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Sugar Ray Leonard Quotes and Sayings

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To be the best, you need to spend hours and hours and hours running,
hitting the speed bag, lifting weights and focusing on training.
- Sugar Ray Leonard

I think I've become one of the best finishers in boxing;
if I hurt a guy,
I normally take him out.
- Sugar Ray Leonard

In Italy, I had an Afro, and a lot of the kids came up and felt my hair.
It really was funny.
I wish I had understood Italian.
- Sugar Ray Leonard

I'll think, If this is his first punch,
how are the others gonna feel? That's the only fear I have for myself.
- Sugar Ray Leonard

 

Before the start of the '76 Olympics,
I'd had 160 amateur fights.
I won 155 and lost five.
- Sugar Ray Leonard

Ali's belief in himself was something I picked up on,
and it's become my own philosophy.
- Sugar Ray Leonard

We're all given some sort of skill in life.
Mine just happens to be beating up on people.
- Sugar Ray Leonard

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If I hadn't had the talent, the networks wouldn't have televised my fights.
No one has made me; I made myself.
I paid my dues.
- Sugar Ray Leonard

Boxing is the ultimate challenge.
There's nothing that can compare to testing yourself
the way you do every time you step in the ring.
- Sugar Ray Leonard

When we got back to the U.S., I wanted to kiss the
ground after seeing what people in other countries
are denied or don't have.
- Sugar Ray Leonard

Boxing was the only career where I wouldn't have to start out at the bottom.
I had a good resume.
- Sugar Ray Leonard

Duran always disturbs me.
The guy is just weird.
Before our first fight, both Duran and his wife gave my wife the finger.
- Sugar Ray Leonard

Before I fight, I always pray that no one gets hurt.
- Sugar Ray Leonard

I think an athlete should be honest.
I know it's difficult, but if a guy knocked me on my can,
I couldn't very well say, I slipped.
- Sugar Ray Leonard

Generally, the more weight you put on,
the less effective you are.
- Sugar Ray Leonard

You just don't heal that easy unless you're young.
- Sugar Ray Leonard

Except for Ali, fighters had never been marketable.
- Sugar Ray Leonard

Although it was a great accomplishment to win a gold medal,
as soon as they put it on you, that's it;
your career is over.
- Sugar Ray Leonard

Within our dreams and aspirations we find our opportunities.
- Sugar Ray Leonard

It's hard to talk about yourself.
- Sugar Ray Leonard

I'm a free agent.
I haven't allowed any promoters to have exclusive options on my fight.
I don't need a promoter.
- Sugar Ray Leonard

When I'm not in training.
I'll walk around the streets at 153,
but it's not solid; it's my socializing weight.
- Sugar Ray Leonard

It's different when you become a professional,
because you also have to become a businessman,
and that takes something away from it.
- Sugar Ray Leonard

Holyfield is nothing but class, and I think he's a
breath of fresh air for the sport.
- Sugar Ray Leonard

Boxing brings out my aggressive instinct,
not necessarily a killer instinct.
- Sugar Ray Leonard

I want my fights to be seen as plays that have a beginning,
a middle and an end.
- Sugar Ray Leonard

Bruce Lee was an artist and, like him,
I try to go beyond the fundamentals of my sport.
I want the public to see a knockout in the making.
- Sugar Ray Leonard

I was painfully initiated into boxing,
because the guys I fought were a lot bigger than me.
- Sugar Ray Leonard

I'm a competitor and a very proud man.
If a guy beats me once, he'll have to do it again to make me believe him.
- Sugar Ray Leonard

No one but myself thought I could beat guys like Tommy Hearns or Roberto Duran.
- Sugar Ray Leonard

Aaron Pryor wants to get into the ring with me.
He wants to be able to retire, and he will.
For health reasons.
- Sugar Ray Leonard

They say that I'm stubborn, and my wife says that,
too, but it's paid off so far.
- Sugar Ray Leonard

I've never believed in tying myself up in a long-range contract,
and I've been very outspoken on that subject.
- Sugar Ray Leonard

I fought tall fighters, short fighters,
strong fighters, slow fighters, sluggers and boxers.
It was either learn or get knocked off.
- Sugar Ray Leonard

When I turned pro, Muhammad Ali was laying back,
and I was able to fill up an area that was empty.
- Sugar Ray Leonard

Boxing was not something I truly enjoyed.
Like a lot of things in life, when you put the gloves on,
it's better to give than to receive.
- Sugar Ray Leonard

I'm not religious, but I believe that what I have is a gift,
and I respect it and live up to it.
- Sugar Ray Leonard

Simply do your best, and you will avoid
self-judgment, self-abuse and regret.
- don Miguel Ruiz

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

Life is best when I wish neither to hurry the future nor to slow it.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Tolerance is the first principle of community;
it is the spirit which conserves
the best that all men think.
- Helen Keller

The best cure for our own self-inflicted suffering
is often service to others.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The best and most beautiful things in the world
cannot be seen or even touched.
They must be felt with the heart.
- Helen Keller

The best way to cheer yourself
is to try to cheer someone else up.
- Mark Twain

Life is NOT "Supposed to be Fair."
Know that there is no single way that life is "supposed" to be.
Demanding that life meet our expectations
is a sure fire recipe for a miserable existence.
Life is a game with no rules.
Life just happens to us regardless of our best intentions.
Our only path to happiness lies in being open
to receiving whatever life throws at us -
with Gratitude. Have NO Expectations of life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

You may call God love, you may call God goodness.
But the best name for God is compassion.
- Meister Eckhart

A common denominator of all religions is that
they have the power to bring out the best and the worst in people.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Knowing your own darkness is the best method
for dealing with the darknesses of other people.
- Carl Jung

May love and laughter light your days,
and warm your heart and home.
May good and faithful friends be yours,
wherever you may roam.
May peace and plenty bless your world
with joy that long endures.
May all life's passing seasons
bring the best to you and yours.
- Irish Blessing

Best Friends: we're a parade - even by ourselves!
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Be the best that you can be.
- Anonymous

The best road to progress is freedom's road.
- John F. Kennedy

Far and away the best prize that life has to offer
is the chance to work hard at work worth doing.
- Theodore Roosevelt

The Four Agreements
1.Be impeccable with your word.
2.Don't take anything personally.
3.Don't make assumptions.
4.Always do your best.
- don Miguel Ruiz

Speak when you are angry -
and you will make the best speech you'll ever regret.
- Laurence J. Peter

Ones best success comes after their greatest disappointments.
- Henry Ward Beecher

In the practice of tolerance,
one's enemy is the best teacher.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

The best relationship is one in which
your love for each other
exceeds your need for each other.
- Anonymous

The best way to destroy an enemy
is to make him a friend.
- Abraham Lincoln

Luck marches with those who give their very best.
- H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

Success often grows best in the fertile soil of failure.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Things turn out best for the people
who make the best of the way things turn out.
- Art Linkletter

The success of a project is best predicted
by the enthusiasm of its participants.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Make the best use of what is in your power,
and take the rest as it happens.
- Epictetus

One's philosophy is not best expressed in words;
it is expressed in the choices one makes...
and the choices we make
are ultimately our responsibility.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

I never had a policy;
I have just tried to do my very best each and every day.
- Abraham Lincoln

A good example is the best sermon.
- Benjamin Franklin

The price of success is hard work,
dedication to the job at hand,
and the determination that whether we win or lose,
we have applied the best of ourselves to the task at hand.
- Vince Lombardi

Self-care is critical to having a strong inner foundation.
Taking good care of YOU means the people in your life
will receive the best of you rather than what is left of you.
- Lorraine Cohen

My experience has been that work is
almost the best way to pull oneself out of the depths.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

The best of a book is not the thought which it contains,
but the thought which it suggests;
just as the charm of music dwells not in the tones
but in the echoes of our hearts.
- Oliver Wendell Holmes


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