25 Inspirational Mike Tyson Quotes

25 Inspirational Mike Tyson Quotes

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Mike Tyson is an American former professional boxer. Tyson won his first 19 professional fights by knockout, 12 of them in the first round. He won the WBC title in 1986 after stopping Trevor Berbick in the second round. Tyson became the lineal champion in 1988 when he knocked out Michael Spinks in 91 seconds of the first round.

Below are Inspirational Mike Tyson Quotes:


  1. “Everyone that you fight is not your enemy and everyone who helps you is not your friend.” Mike Tyson


  1. “Sometimes I’d give my mother a hundred bucks and she wouldn’t pay me back. She didn’t respect me like that. I’d say, “You owe me some money, Ma. And she’d just say, You owe me your life, boy. I’m not paying you back.” Mike Tyson


  1. “Some students would make fun of me, but nobody messed with me.” Mike Tyson


4. “Discipline is doing what you hate to do but doing it like you love it.” Mike Tyson

   5. “Burning cocaine is the worst smell in the world. It smells like burning plastic and rat poison combined.” Mike Tyson


  1. “Greatness is not guarding yourself from the people; greatness is being accepted by the people.” Mike Tyson


  1. “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.” Mike Tyson


  1. “Everybody thinks this is a tough man’s sport. This is not a tough man’s sport. This is a thinking man’s sport. A tough man is gonna get hurt real bad in this sport.” Mike Tyson


9. “People are going to say what they say. I know sometimes I say things; I offend people.” Mike Tyson

   10. “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


  1. “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, because they’ll break your spirit.” Mike Tyson


  1. “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.” Mike Tyson


  1. “Everyone has a plan ’till they get punched in the mouth.” Mike Tyson


14. “As long as we persevere and endure, we can get anything we want.” Mike Tyson

  15. “You can change your mind or your life whenever you want to.” Mike Tyson


  1. “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


  1. “Anyone with a grain of sense would know that if I punched my wife I would rip her head off. It’s all lies. I have never laid a finger on her.” Mike Tyson


  1. “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.” Mike Tyson


19. “Confidence breeds success and success breeds confidence. Confidence applied properly surpasses genius.” Mike Tyson

  20. “When you have something in life that you want to accomplish greatly you have to be willing to give up your happiness.” Mike Tyson


  1. “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.” Mike Tyson


  1. “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


  1. “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


24. “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.” Mike Tyson


    25. “I know how hard it is to be a woman, especially a black woman.” Mike Tyson

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