Muhammad Ali Quotes

Muhammad Ali, an American professional boxer and advocate, earned the moniker “the Greatest” due to his profound impact on 20th-century sports. Widely considered the finest heavyweight boxer in history, he held the Ring magazine heavyweight title from 1964 to 1970. Wikipedia

“Parkinson’s is my toughest fight. No, it doesn’t hurt. It’s hard to explain. I’m being tested to see if I’ll keep praying, to see if I’ll keep my faith. All great people are tested by God.” ~ Muhammad Ali

“The roughest and toughest fighter I fought was Joe Frazier.” ~ Muhammad Ali

“I am the greatest, I said that even before I knew I was.” ~ Muhammad Ali

“You can’t keep your mind on fighting when you’re thinking about a woman. You can’t keep your concentration. You feel like sleeping all the time.” ~ Muhammad Ali

“What keeps me going is goals.” ~ Muhammad Ali

“Stay in college, get the knowledge. And stay there until you’re through. If they can make penicillin out of moldy bread, they can sure make something out of you. Advice to a young person to continue his education.” ~ Muhammad Ali

“I’m the greatest thing that ever lived! I’m the king of the world! I’m a bad man. I’m the prettiest thing that ever lived.” ~ Muhammad Ali

“There are more pleasant things to do than beat up people.” ~ Muhammad Ali

“I have a radar built inside me to avoid punches.” ~ Muhammad Ali

“Our only hope lies in the power of our love, generosity, tolerance and understanding and our commitment to making the world a better place for all…” ~ Muhammad Ali

“I’m too fast. I’m too smart. I’m too pretty.” ~ Muhammad Ali

“I run on the road long before I dance under the lights.” ~ Muhammad Ali

“Fighting by itself doesn’t interest me anymore. I want to help people, the black people and I need any kind of media to spread my thought: God, charity, peace.” ~ Muhammad Ali

“Before I became a Muslim, I ate pork and chased women – but all that stuff stopped.” ~ Muhammad Ali

“Success is not achieved by winning all the time. Real success comes when we rise after we fall.” ~ Muhammad Ali

“A black, a Puerto Rican and a Mexican are in a car. Who’s driving? The police.” ~ Muhammad Ali

“When a man says I cannot, he has made a suggestion to himself. He has weakened his power of accomplishing that which otherwise would have been accomplished.” ~ Muhammad Ali

“The sun is always shining someplace.” ~ Muhammad Ali

“I’m pretty as a girl.” ~ Muhammad Ali

“If you were surprised when Nixon resigned, just watch what happens when I whup Foreman’s behind!” ~ Muhammad Ali

“Frazier is so ugly that he should donate his face to the US Bureau of Wild Life.” ~ Muhammad Ali

“When I beat Sonny Liston, I shocked the world. When I joined the Muslims, I shocked the world. When I beat George Forman, I shocked the world. I am from the House of Shock.” ~ Muhammad Ali

“What’s my greatest weakness? Sad stories, people with problems.” ~ Muhammad Ali

“I’m the greatest fighter in the entire world, how can I be afraid? I love people and people love me.” ~ Muhammad Ali

“If they can make penicillin out of moldy bread, then they can sure make something out of you.” ~ Muhammad Ali

“All of us are so mixed. My great-grandfather was white.” ~ Muhammad Ali

“My soul has grown over the years, and some of my views have changed. As long as I am alive, I will continue to try to understand more because the work of the heart is never done.” ~ Muhammad Ali

“I said a lot of things in the heat of the moment that I shouldn’t have said. Called him names I shouldn’t have called him. I apologise for that. I’m sorry. It was all meant to promote the fight.” ~ Muhammad Ali

“Christians are my brothers, Hindus are my brothers, all of them are my brothers. We just think different and believe different.” ~ Muhammad Ali

“The one thing I don’t understand is war.” ~ Muhammad Ali

“Wouldn’t it be a beautiful world if just 10 percent of the people who believe in the power of love would compete with one another to see who could do the most good for the most people?” ~ Muhammad Ali

“Women are not equal with men, that’s sure. When the woman is in danger she always looks to the man for help. We are superior by nature. The black or white woman needn’t worry in life because the world is ruled by the white man.” ~ Muhammad Ali

“There comes a time in every person’s life when he has to choose the course his life will take.” ~ Muhammad Ali

“I’ve wrestled with alligators, I’ve tussled with a whale. I done handcuffed lightning and thrown thunder in jail. You know I’m bad. Just last week, I murdered a rock, injured a stone, hospitalized a brick. I’m so mean, I make medicine sick.” ~ Muhammad Ali

“Eat your words! Eat your words! I am the greatest.” ~ Muhammad Ali

“Spirituality is recognizing the divine light that is within us all. It doesn’t belong to any particular religion; it belongs to everyone.” ~ Muhammad Ali

“Silence is golden when you can’t think of a good answer.” ~ Muhammad Ali

“I’m going to show you how great I am!” ~ Muhammad Ali

“We are stone enemies when the bell rings.” ~ Muhammad Ali

“I don’t count my sit-ups. I only start counting when it starts hurting. When I feel pain, that’s when I start counting, because that’s when it really counts.” ~ Muhammad Ali

“Since I won’t let the critics seal my fate, they keep hollering I’m full of hate. But they don’t really hurt me none, ’cause I’m doing good and having fun.” ~ Muhammad Ali

“If Ali says a mosquito can pull a plow, don’t ask how. Hitch him up.” ~ Muhammad Ali

“I’m so fast that last night I turned off the light switch in my hotel room and was in bed before the room was dark.” ~ Muhammad Ali

“America don’t have no future! America’s going to be destroyed! Allah’s going to divinely chastise America! Violence, crimes, earthquakes- there’s gonna be all kinds of trouble. America’s going to pay for all its lynchings and killings of slaves and what it’s done to black people.” ~ Muhammad Ali

“I’m the best. I just haven’t played yet.” ~ Muhammad Ali

“The fight is won or lost far away from witnesses – behind the lines, in the gym, and out there on the road, long before I dance under those lights.” ~ Muhammad Ali

“In a competition of love we’ll all share in the victory, no matter who comes first.” ~ Muhammad Ali

“We can’t be brave without fear.” ~ Muhammad Ali

“We have one life; it soon will be past; what we do for God is all that will last.” ~ Muhammad Ali

“Children make you want to start life over.” ~ Muhammad Ali

“You been hearing about how bad I am since you were a little kid with mess in your pants! Tonight, I’m gonna whip you till you cry like a baby.” ~ Muhammad Ali

“It’s the repetition of affirmations that leads to belief. And once that belief becomes a deep conviction, things begin to happen.” ~ Muhammad Ali

“I shook up the world.” ~ Muhammad Ali

“Enjoy your children, even when they don’t act the way you want them to.” ~ Muhammad Ali

“Only last week I murdered a rock, injured a stone and hospitalized a brick.” ~ Muhammad Ali

“There’s nothing wrong with getting knocked down, as long as you get right back up.” ~ Muhammad Ali

“No pork, soda pop, cigarettes, alcohol – ever!” ~ Muhammad Ali

“I don’t know what truculent means, but if it’s good, it’s me.” ~ Muhammad Ali

“My health is in the hands of Allah, who has ways of testing us. Whatever happens, happens. I a’int the greatest – it’s Allah. I gave myself a job. I work for God.” ~ Muhammad Ali

“Impossible is nothing.” ~ Muhammad Ali

“The greater our level of understanding, the harder the tests become.” ~ Muhammad Ali

“I was the first one in the gym, and the last one to leave.” ~ Muhammad Ali

“I hated every minute of training, but I said, “Don’t quit. Suffer now and live the rest of your life as a champion.”” ~ Muhammad Ali

“True success is reaching our potential without compromising our values.” ~ Muhammad Ali

“Shut up, I know what I’m doing!” ~ Muhammad Ali

“If we continue to think and live as if we belong only to different cultures and different religions, with separate missions and goals, we will always be in self-defeating competition with each other. Once we realize we are all members of humanity, we will want to compete in the spirit of love.” ~ Muhammad Ali

“If you lose a big fight, it will worry you all of your life. It will plague you – until you get your revenge.” ~ Muhammad Ali

“Women are the field that produces our nation. And if you can’t protect your women, you can’t protect your nation.” ~ Muhammad Ali

“A rooster crows only when it sees the light. Put him in the dark and he’ll never crow. I have seen the light and I’m crowing.” ~ Muhammad Ali

“I’m not into fashion at all. I always wear the same thing: dark suits. I don’t even know where I get them.” ~ Muhammad Ali

“I have learned to live my life one step, one breath, and one moment at a time, but it was a long road. I set out on a journey of love, seeking truth, peace and understanding. I am still learning.” ~ Muhammad Ali

“It’s a dare. Impossible is potential. Impossible is temporary. Impossible is nothing.” ~ Muhammad Ali

“Islam is against killing, terrorism, and murder. People who commit these acts in the name of Islam are wrong. And if I had a chance I would do something about it.” ~ Muhammad Ali

“Champions aren’t made in gyms. Champions are made from something they have deep inside them – a desire, a dream, a vision. They have to have the skill, and the will. But the will must be stronger than the skill.” ~ Muhammad Ali

“Someone stole my bicycle and I said I was going to learn to fight so that I could catch him and beat him up. But I never did catch him. But I ended up the champ of the whole world.” ~ Muhammad Ali

“Stay away from the ropes.” ~ Muhammad Ali

“Live everyday as if it were your last because someday you’re going to be right.” ~ Muhammad Ali

“There is one hell of a difference between fighting in the ring and going to war in Vietnam.” ~ Muhammad Ali

“I can’t see what God’s plan is. I just know I’ve got to live with it.” ~ Muhammad Ali

“Rest but never quit. Even the sun has a sinking spell each evening. But it always rises the next morning. At sunrise, every soul is born again.” ~ Muhammad Ali

“You’re not going to enjoy every minute of the journey, but the success you’ll find at the end will make it all worth it.” ~ Muhammad Ali

“I figured that if I said it enough, I would convince the world that I really was the greatest.” ~ Muhammad Ali

“A man who views the world the same at fifty as he did at twenty has wasted thirty years of his life.” ~ Muhammad Ali

“I don’t count my situps. I only start counting once it starts hurting.” ~ Muhammad Ali

“Float like a butterfly, sting like a bee.” ~ Muhammad Ali

“My definition of evil is unfriendliness.” ~ Muhammad Ali

“The greatest victory in life is to rise above the material things that we once valued most.” ~ Muhammad Ali

“How could they say that my religion, Islam was a ‘race hate’ religion after all the plunder and enslavement and domination of my people by white Christians in the name of white supremacy?” ~ Muhammad Ali

“If my mind can conceive it, and my heart can believe it, then I can achieve it.” ~ Muhammad Ali

“You could be the world’s best garbage man, the world’s best model; it don’t matter what you do if you’re the best.” ~ Muhammad Ali

“The name Muhammad is the most common name in the world. In all the countries around the world – Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, Morocco, Turkey, Syria, Lebanon – there are more Muhammads than anything else.” ~ Muhammad Ali

“I am grateful for all my victories, but I am especially grateful for my losses, because they only made me work harder.” ~ Muhammad Ali

“What counts in the ring is what you can do after you’re exhausted. The same is true of life.” ~ Muhammad Ali

“I live. I travel. I eat. I pray. These are the things I do. I’d rather be in my condition than be a man with four children in a four-bedroom house, working hard every day to pay for his house, taking his children to school.” ~ Muhammad Ali

“Nobody has to tell me that this is a serious business. I’m not fighting one man. I’m fighting a lot of men, showing a lot of ’em, here is one man they couldn’t defeat, couldn’t conquer. My mission is to bring freedom to 30m black people.” ~ Muhammad Ali

“Now you see me, now you don’t. George thinks he will, but I know he won’t!” ~ Muhammad Ali

“Tolerance and understanding won’t ‘trickle down’ in our society any more than wealth does.” ~ Muhammad Ali

“Others may know pleasure, but pleasure is not happiness. It has no more importance than a shadow following a man.” ~ Muhammad Ali

“Last night I had a dream. When I got to Africa, I had one hell of a rumble. I had to beat Tarzan’s behind first, for claiming to be King of the Jungle.” ~ Muhammad Ali

“I am an ordinary man who worked hard to develop the talent I was given.” ~ Muhammad Ali

“Love is a net that catches hearts like a fish.” ~ Muhammad Ali

“What I will remember most about Mr Mandela is that he was a man whose heart, soul and spirit could not be contained or restrained by racial and economic injustices, metal bars or the burden of hate and revenge.” ~ Muhammad Ali

“All through my life, I have been tested. My will has been tested, my courage has been tested, my strength has been tested. Now my patience and endurance are being tested.” ~ Muhammad Ali

“The sweetness of life lies in dispensing with formalities.” ~ Muhammad Ali

“Sonny Liston is nothing. The man can’t talk. The man can’t fight. The man needs talking lessons. The man needs boxing lessons. And since he’s gonna fight me, he needs falling lessons.” ~ Muhammad Ali

“I’ll tell you how I’d like to be remembered: As a black man who won the heavyweight title – Who has humorous and who never looked down on those who looked up to him – A man who stood for freedom, justice and equality – And I wouldn’t even mind if folks forgot how pretty I was.” ~ Muhammad Ali

“I’ll beat him so bad he’ll need a shoehorn to put his hat on.” ~ Muhammad Ali

“Frazier’s got two chances. Slim, and none. And Slim just left town.” ~ Muhammad Ali

“I just give lip service to being the greatest. He was the greatest.” ~ Muhammad Ali

“I am the astronaut of boxing. Joe Louis and Dempsey were just jet pilots. I’m in a world of my own.” ~ Muhammad Ali

“Why do I want my wife to show off her panties when the wind blows? Horses show their behinds, and cows and mules, not humans.” ~ Muhammad Ali

“The only limitations one has, are the ones they place on themselves.” ~ Muhammad Ali

“When you come to the fight Don’t block the halls and don’t block the door, for y’all may go home after round four.” ~ Muhammad Ali

“It’s lack of faith that makes people afraid of meeting challenges, and I believed in myself.” ~ Muhammad Ali

“I’m gonna whup whoever stole my bike!” ~ Muhammad Ali

“The only way for peace between the races is a separation of the races.” ~ Muhammad Ali

“God tries you in certain, certain ways. Some people are rich, and they believe in God. They lose the money, things get hard, they get weak and quit going to church. Quit serving God like they did.” ~ Muhammad Ali

“Elvis Presley was the sweetest, most humble and nicest man you’d want to know.” ~ Muhammad Ali

“My toughest opponent has always been me.” ~ Muhammad Ali

“If you even dream of beating me you’d better wake up and apologize.” ~ Muhammad Ali

“It’s just a job. Grass grows, birds fly, waves pound the sand. I beat people up.” ~ Muhammad Ali

“During my boxing career, you did not see the real Muhammad Ali. You just saw a little boxing and a little showmanship. It was after I retired from boxing that my true work began.” ~ Muhammad Ali

“I’m just hoping that people understand that Islam is peace and not violence.” ~ Muhammad Ali

“Friendship is the hardest thing in the world to explain. It’s not something you learn in school. But if you haven’t learned the meaning of friendship, you really haven’t learned anything.” ~ Muhammad Ali

“Prejudice comes from being in the dark; sunlight disinfects it.” ~ Muhammad Ali

“Only a man who knows what it is like to be defeated can reach down to the bottom of his soul and come up with the extra ounce of power it takes to win when the match is even.” ~ Muhammad Ali

“Truly great people in history never wanted to be great for themselves. All they wanted was the chance to do good for others and be close to God.” ~ Muhammad Ali

“Impossible is just a big word thrown around by small men who find it easier to live in the world they’ve been given than to explore the power they have to change it.” ~ Muhammad Ali

“There are two things that are hard to hit and see. That’s a spooky ghost and Muhammad Ali.” ~ Muhammad Ali

“Success is not achieved by winning all the time. Real success comes when we rise after we fall. Some mountains are higher than others. Some roads steeper than the next. There are hardships and setbacks but you cannot let them stop you. Even on the steepest road you must not turn back.” ~ Muhammad Ali

“His hands can’t hit what his eyes can’t see.” ~ Muhammad Ali

“I do need publicity but not for what I do for good. I need publicity for my book. I need publicity for my fights. I need publicity for my movie but not for helping people. Then it is no longer sincere.” ~ Muhammad Ali

“I’m going to, not I’m gonna. Talk intelligent.” ~ Muhammad Ali

“If I could meet anybody? The prophet Muhammad.” ~ Muhammad Ali

“Allah is the Greatest. I’m just the greatest boxer.” ~ Muhammad Ali

“I’m so fast I could hit you before God gets the news.” ~ Muhammad Ali

“If the culprits are Muslim, they have twisted the teachings of Islam. Whoever performed, or is behind, the terrorist attacks in the United States of America does not represent Islam. God is not behind assassins.” ~ Muhammad Ali

“I’m the most recognized and loved man that ever lived cuz there weren’t no satellites when Jesus and Moses were around, so people far away in the villages didn’t know about them.” ~ Muhammad Ali

“No one starts out on top. You have to work your way up.” ~ Muhammad Ali

“Old age is just a record of one’s whole life.” ~ Muhammad Ali

“I’ve never really resented hard work because I’ve always liked it. Up every morning for roadwork. Going to the gymnasium every day at 12 o’clock. I never change my pattern.” ~ Muhammad Ali

“Now I had won the gold medal. But it didn’t mean anything, because I didn’t have the right color skin.” ~ Muhammad Ali

“I always bring out the best in men I fight, but Joe Frazier, I’ll tell the world right now, brings out the best in me. I’m gonna tell ya, that’s one helluva man, and God bless him.” ~ Muhammad Ali

“I try to learn as much as I can because I know nothing compared to what I need to know.” ~ Muhammad Ali

“Champions are not generated from the championship. Champion is generated from something they have in them, desires, dreams, and visions.” ~ Muhammad Ali

“Whatever the challenge was, however unattainable the goal may have seemed, I never let anyone talk me out of believing in myself.” ~ Muhammad Ali

“Some gems for the greatest of them all.” ~ Muhammad Ali

“It’s hard to beat a guy when he’s got his mind made up that he’s going to win.” ~ Muhammad Ali

“My toughest fight was with my first wife.” ~ Muhammad Ali

“The world’s champ should be pretty like me!” ~ Muhammad Ali

“Sonny Liston is great. But he’ll fall in eight.” ~ Muhammad Ali

“The worst man is the one who sees himself as the best.” ~ Muhammad Ali

“Unknown Make new friends but keep the old ones; one is silver and the other’s gold.” ~ Muhammad Ali

“To be able to give away riches is mandatory if you wish to possess them. This is the only way that you will be truly rich.” ~ Muhammad Ali

“I’m most proud of my family.” ~ Muhammad Ali

“It’s hard to be humble when you’re as great as I am.” ~ Muhammad Ali

“The Service you do for others is the rent you pay for your room here on Earth.” ~ Muhammad Ali

“I should be a postage stamp. That’s the only way I’ll ever get licked!” ~ Muhammad Ali

“Scatter abroad what you have already amassed rather than pile up new wealth.” ~ Muhammad Ali

“Hating people because of their color is wrong. And it doesn’t matter which color does the hating. It’s just plain wrong.” ~ Muhammad Ali

“Rivers, ponds, lakes and streams – they all have different names, but they all contain water. Just as religions do – they all contain truths.” ~ Muhammad Ali

“Allah’s the Arabic term for God. Stand up for God, fight for God, work for God and do the right thing, and go the right way, things will end up in your corner.” ~ Muhammad Ali

“Every day is different, and some days are better than others, but no matter how challenging the day, I get up and live it.” ~ Muhammad Ali

“There’s nothing stressful about turning 50 except people reminding you about it.” ~ Muhammad Ali

“Impossible is not a declaration. It’s a dare.” ~ Muhammad Ali

“I always liked to chase the girls. Parkinson’s stops all that. Now I might have a chance to go to heaven.” ~ Muhammad Ali

“The bull is stronger, but the matador is smarter.” ~ Muhammad Ali

“To be a great champion you must believe you are the best. If you’re not, pretend you are.” ~ Muhammad Ali

“Religions have different names, and they all contain truth, expressed in different ways forms and times.” ~ Muhammad Ali

“My mama told me I was already in a hurry as a child. I even had measles and chicken pox at the same time.” ~ Muhammad Ali

“The man who will whip me will be fast, strong and hasn’t been born yet.” ~ Muhammad Ali

“Once the Choice is Made, Do Not Look Back, Do Not Second-Guess Your Decisions.” ~ Muhammad Ali

“Jokes? There are no jokes. The truth is the funniest joke of all.” ~ Muhammad Ali

“I am the greatest.” ~ Muhammad Ali

“When you saw me in the boxing ring fighting, it wasn’t just so I could beat my opponent. My fighting had a purpose. I had to be successful in order to get people to listen to the things I had to say.” ~ Muhammad Ali

“Once we realize we are all members of humanity, we will want to compete in the spirit of love.” ~ Muhammad Ali

“Who is the descendant of the slavemasters a descendant of slaves to fight other people in thier own country?” ~ Muhammad Ali

“We are all God’s people. We are prejudiced and we separate into Jews, Mexicans, Italians, but God doesn’t see colors.” ~ Muhammad Ali

“Even the greatest was once a beginner. Don’t be afraid to take that first step.” ~ Muhammad Ali

“I said I was the greatest, not the smartest.” ~ Muhammad Ali

“No boxer in the history of boxing has had Parkinson’s. There’s no injury in my brain that suggests that the illness came from boxing.” ~ Muhammad Ali

“Just remember that you don’t have to be what they want you to be.” ~ Muhammad Ali

“You don’t want no pie in the sky when you die, You want something here on the ground while you’re still around.” ~ Muhammad Ali

“Cassius Clay is a name that white people gave to my slave master. Now that I am free, that I don’t belong anymore to anyone, that I’m not a slave anymore, I gave back their white name, and I chose a beautiful African one.” ~ Muhammad Ali

“Inside of a ring or out, ain’t nothing wrong with going down. It’s staying down that’s wrong.” ~ Muhammad Ali

“I can drown a drink of water. I can kill a dead tree. Don’t mess with Muhammad Ali.” ~ Muhammad Ali

“You can be free. You can be black. Look at me! I’m the Heavyweight Champion! Can’t nobody stop me.” ~ Muhammad Ali

“Be obedient to your superior, and your inferior will obey you.” ~ Muhammad Ali

“When people are forced to interact to survive, their prejudices diminish.” ~ Muhammad Ali

“I’m not the greatest; I’m the double greatest. Not only do I knock ’em out, I pick the round.” ~ Muhammad Ali

“Who’s gonna dare to be great?” ~ Muhammad Ali

“It’s the lack of faith that makes people afraid of meeting challenges, and I believe in myself. He who is not courageous enough to take risks will accomplish nothing in life. I figured that if I said it enough, I would convince the world that I really was the greatest.” ~ Muhammad Ali

“I outwit them, and then I outhit them.” ~ Muhammad Ali

“It’s not bragging if you can back it up.” ~ Muhammad Ali

“God gave me Parkinson’s syndrome to show me I’m not ‘The Greatest’ – he is.” ~ Muhammad Ali

“The crowd did not dream when they laid down their money that they would see a total eclipse of the Sonny!” ~ Muhammad Ali

“If you are not the best, then pretend you are.” ~ Muhammad Ali

“Do not be ashamed to give a little; for to deceive is to give still less.” ~ Muhammad Ali

“Catching flies is better training than hitting the speed bag.” ~ Muhammad Ali

“All black Americans have slave names. They have white names; names that the slave master has given to them.” ~ Muhammad Ali

“True giving happens when we give from our heart.” ~ Muhammad Ali

“Age is whatever you think it is. You are as old as you think you are.” ~ Muhammad Ali

“What I’ve found is that the religion that matters, the real religion is love.” ~ Muhammad Ali

“I’m the greatest, I’m a bad man, and I’m pretty!” ~ Muhammad Ali

“When my title was taken away boxing died.” ~ Muhammad Ali

“I’ll leave you with one that I have hanging on my office wall, compliments of Nike: Impossible is nothing.” ~ Muhammad Ali

“He’s too ugly to be the champ!” ~ Muhammad Ali

“No one knows what to say in the loser’s locker room.” ~ Muhammad Ali

“Wisdom is knowing when you can’t be wise.” ~ Muhammad Ali

“Put yourself out on a limb, sucka, like me!” ~ Muhammad Ali

“My only fault is that I don’t realize how great I really am.” ~ Muhammad Ali

“The one without dreams is the one without wings.” ~ Muhammad Ali

“Brooding over blunders is the biggest blunder.” ~ Muhammad Ali

“Often it isn’t the mountains ahead that wear you out, it’s the little pebble in your shoe.” ~ Muhammad Ali

“I called my training camp Fighter’s Heaven.” ~ Muhammad Ali

“I believe in the religion of Islam. I believe in Allah and peace.” ~ Muhammad Ali

“They can boo me, yell at me, and throw peanuts at me, as long as they pay to get in.” ~ Muhammad Ali

“My wealth is in my knowledge of self, love, and spirituality.” ~ Muhammad Ali

“People don’t realise what they had till it’s gone. Like President Kennedy – nobody like him. Like The Beatles, there will never be anything like them. Like my man, Elvis Presley – I was the Elvis of boxing.” ~ Muhammad Ali

“Don’t count the days, make the days count.” ~ Muhammad Ali

“That computer was made in Alabama.” ~ Muhammad Ali

“I’m so mean I make medicine sick!” ~ Muhammad Ali

“I’m a fighter. I believe in the eye-for-an-eye business. I’m no cheek turner. I got no respect for a man who won’t hit back. You kill my dog, you better hide your cat.” ~ Muhammad Ali

“Believe me, a thousand friends suffice thee not; In a single enemy thou hast more than enough.” ~ Muhammad Ali

“God works through people. It’s not me.” ~ Muhammad Ali

“I sought the advice and cooperation from all those around me- but not permission.” ~ Muhammad Ali

“I don’t always know what I’m talking about, but I know I’m right.” ~ Muhammad Ali

“The man with no imagination has no wings.” ~ Muhammad Ali

“In the big leagues everyone has ability. It always comes down to mind games. Who ever is more mentally strong-wins.” ~ Muhammad Ali

“My main purpose is to pray five times a day. And that’s not easy.” ~ Muhammad Ali

“The more we help others, the more we help ourselves.” ~ Muhammad Ali

“The show was bad, but I was great.” ~ Muhammad Ali

“It’s hard to be humble, when you’re as great as I am.” ~ Muhammad Ali

“I try not to speak about all the charities and people I help, because I believe we can only be truly generous when we expect nothing in return.” ~ Muhammad Ali

“I was saying “I’m the greatest” long before I believed it.” ~ Muhammad Ali

“I have nothing to lose by standing up and following my beliefs. So I’ll go to jail, so what? We have been in jail for years.” ~ Muhammad Ali

“Every time I look in the mirror, I see that kid from Louisville, Kentucky, staring back at me. His name was Cassius Clay.” ~ Muhammad Ali

“Whoever knocks persistently, ends by entering.” ~ Muhammad Ali

“If you look at the world the same way when you’re 50 that you did when you were 20, then you wasted 30 years.” ~ Muhammad Ali

“There are no pleasures in a fight but some of my fights have been a pleasure to win.” ~ Muhammad Ali

“When it comes to love, compassion, and other feelings of the heart, I am rich.” ~ Muhammad Ali

“Champions come and go, but to be legendary you got to have heart, more heart than the next man, more than anyone in the world.” ~ Muhammad Ali

“I’ve never let anyone talk me into not believing in myself.” ~ Muhammad Ali

“Put yourself out on a limb, sucka, like me! – young Cassius Clay to heavily favored thug Sonny Liston during the weigh in before Cassius wins his first title and changes his name to Muhammad Ali.” ~ Muhammad Ali

“Howard Cosell was gonna be a boxer when he was a kid only they couldn’t find a mouthpiece big enough.” ~ Muhammad Ali

“At home I am a nice guy: but I don’t want the world to know. Humble people, I’ve found, don’t get very far.” ~ Muhammad Ali

“When I meet a new person, I don’t see race or religion. I look deeper. We must learn to satisfy our conflicts peacefully and to respect one another.” ~ Muhammad Ali

“The best way to make your dreams come true is to wake up.” ~ Muhammad Ali

“I am the greatest. I said that even before I knew I was. Don’t tell me I can’t do something. Don’t tell me it’s impossible. Don’t tell me I’m not the greatest. I’m the double greatest.” ~ Muhammad Ali

“I’ll destroy you. I am the master of disaster.” ~ Muhammad Ali

“Ali’s got a left, Ali’s got a right, if he hits you once, you’re asleep for the night.” ~ Muhammad Ali

“I wish people would love everybody else the way they love me. It would be a better world.” ~ Muhammad Ali

“I’m so fast I run through a hurricane and not get wet. George Foreman is gonna pay me a dept.” ~ Muhammad Ali

“There are billions of people in the world, and every one of them is special. No one else in the world is like you.” ~ Muhammad Ali

“If you want to be equal with me, you can get your own Rolls-Royce, your own house and your own million dollars.” ~ Muhammad Ali

“I am America. I am the part you won’t recognize. But get used to me. Black, confident, cocky; my name, not yours; my religion, not yours; my goals, my own; get used to me.” ~ Muhammad Ali

“I’m young, I’m handsome, I’m fast, I’m pretty, and can’t possibly be beat. They must fall in the round I call.” ~ Muhammad Ali

“When you’re right, nobody remembers. When you’re wrong, nobody forgets.” ~ Muhammad Ali

“I know where I’m going and I know the truth, and I don’t have to be what you want me to be. I’m free to be what I want.” ~ Muhammad Ali

“My face is so pretty, you don’t see a scar, which proves I’m the king of the ring by far.” ~ Muhammad Ali

“Money and riches don’t mean nothing to me. I don’t care nothing about being no rich individual. I’m not living for glory or for fame; all this is doomed for destruction. You got it today, tomorrow it’s gone. I got bigger things on my mind than that. I got Islam on my mind.” ~ Muhammad Ali

“There’s a reason I’m known – to bring people to Allah, to God.” ~ Muhammad Ali

“This life is not real. I conquered the world and it did not bring me satisfaction.” ~ Muhammad Ali

“I used to ask my brother Rudy to throw rocks at me. I’d dodge every one. That’s how I learned how to bob and weave: ducking rocks.” ~ Muhammad Ali

“Life is a gamble. You can get hurt, but people die in plane crashes, lose their arms and legs in car accidents; people die every day. Same with fighters: some die, some get hurt, some go on. You just don’t let yourself believe it will happen to you.” ~ Muhammad Ali

“I should be a postage stamp, because that’s the only way I’ll ever get licked. I’m beautiful. I’m fast. I’m so mean I make medicine sick. I can’t possibly be beat.” ~ Muhammad Ali

“That all you got, George?” ~ Muhammad Ali

“The word ‘Islam’ means ‘peace.’ The word ‘Muslim’ means ‘one who surrenders to God.’ But the press makes us seem like haters.” ~ Muhammad Ali

“The woman is the fiber of the nation. She is the producer of life. A nation is only as good as its women.” ~ Muhammad Ali

“You made a big mistake by letting me come, because now I’m going after your job.” ~ Muhammad Ali

“God gave me this illness to remind me that I’m not Number One; He is.” ~ Muhammad Ali

“They used to draw cartoons of Jews in Germany. Later they started killing them in the Holocaust.” ~ Muhammad Ali

“Get up sucker and fight. Get up and fight.” ~ Muhammad Ali

“To the people that have said I’m too small, I’m not fast enough, I don’t have what it takes, I’m not strong enough. THANK YOU.” ~ Muhammad Ali

“It will be a killer, and a chiller, and a thriller, when I get the gorilla in Manila.” ~ Muhammad Ali

“If my fans think I can do everything I say I can do, then they’re crazier than I am. After one of his fight predictions turned out to be wrong.” ~ Muhammad Ali

“Whoever listens to slander is himself a slanderer.” ~ Muhammad Ali

“My way of joking is to tell the truth. That’s the funniest joke in the world.” ~ Muhammad Ali

“When your mother dies, it really hurts. But with time, you get used to it. That’s nature’s way.” ~ Muhammad Ali

“Your body is sacred. You’re far more precious than diamonds and pearls, and you should be covered too.” ~ Muhammad Ali

“He who is not courageous enough to take risks will accomplish nothing in life.” ~ Muhammad Ali

“What you’re thinking is what you’re becoming.” ~ Muhammad Ali

“God will not place a burden on a man’s shoulders knowing that he cannot carry it.” ~ Muhammad Ali

“That’s okay, I’m still the Greatest.” ~ Muhammad Ali

“Champions have to have the skill and the will. But the will must be stronger than the skill.” ~ Muhammad Ali

“I don’t look like no kiwi bird.” ~ Muhammad Ali

“I say get an education. Become an electrician, a mechanic, a doctor, a lawyer, anything but a fighter. In this trade, it’s the managers that make the money and last the longest.” ~ Muhammad Ali

“I want to be the first black man on the moon.” ~ Muhammad Ali

“Death is the tax the soul has to pay for having a name and a form.” ~ Muhammad Ali

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