45 Inspiring Mike Tyson Quotes For Success In Life

Michael Gerard “Mike” Tyson is an American former professional boxer who competed from 1985 to 2005. He reigned as the undisputed world heavyweight champion and holds the record as the youngest boxer to win a heavyweight title, at 20 years, four months, and 22 days old. This Mike Tyson quotes will motivate you.

Best Mike Tyson Quotes

  1. Fighting is a sport; if you’re not humble it’s going to bring humbleness to you. – Mike Tyson
  2. Everyone has a plan ’till they get punched in the mouth. – Mike Tyson
  3. The mind is a really dangerous neighborhood to travel by ourselves. – Mike Tyson
  4. 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
  5. Discipline is doing what you hate to do but nonetheless doing it like you love it. – Mike Tyson

  6. 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
  7. Everybody you fight is not your enemy and everybody who helps you is not your friend. – Mike Tyson
  8. At one point, I thought life was about acquiring things. But as a I get older, life is totally about losing everything. – Mike Tyson
  9. Tupac Shakur always wanted me to smoke weed with him, and I never did it, and I wish I did…That’s my biggest regret. – Mike Tyson
  10. You never lose until you actually give up. – Mike Tyson
  11. As long as we persevere and endure, we can get anything we want. – Mike Tyson
  12. I’m the most brutal and ruthless conquerer there has ever been. – Mike Tyson

  13. Most fighters are the most humble people in the world because they’ve gotten their ass kicked before. – Mike Tyson
  14. 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
  15. Confidence applied properly is the path of genius. You must always be in a state of confidence. And the way you sustain a state of confidence is by testing yourself. 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
  16. I’m not a good-looking guy. I don’t care if my nose gets mashed. – Mike Tyson
  17. Confidence breeds success & success breeds confidence… Confidence applied properly surpasses genius. – Mike Tyson
  18. Fighting is not physical, fighting is spiritual. It’s the determination and the will in the guy. – Mike Tyson
  19. There’s nothing like confidence. – Mike Tyson

  20. Without struggle, there is no progress. There has to be a struggle in your life. 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
  21. 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
  22. 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
  23. A man that is a friend to everyone is an enemy to himself. – Mike Tyson
  24. You have to compete in life because if you don’t have no competition – no competition, no spirit, you know, you’ll fall under the slightest struggle. – Mike Tyson
  25. 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. – Mike Tyson
  26. We all have to control our feelings. That’s the thing that separates us from animals. – Mike Tyson

  27. Hard times fall upon everybody. Whatever it is, we’re going to get out of it. – Mike Tyson
  28. The one thing I know, everyone respects the true person and everyone’s not true with themselves. – Mike Tyson
  29. 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. 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
  30. 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, Mike Tyson quotes on discipline
  31. 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
  32. Every win, regardless a good or bad one, gives you more confidence. – Mike Tyson
  33. I normally don’t do interviews with women unless I fornicate with them. – Mike Tyson

  34. The tempt for greatness is the biggest drug in the world. – Mike Tyson
  35. 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
  36. A champion does it like he loves it, even when he doesn’t. – Mike Tyson
  37. Fighting is all about calmness and relaxation. My appearance was all an illusion. My appearance is of a mad man, but I’m really calm and collected. Even though I’m fighting, I’m calm and relaxed as possible, despite my displays, because once you get excited, you can’t fight at the highest level of your ability. – Mike Tyson
  38. You need to learn independence. You have to be independent – it builds character. – Mike Tyson
  39. I fight for perfection – Mike Tyson
  40. There’s nothing to fear but fear itself. It’s an illusion of fear. Fear is an illusion. If you gonna die, you gonna die anyway; it’s not something to fear, fear is not gonna help. – Mike Tyson
  41. 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
  42. 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
  43. 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
  44. Anger is my biggest enemy in life. – Mike Tyson
  45. I’m a bad guy. But if I was a good guy, nobody would want to pay to see me fight. – Mike Tyson

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