"I'm not religious, but I believe that what I have is a gift, and I respect it and live up to it."
"An individual who breaks a law that conscience tells him is unjust, and who willingly accepts the penalty of imprisonment in order to arouse the conscience of the community over its injustice, is in reality expressing the highest respect for the law."Sugar Ray Leonard on Martin Luther King, Jr.
"Everyone should be respected as an individual, but no one idolized."Sugar Ray Leonard on Albert Einstein
"Let every man be respected as an individual and no man idolized."Sugar Ray Leonard on Albert Einstein
"Be peaceful, be courteous, obey the law, respect everyone but if someone puts his hand on you, send him to the cemetery."Sugar Ray Leonard on Malcolm X
"If once you forfeit the confidence of your fellow-citizens, you can never regain their respect and esteem."Sugar Ray Leonard on Abraham Lincoln
"Within our dreams and aspirations we find our opportunities."
"I'll think, If this is his first punch, how are the others gonna feel? That's the only fear I have for myself."
"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."