TOP 10 BEST MIKE TYSON QUOTES

Discover the top 10 greatest Mike Tyson quotes.

Fighting is a sport; if you’re not humble it’s going to bring humbleness to you.

Mike Tyson

He always wanted me to smoke weed with him, and I never did it, and I wish I did…That’s my biggest regret.

Mike Tyson

You never lose until you actually give up.

Mike Tyson

I know I have only myself to blame for all the problems I’ve had in my life.

Mike Tyson

You can’t be disturbed by anything. There’s no emotion involved. You can’t feel sorrow, you can’t feel pity, there’s nothing you feel. The job has to be done.

Mike Tyson

A man that is a friend to everyone is an enemy to himself.

Mike Tyson

The tempt for greatness is the biggest drug in the world.

Mike Tyson

No one who isn’t an extremist can understand the mind of an extremist.

Mike Tyson

Confidence breeds success & success breeds confidence… Confidence applied properly surpasses genius.

Mike Tyson

Discipline is doing what you hate to do, but nonetheless doing it like you love it.

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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. Like a snowball on a hill, you can pick it up and throw it or do anything you want with it before it starts rolling down, but once it rolls down and gets so big, it’ll crush you to death. So one must never allow fear to develop and build up without having control over it, because if you don’t you won’t be able to achieve your objective or save your life.

Mike Tyson

Everybody you fight is not your enemy and everybody who helps you is not your friend.

Mike Tyson

As long as we persevere and endure, we can get anything we want.

Mike Tyson

Fighting is not physical, fighting is spiritual. It’s the determination and the will in the guy.

Mike Tyson

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?”

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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

Fighting is all about calmness and relaxation. My appearance was all an illusion. My appearance is of a mad man, but I’m really calm and collected. Even though I’m fighting, I’m calm and relaxed as possible, despite my displays, because once you get excited, you can’t fight at the highest level of your ability.

Mike Tyson

Confidence applied properly is the path of genius. You must always be in a state of confidence. And the way you sustain a state of confidence is by testing yourself. Difficult quagmires that may occur; there’s always a test. You have to seek them out. You constantly have to test yourself to prepare for these quagmires. That’s why I always put myself to the test.

Mike Tyson

At one point, I thought life was about acquiring things. Life is totally about losing everything.

Mike Tyson

I’m a bad guy. But if I was a good guy, nobody would want to pay to see me fight.

Mike Tyson

I’ll never be happy. I believe I’ll die alone. I would want it that way. I’ve been a loner all my life with my secrets and my pain. I’m really lost, but I’m trying to find myself. I’m really a sad, pathetic case. My whole life has been a waste. I’ve been a failure. I just want to escape.

Mike Tyson

There’s nothing like confidence.

Mike Tyson

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

The one thing I know, everyone respects the true person and everyone’s not true with themselves.

Mike Tyson

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 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. If you can control your fear, it makes you more alert, like a deer coming across the lawn.

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.

Mike Tyson

Hard times fall upon everybody. Whatever it is, we’re going to get out of it.

Mike Tyson

Everyone in boxing probably makes out well except for the fighter. He’s the only one that’s on Skid Row most of the time; he’s the only one that everybody just leaves when he loses his mind. He sometimes goes insane, he sometimes goes on the bottle, because it’s an intensive pressure sport that allows people to just lose it.

Mike Tyson

I earned that the strong will always beat the weak, but the smart will beat the strong. Boxing is a tough guy sport. But in the end, the tough guy gets to clean the streets and be a bodyguard. In the ring, the tough guy is going to get hurt; at the end of the day, he’s going to talk funny. Only the smartest win. So, I know it’s cliché, but power – real power – comes from knowledge, comes from smarts.

Mike Tyson

No one wants to get up at 4 and run when it’s pitch-dark, but it has to be done. The only reason i do it so early is because i believe the other guy isn’t doing it and that gives me a little edge

Mike Tyson

We’re all going to be tested. The dark energy is going to knock on all of our doors.

Mike Tyson

You should sit in meditation for 20 minutes a day, unless you’re too busy, then you should sit for an hour. If Tetris has taught me anything, it’s that errors pile up & accomplishments disappear. Everybody has a plan until they get punched in the mouth.

Mike Tyson

As human beings, nobody gets out of this world free. We all have to do some suffering before we leave.

Mike Tyson

I like horror movies. Nightmare on Elm Street is my favourite. I even get scared a little bit watching horror.

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Every great general and warrior from the beginning of time was high.

Mike Tyson

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

Whatever my situation, I’m a strong disciplinarian; I can do what I hate to do but do it like I love it.

Mike Tyson

What was most important was the knowledge [aspect] of the fight. I learned this early on and just told myself to “upgrade my mind.” That’s just what I wanted to do my whole life.

Mike Tyson

It’s the emotional punches that you can’t see that are just overwhelmingly devastating to your heart – your moral fiber.

Mike Tyson

I’m a vegan. I lost 150 pounds because of being a vegan.

Mike Tyson

We all have to control our feelings. That’s the thing that separates us from animals.

Mike Tyson

My intentions were not to fascinate the world with my personality.

Mike Tyson

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.

Mike Tyson

They called me a ‘rapist’ and a ‘recluse.’ I’m not a recluse.

Mike Tyson

People tell me I’m a comedian, but I don’t approach acting from that perspective. I do know that everything in life has to do with your timing and perception. You have to be comfortable with the rhythm that you’re in. You can’t just jump into a fast rhythm if yours is slow. You might have to pick up the pace but in your own particular way. It has to do with personality, too.

Mike Tyson

When you’re a great finisher, you’ll become popular. Joe Louis was a great finisher.

Mike Tyson

Without struggle, there is no progress. There has to be struggle in your life. You have to grow in experience to control your ego. Cause, you know, an ego can be crushed, it can be killed, it can be smashed, but it comes back. It never dies. That’s the thing about the ego: it never dies.

Mike Tyson

People relate to fighters so much because fighting reflects life.

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.

Mike Tyson

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