A champion is someone who gets up when he can't.
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 champ you have to believe in yourself when no one else will.
To be a great champion you must believe you are the best. If you’re not, pretend you are.
I am the greatest, I said that even before I knew I was.
I'm so fast that last night I turned off the light switch in my hotel room and was in bed before the room was dark.
Frazier is so ugly that he should donate his face to the US Bureau of Wild Life.
Champions aren't made in the gyms. Champions are made from something they have deep inside them-a desire, a dream, a vision.
If they can make penicillin out of mouldy bread, they can sure make something out of you.
Float like a butterfly, sting like a bee.
Only a man who knows what it is like to be defeated can reach down to the bottom of his soul and come up with the extra ounce of power it takes to win when the match is even.
The bigger they are, the harder they fall.
Only last week I murdered a rock, injured a stone and hospitalized a brick.
Pressure is a privilege ... it's what you do with it that matters.
I ain't got no quarrel with them Viet Cong.
The hero and the coward both feel the same thing, but the hero uses his fear, projects it onto his opponent, while the coward runs. It's the same thing, fear, but it's what you do with it that matters.
If you screw things up in tennis, it's 15-love. If you screw up in boxing, it's your ass.
He can run, but he can't hide.
Rhythm is everything in boxing. Every move you make starts with your heart, and that's in rhythm or you're in trouble.
I run on the road long before I dance under the lights.
Once that bell rings you're on your own. It's just you and the other guy.
There are a lot of things and in order to be at the top and maintain your focus you have to have something that motivates you. For me, it was what I perceived as a lack of respect from the boxing world as well as the media, which made me want to work so hard and be great.
If you even dream of beating me you'd better wake up and apologize.
The fight is won or lost far away from witnesses - behind the lines, in the gym, and out there on the road, long before I dance under those lights.
It's the repetition of affirmations that leads to belief. And once that belief becomes a deep conviction, things begin to happen.
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