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60 Greatest Quotes by Muhammad Ali

Best Muhammad Ali Quotes

Muhammad Ali is a professional Boxer of America. He is believed to be one of the supreme athletes in the boxing record. He has won the popular Golden Gloves title as well as an Olympic Gold Medal along with several other honors. Here are some of the finest and popular quotes by Muhammad Ali.

Muhammad Ali Quotes

  1. “Float like a butterfly, sting like a bee.” – Muhammad Ali
  2. “To be a great champion you must believe you are the best. If not pretend you are.” – Muhammad Ali
  3. “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
  4. “If my mind can conceive it and my heart can believe it, then I can achieve it.” – Muhammad Ali
  5. “I am the greatest, I said that even before I knew I was. I figured that if I said it enough, I would convince the world that I really was the greatest.” – Muhammad Ali
  6. “What you are thinking is what you are becoming.” – Muhammad Ali
  7. “I’m not the greatest, I’m the double greatest. Not only do I knock ’em out, I pick the round.” – Muhammad Ali
  8. “Don’t count the days, make the days count.” – Muhammad Ali
  9. “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
  10. “Live everyday as if it were your last because someday you’re going to be right.” – Muhammad Ali
  11. “It’s hard to be humble when you’re as great as I am.” – Muhammad Ali
  12. “There are more pleasant things to do than beat up people.” – Muhammad Ali
  13. “I am the astronaut of boxing. Joe Louis and Dempsey were just jet pilots. I’m in a world of my own.” – Muhammad Ali
  14. “Old age is just a record of one’s whole life.” – Muhammad Ali
  15. “Age is whatever you think it is. You are as old as you think you are.” – Muhammad Ali
  16. “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
  17. “He who is not courageous enough to take risks will accomplish nothing in life.” – Muhammad Ali
  18. “If they can make penicillin out of moldy bread, they can sure make something out of you.” – Muhammad Ali
  19. “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
  20. “It isn’t the mountains ahead to climb that wear you out; it’s the pebble in your shoe.” – Muhammad Ali
  21. “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
  22. “A man who views the world the same at 50 as he did at 20 has wasted 30 years of his life.” – Muhammad Ali
  23. “Friendship…is not something you learn in school. But if you haven’t learned the meaning of friendship, you really haven’t learned anything.” – Muhammad Ali
  24. “What keeps me going is goals.” – Muhammad Ali
  25. “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
  26. “The man who has no imagination has no wings.” – Muhammad Ali
  27. “It’s lack of faith that makes people afraid of meeting challenges, and I believed in myself.” – Muhammad Ali
  28. “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
  29. “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 last-minute stamina, they have to be a little faster, they have to have the skill and the will. But the will must be stronger than the skill.” – Muhammad Ali
  30. “No one knows what to say in the loser’s locker room.” – Muhammad Ali
  31. “Service to others is the rent you pay for your room here on earth.” – Muhammad Ali
  32. “I never thought of losing, but now that it’s happened, the only thing is to do it right. That’s my obligation to all the people who believe in me. We all have to take defeats in life.” – Muhammad Ali
  33. “It’s just a job. Grass grows, birds fly, waves pound the sand. I beat people up.” – Muhammad Ali
  34. “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
  35. “Cassius Clay is a slave name. I didn’t choose it and I don’t want it. I am Muhammad Ali, a free name—it means beloved of God—and I insist people use it when people speak to me and of me.” – Muhammad Ali
  36. “I believe in the religion of Islam. I believe in Allah and peace.” – Muhammad Ali
  37. “Silence is golden when you can’t think of a good answer.” – Muhammad Ali
  38. “No one knows what to say in the loser’s locker room.” – Muhammad Ali
  39. “There are no pleasures in a fight, but some of my fights have been a pleasure to win.” – Muhammad Ali
  40. “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
  41. “Wars of nations are fought to change maps. But wars of poverty are fought to map change.” – Muhammad Ali
  42. “When you can whip any man in the world, you never know peace.” – Muhammad Ali
  43. “I seen you! Someday I’m gonna whup you! Don’t you forget, I am the greatest!” – Muhammad Ali
  44. “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
  45. “Boxing is a lot of white men watching two black men beat each other up.” – Muhammad Ali
  46. “We have one life; it soon will be past; what we do for God is all that will last.” – Muhammad Ali
  47. “My toughest fight was with my first wife.” – Muhammad Ali
  48. “I know I got it made while the masses of black people are catchin’ hell, but as long as they ain’t free, I ain’t free.” – Muhammad Ali
  49. “Joe Frazier is so ugly that when he cries, the tears turn around and go down the back of his head.” – Muhammad Ali
  50. “It will be a killer, and a chiller, and a thriller, when I get the gorilla in Manila.” – Muhammad Ali
  51. “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
  52. “I figure I’ll be champ for about ten years and then I’ll let my brother take over—like the Kennedy’s down in Washington.” – Muhammad Ali
  53. “I wish people would love everybody else the way they love me. It would be a better world.” – Muhammad Ali
  54. “Superman don’t need no seat belt.” – Muhammad Ali
  55. “I’ll beat him so bad he’ll need a shoehorn to put his hat on.” – Muhammad Ali
  56. “My way of joking is to tell the truth. That’s the funniest joke in the world.” – Muhammad Ali
  57. “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
  58. “If you even dream of beating me, you’d better wake up and apologize.” – Muhammad Ali
  59. “Frazier is so ugly that he should donate his face to the US Bureau of Wild Life.” – Muhammad Ali
  60. “I’m the most recognized and loved man that ever lived ’cause 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

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