"I'll think, If this is his first punch, how are the others gonna feel? That's the only fear I have for myself."
"A nation that is afraid to let its people judge the truth and falsehood in an open market is a nation that is afraid of its people."Sugar Ray Leonard on John F. Kennedy
"Pick the day. Enjoy it - to the hilt. The day as it comes. People as they come... The past, I think, has helped me appreciate the present - and I don't want to spoil any of it by fretting about the future."Sugar Ray Leonard on Audrey Hepburn
"I love the man that can smile in trouble, that can gather strength from distress, and grow brave by reflection. 'Tis the business of little minds to shrink, but he whose heart is firm, and whose conscience approves his conduct, will pursue his principles unto death."Sugar Ray Leonard on Thomas Paine
"We fear violence less than our own feelings. Personal, private, solitary pain is more terrifying than what anyone else can inflict."Sugar Ray Leonard on Jim Morrison
"What is needed, rather than running away or controlling or suppressing or any other resistance, is understanding fear that means, watch it, learn about it, come directly into contact with it. We are to learn about fear, not how to escape from it."Sugar Ray Leonard on Jiddu Krishnamurti
"Within our dreams and aspirations we find our opportunities."
"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."
"Aaron Pryor wants to get into the ring with me. He wants to be able to retire, and he will. For health reasons."
"I'm not religious, but I believe that what I have is a gift, and I respect it and live up to it."