Facts about Gene Tunney

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Gene Tunney was a famous Athlete from USA, who lived between May 25, 1897 and November 7, 1978. He/she became 81 years old.

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He/she is born under the zodiac gemini, who is known for Communication, Indecision, Inquisitive, Intelligent, Changeable. Our collection contains 22 quotes who is written / told by Gene, under the main topics: Diet, Fitness.

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Famous quotes by Gene Tunney (22)


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"Exercise should be regarded as tribute to the heart"
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"Handball, swimming, running, jumping, basketball, and boxing were as much a part of me as breathing"
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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"
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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"
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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"
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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"
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"Exercise should be regarded as tribute to the heart"
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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"
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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"
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"My own ambition in the ring had always been skillful boxing, speed and defense - on the order of Mike Gibbons"
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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"
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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"
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"Never eat less than four hours before boxing. Then eat only lightly"
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"Ever since boyhood I've made a religion of keeping in shape by regular, conscientious exercise"
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"A concave chest means that your diaphragm is sagging"
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"To enjoy the glow of good health, you must exercise"
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"I did six years of planning to win the championship from Jack Dempsey"
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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"
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"A boxer must exercise and develop every part of his body"
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"Though I was not a belligerent kid, I do not think I ever passed up a good opportunity to fight"
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"The man who has allowed his body to deteriorate cuts a pitiful figure - chest collapsed, stomach protruding"
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"One half-conscious thought was burned in my mind: stay on your feet"


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