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Muhammad Ali quotes

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

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.

I am the greatest, I said that even before I knew I was.

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

I hated every minute of training, but I said, 'Don't quit. Suffer now and live the rest of your life as a champion.'

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.

He who is not courageous enough to take risks will accomplish nothing in life.

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

It's the repetition of affirmations that leads to belief. And once that belief becomes a deep conviction, things begin to happen.

If you even dream of beating me you'd better wake up and apologize.

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.

Rivers, ponds, lakes and streams - they all have different names, but they all contain water. Just as religions do - they all contain truths.

I believe in the religion of Islam. I believe in Allah and peace.

Service to others is the rent you pay for your room here on earth.

It isn't the mountains ahead to climb that wear you out; it's the pebble in your shoe.

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.

Hating people because of their color is wrong. And it doesn't matter which color does the hating. It's just plain wrong.

Float like a butterfly, sting like a bee.

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

The man who has no imagination has no wings.