Famous Quotes By Muhammad Ali


  1. A man who views the world the same at fifty as he did at twenty has wasted thirty years of his life.
  2. Age is whatever you think it is. You are as old as you think you are.
  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.
  4. Boxing is a lot of white men watching two black men beat each other up.
  5. Frazier is so ugly that he should donate his face to the US Bureau of Wild Life.
  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.
  7. He who is not courageous enough to take risks will accomplish nothing in life.
  8. I am the greatest, I said that even before I knew I was.
  9. I believe in the religion of Islam. I believe in Allah and peace.
  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.'
  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.
  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.
  13. I wish people would love everybody else the way they love me. It would be a better world.
  14. It's hard to be humble, when you're as great as I am.
  15. It's just a job. Grass grows, birds fly, waves pound the sand. I beat people up.
  16. It's lack of faith that makes people afraid of meeting challenges, and I believed in myself.
  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.
  18. My way of joking is to tell the truth. That's the funniest joke in the world.
  19. Old age is just a record of one's whole life.
  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.
  21. Rivers, ponds, lakes and streams - they all have different names, but they all contain water. Just as religions do - they all contain truths.
  22. Silence is golden when you can't think of a good answer.
  23. The man who has no imagination has no wings.
  24. The man who views the world at 50 the same as he did at 20 has wasted 30 years of his life.
  25. Wars of nations are fought to change maps. But wars of poverty are fought to map change.
  26. We have one life it soon will be past what we do for God is all that will last.
  27. When you can whip any man in the world, you never know peace.

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