We’ve scanned the archives and interviews to find the best Georges St Pierre quotes since he turned professional 2002 and began imparting his wisdom on MMA fans around the world.
Georges is regarded by many as the most well-rounded fighter in the history of the sport and the most humble champion, his 25-2 record speaks for itself but Georges’ approach to life and to fighting is inspiring and something we can all learn from.
We tried to wittle this down to 10 but there are too many great quotes to choose from – so here’s our 13 best Georges St Pierre quotes.
1.) “You don’t get better on the days when you feel like going.
You get better on the days when you don’t want to go, but you go anyway. If you can overcome the negative energy coming from your tired body or unmotivated mind, you will grow and become better. It won’t be the best workout you have, you won’t accomplish as much as what you usually do when you actually feel good, but that doesn’t matter. Growth is a long term game, and the crappy days are more important.”
2.) “Some people learn to lose. Others lose and learn.”
3.) “Humility is the first rule of martial arts. Either you learn humility quickly, or you leave because your ego can’t handle losing repeatedly.”
4.) “The real test is this one: When you’re alone in a room, when you’re in a private place and nobody else can see you, what do you choose to do? Eat well, or eat poorly? Exercise, or watch television? Practice something, or do nothing? The best version of the truth appears to you and you alone, when nobody else can see. This is the test of discipline, and it’s what makes the difference in your life. It’s what regulates your own system and guides it. The individual alone comprehends it.”
5.) “It’s like life. The more knowledge you get, the more questions you ask. The smarter you get, the more you realize that everything can be possible.”6.) “The danger is not to set your goal too high and fail to reach it. It’s to set your goal too low and reach it.”
7.) “There is no luck in life, everything happens for a reason. Every little thing that you do… leads up to a bigger thing. And that’s the story of my life.”
8.) “Power is different when you combine it with wisdom. Wisdom allows you to use less power to accomplish more tasks.”
9.) “I don’t believe there is pleasure in life. I believe there is only a relief of pain… We have to suffer to be on top.”
10.) “Once I got over my anger and rage from childhood, once I stopped feeling like a victim, I was able to open myself to great sources of learning.”
11.) “Using your imagination to create mental images stimulates your mind, helps organize your life and keeps your focus in a particular direction. It allows your unconscious mind to work toward the image you have created, the goal. It’s about understand the life you want to live, and seeing it unfold before you.”
12.) “A true master gives all his knowledge. But only when the student is ready.”
13.) “My fear delivered one of the great lessons of my life: That someone without fear can’t push himself. He can’t get better. He can’t transform negatives in to positives. He can’t open his world to creativity and invention, or even progress.”
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