Fear was absolutely necessary. Without it, I would have been scared to death.
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The fighter loses more than his pride in the fight; he loses part of his future. He's a step closer to the slum he came from.
I could never be with a woman during training. Because my knees would get very weak. My opinion is based on personal experience.
It's not so bad for politicians and Pulitzer Prize poets and certain intellectuals in this country to sign petitions and speak out against the war in Vietnam, but when Cassius Clay did it he paid a heavy price for Freedom of Speech.
It s easy to do anything in victory. It's in defeat that a man reveals himself.
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If somebody mistreats you, treat 'em good. That kills 'em.
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