Best Mike Tyson Quotes

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Am not entirely a fan, but these are some of the Mike Tyson quotes I like. Michael Gerard "Mike" Tyson was born in 1966 and at the height of his boxing career from 1985 to 2005 was known for his aggressive fighting style and quick knock-outs. Unfortunately prison time and going broke has not helped him much and while I sympathise, I think he could have invested his money better given the fortune he had at one point. Anyway, a lot to be learnt from his quotes still, enjoy them.

Mike Tyson Quotes

  • “Discipline, doing what you hate to do but do it like you love it.”
  • “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.”
  • “Whatever you want, especially when you’re striving to be the best in the world at something, there’ll always be disappointments, and you can’t be emotionally tied to them, cos’ they’ll break your spirit.”
  • "God lets everything happen for a reason. It's all a learning process, and you have to go from one level to another."
  • "Greatness is not guarding yourself from the people; greatness is being accepted by the people."
  • "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."
  • "That's what people respect, the fact that I wasn't a chump that laid on his back and gave up.
  • “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.”
  • “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.”
  • "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."

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More Mike Tyson Quotes

  • “Everyone has a plan ’till they get punched in the mouth.”
  • "That equals to being a fool, having fame and no fortune. A lot of guys out there have fame doing this and doing that, but they are broke."
  • “We wanna believe that we’re different than the average guy that’s working 9-to-5, that our thoughts are different than his. Our inspirations and desires are different than his, that’s why we succeed and he didn’t cos we wanna believe we’re different, but he just didn’t get the break that we had…or he wasted it on something else.”
  • “I’m gonna make sure you talk about me, and your grand-kids and kids after that gonna know about me…your great grand-kids will say “wow, wasn’t that a bizarre individual?”
  • “Everyone that you fight is not your enemy and everyone who helps you is not your friend.”
  • “Fear is the greatest obstacle to learning. But fear is your best friend. Fear is like fire. If you learn to control it, you let it work for you. If you don’t learn to control it, it’ll destroy you and everything around you.”
  • “A man who was friendly with everyone was an enemy to himself.”
  • “God is not going to send someone to hell for my mistakes. So God and I have to deal with my own salvation.”
  • “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.”
  • “Everyone says “I wish I was in your shoes…”, the hundreds of people that wish they were in my shoes don’t know the tenth of it. If they were in my shoes they would cry like a baby.”
  • “God, it would be good to be a fake somebody rather than a real nobody.”

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