"I think I started learning lessons about being a good person long before I ever knew what basketball was. And that starts in the home, it starts with the parental influence."
"I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel."Julius Erving on Maya Angelou
"Education is what remains after one has forgotten what one has learned in school."Julius Erving on Albert Einstein
"We must learn to live together as brothers or perish together as fools."Julius Erving on Martin Luther King, Jr.
"Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever."Julius Erving on Mahatma Gandhi
"Learn to enjoy every minute of your life. Be happy now. Don't wait for something outside of yourself to make you happy in the future. Think how really precious is the time you have to spend, whether it's at work or with your family. Every minute should be enjoyed and savored."Julius Erving on Earl Nightingale
"And from the first time I picked up a basketball at age eight - I had a lot of difficulty when I first picked up a basketball, because I was a scrub - there were things that I liked about it."
"Right up until the time I retired at age 37, I felt like there were still things that I could do better."
"In 1981, at age 31, I was voted the best player in basketball, and the most valuable player in the league."
"One of the most predictable things in life is there will be change. You are better off if you can have a say in the change. But you are ignorant or naive if you don't think there will be change, whether you want it to or not."
"One of the things in the back of my mind is that, after my sports experience, I never want to be, totally consumed by any one endeavor, other than my family life."