Muhammad Ali (aka Cassius Marcellus Clay, Jr) was an American professional boxer and philanthropist. Muhammad Ali is one of the most significant and celebrated sports figures during the 20th century and as one of the greatest heavyweight boxers of all time.
He was the first fighter to win the world heavyweight championship on three separate occasions and he successfully defended this title 19 times.
Muhammad Ali has appeared on the cover of Sports Illustrated 38 times. He also a gold-medal winner at the 1960 Olympics, in Rome. Here we share the Best Muhammad Ali Quotes on Success, boxing, Friendship, and many more. Let’s check it.
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Muhammad Ali Quotes on Being a Champion
1:) “A man who has no imagination has no wings.” – Muhammad Ali
2:) “A man who views the world the same at 50 as he did at 20 has wasted 30 years of his life.” – Muhammad Ali
3:) “Don’t count the days, make the days count.” – Muhammad Ali
4:) “Float like a butterfly, sting like a bee. His hands can’t hit what his eyes can’t see. Now you see me, now you don’t. George thinks he will, but I know he won’t.” – Muhammad Ali
5:) “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
6:) “He who is not courageous enough to take risks will accomplish nothing in life.” – Muhammad Ali
7:) “He’s too ugly to be the world champ. The world champ should be pretty like me!” – Muhammad Ali
8:) “I am the astronaut of boxing. Joe Louis and Dempsey were just jet pilots. I’m in a world of my own.” – Muhammad Ali
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9:) “I am the greatest, I said that even before I knew I was.” – Muhammad Ali
10:) “I shook up the world. Me! Wheel!” – Muhammad Ali
11:) “I should be a postage stamp. That’s the only way I’ll ever get licked.” – Muhammad Ali
12:) “If you even dream of beating me you’d better wake up and apologize.” – Muhammad Ali
13:) “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
14:) “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
15:) “I’m young, I’m handsome; I’m fast. I can’t possibly be beaten.” – Muhammad Ali
16:) “It isn’t the mountains ahead to climb that wear you out; it’s the pebble in your shoe.” – Muhammad Ali
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17:) “I’m so mean, I make medicine sick.” – Muhammad Ali
18:) “It’s just a job. Grass grows, birds fly, waves pound the sand. I beat people up.” – Muhammad Ali
19:) “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
20:) “Service to others is the rent you pay for your room here on earth.” – Muhammad Ali
21:) “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
22:) “The man who has no imagination has no wings.” – Muhammad Ali
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23:) “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
24:) “Bragging’ is when a person says something and can’t do it. I do what I say.” – Muhammad Ali
25:) “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
26:) “He who is not courageous enough to take risks will accomplish nothing in life.” – Muhammad Ali
27:) “I don’t count my sit-ups, I only start counting when it starts hurting because they’re the only ones that count.” – Muhammad Ali
28:) “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
29:) “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
30:) “I’m not the greatest, I’m the double greatest.” – Muhammad Ali
31:) “I’ve wrestled with alligators / I’ve tussled with a whale / I done handcuffed lightning / And throw thunder in jail.” – Muhammad Ali
32:) “If my mind can conceive it, and my heart can believe it—then I can achieve it.” – Muhammad Ali
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33:) “If they can make penicillin out of moldy bread, they can sure make something out of you.” – Muhammad Ali
34:) “If you even dream of beating me you’d better wake up and apologize.” – Muhammad Ali
35:) “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. Impossible is not a fact. It’s an opinion. Impossible is not a declaration. It’s a dare. Impossible is potential, Impossible is temporary, Impossible is nothing.” – Muhammad Ali
36:) “It isn’t the mountains ahead to climb that wear you out; it’s the pebble in your shoe.” – Muhammad Ali
37:) “Its lack of faith that makes people afraid of meeting challenges, and I believed in myself.” – Muhammad Ali
38:) “It’s not bragging if you can back it up.” – Muhammad Ali
39:) “It’s hard to be humble when you’re as great as I am.” – Muhammad Ali
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40:) “Live every day as if it were your last because someday you’re going to be right.” – Muhammad Ali
41:) “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
42:) “There are no pleasures in a fight, but some of my fights have been a pleasure to win.” – Muhammad Ali
43:) “It isn’t the mountains ahead to climb that wear you out; it’s the pebble in your shoe.” – Muhammad Ali
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