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Larry Holmes Quotes and Sayings
Quotes by Larry Holmes

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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

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

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

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

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


 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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'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

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

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

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

The way I see it, if you want the rainbow,
you gotta put up with the rain.
- Dolly Parton PHOTO

Angry and happy don't mix.
Flush out the angry,
and the happy has a place to put down roots.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

If you want to be happy,
put your effort into controlling the sail, not the wind.
- Anonymous

Since you get more joy out of giving joy to others,
you should put a good deal of thought
into the happiness that you are able to give.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

Love wasn't put in your heart to stay.
Love isn't love until you give it away.
- Michael W. Smith

Love begins at home, and it is not how much we do...
but how much love we put in that action.
- Mother Teresa

If you paint in your mind a picture of
bright and happy expectations,
you put yourself into a condition conducive to your goal.
- Norman Vincent Peale

It is easier to put on slippers
than to carpet the entire world
- Al Franken

Only love has the ability to put you in that state of bliss
- don Miguel Ruiz

You only get out what you put in.
- Anonymous

Be sure you put your feet in the right place, then stand firm.
- Abraham Lincoln

It is not the magnitude of our actions
but the amount of love
that is put into them that matters.
- Mother Teresa

You can do anything you put your mind to.
- Anonymous

Anyone can heal who believes that he can
and will take the time to put that belief into motion.
- Ernest Holmes

Non-violence is not a garment to be put on and off at will.
Its seat is in the heart,
and it must be an inseparable part of our being.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Gardening is all about optimism.
I put a seed in the ground.
I consistently tend it,
confident I will see the results, in time,
of the nurture I have provided.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Never put passion before principle.
Even if win, you lose.
- Miyagi: character in the movie Karate Kid 2

If you have built castles in the air,
your work need not be lost;
that is where they should be.
Now put foundations under them.
- Henry David Thoreau

What I recognized is that you can't put it together.
It's already together, and what you have to do
is experience it being together.
- Werner Erhard

Reality is what you believe it to be.
It's what you put your thought and energy into,
because your hands physically manifest thought.
So your world becomes what you feel and what you think.
- Jewel

Parents can only give good advice or put them on the right paths,
but the final forming of a person's character lies in their own hands.
- Anne Frank

One is taught by experience to put a premium
on those few people who can appreciate you for what you are.
- Gail Godwin

Let us honor all children,
and put ourselves into service
preparing a magnificent
earthly home for future generations.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I put aside personal preferences and step forward to be of service.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Put on your own oxygen mask first.
- Airline companies

Never put off till tomorrow what you can do today.
- Thomas Jefferson
(also attributed to Benjamin Franklin and Lord Chesterfield)

Only put off until tomorrow
what you are willing to die having left undone.
- Pablo Picasso

Nobody has ever asked the nuclear family to live
all by itself in a box the way we do.
With no relatives, no support,
we've put it in an impossible situation.
- Margaret Mead

An idea that is developed and put into action
is more important than
an idea that exists only as an idea.
- The Buddha

Put some distance between yourself
and whatever is concerning you.
Distance in space or time
always creates a new perspective.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Who were you before you put yourself last.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Simply put, you believe that things
or people make you unhappy,
but this is not accurate.
You make yourself unhappy.
- Wayne Dyer

Wise men put their trust in ideas
and not in circumstances
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

It takes a lot of work to put together a marriage,
to put together a family and a home.
- Elizabeth Edwards

Believe that none of the effort you put
into coming closer to God is ever wasted -
even if in the end you don't achieve
what you are striving for.
- Rebbe Nachman of Breslov

I think the environment should be put in the category
of our national security.
Defense of our resources is just as important as defense abroad.
Otherwise what is there to defend?
- Robert Redford

I have looked into your eyes with my eyes.
I have put my heart near your heart.
- Pope John XXIII

Never trust anyone completely but God.
Love people, but put your full trust only in God.
- Lawrence Welk

We all have a social mask, right?
We put it on, we go out, put our
best foot forward, our best image.
But behind that social mask is a personal truth,
what we really, really believe
about who we are and what we're capable of.
- Phil McGraw

Do not worry if you have built your castles in the air.
They are where they should be.
Now put the foundations under them.
- Henry David Thoreau

For my birthday I got a humidifier and a de-humidifier...
I put them in the same room and let them fight it out.
- Steven Wright

I've always put my family first and that's just the way it is.
- Jamie Lee Curtis


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