Top Mike Tyson Quotes About Life and Discipline

Welcome to my blog where we delve into the inspiring quotes of one of the most legendary boxers of all time, Mike Tyson. Known for his incredible strength and skill inside the ring, Tyson’s life has been filled with ups and downs, making him a figure of both controversy and admiration.

However, beyond his prowess as a boxer, Tyson has also shared many insightful words about life and discipline, drawing from his own experiences of overcoming adversity and achieving success. In this blog, we will explore some of his most profound and motivational quotes that can help us all navigate the challenges of life with greater resilience and determination. Whether you’re a fan of boxing or not, you’ll find valuable lessons in the wisdom of Mike Tyson’s words.

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Mike Tyson Quotes

1. “If a person gets up after the fall, it’s not physics, but character.” ― Mike Tyson

2. “People who are only interested in having fun cannot accomplish anything.” I thought I was stronger than people who were weak and partying.” ― Mike Tyson

3. “Everybody has a plan until they get hit in the mouth”.” ― Mike Tyson

4. “Be humble. For the world will force humbleness upon you.” ― Mike Tyson

5. “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

6. “Sometimes I get in my head and I think I am somebody, and I am easily offended. When I know I am nobody, I can never be offended.” ― Mike Tyson

7. “Everybody has a plan till they get hit in the mouth. (P.s.) I think this extends beyond boxing as well.” ― Mike Tyson

8. “Everybody’s got a plan till they get hit in the mouth” ― Mike Tyson

9. “Discipline is doing what you hate to do, but doing it like you love it.” ― Mike Tyson

10. “Discipline is doing what you hate to do but nonetheless doing it like you love it.” ― Mike Tyson

11. “Everyone that you fight is not your enemy and everyone who helps you is not your friend.” ― Mike Tyson

12. “Everyone has a plan until they get punched in the face.” ― Mike Tyson

13. “Everyone has a plan ’till they get punched in the mouth” ― Mike Tyson

14. “Your mind is not your friend, Mike. I hope you know that. You have to fight with your mind, control it, put it in its place. You have to control your emotions. Fatigue in the ring is ninety percent psychological. It’s just the excuse of a man who wants to quit.” ― Mike Tyson

15. “Confidence was everything. But in order to possess that confidence, you had to test yourself and put yourself on the line. It doesn’t come from osmosis, out of the air. It comes from consistently going over the visualization in your mind to help you develop the confidence that you want to possess.” ― Mike Tyson

16. “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

17. “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

18. “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

19. “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

20. “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

21. “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

22. “In America, we’re really good at blowing things up but not so good in knowing where the pieces will land.” ― Mike Tyson

23. “Man is not mean to be humble, he’s meant to be humbled.” ― Mike Tyson

24. “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

25. “Everybody has a plan until they get punched in the face.” ― Mike Tyson

26. “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

27. “The ones who lost and quit, well their demons will follow them to their grave because they had a chance to face them and they didn’t. You have to face your demons, Mike, or they will follow you to eternity.” ― Mike Tyson

28. “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

29. “Freedom is a very dangerous thing. We ration it very closely.” ― Mike Tyson

30. “You can’t give kids a fighting chance if you don’t give them a fighting mind.” ― Mike Tyson

31. “If you don’t have the spiritual warrior in you, you’ll never be a fighter.” ― Mike Tyson

32. “The moment the bell rings, and you come in contact with each other, suddenly your opponent seems like everybody else, because now your imagination has dissipated. The fight itself is the only reality that matters. You have to learn to impose your will and take control over that reality.” ― Mike Tyson

33. “Social media made y’all way too comfortable with disrespecting people and not getting punched in the face for it.” ― Mike Tyson

34. “No matter what anyone says, no matter the excuse or explanation, whatever a person does in the end is what he intended to do all along.” ― Mike Tyson

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