Muhammad Ali - Quotes

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Friendship... is not something you learn in school. But if you haven't learned the meaning of friendship, you really haven't learned anything. ---->>>

I hated every minute of training, but I said, 'Don't quit. Suffer now and live the rest of your life as a champion.'

I hated every minute of training, but I said, 'Don't quit. Suffer now and live the rest of your life as a champion.'

He who is not courageous enough to take risks will accomplish nothing in life.

He who is not courageous enough to take risks will accomplish nothing in life.

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.

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.

I done wrestled with an alligator, I done tussled with a whale; handcuffed lightning, thrown thunder in jail; only last week, I murdered a rock, injured a stone, hospitalised a brick; I'm so mean I make medicine sick. ---->>>

The word 'Islam' means 'peace.' The word 'Muslim' means 'one who surrenders to God.' But the press makes us seem like haters.

The word 'Islam' means 'peace.' The word 'Muslim' means 'one who surrenders to God.' But the press makes us seem like haters.

Float like a butterfly, sting like a bee. ---->>>

Silence is golden when you can't think of a good answer. ---->>>

My only fault is that I don't realize how great I really am. ---->>>

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. When I joined the Nation of Islam and became a Muslim, they gave me the most famous name because I was the champ.

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. When I joined the Nation of Islam and became a Muslim, they gave me the most famous name because I was the champ.

The man who has no imagination has no wings.

The man who has no imagination has no wings.

Rivers, ponds, lakes and streams - they all have different names, but they all contain water. Just as religions do - they all contain truths.

Rivers, ponds, lakes and streams - they all have different names, but they all contain water. Just as religions do - they all contain truths.

It isn't the mountains ahead to climb that wear you out; it's the pebble in your shoe. ---->>>

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. ---->>>

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.

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.

If you even dream of beating me you'd better wake up and apologize. ---->>>

It's just a job. Grass grows, birds fly, waves pound the sand. I beat people up.

It's just a job. Grass grows, birds fly, waves pound the sand. I beat people up.

If you lose a big fight, it will worry you all of your life. It will plague you - until you get your revenge. ---->>>

Service to others is the rent you pay for your room here on earth. ---->>>

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.

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.

I believe in the religion of Islam. I believe in Allah and peace.

I believe in the religion of Islam. I believe in Allah and peace.

A man who views the world the same at fifty as he did at twenty has wasted thirty years of his life. ---->>>

I would say things like 'I am the greatest! I'm pretty! If you talk jive, you'll drop in five! I float like a butterfly, sting like a bee! I'm pretty!' When white people heard me talking like this, some said, 'That black man talks too much. He's bragging.' ---->>>

It's the repetition of affirmations that leads to belief. And once that belief becomes a deep conviction, things begin to happen. ---->>>

Terrorists are not following Islam. Killing people and blowing up people and dropping bombs in places and all this is not the way to spread the word of Islam. So people realize now that all Muslims are not terrorists. ---->>>

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. ---->>>

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. ---->>>

I am an ordinary man who worked hard to develop the talent I was given. I believed in myself, and I believe in the goodness of others. ---->>>

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. ---->>>

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. ---->>>

I'm just hoping that people understand that Islam is peace and not violence. ---->>>

What keeps me going is goals. ---->>>

It's lack of faith that makes people afraid of meeting challenges, and I believed in myself.

It's lack of faith that makes people afraid of meeting challenges, and I believed in myself.

I am the greatest, I said that even before I knew I was.

I am the greatest, I said that even before I knew I was.

It's not bragging if you can back it up. ---->>>

I wish people would love everybody else the way they love me. It would be a better world. ---->>>

There are no pleasures in a fight but some of my fights have been a pleasure to win. ---->>>

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. ---->>>

When I won the Golden Gloves in 1960, that made me realize I had a chance. And when I won at the Olympics, that sealed it: I was the champ.

When I won the Golden Gloves in 1960, that made me realize I had a chance. And when I won at the Olympics, that sealed it: I was the champ.

My way of joking is to tell the truth. That's the funniest joke in the world.

My way of joking is to tell the truth. That's the funniest joke in the world.

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. ---->>>

Age is whatever you think it is. You are as old as you think you are.

Age is whatever you think it is. You are as old as you think you are.

Hating people because of their color is wrong. And it doesn't matter which color does the hating. It's just plain wrong. ---->>>

If they can make penicillin out of mouldy bread, they can sure make something out of you. ---->>>

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. ---->>>

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. ---->>>

Frazier is so ugly that he should donate his face to the U.S. Bureau of Wild Life. ---->>>

No one knows what to say in the loser's locker room. ---->>>

Anywhere I go, there is always an incredible crowd that follows me. In Rome, as I land at the airport, even the men kiss me. I love Rome. ---->>>

I calculate that I took 20,000 punches, but I earned millions and kept a lot of it. I may talk slow, but my mind is OK. ---->>>

It will be a killer, and a chiller, and a thriller, when I get the gorilla in Manila. ---->>>

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. ---->>>

Joe Frazier is so ugly that when he cries, the tears turn around and go down the back of his head. ---->>>

I have been so great in boxing they had to create an image like Rocky, a white image on the screen, to counteract my image in the ring. America has to have its white images, no matter where it gets them. Jesus, Wonder Woman, Tarzan and Rocky.

I have been so great in boxing they had to create an image like Rocky, a white image on the screen, to counteract my image in the ring. America has to have its white images, no matter where it gets them. Jesus, Wonder Woman, Tarzan and Rocky.

I figure I'll be champ for about ten years and then I'll let my brother take over - like the Kennedys down in Washington. ---->>>

It's hard to be humble, when you're as great as I am.

It's hard to be humble, when you're as great as I am.

Old age is just a record of one's whole life.

Old age is just a record of one's whole life.

Superman don't need no seat belt. ---->>>

The fact is, I was never too bright in school. I ain't ashamed of it, though. I mean, how much do school principals make a month? ---->>>

I'm not the greatest; I'm the double greatest. Not only do I knock 'em out, I pick the round. ---->>>

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. ---->>>

Boxing is a lot of white men watching two black men beat each other up.

Boxing is a lot of white men watching two black men beat each other up.

There are more pleasant things to do than beat up people. ---->>>

I figured that if I said it enough, I would convince the world that I really was the greatest. ---->>>

All black Americans have slave names. They have white names; names that the slave master has given to them. ---->>>

Never put your money against Cassius Clay, for you will never have a lucky day.

Never put your money against Cassius Clay, for you will never have a lucky day.

Wars of nations are fought to change maps. But wars of poverty are fought to map change. ---->>>

I've seen George Foreman shadow boxing, and the shadow won. ---->>>

I had to prove you could be a new kind of black man. I had to show the world. ---->>>

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. ---->>>

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. ---->>>

People don't realize what they had till it's gone. Like President Kennedy, there was no one like him, the Beatles, and my man Elvis Presley. I was the Elvis of boxing. ---->>>

My trainer don't tell me nothing between rounds. I don't allow him to. I fight the fight. All I want to know is did I win the round. It's too late for advice. ---->>>

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. ---->>>

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. ---->>>

You think the world was shocked when Nixon resigned? Wait till I whup George Foreman's behind. ---->>>

All of us are so mixed. My great-grandfather was white. ---->>>

To make America the greatest is my goal, so I beat the Russian and I beat the Pole. And for the U.S.A. won the medal of gold. The Greeks said, 'You're better than the Cassius of old.' ---->>>

I'll beat him so bad he'll need a shoehorn to put his hat on. ---->>>

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. ---->>>

My toughest fight was with my first wife. ---->>>

I am the astronaut of boxing. Joe Louis and Dempsey were just jet pilots. I'm in a world of my own. ---->>>

When you can whip any man in the world, you never know peace.

When you can whip any man in the world, you never know peace.

I said I was 'The Greatest,' I never said I was the smartest! ---->>>

Joe Frazier got hit more than me - and he doesn't have Parkinson's. ---->>>

Biography

Nationality: American
Born: 01-17, 1942
Birthplace: Louisville, Kentucky, U.S.
Die: 2016-06-03
Occupation: Athlete

Muhammad Ali (; born Cassius Marcellus Clay Jr.; January 17, 1942 – June 3, 2016) was an American professional boxer and activist. He is widely regarded as one of the most significant and celebrated sports figures of the 20th century. From early in his career, Ali was known as an inspiring, controversial, and polarizing figure both inside and outside the ring (wikipedia)