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50 Super Inspiring Mike Tyson Quotes

Mike Tyson is known for his inspirational and positive outlook on life. Let his words motivate you in your daily grind.


Mike Tyson is the legendary American heavyweight boxer who boxed  20 years between 1985 and 2005. 

Tyson made his professional debut against Hector Mercedes in 1985, and became at only 20 years old the youngest Heavyweight champion in boxing history.

Best known for his ferocious and intimidating boxing style also as his controversial behavior inside and out of doors the ring.



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Here’s a set of the best Tyson quotes:


1. "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

2. "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

3. "As long as we persevere and endure, we can get anything we want." Mike Tyson

4. "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." Mike Tyson

5. "You need to learn independence. You have to be independent – it builds character." Mike Tyson

6. "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

7. "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

8. "I can’t change myself. I’m Mike Tyson. I’m a regular kid from the ghetto striving to do something positive with myself. I happen to fight well." Mike Tyson

9. "Everyone that you fight is not your enemy and everyone who helps you is not your friend." Mike Tyson

10. "The only thing I do is just pray for inspiration, for a way of thinking, because I don’t have any particular goal in sight." Mike Tyson

11. "That’s what people respect, the fact that I wasn’t a chump that laid on his back and gave up." Mike Tyson

12. "There’s nothing wrong with making mistakes, just don’t make the same ones. We don’t want to duplicate them." Mike Tyson

13. "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

14. "Anger is my biggest enemy in life."  Mike Tyson

15. "We all have struggles in life but we have to continue to fight." Mike Tyson

16. "Greatness is not guarding yourself from the people; greatness is being accepted by the people." Mike Tyson

17. "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

18. "You come home, and you party. But after that, you get a hangover. Everything about that is negative." Mike Tyson

19. "Every win, regardless a good or bad one, gives you more confidence." Mike Tyson

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

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21. "If you don’t do it for passion and love, the emotional outcome will be disastrous." Mike Tyson

22. "I’m the biggest fighter in the history of the sport. If you don’t believe it, check the cash register." Mike Tyson

23. "The tempt for greatness is the biggest drug in the world." Mike Tyson

24. "A good fighter needs to be diligent, committed and disciplined doing what you hate to do but do it like you love it." Mike Tyson

25. "I’m scared every time I go into the ring, but it’s how you handle it. What you have to do is plant your feet, bite down on your mouthpiece and say, ‘Let’s go." Mike Tyson

26. "The closer I get to the ring, I’m more confident once I’m in the ring I’m a god no one can beat me." Mike Tyson

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

28. "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

29. "I don’t try to intimidate anybody before a fight. That’s nonsense. I intimidate people by hitting them." Mike Tyson

30. "Most fighters are the most humble people in the world because they’ve gotten their ass kicked before." Mike Tyson

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

32. "You stand your ground and you perform your art. That’s what the artist does. The artist is about perfection." Mike Tyson

33. "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

34. "Real freedom is having nothing. I was freer when I didn't have a cent." Mike Tyson

35. "Everyone that you fight is not your enemy and everyone who helps you is not your friend." Mike Tyson

36. " My style was impetuous, my defenses were impregnable, and I was ferocious." Mike Tyson


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37. "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

38. "I could feel his muscle tissues collapse under my force. It's ludicrous these mortals even attempt to enter my realm."Mike Tyson

39. "I want to rip out his heart and feed it to Lennox Lewis. I want to kill people. I want to rip their stomachs out and eat their children." Mike Tyson

40. "Greatness is not guarding yourself from the people; greatness is being accepted by the people." Mike Tyson

41. "I'm a Muslim, but I think Jesus would have a drink with me. He would be cool. He would talk to me." Mike Tyson

42. "I'm not Mother Teresa, but I'm not Charles Manson, either." Mike Tyson

43. "I ain't the same person I was when I bit that guy's ear off." Mike Tyson

44. "I try to catch them right on the tip of his nose, because I try to punch the bone into the brain." Mike Tyson

45. "When Jesus comes back, these crazy, greedy, capitalistic men are gonna kill him again." Mike Tyson

46. "Some people try to get you out of slavery for you to be their slave." Mike Tyson

47. " That's what people respect, the fact that I wasn't a chump that laid on his back and gave up." Mike Tyson

48. "You can't stay married in a situation where you are afraid to go to sleep in case your wife might cut your throat." Mike Tyson

49. "I think the average person thinks I'm a nut and I deserve whatever happens to me." Mike Tyson

50."Our money is bait money, and bait money is not to be used." Mike Tyson


We hope you will find inspiration and motivation in this 50 great quotes. 

Let Mike Tyson breathe some life into your empty walls now, you deserve it.

You can find Mike Tyson's motivational canvas here, remember that what you see daily shape you, it defines who you are and who you will be, invest into your future now. 


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