If you aren't going all the way, why go at all?
There may be people who have more talent than you, but there's no excuse for anyone to work harder than you do - and I believe that.
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.
I've failed over and over and over again in my life and that is why I succeed.
Age is no barrier. It's a limitation you put on your mind.
Champions keep playing until they get it right.
It's a funny thing, the more I practice the luckier I get.
The difference between the impossible and the possible lies in a man's determination.
It's not whether you get knocked down, it's whether you get up.
Winners never quit and quitters never win.
Winning is not everything, but wanting to win is.
Set your goals high, and don't stop till you get there.
My motto was always to keep swinging. Whether I was in a slump or feeling badly or having trouble off the field, the only thing to do was keep swinging.
What makes something special is not just what you have to gain, but what you feel there is to lose.
I hated every minute of training, but I said, 'Don't quit. Suffer now and live the rest of your life as a champion.'
What to do with a mistake: recognize it, admit it, learn from it, forget it.
Push yourself again and again. Don't give an inch until the final buzzer sounds.
A champion is someone who gets up when he can't.
You're never a loser until you quit trying.
You miss 100% of the shots you don't take.
Just keep going. Everybody gets better if they keep at it.
I am building a fire, and everyday I train, I add more fuel. At just the right moment, I light the match.
One man can be a crucial ingredient on a team, but one man cannot make a team.
The only place success comes before work is in the dictionary.
Most people give up just when they're about to achieve success.
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