Joe Louis quote: “I hope they’re still making…”


“I hope they’re still making women like my momma. She always told me to do the right thing. She always told me to have pride in myself; she said a good name is better than money.”

– Joe Louis, one of the greatest heavyweight boxers of all time. He was the world heavyweight champion from 1937 to 1949.

Joe Louis, shirtless with his fists clenched, staring forward at the camera with a pensive gaze.
Joe Louis


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“Joe Louis: ‘I hope they’re still making women like my momma’” sources: Van Vechten, Carl, photographer. Portrait of Joe Louis, Greenwood Lake, N.Y. Sept. 15. Photograph. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <>.