25 Inspiring Michael Jordan Quotes about Sports, Confidence, Life, Work


Michael Jeffrey Jordan (born February 17, 1963), commonly known as MJ is an American retired professional basketball player and a businessman. He played 15 seasons in the NBA.

Following are Inspiring Michael Jordan Quotes about Sports, Confidence, Life & Work with images.

Michael Jordan Quotes

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

“Everybody has talent, but ability takes hard work.”

“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.” Highsnobiety.com

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


“I know fear is an obstacle for some people, but it is an illusion to me. Failure always made me try harder next time.”

“If you put forth the effort, good things will be bestowed upon you.”

“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.”

“One day, you might look up and see me playing the game at 50. Don’t laugh. Never say never, because limits, like fears, are often just an illusion.”

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


“You can practice shooting eight hours a day, but if your technique is wrong, then all you become is very good at shooting the wrong way. Get the fundamentals down and the level of everything you do will rise.”

“If you quit ONCE it becomes a habit. Never quit!”

Top Inspiring Sports Quotes – Player’s Sayings

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

“To learn to succeed, you must first learn to fail.”


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

“Failure is acceptable. but not trying is a whole different ball park.”

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

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

“If you do the work you get rewarded. There are no shortcuts in life.”


“Learning is a gift, even when “pain” is your teacher!”

“I’ve always believed that if you put in the work, the results will come.”

“Never say never, because limits, like fears, are often just an illusion”

“Champions do not become champions when they win an event, but in the hours, weeks, and months, and years they spend preparing for it. The victorious performance itself is merely a demonstration of their championship character.”

“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.”


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

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