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64 Inspirational Mike Tyson Quotes (BOXING)

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Fear is your best friend or your worst enemy. It’s like fire. If you can control it, it can cook for you; it can heat your house. If you can’t control it, it will burn everything around you and destroy you.”

Mike Tyson
I'm a dreamer. I have to dream and reach for the stars, and if I miss a star then I grab a handful of clouds.
I’m a dreamer. I have to dream and reach for the stars, and if I miss a star then I grab a handful of clouds.
Discipline, doing what you hate to do but do it like you love it.
Discipline, doing what you hate to do but do it like you love it.
Everyone has a plan 'till they get punched in the mouth.
Everyone has a plan ’till they get punched in the mouth.
In order for me to achieve… I had to regard myself greater than what I was. In other words, I had to fake it until I make it.
In order for me to achieve… I had to regard myself greater than what I was. In other words, I had to fake it until I make it.

“Any man can do what he has to do. But doing it like you love it? That is what takes it to a whole different level. A champion does it like he loves it, even when he doesn’t.”

Mike Tyson
God lets everything happen for a reason. It’s all a learning process, and you have to go from one level to another.
God lets everything happen for a reason. It’s all a learning process, and you have to go from one level to another.
There’s nothing wrong with making mistakes, just don’t make the same ones. We don’t want to duplicate them.
There’s nothing wrong with making mistakes, just don’t make the same ones. We don’t want to duplicate them.
Everyone that you fight is not your enemy and everyone who helps you is not your friend.
Everyone that you fight is not your enemy and everyone who helps you is not your friend.
Hard times fall upon everybody. Whatever it is, we’re going to get out of it.
Hard times fall upon everybody. Whatever it is, we’re going to get out of it.

10 Inspirational Mike Tyson Quotes About Life

“When you have something in life that you want to accomplish greatly, you have to be willing to give up your happiness… I’ve lost all my sensitivity as far as being embarrassed, being shy, you just have to lose that.”

Mike Tyson
I had to persevere because this was my life. This championship, this was the stuff I dreamt of all my life, and I wasn’t gonna be denied.
I had to persevere because this was my life. This championship, this was the stuff I dreamt of all my life, and I wasn’t gonna be denied.
If you don’t do it for passion and love, the emotional outcome will be disastrous.
If you don’t do it for passion and love, the emotional outcome will be disastrous.
I'm in trouble because I'm normal and slightly arrogant. A lot of people don't like themselves and I happen to be totally in love with myself.
I’m in trouble because I’m normal and slightly arrogant. A lot of people don’t like themselves and I happen to be totally in love with myself.
You need to learn independence. You have to be independent – it builds character.
You need to learn independence. You have to be independent – it builds character.

“I don’t react to a tragic happening any more. I took so many bad things as a kid and some people think I don’t care about anything. It’s just too hard for me to get emotional. I can’t cry no more.”

Mike Tyson
If I have to live at the top of the world, I also have to live at the bottom of the ocean. I don’t know how to live in the middle of life.
If I have to live at the top of the world, I also have to live at the bottom of the ocean. I don’t know how to live in the middle of life.
Another thing that freaks me out is time. Time is like a book. You have a beginning, a middle and an end. It’s just a cycle.
Another thing that freaks me out is time. Time is like a book. You have a beginning, a middle and an end. It’s just a cycle.
I can’t change myself. I’m Mike Tyson. I’m a regular kid from the ghetto striving to do something positive with myself. I happen to fight well.
I can’t change myself. I’m Mike Tyson. I’m a regular kid from the ghetto striving to do something positive with myself. I happen to fight well.
Real freedom is having nothing. I was freer when I didn’t have a cent.
Real freedom is having nothing. I was freer when I didn’t have a cent.

2 MotivationalMike Tyson Quotes on Fear

“There’s nothing to fear but fear itself. It’s an illusion of fear. Fear is an illusion. If you gonna die, you gonna die anyway; it’s not something to fear, fear is not gonna help.”

Mike Tyson
Fear is the greatest obstacle to learning.
Fear is the greatest obstacle to learning.

9 Mike Tyson Quotes on Success

“It’s good to be successful and have financial status but if you’re only gonna live for the money, you’re only gonna reach a certain status and I’m in there for greatness and peace of mind.”

Mike Tyson
In order to succeed greatly, you have to be prepared to fail greatly. If you can’t do both of them, you’ve got a problem.
In order to succeed greatly, you have to be prepared to fail greatly. If you can’t do both of them, you’ve got a problem.
That's what people respect, the fact that I wasn't a chump that laid on his back and gave up.
That’s what people respect, the fact that I wasn’t a chump that laid on his back and gave up.
You stand your ground and you perform your art. That’s what the artist does. The artist is about perfection.
You stand your ground and you perform your art. That’s what the artist does. The artist is about perfection.

“The ability to apply the discipline, the ability to do what needs to be done no matter how he feels inside, in my opinion, is the definition of a true professional.”

Mike Tyson
Every win, regardless a good or bad one, gives you more confidence.
Every win, regardless a good or bad one, gives you more confidence.
We all have struggles in life but we have to continue to fight.
We all have struggles in life but we have to continue to fight.
I’ll go back and take what the people owe me.
I’ll go back and take what the people owe me.

“I’m scared every time I go into the ring, but it’s how you handle it. What you have to do is plant your feet, bite down on your mouthpiece and say, ‘Let’s go.”

Mike Tyson

14 Mike Tyson Quotes on Boxing / Fighting

“Unfortunately, sometimes you can’t have fun accomplishing your goals. Sometimes people don’t have the determination, the will, the steadfastness, the tenacity, they give in under the slightest struggle.”

Mike Tyson
I could feel his muscle tissues collapse under my force. It's ludicrous these mortals even attempt to enter my realm.
I could feel his muscle tissues collapse under my force. It’s ludicrous these mortals even attempt to enter my realm.
I just want to do what I do best, and that's fight. I love it.
I just want to do what I do best, and that’s fight. I love it.
Fighting is not physical, fighting is spiritual. It’s the determination and the will in the guy.
Fighting is not physical, fighting is spiritual. It’s the determination and the will in the guy.
When I fight someone, I want to break his will. I want to take his manhood. I want to rip out his heart and show it to him.
I try to catch them right on the tip of his nose, because I try to punch the bone into the brain.
I try to catch them right on the tip of his nose, because I try to punch the bone into the brain.

“I’ll fight anybody my trainer puts me in with because I’m confident I can beat any fighter in the world. If anybody can see I’m almost a master at evading punches coming at me.”

Mike Tyson
Fighting is a sport if you’re not humble it’s going to bring humbleness to you.
Fighting is a sport if you’re not humble it’s going to bring humbleness to you.
Most fighters are the most humble people in the world because they’ve gotten their ass kicked before.
Most fighters are the most humble people in the world because they’ve gotten their ass kicked before.
I'm not much for talking. You know what I do. I put guys in body bags when I'm right.
I’m not much for talking. You know what I do. I put guys in body bags when I’m right.
I don't try to intimidate anybody before a fight. That's nonsense. I intimidate people by hitting them.
I don’t try to intimidate anybody before a fight. That’s nonsense. I intimidate people by hitting them.
I was hoping he would get up so I could hit him again and keep him down.
I was hoping he would get up so I could hit him again and keep him down.
I'm the biggest fighter in the history of the sport. If you don't believe it, check the cash register.
I’m the biggest fighter in the history of the sport. If you don’t believe it, check the cash register.
I intend to fight and I want to win. But my priorities are basically to be a good brother and a strong one, and to try to be a good father one day.
I intend to fight and I want to win. But my priorities are basically to be a good brother and a strong one, and to try to be a good father one day.

10 Wise Mike Tyson Quotes that will Make You Think (WISDOM)

“Quayle said the worst thing that happened to him was that he never trusted his own judgment. I said from now on I am going to go with my own judgment.”

Mike Tyson
It's good to know how to read, but it's dangerous to know how to read and not how to interpret what you're reading.
It’s good to know how to read, but it’s dangerous to know how to read and not how to interpret what you’re reading.
As long as we persevere and endure, we can get anything we want.
As long as we persevere and endure, we can get anything we want.
A man who was friendly with everyone was an enemy to himself.
A man who was friendly with everyone was an enemy to himself.
My biggest weakness is my sensitivity. I am too sensitive a person.
My biggest weakness is my sensitivity. I am too sensitive a person.
Greatness is not guarding yourself from the people; greatness is being accepted by the people.
Greatness is not guarding yourself from the people; greatness is being accepted by the people.
Man is not mean to be humble, he’s meant to be humbled.
Man is not mean to be humble, he’s meant to be humbled.
Some people try to get you out of slavery for you to be their slave.
Some people try to get you out of slavery for you to be their slave.
When Jesus comes back, these crazy, greedy, capitalistic men are gonna kill him again.
When Jesus comes back, these crazy, greedy, capitalistic men are gonna kill him again.
The only thing I do is just pray for inspiration, for a way of thinking, because I don’t have any particular goal in sight.
The only thing I do is just pray for inspiration, for a way of thinking, because I don’t have any particular goal in sight.

9 Funny Mike Tyson Quotes

“I’m gonna make sure you talk about me, and your grandkids and kids after that gonna know about me… your great-grandkids will say “wow, wasn’t that a bizarre individual?”

Mike Tyson
When I was in prison, I was wrapped up in all those deep books. That Tolstoy crap - people shouldn't read that stuff.
When I was in prison, I was wrapped up in all those deep books. That Tolstoy crap – people shouldn’t read that stuff.
I don't understand why people would want to get rid of pigeons. They don't bother no one.
I don’t understand why people would want to get rid of pigeons. They don’t bother no one.
In America, we’re really good at blowing things up but not so good in knowing where the pieces will land.
In America, we’re really good at blowing things up but not so good in knowing where the pieces will land.
I'm a Muslim, but I think Jesus would have a drink with me. He would be cool. He would talk to me.
I’m a Muslim, but I think Jesus would have a drink with me. He would be cool. He would talk to me.
I've lived places these guys can't defecate in.
I’ve lived places these guys can’t defecate in.
I'm not Mother Teresa, but I'm not Charles Manson, either.
I’m not Mother Teresa, but I’m not Charles Manson, either.
You can't stay married in a situation where you are afraid to go to sleep in case your wife might cut your throat.
You can’t stay married in a situation where you are afraid to go to sleep in case your wife might cut your throat.
Sometimes I put on a ski mask and dress in old clothes, go out on the streets and beg for quarters.
Sometimes I put on a ski mask and dress in old clothes, go out on the streets and beg for quarters.

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