25 Great Muhammad Ali Quotes


Here are some good Muhammad Ali quotes. Ali, of course, is famous for once being the heavyweight boxing champion of the world. He was also known for his confidence and sometimes over belief in himself but he had the skills and the heart to back up what he says. Look up any list of the greatest athletes of all time and Ali will surely be included on that list.


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


“The man who has no imagination has no wings.”


“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.”


“When you can whip any man in the world, you never know peace.”


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


“Frazier is so ugly that he should donate his face to the US Bureau of Wild Life.”


“Age is whatever you think it is. You are as old as you think you are.”


“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.”


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


“What keeps me going is goals.”


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


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


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


“My toughest fight was with my first wife.”


“Old age is just a record of one’s whole life.”


“Silence is golden when you can’t think of a good answer.”


“Wars of nations are fought to change maps. But wars of poverty are fought to map change.”


“The man who views the world at 50 the same as he did at 20 has wasted 30 years of his life.”


“My way of joking is to tell the truth. That’s the funniest joke in the world.”


“I wish people would love everybody else the way they love me. It would be a better world.”


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


“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.”


“There are no pleasures in a fight but some of my fights have been a pleasure to win.”


“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. ”


“If they can make penicillin out of moldy bread, they can sure make something out of you.”

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