30 Muhammad Ali Quotes That You Should Not Miss

Here are 30 Muhammad Ali Quotes That You Should Not Miss. Sorted from where it was said:

  1. “I am the greatest. I said that even before I knew I was.” – Interview, 1964
  2. “Float like a butterfly, sting like a bee. The hands can’t hit what the eyes can’t see.” – Press Conference, 1964
  3. “Don’t count the days; make the days count.” – Attributed, 1974
  4. “He who is not courageous enough to take risks will accomplish nothing in life.” – Interview, 1975
  5. “Service to others is the rent you pay for your room here on earth.” – Attributed, 1978
  6. “It’s not bragging if you can back it up.” – Interview, 1964
  7. “I hated every minute of training, but I said, ‘Don’t quit. Suffer now and live the rest of your life as a champion.'” – Attributed, 1971
  8. “I am the greatest, I’m the best ever!” – Press Conference, 1964
  9. “If my mind can conceive it, and my heart can believe it—then I can achieve it.” – Attributed, 1974
  10. “It’s not the mountains ahead to climb that wear you out; it’s the pebble in your shoe.” – Attributed, 1978
  11. “I’m young; I’m handsome; I’m fast. I can’t possibly be beat.” – Interview, 1964
  12. “It’s hard to be humble when you’re as great as I am.” – Press Conference, 1964
  13. “The man who has no imagination has no wings.” – Attributed, 1975
  14. “I shook up the world. Me! Whee!” – Post-fight Interview after winning the world heavyweight title, 1964
  15. “To be a great champion you must believe you are the best. If you’re not, pretend you are.” – Attributed, 1974
  16. “I’m so mean, I make medicine sick.” – Interview, 1974
  17. “If you even dream of beating me, you’d better wake up and apologize.” – Interview, 1970
  18. “I’m the most recognized and loved man that ever lived because there weren’t no satellites when Jesus and Moses were around, so people far away in the villages didn’t know about them.” – Interview, 1975
  19. “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.” – Attributed, 1974
  20. “Wars of nations are fought to change maps. But wars of poverty are fought to map change.” – Interview, 1971
  21. “I’m the greatest thing that ever lived! I’m the king of the world! I’m a bad man. I’m the prettiest thing that ever lived.” – Post-fight Interview, 1964
  22. “I’m not the greatest; I’m the double greatest. Not only do I knock ’em out, I pick the round.” – Interview, 1964
  23. “Champions aren’t made in gyms. Champions are made from something they have deep inside them—a desire, a dream, a vision.” – Attributed, 1974
  24. “I wish people would love everybody else the way they love me. It would be a better world.” – Interview, 1975
  25. “I’m a fighter. I believe in the eye-for-an-eye business. I’m no cheek-turner. I’ve got no respect for a man who won’t hit back. You kill my dog, you better hide your cat.” – Interview, 1971
  26. “I should be a postage stamp. That’s the only way I’ll ever get licked.” – Interview, 1965
  27. “It’s just a job. Grass grows, birds fly, waves pound the sand. I beat people up.” – Interview, 1964
  28. “The fight is won or lost far away from witnesses—behind the lines, in the gym, and out there on the road, long before I dance under those lights.” – Attributed, 1974
  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.” – Press Conference, 1967
  30. “A man who views the world the same at fifty as he did at twenty has wasted thirty years of his life.” – Interview, 1970

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