Muhammad Ali Quotes

He who is not courageous enough to take risks will accomplish nothing in life.
“He who is not courageous enough to take risks will accomplish nothing in life.”
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 hated every minute of training, but I said, 'Don't quit. Suffer now and live the rest of your life as a champion.'”
Inside of a ring or out, ain't nothing wrong with going down. It's staying down that's wrong.
“Inside of a ring or out, ain't nothing wrong with going down. It's staying down that's wrong.”
The man who has no imagination has no wings.
“The man who has no imagination has no wings.”
Don't count the days, make the days count.
“Don't count the days, make the days count.”
Even the greatest was once a beginner. Don't be afraid to take that first step.
“Even the greatest was once a beginner. Don't be afraid to take that first step.”
Every day is different, and some days are better than others, but no matter how challenging the day, I get up and live it.
“Every day is different, and some days are better than others, but no matter how challenging the day, I get up and live it.”
It's hard to be humble when you are as great as I am.
“It's hard to be humble when you are as great as I am.”
I don't have to be what you want me to be.
“I don't have to be what you want me to be.”
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.
“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.”
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.
“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.”
I am America. I am the part you won't recognize. But get used to me. Black, confident, cocky; my name, not yours; my religion, not yours; my goals, my own; get used to me.
“I am America. I am the part you won't recognize. But get used to me. Black, confident, cocky; my name, not yours; my religion, not yours; my goals, my own; get used to me.”
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.
“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.”
Impossible is just a word thrown around by small men who find it easier to live in the world they've been given than to explore the power they have to change it. Impossible is not a fact. It's an opinion. Impossible is potential. Impossible is temporary. Impossible is nothing.
“Impossible is just a word thrown around by small men who find it easier to live in the world they've been given than to explore the power they have to change it. Impossible is not a fact. It's an opinion. Impossible is potential. Impossible is temporary. Impossible is nothing.”
Friendship is the hardest thing in the world to explain. It's not something you learn in school. But if you haven't learned the meaning of friendship, you really haven't learned anything.
“Friendship is the hardest thing in the world to explain. It's not something you learn in school. But if you haven't learned the meaning of friendship, you really haven't learned anything.”
I am the greatest, I said that even before I knew I was.
“I am the greatest, I said that even before I knew I was.”
What keeps me going is goals.
“What keeps me going is goals.”
Children make you want to start life over.
“Children make you want to start life over.”
I don't count my sit-ups; I only start counting when it starts hurting because they're the only ones that count.
“I don't count my sit-ups; I only start counting when it starts hurting because they're the only ones that count.”
I don't have to be what nobody else wants me to be and I am not afraid to be what I want to be.
“I don't have to be what nobody else wants me to be and I am not afraid to be what I want to be.”
To be a great champion you must believe you are the best. If you're not, pretend you are.
“To be a great champion you must believe you are the best. If you're not, pretend you are.”
It's not bragging if you can back it up.
“It's not bragging if you can back it up.”