I hated every minute of training, but I said, 'Don't quit. Suffer now and live the rest of your life as a champion.'
To be a great champion you must believe you are the best. If you’re not, pretend you are.
Champions aren't made in the gyms. Champions are made from something they have deep inside them-a desire, a dream, a vision.
You become a champion by fighting one more round. When things are tough, you fight one more round.
The vision of a champion is bent over, drenched in sweat, at the point of exhaustion, when nobody else is looking.
If you run into a wall, don't turn around and give up. Figure out how to climb it.
The way to know about championship quality is to learn from champions, and that I did; studying them with professional purpose during my time in the ring and from habitual interest afterward.
Winning is great, sure, but if you are really going to do something in life, the secret is learning how to lose.
Champions have the courage to keep turning the pages because they know a better chapter lies ahead.
Champions keep playing until they get it right.
Take the feeling of hunger out of your gut, and you're no longer a champion
We need strong personalities and only one world champion to attract sponsors.
I knew that I had done something that no man had been able to do to a champion.
First of all I thought it was ugly, I thought it was ridiculous that undercover police guys would drive a striped tomato and I've never been a big champion of Ford.
You have to bear in mind that Mr. Autry's favorite horse was named Champion. He ain't ever had one called Runner Up.
As a child I was very involved with sports and I knew at age 9 that I wanted to be an Olympic champion.
Realizing full well that fine condition and confidence will not in themselves make a champion, it is my belief, however, that they are essential factors.
My goal is to be the undisputed Heavyweight Champion of the World.
I've been knocked down more than any heavyweight champion in history.
True champions aren't always the ones that win, but those with the most guts.
Nothing is more inspiring than a person with seemingly mediocre talent rising against the odds to become a champion by way of hard work, effort, and perseverance toward their goals.
But go on, valiant champion; you die not as a fool, though the apostate, unfaithful, and lukewarm ministers and professors of this generation think and say so.
The Internal Revenue Service is the real undefeated heavyweight champion.
Every absurdity has a champion to defend it.
Hopefully I can become the Babe Ruth of the World Wrestling Federation and be the champion at the same time.
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