me back fulfillment and peace. - Author: Michael Jordan
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#76. My heroes are and were my parents. I can't see having anyone else as my heroes. - Author: Michael Jordan
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#77. There are no shortcuts. I approached practices the same way I approached games. You can't turn it on and off like a faucet. I couldn't dog it during practice and then, when I needed that extra push late in the game, expect it to be there. Very few people get anywhere by taking shortcuts. - Author: Michael Jordan
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#78. I realize im black, but id like to be viewed as a person, and that is everybodys wish. - Author: Michael Jordan
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#79. You remember what you said in 1994 about, 'I think I can guard you, I can shut you down, I would love to play against you?' Well, you're about to get your chance. - Author: Michael Jordan
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#80. I have failed many times, and that's why I am a success. - Author: Michael Jordan
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#81. All I knew is that I NEVER wanted to be AVERAGE. - Author: Michael Jordan
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#82. Do I need my number retired throughout the course of the league to acknowledge what I've done? No. - Author: Michael Jordan
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#83. When I was young, I had to learn the fundamentals of basketball. You can have all the physical ability in the world, but you still have to know the fundamentals. - Author: Michael Jordan
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#84. It's absolutely wrong that I don't want guys to challenge me. And the people who say that aren't in the room. - Author: Michael Jordan
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#85. To learn to succeed, you must first learn to fail. - Author: Michael Jordan
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#86. How many times have your parents told you not to do things, and the next thing you know, you go do it? And you realized you shouldn't have done it. - Author: Michael Jordan
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#87. Never think of the consequences of failing for you will always think of a negative result. Think only positive thoughts and your mind will gravitate towards those thoughts! - Author: Michael Jordan
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#88. I've never lost a game I just ran out of time. - Author: Michael Jordan
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#89. The best evaluation I can make of a player is to look in his eyes and see how scared they are. - Author: Michael Jordan
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#90. I can't speak for the future. I have no crystal ball. - Author: Michael Jordan
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#91. People say they wish they were Michael Jordan. OK, do it for a year. Do it for two years. Do it for five years. When you get past the fun part, then go do the part where you get into cities at three a.m. and you have fifteen people waiting for autographs when you're as tired as hell. - Author: Michael Jordan
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#92. I make shoes for white suburban kids, not the poor black kids. That would be like opening a restaurant for people without stomachs. - Author: Michael Jordan
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#93. If you accept the expectations of others, especially negative ones, then you never will change the outcome. - Author: Michael Jordan
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#94. It's a habit of mine now, noticing labels, logos, shoes. - Author: Michael Jordan
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#95. You always have to focus in life on what you want to achieve. - Author: Michael Jordan
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#96. I took cooking classes when I was younger; girls weren't interested in me, and I thought I may be alone for the rest of my life. - Author: Michael Jordan
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#97. 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. - Author: Michael Jordan
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#98. I've reached the pinnacle of my career. I just feel that I don't have anything else to prove. - Author: Michael Jordan
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#99. Focus like a laser, not a flashlight - Author: Michael Jordan
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#100. Because I want every kid to be viewed as a person rather than as a member of a certain race does not mean that I'm not black enough ... Do they want me to be positive just for black kids and negative for everybody else? - Author: Michael Jordan
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