Muhammad Ali quotes

Born
January 17, 1942 Louisville, Kentucky, U.S.

Died
June 3, 2016.

Occupation
Professional boxer.

Muhammad Ali was an American professional boxer and activist. He is widely regarded as one of the most significant and celebrated sports figures of the 20th century.

Don’t count the days; make the days count.
– Mohammed Ali
I am the astronaut of boxing. Joe Louis and Dempsey were just jet pilots. I’m in a world of my own.
– Mohammed Ali
What keeps me going is goals.
– Mohammed Ali
A man who has no imagination has no wings.
– Mohammed Ali
Go up in an airplane. Go high enough, and it’s like we don’t even exist.
– Mohammed Ali
Silence is golden when you can’t think of a good answer.
– Mohammed Ali
Live everyday as if it were your last because someday you’re going to be right.
– Mohammed Ali
It’s not bragging if you can back it up.
– Mohammed Ali
Hating people because of their color is wrong. And it doesn’t matter which color does the hating. It’s just plain wrong.
– Mohammed Ali
Age is whatever you think it is. You are as old as you think you are.
– Mohammed Ali
It will be a killer, and a chiller, and a thriller, when I get the gorilla in Manila.
– Mohammed Ali
I got no quarrel with them Vietcong.
– Mohammed Ali
I’ve wrestled with alligators. I’ve tussled with a whale. I done handcuffed lightning. And throw thunder in jail.
– Mohammed Ali
It’s hard to be humble when you’re as great as I am.
– Mohammed Ali
I’ll beat him so bad he’ll need a shoehorn to put his hat on.

– Mohammed Ali

It’s lack of faith that makes people afraid of meeting challenges, and I believed in myself.
– Mohammed Ali
God tries you in certain, certain ways. Some people are rich, and they believe in God. They lose the money, things get hard, they get weak and quit going to church. Quit serving God like they did.
– Mohammed Ali
Wars of nations are fought to change maps. But wars of poverty are fought to map change.
– Mohammed Ali
Don’t feel sorry for me.
– Mohammed Ali
It isn’t the mountains ahead to climb that wear you out; it’s the pebble in your shoe.
– Mohammed Ali
I’ve been everywhere in the world, seen everything, had everything a man can have.
– Mohammed Ali
It’s just a job. Grass grows, birds fly, waves pound the sand. I beat people up.
– Mohammed Ali
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.
– Mohammed Ali
My only fault is that I don’t realize how great I really am.
– Mohammed Ali
I’m not the greatest, I’m the double greatest.
– Mohammed Ali
I wish people would love everybody else the way they love me. It would be a better world.
– Mohammed Ali
I calculate that I took 20,000 punches, but I earned millions and kept a lot of it. I may talk slow, but my mind is OK.
– Mohammed Ali
It’s just a job. Grass grows, birds fly, waves pound the sand. I beat people up.
– Mohammed Ali
He who is not courageous enough to take risks will accomplish nothing in life.
– Mohammed Ali
I hated every minute of training, but I said, ‘Don’t quit. Suffer now and live the rest of your life as a champion.
– Mohammed Ali
If they can make penicillin out of moldy bread, they can sure make something out of you.
– Mohammed Ali
I am the greatest, I said that even before I knew I was.
– Mohammed Ali
A man who views the world the same at 50 as he did at 20 has wasted 30 years of his life.
– Mohammed Ali
I’m so mean, I make medicine sick.
– Mohammed Ali
Braggin’ is when a person says something and can’t do it. I do what I say.
– Mohammed Ali
I’m young; I’m handsome; I’m fast. I can’t possibly be beat.
– Mohammed Ali
Service to others is the rent you pay for your room here on earth.
– Mohammed Ali
I hated every minute of training, but I said, ‘Don’t quit. Suffer now and live the rest of your life as a champion.’
– Mohammed Ali