Mike Tyson Quotes That Will Inspire You

Mike Tyson is an American boxer, who is also known as “The Baddest Man on the Planet”, competed from 1985 to 2005. Tyson’s inspirational quotes have a great power that will make you feel powerful.

Tyson was one of the greatest heavyweight boxer who won many titles. At the age of 20 years he started his successful journey in the world of boxing. Although Tyson’s life is full of controversies but there are many success lessons that we can learn from him. No doubt positive inspirational words have a great impact in our life as we feel connected by reading such great sayings.

Mike Tyson’s determination inspire people not to give up and become master in your field. Below are Mike Tyson’s powerful quotes that will help you get great mindset.

105 Mike Tyson Quotes:

  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. “I know how hard it is to be a woman, especially a black woman.” : 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. I’ll never be happy. I believe I’ll die alone. I would want it that way. I’ve been a loner all my life with my secrets and my pain.” : Mike Tyson
  1. “I’m really lost, but I’m trying to find myself. I’m really a sad, pathetic case. My whole life has been a waste. I’ve been a failure. I just want to escape.” : 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
  1. “No one wants to get up at 4 and run when it’s pitch-dark, but it has to be done. The only reason I do it so early is because I believe the other guy isn’t doing it and that gives me a little edge.” : Mike Tyson
  1. “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. “I ended up realizing that if anyone makes me mad, they own me. So, I try to not get mad anymore.” : Mike Tyson
  1. “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.” : Mike Tyson
  1. “I was in handcuffs. I was under arrest. I remember there was this old lady looking at me, and I could tell she felt real sorry for me, and she didn’t know, but all I wanted to do was take her purse.” : Mike Tyson
  1. “In order to become the champ, I had to get beaten a couple of times.” : 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. “Sometimes I put on a ski mask and dress in old clothes, go out on the streets and beg for quarters.” : Mike Tyson
  1. “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
  1. “I used to fight anybody my trainer put me in with because I was confident that I could beat any fighter in the world. Anybody could see that I was almost a master at evading punches coming at me.” : Mike Tyson
  1. “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
  1. “I’m a bad guy. But if I was a good guy, nobody would want to pay to see me fight.” : Mike Tyson
  1. “My style is impetuous, my defense is impregnable, and I’m ferocious.” : Mike Tyson
  1. “These books ain’t window dressing. I think Machiavelli’s the most sophisticated writer outside of Shakespeare. Way ahead of his time. Such a manipulative person. Everything he accomplished he did by kissin’ ass.” : Mike Tyson
  1. “I don’t understand why people would want to get rid of pigeons. They don’t bother no one.” : Mike Tyson
  1. “I don’t know, man, I guess I’m gonna fade into Bolivian.” : Mike Tyson
  1. “Discipline is doing what you hate to do, but nonetheless doing it like you love it.” : Mike Tyson
  1. “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.” : Mike Tyson
  1. “I love to hit people. I love to. Most celebrities are afraid someone’s going to attack them. I want someone to attack me. No weapons. Just me and him. I like to beat men and beat them bad.” : Mike Tyson
  1. “Burning cocaine is the worst smell in the world. It smells like burning plastic and rat poison combined.” : Mike Tyson
  1. “In the ’80s when we were coming up, we just wanted to be somebody just for that moment. We had no idea we were going to do it for 20 years.” : Mike Tyson
  1. “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’ve lost all my sensitivity as far as being embarrassed, being shy, you just have to lose that.” : Mike Tyson
  1. “I believe in humanity. I believe people want to do good, but some people just can’t do it.” : Mike Tyson
  1. “Our money is bait money, and bait money is not to be used.” : Mike Tyson
  1. “At one point, I thought life was about acquiring things. But as I get older, life is totally about losing everything.” : Mike Tyson
  1. “I shouldn’t have done that, but I was irritated, tired, high and pissed off.” : Mike Tyson
  1. “As long as we persevere and endure, we can get anything we want.” : Mike Tyson
  1. “Most fighters are the most humble people in the world because they’ve gotten their ass kicked before.” : Mike Tyson
  1. “Fighting is not physical, fighting is spiritual. It’s the determination and the will in the guy.” : Mike Tyson
  1. “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
  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
  1. “I’m the biggest fighter in the history of the sport. If you don’t believe it, check the cash register.” : Mike Tyson
  1. “Without discipline you can’t be a champion.” : Mike Tyson
  1. “Fighting is a sport; if you’re not humble it’s going to bring humbleness to you.” : Mike Tyson
  1. “Everybody you fight is not your enemy and everybody who helps you is not your friend.” : Mike Tyson
  1. “I’m the most brutal and ruthless conquerer there has ever been.” : Mike Tyson
  1. “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
  1. “Some students would make fun of me, but nobody messed with me.” : Mike Tyson
  1. “Anger is my biggest enemy in life.” : Mike Tyson
  1. “Life is just a beautiful process of dying. As soon as you are born the process begins.” : Mike Tyson
  1. “If you have nothing good to say, don’t say nothing at all.” : Mike Tyson
  1. “Being tough doesn’t work in the real world, outside of boxing. You gotta be smart.” : Mike Tyson
  1. “I know a lot of great people. But most of the great people I met weren’t good people. So I’d rather be a good person than a great person by far.” : Mike Tyson
  1. “We have to evolve to be a better generation than those that came before us.” : 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. “People are going to say what they say. I know sometimes I say things; I offend people.” : Mike Tyson
  1. “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
  1. “Greatness is given to us all. But only a select few can handle the ride.” : Mike Tyson
  1. “I’m successful because I’m valuable, not valuable because I’m successful.” : Mike Tyson
  1. “A champion does it like he loves it, even when he doesn’t.” : Mike Tyson
  1. “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.” : Mike Tyson
  1. “Every win, regardless a good or bad one, gives you more confidence.” : Mike Tyson
  1. “Hard times fall upon everybody. Whatever it is, we’re going to get out of it.” : Mike Tyson
  1. “I don’t dream anymore. All I do is manifest because they’re better than dreams and they come to reality quicker.” : Mike Tyson
  1. “You never lose until you actually give up.” : Mike Tyson
  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
  1. “We all have to control our feelings. That’s the thing that separates us from animals.” : Mike Tyson
  1. “Greatness is not guarding yourself from the people; greatness is being accepted by the people.” : Mike Tyson
  1. “For my first fight, I only made $500 and that’s only because someone took it out their pocket and gave it to me. I never fought for the money. But when I did start fighting for the money, I got lost.” : Mike Tyson
  1. “Belts don’t make you a champion, the people make you the champion.” : Mike Tyson
  1. “Man is a compound of needs and necessities that can never be satisfied.” : Mike Tyson
  1. “Without struggle, there is no progress. There has to be a struggle in your life.” : Mike Tyson
  1. “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
  1. “Confidence breeds success and success breeds confidence.” : Mike Tyson
  1. “Confidence applied properly surpasses genius.” : Mike Tyson
  1. “There’s nothing like confidence.” : Mike Tyson
  1. “You must always be in a state of confidence. And the way you sustain a state of confidence is by testing yourself.” : Mike Tyson
  1. “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
  1. “Giving up is the easiest thing in the world. That’s why so many people do it.” : Mike Tyson
  1. “Your fears are always worse than you think.” : Mike Tyson
  1. “God gives us fear to protect ourselves.” : Mike Tyson
  1. “Fear is the greatest obstacle to learning. But fear is your best friend.” : Mike Tyson
  1. “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
  1. “Everyone has a plan ’till they get punched in the mouth.” : Mike Tyson
  1. “I normally don’t do interviews with women unless I fornicate with them.” : Mike Tyson
  1. “Kindness and compassion are so powerful.” : Mike Tyson
  1. “The tempt for greatness is the biggest drug in the world.” : Mike Tyson
  1. “I fight for perfection.” : 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. “You need to learn independence. You have to be independent. It builds character.” : Mike Tyson
  1. “When you take a risk doing what you love, that’s exciting.” : 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. “My power is discombobulatingly devastating. I could feel his muscle tissues collapse under my force. It’s ludicrous these mortals even attempt to enter my realm.” : Mike Tyson
  1. “We live in a society where we basically live and strive on what people think about us. We’re more visual people so what we see is basically what we believe, which is not necessarily true.” : Mike Tyson
  1. “God gave us everything in life we need to find happiness. We just need to find where it’s at.” : Mike Tyson
  1. “Some people try to get you out of slavery for you to be their slave.” : Mike Tyson
  1. “The deeper you dig the deeper you become.” : Mike Tyson
  1. “Now that I’m older, I can see that everyone was my teacher.” : Mike Tyson
  1. “Listening never gets you in trouble but talking can.” : Mike Tyson
  1. “Without a test there is no testimony.” : Mike Tyson
  1. “Never say negative things about yourself. The subconscious doesn’t know if you’re playing or not.” : Mike Tyson
  1. “Tearing yourself down is just as powerful as building yourself up.” : Mike Tyson
  1. “Equality is in your heart. No can tell you they’re better than you.” : Mike Tyson
  1. “I’m a strong exponent of gratitude. The universe gave me gratitude and I don’t take that for granted.” : Mike Tyson
  1. “What are the most important words in the world? ‘I AM.’ Now the words you put behind that is what you are.” : Mike Tyson
  1. “I only succeed when I help others succeed.” : Mike Tyson
  1. “For immortal status, enthusiasm makes it happen.” : Mike Tyson
  1. “It’s just my first love ever, birds. Flying pigeons.” : Mike Tyson

Hope these Mike Tyson Quotes will help you to strength yourself and motivate you to change your mindset with a never give up attitude. Comment below if you feel connected with some.

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