Web Extra: "Don King-isms"

“Only in America can a Don King happen”

“America is the greatest country in the world–I love America. What I’ve accomplished could not have been done anywhere else.”


“I’ve been born, shot, stabbed, bowed up; It’s unbelievable…but I am still standing.” (Haute Living Mag Jan 07)

Upon being asked what he would like on his epitaph: “He worked for the day when all people would be clothed in dignity.”

Upon being released on parole in 1971: I am “armed and dangerous. Armed with wisdom and knowledge” (King/TV Guide 1980)

Citing Jesus, Confucius and the general Sun Tzu: “You create havoc in the West, you strike in the East.” ( Haute Living Mag Jan 07)

“Money ain’t worth having if you have to trade your money for character and your integrity and your honor.” (Haute Living Mag Jan 07)

The Bible says “what good is to gain the whole world and lose your soul? Don’t trade it in, take them both. Get the money and keep your reputation and your honor.” (Haute Living Mag Jan 07)

“To thine own self be true.”

“If people are true to themselves, they would join me in celebrating George Walker Bush as one of the greatest presidents we’ve ever had.” (Haute Living Mag Jan 07)

Larry Holmes on Don King: He “looks black, lives white…and thinks green”

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