Gene Tunney Quotes, Sayings, Remarks, Thoughts and Speeches

Gene Tunney Quotes and Sayings

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    A boxer must exercise and develop every part of his body. Gene Tunney | Refcard PDF
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    A boxer's diet should be low in fat and high in proteins and sugar. Therefore you should eat plenty of lean meat, milk, leafy vegetables, and fresh fruit and ice cream for sugar. Gene Tunney | Refcard PDF
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    A concave chest means that your diaphragm is sagging. Gene Tunney | Refcard PDF
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    As a West Side kid fooling around with boxing gloves, I had been, for some reason of temperament, more interested in dodging a blow than in striking one. Gene Tunney | Refcard PDF
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    Ever since boyhood I've made a religion of keeping in shape by regular, conscientious exercise. Gene Tunney | Refcard PDF
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    Exercise should be regarded as tribute to the heart. Gene Tunney | Refcard PDF
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    Fat is one of the chief enemies of the heart because it has to be plentifully supplied with blood and thus needlessly increases the pumping load that the heart must sustain. Gene Tunney | Refcard PDF
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    Handball, swimming, running, jumping, basketball, and boxing were as much a part of me as breathing. Gene Tunney | Refcard PDF
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    I did six years of planning to win the championship from Jack Dempsey. Gene Tunney | Refcard PDF
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    If all human lives depended upon their usefulness - as might be judged by certain standards - there would be a sudden and terrific mortality in the world. Gene Tunney | Refcard PDF
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    In youth, we get plenty of exercise through games and running around, but as middle life approaches, we settle down, literally and figuratively. Gene Tunney | Refcard PDF
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    My own ambition in the ring had always been skillful boxing, speed and defense - on the order of Mike Gibbons. Gene Tunney | Refcard PDF
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    Never eat less than four hours before boxing. Then eat only lightly. Gene Tunney | Refcard PDF
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    Normally, I could hit hard enough, as anyone who studied my fights might have known. But the impression was that I was essentially defensive, the very reverse of a killer, the prize fighter who read books, even Shakespeare. Gene Tunney | Refcard PDF
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    One half-conscious thought was burned in my mind: stay on your feet. Gene Tunney | Refcard PDF
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    The man who has allowed his body to deteriorate cuts a pitiful figure - chest collapsed, stomach protruding. Gene Tunney | Refcard PDF
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    The way to know about championship quality is to learn from champions, and that I did; studying them with professional purpose during my time in the ring and from habitual interest afterward. Gene Tunney | Refcard PDF
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    Though I was not a belligerent kid, I do not think I ever passed up a good opportunity to fight. Gene Tunney | Refcard PDF
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    To enjoy the glow of good health, you must exercise. Gene Tunney | Refcard PDF
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    Upon awakening in the morning, I wondered if the proceedings of the night before had been a dream. It was hard to believe that I was the world's heavyweight champion. Gene Tunney | Refcard PDF






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