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    You never lose until you actually give up.
    — Mike Tyson
    Without struggle, there is no progress. There has to be 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
    There's nothing like being young, and happy, and fighting.
    — Mike Tyson
    tags: young  fighting 
     
    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
    tags: lost 
     
    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
    tags: time 
     
    The tempt for greatness is the biggest drug in the world.
    — Mike Tyson
    tags: world  greatness  drugs 
     
    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
    tags: believe 
     
    Confidence breeds success & success breeds confidence... Confidence applied properly surpasses genius.
    — Mike Tyson
    Fighting is not physical, fighting is spiritual. It's the determination and the will in the guy.
    — Mike Tyson
    Sometimes, the people we invest the most time in disappoint us the most.
    — Mike Tyson
    tags: time  people  invest 
     
    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
    tags: discipline 
     
    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
    tags: genius  confidence  path 
     
    As long as we persevere and endure, we can get anything we want.
    — Mike Tyson
    You should sit in meditation for 20 minutes a day, unless you're too busy, then you should sit for an hour. If Tetris has taught me anything, it's that errors pile up & accomplishments disappear. Everybody has a plan until they get punched in the mouth.
    — Mike Tyson
    tags: meditation 
     
    You need to learn independence. You have to be independent - it builds character.
    — Mike Tyson
    Money is my God. If you think God will help you then quit your job and see how much he cares.
    — Mike Tyson
    tags: help  job  care  god  money 
     
    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
    tags: problem  fail 
     
    At one point, I thought life was about acquiring things. But as a I get older, life is totally about losing everything.
    — Mike Tyson
    tags: thoughts 
     
    Discipline is doing what you hate to do, but nonetheless doing it like you love it.
    — Mike Tyson
    tags: hate  discipline 
     
    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
    tags: regret  wishes  smoke 
     
    Treat the world the way you want to be treated.
    — Mike Tyson
    tags: world 
     
    Everybody you fight is not your enemy and everybody who helps you is not your friend.
    — Mike Tyson
    tags: enemies  friends  fight  help  enemy 
     
    Fighting is a sport; if you're not humble it's going to bring humbleness to you.
    — Mike Tyson
    tags: fighting 
     
    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
    tags: failure  secret  pain  believe  sad  alone  lost  die 
     
    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. If you can control your fear, it makes you more alert, like a deer coming across the lawn.
    — Mike Tyson
    tags: enemies  fear  friends  control  fire  enemy 
     
    Everyone has a plan 'till they get punched in the mouth.
    — Mike Tyson
    I had it in my mind: to be confident, and to keep saying that until the confidence appeared. But I took it too far. Confidence did help make me champion, but, man, I took it to a whole different level. I was a megalomaniac. I was not humble and it eventually came back on me. So I want my kids to know, keep humbleness and kindness in their hearts. It will prevail.
    — Mike Tyson
    Most fighters are the most humble people in the world because they've gotten their ass kicked before.
    — Mike Tyson
    tags: people  world 
     
    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
    I normally don't do interviews with women unless I fornicate with them.
    — Mike Tyson
    tags: women 
     
    I fight for perfection
    — Mike Tyson
    tags: perfection  fight 
     
    You stand your ground and you perform your art. That's what the artist does. The artist is about perfection.
    — Mike Tyson
    tags: perfection  artist 
     
    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
    tags: achieve 
     
    The most important thing in the world for show business, really, you know everything's a high-tech business, but what people want now is what they can't get - exclusivity.
    — Mike Tyson
    tags: people  world  business 
     
    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. A champion does it like he loves it, even when he doesn't.
    — Mike Tyson
    tags: men 
     
    Nietzsche's my favorite. He's just insane.
    — Mike Tyson
    Everybody has a plan until they get punched in the mouth. Then, like a rat, they stop in fear and freeze.
    — Mike Tyson
    tags: fear 
     
    My biggest weakness is my sensitivity. I am too sensitive a person.
    — Mike Tyson
    tags: people  weakness 
     
    Hard times fall upon everybody. Whatever it is, we're going to get out of it.
    — Mike Tyson
    tags: time 
     
    I'm on the Zoloft to keep from killing y'all.
    — Mike Tyson
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