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81 Muhammad Ali Quotes And Famous Sayings

Muhammad Ali was one of the world’s greatest heroes of the 20th century. Many boxing fans would say Muhammad Ali wasn’t even really the greatest boxer of all time. But they might say he is the greatest athlete.

Muhammad Ali was then known as Cassius Clay, earned an Olympic gold medal from the 1960 Olympics in Rome, representing the U.S. Then in 1964, he earned the heavyweight title after knocking out Sonny Liston. Muhammad Ali was known for his bravery and his heroism. If someone makes the transition from evil to good, many times we will embrace them because we have had those feelings – that struggle – ourselves.

In Ali’s case, he was braggadocious in his early career. He did anything he could to garner attention from the media. In addition, he spoke openly against the Vietnam war and he dodged the draft – many people viewed this as unpatriotic.

Muhammad was one of the best boxing champion ever born. His way of boxing was very unique. Muhammad has one of the best boxing fight in his name. His love to fight was known around the world. The love that the world still has for Muhammad a boxer is incredible. These are one of the best Muhammad Ali quotes that will inspire you to fight with your problems. These quotes will motivate you like Muhammad was.

Here are 81 Muhammad Ali quotes and sayings.

  1. “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 haven’t learned anything.” – Muhammad Ali quotes
  2. “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.”
  3. “If my mind can conceive it, and my heart can believe it – then I can achieve it.”
  4. “I hated every minute of training, but I said, ‘Don’t quit. Suffer now and live the rest of your life as a champion.”
  5. “Don’t count the days, make the days count.” – Muhammad Ali quotes
  6. “Hating people because of their color is wrong. And it doesn’t matter which color does the hating. It’s just plain wrong.”
  7. “Champions aren’t made in gyms. Champions are made from something they have deep inside them-a a desire, a dream, a vision. They have to have the skill and the will. But the will must be stronger than the skill.”
  8. “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.”
  9. “Often it isn’t the mountains ahead that wear you out, it’s the little pebble in your shoe.” -Muhammad Ali quotes
  10. “The best way to make your dreams come true is to wake up.” Muhammad Ali Quotes
  11. “Float like a butterfly, sting like a bee.”
  12. “To be a great champion you must believe you are the best. If you’re not, pretend you are.”
  13. “The Service you do for others is the rent you pay for your room here on Earth.”
  14. “The man with no imagination has no wings.”
  15. “Float like a butterfly, sting like a bee. The hands can’t hit what the eyes can’t see.”
  16. “What you’re thinking is what you’re becoming.”
  17. “The man who views the world at 50 the same as he did at 20 has wasted 30 years of his life.”
  18. “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.”
  19. “He who is not courageous enough to take risks will accomplish nothing in life.” – Muhammad Ali quotes
  20. “Inside of a ring or out, ain’t nothing wrong with going down. It’s staying down that’s wrong.” Muhammad Ali Quote
  21. “You lose nothing when fighting for a cause … In my mind, the losers are those who don’t have a cause they care about.”
  22. “Silence is golden when you can’t think of a good answer.”
  23. “If they can make penicillin out of moldy bread, then they can sure make something out of you.”
  24. “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 quotes
  25. “It’s just a job. Grass grows, birds fly, waves pound the sand. I beat people up.”
  26. “I believe in the religion of Islam. I believe in Allah and peace. ”
  27. “It’s hard to be humble when you’re as great as I am.”
  28. “It’s lack of faith that makes people afraid of meeting challenges, and I believed in myself.”
  29. “Age is whatever you think it is. You are as old as you think you are”
  30. “Jokes? There are no jokes. The truth is the funniest joke of all.” Quote by Muhammad Ali
  31. “Others may know pleasure, but pleasure is not happiness. It has no more importance than a shadow following a man.”
  32. “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.”
  33. “I am the greatest, I said that even before I knew I was.”
  34. “I don’t count my sit-ups; I only start counting when it starts hurting because they’re the only ones that count.”
  35. “The fight is won or lost far away from the witnesses, behind the lines, in the gym, and out there on the road; long before I dance under those lights.”
  36. “What keeps me going is goals.”
  37. “It’s not bragging if you can back it up.”
  38. “I’m the greatest, I’m a bad man, and I’m pretty!” – Muhammad Ali quotes
  39. “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.”
  40. “We can’t be brave without fear.” Muhammad Ali Quotes
  41. “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.”
  42. “Wars of nations are fought to change maps. But wars of poverty are fought to map change.”
  43. “I am the greatest.”
  44. “Rivers, ponds, lakes, and streams — they all have different names, but they all contain water. Just as religions do — they all contain truths”
  45. “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.”
  46. “Allah is the Greatest. I’m just the greatest boxer”
  47. “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.”
  48. “Superman don’t need no seat belt.” – Muhammad Ali quotes
  49. “Wisdom is knowing when you can’t be wise.”
  50. “The greatest victory in life is to rise above the material things that we once valued most.” Saying by Muhammad Ali
  51. “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.”
  52. “My wealth is in my knowledge of self, love, and spirituality.”
  53. “I figured that if I said it enough, I would convince the world that I was the greatest.”
  54. “I’ll beat him so bad he’ll need a shoehorn to put his hat on.”
  55. “If you even dream of beating me, you’d better wake up and apologize.”
  56. “Don’t Count the Days; Make the Days Count.”
  57. “When it comes to love, compassion, and other feelings of the heart, I am rich.”
  58. “There are more pleasant things to do than beat up people”
  59. “No one starts on top. You have to work your way up. Some mountains are higher than others, some roads steeper than the next. There are hardships and setbacks, but you can’t let them stop you. Even on the steepest road, you must not turn back. You must keep going up. To reach the top of the mountain, you have to climb every rock.”
  60. “It’s the repetition of affirmations that leads to belief. And once that belief becomes a deep conviction, things begin to happen.” Muhammad Ali Quotes
  61. “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.”
  62. “I don’t trust anyone nice to me but rude to the waiter. Because they would treat me the same way if I were in that position.”
  63. “Put yourself out on a limb, suck a, like me!” – Muhammad Ali quotes
  64. “Even when I knew people were cheating me, what was important was how I behaved because I have to answer to God. I can’t be responsible for other people’s actions: They will have to answer to God themselves”
  65. “If your dreams don’t scare you, they aren’t big enough.”
  66. “When you want to talk about who made me, you talk to me. Who made me is ME.”
  67. “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.”
  68. “I’ve never let anyone talk me into not believing in myself.”
  69. “Now I had won the gold medal. But it didn’t mean anything, because I didn’t have the right color skin.”
  70. “You don’t have to be in a boxing ring to be a great fighter. As long as you are true to yourself, you will succeed in your fight for that in which you believe.” Muhammad Ali Quote
  71. “We spend more time learning how to make a living than we do learning to make a life.”
  72. “Impossible is nothing.”
  73. “Throughout my life, I never sought retribution against those who hurt me because I believe in forgiveness. I have practiced forgiving, just as I want to be forgiven. Only God knows what’s in a person’s heart, his true intentions. He sees and hears all things.”
  74. “The man who has no imagination has no wings.”
  75. “Each time I thought I had achieved my life’s purpose, I discovered it was only another step in my journey.”
  76. “The day I met Islam, I found a power within myself that no man could destroy or take away from me.”
  77. “When we devote all of our actions to a spiritual goal, everything that we do becomes a prayer.”
  78. “I could see it. I could almost feel it. When I proclaimed that I was the greatest of all time, I believed in myself, and I still do.”
  79. “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.”
  80. “Think well of all, be patient with all, and try to find the good in all.”
  81. “What you’re thinking is what you’re becoming.”

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