Best Quotes by Muhammad Ali

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

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

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

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Float like a butterfly, sting like a bee.

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

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

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

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

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Silence is golden when you can’t think of a good answer.

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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

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

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What keeps me going is goals.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Go up in an airplane. Go high enough, and it’s like we don’t even exist.

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

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

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

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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.

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I’m just hoping that people understand that Islam is peace and not violence.

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The man who has no imagination has no wings.

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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.’

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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.

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

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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.

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

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

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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.

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

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

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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.

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

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

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I’m more at home with my log cabins than I am in my house in Cherry Hill.

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The Nation of Islam’s main focus was teaching black pride and self-awareness. Why should we keep trying to force ourselves into white restaurants and schools when white people didn’t want us? Why not clean up our own neighborhoods and schools instead of trying to move out of them and into white people’s neighborhoods?

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

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My only fault is that I don’t realize how great I really am.

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If you even dream of beating me you’d better wake up and apologize.

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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.

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It’s not bragging if you can back it up.

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

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Superman don’t need no seat belt.

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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.

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I’m no leader; I’m a little humble follower.

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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.

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America is the greatest country in the world.

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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.

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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.

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I shook up the world, I shook up the world.

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I had a good time boxing. I enjoyed it – and I may come back.

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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.

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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.

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