ᐅ169+ Best Mike Tyson Quotes of All Time (BOXING)

"Fighting is a sport; if you're not humble it's going to bring humbleness to you." ~ Mike Tyson

"Everyone has a plan 'till they get punched in the mouth." ~ Mike Tyson

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

"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

"You never lose until you actually give up." ~ Mike Tyson

"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

"At one point, I thought life was about acquiring things. But as a I get older, life is totally about losing everything." ~ Mike Tyson

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

"I'm addicted to perfection. Problem with my life is I was always also addicted to chaos. Perfect chaos." ~ 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." ~ Mike Tyson

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

"Confidence breeds success & success breeds confidence... Confidence applied properly surpasses genius." ~ Mike Tyson

"Fighting is not physical, fighting is spiritual. It's the determination and the will in the guy." ~ Mike Tyson

"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

"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." ~ 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

"There's nothing like confidence." ~ Mike Tyson

"Tupac Shakur 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

"Discipline makes hard men. Every hard man is capable of being a killer. But every killer is not capable of being a hard man. They can't endure that much. It's all about the endurance. That's why they become killers. Because they can't endure the pain. They need to kill the pain to stop it." ~ Mike Tyson

"In order to be a friend to anybody, you have to be a friend to yourself. If you're not a friend to yourself, there's no way you're gonna have any friends." ~ 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

"I'm the most brutal and ruthless conquerer there has ever been." ~ Mike Tyson

"Sometimes, the people we invest the most time in disappoint us the most." ~ 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

"To be successful in sports or business, you really have to live the lifestyle. Success is about lifestyle. Just because I was training and working hard, that didn't make me champion or a good fighter. My lifestyle made me a good fighter. In my mind and my daily life, I was the heavy weight champ when I was 15 or 14. I lived the life of the heavyweight champion, and that's who I became. And that is so much more than just training. So, when the time presented itself, that's who I already was. I was ready. I was already there." ~ Mike Tyson

"I normally don't do interviews with women unless I fornicate with them." ~ 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

"Treat the world the way you want to be treated." ~ 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 tempt for greatness is the biggest drug in the world." ~ 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

"You have to feel comfortable being uncomfortable. I'm always comfortable being uncomfortable. And to be comfortable being uncomfortable, I have to hone my discipline, which to me is doing what I have to do, but also doing it like I love it." ~ Mike Tyson