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George Foreman Quotes

George Edward ForemanGeorge Foreman quotes: big quotes from “Big George.”

“If you want it, leave your excuses behind and come and get it.”

“If you don’t dream, you might as well be dead.”

“You’ve got to have a focus.  You just fight for money, you get hurt.  You focus on the title, you’ll just naturally make money doing it.”

“The greatest asset, even in this country, is not oil and gas.  It’s integrity.  Everyone is searching for it, asking, ‘Who can I do business with that I can trust?'”

“You may not realize initially how many other opportunities are wrapped up inside the first one.  After you go through the first door, you’ll then discover more doors automatically opening behind that one.  One door leads you to another door, which leads to another door, and so on.  It’s like 10 other boxes packed inside one box.  The initial door that God opens is your access to more opportunities.  But you must be willing to walk through the first one to get to the other good things God has for you.”

“If you can maintain that integrity in whatever you do, you can’t go wrong.”

“If something is worth doing, it is worth doing right.  I take that one step further.  You shouldn’t do anything unless you do it right.”

“Excellence isn’t achieved without inspiration and perspiration.  You’ve got to have both.”

“We, too, need to be patient, especially when it comes to reaching new goals.”

“I know from experience that you should never give up on yourself or others, no matter what.”

“You have to keep your goal in mind and never lose sight of it.  I envisioned myself winning the heavyweight title for 10 years before I actually captured it.  If you’re not driven to do your best, you’ll never reach the level of excellence in your life.”

“Changing your nature is the hardest thing to do.  But I discovered that you can be who you choose to be.”

“Many people fail not so much because of their mistakes; they fail because they are afraid to try.”

“The world is full of people who want to play it safe, people who have tremendous potential but never use it.  Somewhere deep inside them, they know that they could do more in life, be more, and have more – if only they were willing to take a few risks.”

“To be successful in life, you must get in the habit of turning negatives into positives.”

“If you want to be obsessed to be your best, you must get rid of the negative things that are weighing you down.”

“That’s my gift.  I let that negativity roll off me like water off a duck’s back.  If it’s not positive, I didn’t hear it.”

“As bad as your situation may be, someone else always has it worse than you.”

“Evil lurks where disappointment lodges.”

“Nobody can do everything well, so learn how to delegate responsibility to other winners and then hold them accountable for their decisions.”

“Heroes have a rough time because they stand up when they ought not to, they speak when they ought not to; they always have to go that extra mile.”

“Heroes always have their scars.  Some you can see, some you read about later on.”

“When problems arise, you will usually find two types of people: whiners and winners.  Whiners obstruct progress; they spend hours complaining about this point or that, without offering positive solutions.  Winners acknowledge the existence of the problem, but they try to offer practical ideas that can help resolve the matter in a manner that is satisfactory to both parties.”

“Without appreciation and respect for other people, true leadership becomes ineffective, if not impossible.”

“Choose wise and Godly people to advise you.”

“To succeed in business, you need somebody in your corner who cares enough to challenge you and is courageous enough to tell you the truth, especially when the pressure is on.”

“Don’t try to reinvent the wheel.  Just learn from the guys who have already done it well.  You need a mentor, a seasoned coach who is willing to share his wisdom and experience with you.  Ask someone who has already been successful to guide you.”

“Don’t be afraid to employ people who will force you out of your comfort zone.”

“Sometimes God gives instructions that go against conventional wisdom, such as treating people kindly when they’re hateful.  Who really wants to do that?  Instructions like that may not always make sense, so that’s why I need to trust and obey the One who inspired them.”

“Being angry and resentful of someone is like letting them live rent-free in your head.”

“Forgiveness is that subtle thread that binds both love and friendship.”

“People are hurt in love affairs and never recover, more than a boxing match.”

“You never help others by allowing them to get away with giving less than their best efforts.”

“One of my goals is to inspire everyone I meet to become a better person.”

“Everybody wants to be somebody.  The thing you have to do is give them confidence they can.  You have to give a kid a dream.”

“Plant a seed of greatness in your children.  Speak a word of encouragement to someone who needs to hear it.  Inspire someone to be a better person.  One day you’ll reap a harvest, and your world will become a better place to live.”

“In raising children, life brings forth those things where you do what you should never have done and what I taught you never to do.  And when my kids have done those things, I just kind of look at them and say, ‘Now you know life.'”

“It’s an amazing privilege to get the opportunity to work with your children.”

“Filling a need is not merely good business; it’s a basic attitude towards life.  If you see a need, do whatever you can to meet that need.”

“It’s very important that people know that I really enjoy everything that has happened to me.  And I tell my kids, ‘You’re not going to be the tallest, fastest, prettiest, the best track runner, but you can be the nicest human being that someone has ever met in their life.’  And I just want to leave that legacy that being nice is a true treasure.”

“As long as I’m reading, I’m at home.”

“I get up in the morning looking for an adventure.”

“If you learn to sell, it’s worth more than a degree.  It’s worth more than the heavyweight championship of the world.  It’s even more important than having a million dollars in the bank.  Learn to sell and you’ll never starve.”

“Put your name on something, it better be the best – you only get one shot.”

“The best entrepreneurs have found a way to serve others and as a result discover their greatest fulfillment.”

“When I was a kid in Houston, we were so poor we couldn’t afford the last two letters, so we called ourselves ‘po.'”

“When I was a boxer, I wanted to be champion of the world, not the richest man in the world.”

“Sure the fight was fixed.  I fixed it with a right hand.”

“I wanted the world to know where I was from.  I wanted to say to the world, ‘We gotcha.  America gotcha.'”

“It’s great to reminisce about good memories of my past.  It was enjoyable when it was today.  So learning to enjoy today has two benefits: it gives me happiness right now, and it becomes a good memory later.”

“It embarrasses me to think of all those years I was buying silk suits and alligator shoes that were hurting my feet; cars that I just parked, and the dust would just build up on them.”

“Money is a good thing, but every morning you have to get up with something no one else in the world gets up with – that’s that image.  That face you see in the mirror, you got to love it, and you better do some things that you feel good about inside of you.  Of course, money is going to come, but make certain that you do some good with it.”

As an entrepreneur, don’t follow the crowd; let them follow you.”

“There are a lot of guys who are successful, they make a lot of big money, I mean millions overnight with a contract, and they don’t understand the evaporation.  It evaporates.  You’re always back to square one.  I found that out, so integrity is how I do business.  That’s my main asset.”

“A hero is someone right… who doesn’t change.”

“I am so happy to be alive.  That’s the one thing I’d like for people to know.  Sometimes people walk by and slip up and say the wrong thing about me, and I’ll smile.  They wonder why am I smiling.  Because I’m happy that I’m alive.”

“If you can look in your mother’s eyes and she’s proud of you, then you’re a champion.”

“I don’t even think about a retirement program because I’m working for the Lord, for the Almighty.  And even though the Lord’s pay isn’t very high, his retirement program is, you might say, out of this world.”

“The question isn’t at what age I want to retire, it’s at what income.”

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