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  • I believe nature's a lot smarter than anyone thinks. During the course of a man's life he develops a lot of pleasures and people he cares about. Then nature takes them away one by one. It's her way of preparing you for death.

    Believe   Men   Thinking  
  • There is no difference between a hero and a coward in what they feel. It’s what they do that makes them different. The hero and the coward feel exactly the same, but you have to have the discipline to do what a hero does and to keep yourself from doing what the coward does.

  • Boxing is a contest of character and ingenuity. The boxer with more will, determination, desire, and intelligence is always the one who comes out the victor.

  • Losers are winners who quit,...even if you still win...if you don't quit.

  • Boxing is entertainment, so to be successful a fighter must not only win but he must win in an exciting manner. He must throw punches with bad intentions.

  • No matter what anyone says, no matter the excuse or explanation, whatever a person does in the end is what he intended to do all along.

    Doe   Matter   Excuse  
  • Mike's (Tyson) punch is like an atomic bomb in that it is relative to nature. Both have no value unless you have a means of conveying it to the target. He is boxing-smart.

    Smart   Mean   Boxing  
  • A fighter has to know fear.

  • A boy comes to me with a spark of interest. I feed the spark and it becomes a flame. I feed the flame and it becomes a fire. I feed the fire and it becomes a roaring blaze.

    Sports   Boys   Fire  
  • Many people who have been around boxing all those years never had a champion, certainly a heavyweight champion....For that to happen in one's lifetime is so improbable. I got Floyd Patterson, then, here, at the age of 76, I was fortunate to come in contact with this young man who has, in my opinion, all the requirements to be a champion that I believe he's going to be, maybe the best that ever lived.

    Believe   Men   Years  
  • Fear is like fire. You can make it work for you: it can warm you in the winter, cook your food when you're hungry, give you light when you are in the dark, and produce energy. Let it go out of control and it can hurt you, even kill you... Fear is a friend of exceptional people... You must understand fear so you can manipulate it.

    Sports   Hurt   Winter  
    "Teddy Atlas' powerful motivation speech - A Song of Fear and Fire" by Carlos Alejandrino, February 09, 2017.
  • People who are born round don't die square.

    Squares   People   Boxing  
  • 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.

  • To see a man beaten not by a better opponent but by himself is a tragedy.

    Sports   Men   Boxing  
  • When two men step into the ring, one and only one deserves to win. When you step into the ring, you gotta know you deserve to win. You gotta know destiny owes you victory , cause you trained harder than your opponent. You sparred harder. You ran farther.

    Destiny   Men   Winning  
  • Every fighter that ever lived had fear. A boy comes to me and tells me that he's not afraid, if I believed him I'd say he's a liar or there's something wrong with him. I'd send him to a doctor to find out what the hell's the matter with him, because this is not a normal reaction. The fighter that's gone into the ring and hasn't experienced fear is either a liar or a psychopath.

    Liars   Boys   Doctors  
  • The hero and the coward both feel exactly the same fear, only the hero confronts his fear and converts it into fire.

    Hero   Fire   Preparation  
  • I tell my kids, what is the difference between a hero and a coward? What is the difference between being yellow and being brave? No difference. Only what you do. They both feel the same. They both fear dying and getting hurt. The man who is yellow refuses to face up to what he's got to face. The hero is more disciplined and he fights those feelings off and he does what he has to do. But they both feel the same, the hero and the coward. People who watch you judge you on what you do, not how you fee.

    Hurt   Hero   Kids  
  • The punch that knocks a man out is the punch that he doesn't see.

    Fighting   Men  
  • You got to be smart you got to be clever and not get hit and when your able to do this your a fighter

    Clever   Smart   Able  
  • Greatness is not a measure of how great you are but how great others came to be because of you

  • There are very few new things in this world, very few. That's why people that are young, if they're smart, try to profit from the experience of an older guy so they won't have to go through all the pain and suffering. But a certain amount of pain and suffer is good, because it makes a person think they've learned.

    Pain   Smart   Thinking  
  • Emotions, particularly anger, are like fire. They can cook your food and keep you warm, or they can burn your house down.

    Fire   House   Emotion  
  • 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.

  • I never teach until I've spoken to the fighter. I have to first determine his emotional state, get his background, to find out what I have to do, how many layers I have to keep peeling off so that I get to the core of the person so that he can recognize, as well as I, what is there.

  • When you get hit that's when you've got to be calm. A professional fighter has to learn how to hit and not get hit, and at the same time be exciting. That's what professional boxing is about. You've got to be clever, you've got to be smart, and not get hit, and when you're able to do this, you're a fighter.

    Clever   Smart   Boxing  
  • If you can hit your opponent with two punches, you don't hit him with one. Get off with some bad intentions in there. Believe in yourself. A guy can feel it if you don't believe in yourself. Set your mind to make yourself do it.

    Believe   Two   Boxing  
  • There is no such thing as a natural puncher. There is a natural aptitude for punching and that is different. Nobody is born the best. You have to practice and train to become the best.

  • Heroes and cowards feel exactly the same fear. Heroes just react to it differently.

    Hero   Coward   Feels  
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Cus D'Amato

  • Born: January 17, 1908
  • Died: November 4, 1985
  • Occupation: Boxing Trainer