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“It's lack of faith that makes people afraid of meeting challenges, and I believed in myself.”
Muhammad Ali
“Age is whatever you think it is. You are as old as you think you are”
Muhammad Ali
“Jokes? There are no jokes. The truth is the funniest joke of all.”
Muhammad Ali
“Others may know pleasure, but pleasure is not happiness. It has no more importance than a shadow following a man.”
Muhammad Ali
“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
“I am the greatest, I said that even before I knew I was.”
Muhammad Ali
“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.”
Muhammad Ali
“What keeps me going is goals.”
Muhammad Ali
“I'm the greatest, I'm a bad man, and I'm pretty!”
Muhammad Ali, Ali! Ali!: The Words of Muhammed Ali.
“It's not bragging if you can back it up.”
Muhammad Ali
“This is the legend of Cassius Clay,
The most beautiful fighter in the world today.
He talks a great deal, and brags indeed-y,
of a muscular punch that's incredibly speed-y.
The fistic world was dull and weary,
But with a champ like Liston, things had to be dreary.
Then someone with color and someone with dash,
Brought fight fans are runnin' with Cash.
This brash young boxer is something to see
And the heavyweight championship is his des-tin-y.
This kid fights great; he’s got speed and endurance,
But if you sign to fight him, increase your insurance.
This kid's got a left; this kid's got a right,
If he hit you once, you're asleep for the night.
And as you lie on the floor while the ref counts ten,
You’ll pray that you won’t have to fight me again.
For I am the man this poem’s about,
The next champ of the world, there isn’t a doubt.
This I predict and I know the score,
I’ll be champ of the world in ’64.
When I say three, they’ll go in the third,
10 months ago

So don’t bet against me, I’m a man of my word.
He is the greatest! Yes!
I am the man this poem’s about,
I’ll be champ of the world, there isn’t a doubt.
Here I predict Mr. Liston’s dismemberment,
I’ll hit him so hard; he’ll wonder where October and November went.
When I say two, there’s never a third,
Standin against me is completely absurd.
When Cassius says a mouse can outrun a horse,
Don’t ask how; put your money where your mouse is!
I AM THE GREATEST!”
Muhammad Ali
“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
“Go to College,
Stay in school,
If they can make penicillin out of mouldy bread,
they can sure make something out of you.”
Muhammad Ali
“I am the greatest.”
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”
Muhammad Ali, Muhammad Ali: His Life and Times
“Wars of nations are fought to change maps. But wars of poverty are fought to map change.”
Muhammad Ali
“We can't be brave without fear.”
Muhammad Ali, The Soul of a Butterfly: Reflections on Life's Journey
“I Ain't Got No Quarrel With The VietCong...No VietCong Ever Called Me Nigger.”
Muhammad Ali
“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.”
Muhammad Ali, The Soul of a Butterfly: Reflections on Life's Journey
“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.”
Muhammad Ali, The Soul of a Butterfly: Reflections on Life's Journey
“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
“Allah is the Greatest. I'm just the greatest boxer”
Muhammad Ali
“Superman don't need no seat belt.”
Muhammad Ali
“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
“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.”
Muhammad Ali, The Soul of a Butterfly: Reflections on Life's Journey
“Wisdom is knowing when you can't be wise.”
Muhammad Ali
“The greatest victory in life is to rise above the material things that we once valued most.”
Muhammad Ali, The Soul of a Butterfly: Reflections on Life's Journey
“My wealth is in my knowledge of self, love, and spirituality.”
Muhammad Ali, The Soul of a Butterfly: Reflections on Life's Journey
“I'll beat him so bad he'll need a shoehorn to put his hat on.”
Muhammad Ali
“I figured that if I said it enough, I would convince the world that I really was the greatest.”
Muhammad Ali


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