Muhammad Ali was born on January 17, 1942, in Louisville, Kentucky, U.S. His name by birth was Cassius Marcellus Clay Jr. Muhammad Ali was an activist, professional boxer, and philanthropist. He also is known as the nicknamed The Greatest. Muhammed Ali one of the greatest boxers of all time.
Muhammad Ali training as an amateur boxer at the age of 12. He got a gold medal in the light heavyweight division in the 60s at the age of 18. After a year he becomes professional. In 1961, He took the name Muhammad Ali after converted to Islam and became a Muslim.
Muhammad Ali hit heavyweight boxers of the 20th century, 3 times he was the heavyweight champion of the world & defeated some of the best boxers in the that of the sport. Muhammad Ali records of beating 21 boxers for the world who have heavyweight title & win 14 unified titles for 35 years.
Muhammad Ali involved in many historic boxing matches, most popular fights such as the Thrilla in Manila, Joe Frazier, and fight with George Foreman also known as The Rumble in the Jungle. which also called arguably the greatest sporting event of the 20th century. That show watched by an estimated Tv audience of 1 billion viewers around the world.
Muhammad Ali also a success as a musician, he received 2 Grammy nominations. Ali also featured as a writer & actor, he releasing two autobiographies. In 1981, Muhammad Ali retired from boxing & focused on religion and charity. Muhammad “The Greatest” Ali passed away in June 3, 2016, Scottsdale, Arizona, U.S at the age of 74. his legacy will forever live in history books.
In his honor, We at Lessons Learned In Life love to share the Muhammad Ali Quotes of Motivation and Inspiration. We compile the Top Inspiring Muhammad Ali Quotes for you to be inspired and find them comforting and helpful in your life.
Muhammad Ali Quotes on Life and Success
1.“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
2.“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
3.“He who is not courageous enough to take risks will accomplish nothing in life.” – Muhammad Ali
4.“I done wrestled with an alligator, I done tussled with a whale; handcuffed lightning, thrown thunder in jail; only last week, I murdered a rock, injured a stone, hospitalized a brick; I’m so mean I make medicine sick.” – Muhammad Ali
“Float like a butterfly, sting like a bee.” – Muhammad Ali
6.“It isn’t the mountains ahead to climb that wear you out; it’s the pebble in your shoe.” – Muhammad Ali
7.“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
8.“Silence is golden when you can’t think of a good answer.” – Muhammad Ali
9.“It’s just a job. Grass grows, birds fly, waves pound the sand. I beat people up.” – Muhammad Ali
10.“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
11.“If you lose a big fight, it will worry you all of your life. It will plague you – until you get your revenge.” – Muhammad Ali
12.“If you even dream of beating me you’d better wake up and apologize.” – Muhammad Ali
13.“To be able to give away riches is mandatory if you wish to possess them. This is the only way that you will be truly rich.” – Muhammad Ali
14.“A man who views the world the same at fifty as he did at twenty has wasted thirty years of his life.” – Muhammad Ali
“It’s the repetition of affirmations that leads to belief. And once that belief becomes a deep conviction, things begin to happen.” – Muhammad Ali
16.“It’s not bragging if you can back it up.” – Muhammad Ali
17.“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
18.“People don’t realize what they had until 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.” – Muhammad Ali
19.“Sonny Liston is nothing. The man can’t talk. The man can’t fight. The man needs talking lessons. The man needs boxing lessons. And since he’s gonna fight me, he needs falling lessons.” – Muhammad Ali
20.“No one knows what to say in the loser’s locker room.” – Muhammad Ali
21.“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
22.“My trainer doesn’t tell me anything between rounds. I don’t allow him to. I fight the fight. All I want to know is did I win the round. It’s too late for advice.” – Muhammad Ali
23.“I’m so fast that last night I turned off the light switch in my hotel room and was in bed before the room was dark.” – Muhammad Ali
24.“My principles are more important than money or my title.” – Muhammad Ali
25.“I wish people would love everybody else the way they love me. It would be a better world.” – Muhammad Ali
26.“Service to others is the rent you pay for your room here on earth.” – Muhammad Ali
27.“I am an ordinary man who worked hard to develop the talent I was given. I believed in myself, and I believe in the goodness of others.” – Muhammad Ali
28.“My only fault is that I don’t realize how great I really am.” – Muhammad Ali
29.“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.” – Muhammad Ali
30.“I don’t have to be what you want me to be.” – Muhammad Ali
31.“I’ve made my share of mistakes along the way, but if I have changed even one life for the better, I haven’t lived in vain.” – Muhammad Ali
32.“I’ve seen George Foreman shadow boxing, and the shadow won.” – Muhammad Ali
33.“It’s a lack of faith that makes people afraid of meeting challenges, and I believed in myself.” – Muhammad Ali
34.“I’m not the greatest; I’m the double greatest. Not only do I knock ’em out, but I also pick the round.” – Muhammad Ali
“When you can whip any man in the world, you never know peace.” – Muhammad Ali
36.“Superman doesn’t need no seat belt.” – Muhammad Ali
37.“I should be a postage stamp because that’s the only way I’ll ever get licked. I’m beautiful. I’m fast. I’m so mean I make medicine sick. I can’t possibly be beaten.” – Muhammad Ali
39.“I am the greatest, I said that even before I knew I was.” – Muhammad Ali
40.“I’m no leader; I’m a little humble follower.” – Muhammad Ali
41.“My way of joking is, to tell the truth. That’s the funniest joke in the world.” – Muhammad Ali
42.“Ali’s got a left, Ali’s got a right – when he knocks you down, you’ll sleep for the night; and when you lie on the floor and the ref counts to ten, hope and pray that you never meet me again.” – Muhammad Ali
43.“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
44.“The man who has no imagination has no wings.” – Muhammad Ali
“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.” – Muhammad Ali
46.“I said I was ‘The Greatest,’ I never said I was the smartest!” – Muhammad Ali
47.“A rooster crows only when it sees the light. Put him in the dark and he’ll never crow. I have seen the light and I’m crowing.” – Muhammad Ali
48.“Wars of nations are fought to change maps. But wars of poverty are fought to map change.” – Muhammad Ali
49.“I always bring out the best in men I fight, but Joe Frazier, I’ll tell the world right now, brings out the best in me. I’m gonna tell ya, that’s one helluva man, and God bless him.” – Muhammad Ali
50.“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.” – Muhammad Ali
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