I hated every minute of training, but I said, ‘Don’t quit. Suffer now and live the rest of your life as a champion.
Service to others is the rent you pay for your room here on earth.
The only thing that matters is submitting to the will of God.
Silence is golden when you can’t think of a good answer.
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.
If they can make penicillin out of mouldy bread, they can sure make something out of you.
My way of joking is to tell the truth. That’s the funniest joke in the world.
A man who views the world the same at fifty as he did at twenty has wasted thirty years of his life.
I am an ordinary man who worked hard to develop the talent I was given. I believed in myself, and I believe in the goodness of others.