There is no such thing as a natural boxer. A natural dancer has to practice hard. A natural painter has to paint all the time. Even a natural fool has to work at it.
I can show you how to box. I can teach you every technique and trick I know, but I can never make you a fighter. That comes from inside, and it's something no one else can ever give you.
A champion doesn't become a champion in the ring, he's merely recognized in the ring. His “becoming” happens during his daily routine.
You have to be tough and stick it out, or you wind up being nothing.
Every man got a right to his own mistakes. Ain't no man that ain't made any.
You need a lot of different types of people to make the world better.
It hurt to even bump into him.
The one-time cotton picker was now the heavyweight champion of the world.
I hope they're still making women like my momma. She always told me to do the right thing. She always told me to have pride in myself; she said a good name is better than money.
He can run, but he can't hide.
Everybody wants to go to heaven, but nobody wants to die.
Lots of things wrong with America, but Hitler ain't going to fix them.
If you gotta tell them who you are, you ain't nobody.
Every man's got to figure out how to get beat sometime.
Once that bell rings you're on your own. It's just you and the other guy.
We're going to do our part and we'll win because we're on God's side.
Money can't buy happiness, but it does quiet the nerves.
The whole damned country was depending on me.
I made the most of my ability and I did my best with my title.
Yeah, I'm scared. I'm scared I might kill Schmeling.
Let me tell you, that was a thrill. Now, even more, I knew I had to get Schmeling good.
Every fighter have a plan until he's been beaten
I don't like money very much, but it calms my nerves.
Why should I? When someone insulted Caruso, did he sing an aria for him?
The way taxes are, you might as well marry for love
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