Muhammad Ali Quotes

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Born: January 17, 1942, Louisville, Kentucky, USA
Birth Country: USA
Occupation: Boxer

1.
A man who views the world the same at fifty as he did at twenty has wasted thirty years of his life.
- Muhammad Ali

2.
Age is whatever you think it is. You are as old as you think you are.
- Muhammad Ali

3.
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

4.
Boxing is a lot of white men watching two black men beat each other up.
- Muhammad Ali

5.
Frazier is so ugly that he should donate his face to the US Bureau of Wild Life.
- Muhammad Ali

6.
Friendship... is not something you learn in school. But if you haven't learned the meaning of friendship, you really haven't learned anything.
- Muhammad Ali

7.
He who is not courageous enough to take risks will accomplish nothing in life.
- Muhammad Ali

8.
I am the greatest, I said that even before I knew I was.
- Muhammad Ali

9.
I believe in the religion of Islam. I believe in Allah and peace.
- Muhammad Ali

10.
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

11.
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

12.
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

13.
I wish people would love everybody else the way they love me. It would be a better world.
- Muhammad Ali

14.
It's hard to be humble, when you're as great as I am.
- Muhammad Ali

15.
It's just a job. Grass grows, birds fly, waves pound the sand. I beat people up.
- Muhammad Ali

16.
It's lack of faith that makes people afraid of meeting challenges, and I believed in myself.
- Muhammad Ali

17.
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

18.
My way of joking is to tell the truth. That's the funniest joke in the world.
- Muhammad Ali

19.
Old age is just a record of one's whole life.
- Muhammad Ali

20.
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

21.
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

22.
Silence is golden when you can't think of a good answer.
- Muhammad Ali

23.
The man who has no imagination has no wings.
- Muhammad Ali

24.
The man who views the world at 50 the same as he did at 20 has wasted 30 years of his life.
- Muhammad Ali

25.
Wars of nations are fought to change maps. But wars of poverty are fought to map change.
- Muhammad Ali

26.
We have one life it soon will be past what we do for God is all that will last.
- Muhammad Ali

27.
When you can whip any man in the world, you never know peace.
- Muhammad Ali

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