Gene Tunney Quotes & Sayings

20 most famous Gene Tunney quotes and sayings. These are the first 10 quotes we have for him. He was an American athlete who passed away on 7 November, 1978.

Gene Tunney Quotes
“To enjoy the glow of good health, you must exercise.”
Gene Tunney Quotes
“Exercise should be regarded as tribute to the heart.”
Gene Tunney Quotes
“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 Quotes
“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 Quotes
“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 Quotes
“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 Quotes
“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 Quotes
“Though I was not a belligerent kid, I do not think I ever passed up a good opportunity to fight.”
Gene Tunney Quotes
“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 Quotes
“Never eat less than four hours before boxing. Then eat only lightly.”

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