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Larry Holmes Quotes and Sayings

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One of the best ones out there was a guy named Howard Cosell.
He was the best.
- Larry Holmes

I would think about the outcome.
Visualize sometimes.
Because it never comes out the way you want it to.
Fight the way I know how to fight.
Whatever comes up, comes up.
- Larry Holmes

I never tried to be a mercenary or a killer but a hard working fighter.
- Larry Holmes

I still feel that I am in my prime right now but I
think my best fights were in my thirties.
- Larry Holmes

 

I have a lot of friends and fans in Canada and as a
matter of fact I met a fan from there that came down to my office.
It was nice and we took pictures and had a nice talk.
- Larry Holmes

Everybody knows that I am one of the greatest fighters
of all time and I would beat all those guys.
- Larry Holmes

I don't really make plans and I just want to be happy
and continue with my business and take care of my wife and kids.
I want to sit back, relax and enjoy life.
- Larry Holmes

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It's hard being black.
You ever been black? I was black once -
when I was poor.
- Larry Holmes

Mike Tyson would have been a good sparring partner
for me and Muhammad Ali because Tyson was a fast fighter
and he could punch and throw good combinations.
- Larry Holmes

With a record of 75 fights and 6 losses,
some of the losses were very questionable including
Brian Nielsen when we fought in Denmark.
I knew I won but they didn't give me that fight.
- Larry Holmes

I came from a dirt farm, now I'm filthy rich.
- Larry Holmes

The guys today are just too strong and back then they
would take many hard punches to land one.
- Larry Holmes

My fans know the name Larry Holmes and that he always gave it his all.
- Larry Holmes

I think George Foreman must have gained about 350 lbs and is slow as ever.
- Larry Holmes

We put our life on the line to fight for them,
put on a show and these guys take our money so whatever happens to Bob Arum,
Don King or anyone else is fine with me.
- Larry Holmes

You can't put those guys like Marciano or anyone else
in with today's class of fighters.
- Larry Holmes

All fighters are prostitutes and all promoters are pimps.
- Larry Holmes

I am still quick at 250 to 260 lbs and I am smarter.
- Larry Holmes

Bob Arum and Don King can do their thing but if I fought
for those guys and they put the money up like they
are supposed to then I don't have a problem.
- Larry Holmes

I don't think Joe Louis could take the punches today fighting in this era.
- Larry Holmes

Ali was a guy that had a lot of discipline.
If you hung around him, you'd be able to get some of
that discipline that he had.
And I learned from that.
He was a sweet man.
- Larry Holmes

I always felt good about myself.
I was just an average person.
I always felt I could do anything anyone else could.
If an average person makes up their mind to do something,
they can.
- Larry Holmes

I'm not in the K-1 tournament.
We thought about it but they really don't want me as
they feel I might get hurt so that's fine with me but
I do see a lot of guys out there that I feel I can take.
- Larry Holmes

Fighters today are much bigger, stronger and quicker
and not only that but referees,
judges and doctors back then were very strict and if
your head got busted up the fight would be stopped.
- Larry Holmes

Muhammad could take a very good punch.
He was slick, he could move, he could hit,
make you miss, good hand speed and combinations and
one of the greatest fighters of all time in my opinion.
- Larry Holmes

I was probably the best that ever walked this earth.
And I could take a punch.
I could deliver a punch.
I didn't have the hardest punch in the world but my
punches were sharp and they were crisp.
And if you took too many of them, you would be knocked out.
- Larry Holmes

I think Ali was a fan of mine, even though he never said it.
A lot of fighters thought I was pretty good.
Nobody every really spoke different on that.
But a lot of fighters thought I was good so.
- Larry Holmes

Those guys were made for me and Muhammad because they
come straight in and don't back up but you had to watch
out for his punching power but if we could have neutralized
that then we would have been fine.
- Larry Holmes

George Foreman is easier and has the bigger name and
have you noticed that Foreman never calls me out or
ever mentions my name? He is afraid of me like most
fighters are and most people want to forget about Larry Holmes,
like he never ever existed.
- Larry Holmes

Everyone is a prisoner of his own experiences.
No one can eliminate prejudices -
just recognize them.
- Edward R. Murrow PHOTO

Drop the sword - for there is but one flesh to wound,
and it is the one flesh of all humankind.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie PHOTO

We must be willing to get rid of the life we've planned,
so as to have the life that is waiting for us.
The old skin has to be shed before the new one can come.
- Joseph Campbell PHOTO

Holding on to anger is like grasping a hot coal
with the intent of throwing it at someone else;
you are the one who gets burned.
- The Buddha

Don't let one cloud obliterate the whole sky.
- Anais Nin

One can never consent to creep when one feels the impulse to soar.
- Helen Keller

Individually, we are one drop.
Together, we are an ocean.
- Ryunosuke Satoro

Try a new perspective on diversity.
Across the country and around the world,
we are all one.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The greatest mistake you can make in life
is to be continually fearing you will make one.
- Elbert Hubbard

To know yet to think that one does not know is best;
Not to know yet to think that one knows
will lead to difficulty.
- Lao Tzu

"Just living is not enough," said the butterfly,
"one must have sunshine, freedom and a little flower."
- Hans Christian Andersen

Love one another but make not a bond of love.
Let it rather be a moving sea
between the shores of your souls.
- Khalil Gibran

To laugh often and much;
to win the respect of intelligent people
and the affection of children,
to leave the world a better place,
to know even one life has breathed easier
because you have lived,
this is to have succeeded.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

There are only two ways to live your life.
One is as though nothing is a miracle.
The other is as though everything is a miracle.
- Albert Einstein

I am one with the Earth,
with the Water, with the Fire,
with the Air that I breathe,
with all Living Things,
and we are all one with Spirit.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Majority rule only works if you're also
considering individual rights,
because you can't have five wolves and one sheep
voting on what to have for dinner.
- Larry Flynt

The human race has one really effective weapon,
and that is laughter.
- Mark Twain

This day I will marry my friend,
the one I laugh with, live for, dream with, love.
- Anonymous

When written in Chinese, the word "crisis"
is composed of two characters.
One represents danger and the other represents opportunity.
- John F. Kennedy

There is no passion to be found playing small -
in settling for a life that is less
than the one you are capable of living.
- Nelson Mandela

No one was ever named "Hero" for following the crowd.
Heroes set their own course.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Fear defeats more people than
any other one thing in the world.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

In one drop of water are found all the secrets of all the oceans.
- Khalil Gibran

If you can't feed a hundred people, then feed just one.
- Mother Teresa

Sing like no one's listening,
love like you've never been hurt,
dance like nobody's watching,
and live like its heaven on earth.
- Mark Twain

I believe that everything happens for a reason.
People change so that you can learn to let go,
things go wrong so that you appreciate them when they're right,
you believe lies so you eventually learn to trust no one but yourself,
and sometimes good things fall apart so better things can fall together.
- Marilyn Monroe

When one door closes, another opens.
But often we look so long, so regretfully,
upon the closed door,
that we fail to see the one that is opened for us.
- Helen Keller

One does not discover new lands without consenting
to lose sight of the shore for a very long time.
- Andre Gide

If you wait for opportunities to occur,
you will be one of the crowd.
- Edward de Bono

One can not reflect in streaming water.
Only those who know internal peace can give it to others.
- Lao Tzu

A new command I give you: Love one another.
As I have loved you, so you must love one another.
- Jesus of Nazareth (John 13:34)

Imagine all the people living life in peace.
You may say I'm a dreamer,
but I'm not the only one.
I hope someday you'll join us,
and the world will be as one.
- John Lennon

We must let go of the life we have planned,
so as to accept the one that is waiting for us.
- Joseph Campbell

Take your life in your own hands, and what happens?
A terrible thing: no one to blame.
- Erica Jong

To leave the world a bit better ...
to know that one life has breathed easier because you have lived.
This is to have succeeded.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

When we contemplate the whole globe as one great dewdrop,
striped and dotted with continents and islands,
flying through space with other stars
all singing and shining together as one,
the whole universe appears as an infinite storm of beauty.
- John Muir

Friendship is born at that moment
when one person says to another,
"What! You too? I thought I was the only one."
- C. S. Lewis

We who lived in concentration camps can remember the men
who walked through the huts comforting others,
giving away their last piece of bread...
They offer sufficient proof that everything
can be taken from a man but one thing:
to choose one's attitude in any given set of circumstances,
to choose one's own way.
- Viktor E. Frankl

Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one's courage.
- Anais Nin

The essence of all religions is one.
Only their approaches are different.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

No one can give you better advice than yourself.
- Cicero

A wise man hears one word and understands two.
- Yiddish Proverb


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