Inspiring Quotes Collection of Famous Boxer Mike Tyson

Ultimate collection of quotes by the renowned boxer Mike Tyson.

Mike Tyson Popular Quotes

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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 Quotes on Discipline

  • Without discipline, no matter how good you are, you are nothing! One day, and I might not be around; you’re going to meet a tough guy who takes your best shot. He’ll keep coming because he’s tough. Don’t get discouraged. That’s when the discipline comes in.
  • Discipline, doing what you hate to do but do it like you love it.
  • My definition of discipline is doing what you hate to do, but do it like you love it.
  • 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.
  • 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 Quotes on Confidence

  • Every win, regardless a good or bad one, gives you more confidence.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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 Inspiring Quotes

  • I just have this thing inside me that wants to eat and conquer. Maybe it’s egotistical, but I have it in me. I don’t want to be a tycoon.
  • I just want to conquer people and their souls.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Everyone has a plan ’till they get punched in the mouth.

Mike Tyson Quotes on Life

  • Destroy or be destroyed! I just love that way of life!
  • If you’re not humble, life will visit humbleness upon you.
  • We all have struggles in life but we have to continue to fight
  • Things can change. Life is all a learning process.
  • I’m trying to figure things out in the world. No one knows what this life thing is all about – there’s no manual. Just trying to figure it out.
  • People relate to fighters so much because fighting reflects life.
  • I’m just like you. I enjoy the forbidden fruits in life, too.
  • I know I’m going to blow one day. My life is doomed the way it is. I have no future.
  • People relate to fighters so much because fighting reflects life.We’re all going to have tests in our life… We never know when that test comes, but we know we have to be prepared for it. We’re all going to be tested. The dark energy is going to knock on all of our doors.
  • 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.
  • 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 they don’t have that extreme addict personality, you can never understand how a guy can blow 300 or 400 million dollars. 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.
  • There are not many regrets that I have. There are a few things that I wish I’d changed in my life, but they are not so dramatic that I’d go out of my way to change them. But I go back and think about my life so far periodically in my head.
  • If they don’t have that extreme addict personality, you can never understand how a guy can blow 300 or 400 million dollars. 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.
  • 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 Quotes on Desire

  • I’m sorry I let everybody down, I’m fighting just to pay my bills. I don’t have the stomach for this anymore… I don’t have the desire for it. I feel bad for the people… I wish they could get their money back.
  • 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.
  • 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.

Mike Tyson Quotes on Money & Success

  • People love you when you’re successful, but if you’re not, who really cares about you?
  • 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.
  • I can quit boxing now and practically go into any kind of business and I’ll be successful just as well as I was in boxing.
  • 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 Quotes about Friends

  • One of my friends once saw another guy’s (criminal) record and said, ‘Look, this guy is a born troublemaker, just a loser.’ I had to tell him, ‘No, that’s my record—and it doesn’t include my juvenile history.
  • A man that is a friend to everyone is an enemy to himself.

Mike Tyson Quotes on Love

  • A lot of people don’t like themselves and I happen to be totally in love with myself.
  • If Jesus was here, do you think Jesus would show me any love? Do you think Jesus would love me?
  • I just want to do what I do best, and that’s fight. I love it.
  • I don’t care how much you love each other, if you have secrets, it’ll never work. That’s why she’s your loved one, because it’s the love of one. Togetherness, you are one.

Mike Tyson Quote on Fear

  • 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.