"The game of basketball has been everything to me. My place of refuge, place I've always gone where I needed comfort and peace. It's been the site of intense pain and the most intense feelings of joy and satisfaction. It's a relationship that has evolved over time, given me the greatest respect and love for the game."
"Let him who would enjoy a good future waste none of his present."Michael Jordan on Roger Babson
"The best thing about the future is that it comes one day at a time."Michael Jordan on Abraham Lincoln
"Lost time is never found again."Michael Jordan on Benjamin Franklin
"Patience and time do more than strength or passion."Michael Jordan on Jean de La Fontaine
"The future is something which everyone reaches at the rate of 60 minutes an hour, whatever he does, whoever he is."Michael Jordan on C. S. Lewis
"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."