Muhammad Ali Quotes from the Greatest

Muhammad Ali Quotes to motivate and inspire!

Muhammad Ali, considered to be the greatest heavyweight boxer, died late Friday night in a Phoenix-area hospital at 74 years old.

Born: January 17, 1942, Louisville, KY

Died: June 3, 2016, Phoenix, AZ

Muhammad Ali Quotes

Here are some of the Greatest Muhammad Ali Quotes in no particular order:

1. “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.

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

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

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

5. “Don’t count the days; make the days count.”

6. “A man who has no imagination has no wings.”

7. “If my mind can conceive it, and my heart can believe it—then I can achieve it.”

8. “It’s hard to be humble when you’re as great as I am.”

9. “I’m so mean, I make medicine sick.”

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

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11. “Braggin’ is when a person says something and can’t do it. I do what I say.”

12. “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.”

13. “I should be a postage stamp. That’s the only way I’ll ever get licked.”

14. “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.”

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

16. “I’m young; I’m handsome; I’m fast. I can’t possibly be beat.”

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

18. “I am the astronaut of boxing. Joe Louis and Dempsey were just jet pilots. I’m in a world of my own.”

19. “A man who views the world the same at 50 as he did at 20 has wasted 30 years of his life.”

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

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21. “If they can make penicillin out of moldy bread, they can sure make something out of you.”

22. “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.”

23. “I shook up the world. Me! Whee!”

24. “I’ve wrestled with alligators. I’ve tussled with a whale. I done handcuffed lightning. And throw thunder in jail.”

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

26. “He’s (Sonny Liston) too ugly to be the world champ. The world champ should be pretty like me!”

27. “Friendship… is not something you learn in school. But if you haven’t learned the meaning of friendship, you really haven’t learned anything.”

28. “Hating people because of their color is wrong. And it doesn’t matter which color does the hating. It’s just plain wrong.”

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.”

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

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31. “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.”

32. “I’m not the greatest, I’m the double greatest.”

33. “Age is whatever you think it is. You are as old as you think you are.”

34. “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.”

35. “Live everyday as if it were your last because someday you’re going to be right.”

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I hope you enjoyed these Muhammad Ali Quotes. May the champ rest in peace.