"Limits, like fear, is often an illusion."
"A nation that is afraid to let its people judge the truth and falsehood in an open market is a nation that is afraid of its people."Michael Jordan on John F. Kennedy
"Pick the day. Enjoy it - to the hilt. The day as it comes. People as they come... The past, I think, has helped me appreciate the present - and I don't want to spoil any of it by fretting about the future."Michael Jordan on Audrey Hepburn
"I love the man that can smile in trouble, that can gather strength from distress, and grow brave by reflection. 'Tis the business of little minds to shrink, but he whose heart is firm, and whose conscience approves his conduct, will pursue his principles unto death."Michael Jordan on Thomas Paine
"We fear violence less than our own feelings. Personal, private, solitary pain is more terrifying than what anyone else can inflict."Michael Jordan on Jim Morrison
"What is needed, rather than running away or controlling or suppressing or any other resistance, is understanding fear that means, watch it, learn about it, come directly into contact with it. We are to learn about fear, not how to escape from it."Michael Jordan on Jiddu Krishnamurti
"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."
"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."
"The best evaluation I can make of a player is to look in his eyes and see how scared they are."
"I want to be perceived as a guy who played his best in all facets, not just scoring. A guy who loved challenges."
"If you accept the expectations of others, especially negative ones, then you never will change the outcome."