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“Everyone has a plan 'till they get punched in the mouth”
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, Undisputed Truth
“Everyone that you fight is not your enemy and everyone who helps you is not your friend.”
Mike Tyson
“In America, we’re really good at blowing things up but not so good in knowing where the pieces will land.”
Mike Tyson
“Everyone has a plan until they get punched in the face.”
Mike Tyson
“Everybody has a plan until they get punched in the face.”
Mike Tyson
“a man who was friendly with everyone was an enemy to himself.”
Mike Tyson, Undisputed Truth
“Man is not mean to be humble, he's meant to be humbled.”
Mike Tyson, Undisputed Truth
“You think you know the difference between a hero and a coward, Mike? Well, there is no difference between a hero and a coward in what they feel. It’s what they do that makes them different. The hero and the coward feel exactly the same but you have to have the discipline to do what a hero does and to keep yourself from doing what the coward does.”
Mike Tyson, Undisputed Truth
“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, Undisputed Truth
“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, Undisputed Truth: My Autobiography
“My style was impetuous, my defenses were impregnable, and I was ferocious.”
Mike Tyson, Undisputed Truth
“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
“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
“MIKE WOULD LIKE TO THANK: Cus D’Amato, my mentor, friend, and general. Because of you, my life has reached heights I could never have imagined. Without you, I don’t know where I would be today. My gratitude to you is immeasurable.”
Mike Tyson, Undisputed Truth
“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. “Consider”
Mike Tyson, Undisputed Truth
“God is not going to send someone to hell for my mistakes. So God and I have to deal with my own salvation.”
Mike Tyson, Undisputed Truth
“The boxing’s the easy part. When you get into the ring to fight, that’s the vacation. But when you get in the gym, you have to do things over and over till you’re sore and deep in your mind you say, ‘I don’t want to do this anymore,’ I push that out of my mind.”
Mike Tyson, Undisputed Truth
“Mike tyson made a prolific quote that I will never forget. It came when he was being interviewed by a reporter about another boxers plan for an upcoming fight... Mike said, "Everyone has a plan until you get hit in the face.”
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.”
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 was a titan, the reincarnation of Alexander the Great. My style was impetuous, my defenses were impregnable, and I was ferocious.”
Mike Tyson, Undisputed Truth
“Everybody has a plan until they get punched in the mouth.”
Mike Tyson
“Everyone has a plan until they get punched in the mouth.”
Mike Tyson
“Cus talked with such enthusiasm because enthusiasm is contagious and people will do things when they get enthused.”
Mike Tyson, Iron Ambition: My Life with Cus D'Amato
“The way that you direct your imagination is by repeating a simple affirmation. “‘EVERY DAY, IN EVERY WAY, I AM GETTING BETTER AND BETTER.’ This”
Mike Tyson, Iron Ambition: My Life with Cus D'Amato
“What if I failed and lost? I had been in a million fights on the streets”
Mike Tyson, Undisputed Truth
“Some students would make fun of me, but nobody fucked with me.”
Mike Tyson, Undisputed Truth: My Autobiography
“God, it would be good to be a fake somebody rather than a real nobody.”
Mike Tyson
“In her book, Robin implied that we hadn’t slept together, but I actually nailed her the first or second night when she came to my hotel. Instead she claimed that we strolled through the mall and played with puppies at pet shops for hours. Can you see me in a motherfucking mall, the heavyweight champ of the world? What the fuck am I doing in a mall?”
Mike Tyson, Undisputed Truth

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