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Famous Muhammad Ali Quotes You Must Read To Get Inspiration

Muhammad Ali Quotes

Here we have compiled a list of 208 best quotes from the world’s famous boxer Muhammad Ali about Islam, racism, boxing, and his motivational sayings.

Muhammad Ali (born name: Cassius Marcellus Clay) was the most celebrated athlete of the 20th century and is still alive in many hearts. He was also a social activist, philanthropist, and poet.

Ali was highly passionate about his boxing since his childhood. At the age of 12, he started his training as an amateur. In 1960, he grabbed the gold medal as the light heavyweight in Summer Olympics.

According to him, the most distinguished moment in his life was when he embraced Islam in 1961. After this, at the age of 22, in 1964, he won the world heavyweight championship from Sonny Liston that was considered a significant upset (and later, successfully defended this title 19 times). After this big win, he officially announced that he had become a Muslim with a new name, Muhammad Ali.

He was against racism and wanted equal rights for black people. In 1966, he refused to participate in Vietnam War by referring to his beliefs and ethical opposition as a Muslim. Due to this, he faced five years in prison; all his titles were stripped from him. Although it affected his career, this made him a great personality who people still remember.

Muhammad Ali Best Quotes Of All Time

We hope you’ll also enjoy reading these 200 famous quotes by Muhammad Ali that will definitely inspire you. Also, you can explore the change of Ali’s mindset with time, as we have while making this list.

So, let’s get start it!

  1. “Whoever listens to slander is himself a slanderer.” — Muhammad Ali
  2. “His hands can’t hit what his eyes can’t see.” — Muhammad Ali
  3. “I’m most proud of my family.”— Muhammad Ali
  4. “Old age is just a record of one’s whole life.” — Muhammad Ali
  5. “My definition of evil is unfriendliness.” — Muhammad Ali
  6. “I’m so mean I make medicine sick!” — Muhammad
  7. “Frazier’s got two chances. Slim, and none. And Slim just left town.” — Muhammad Ali
  8. “Shut up, I know what I’m doing!” — Muhammad Ali
  9. “There’s nothing stressful about turning 50 except people reminding you about it.” — Muhammad Ali
  10. “Children make you want to start life over.” — Muhammad Ali
  11. “No pork, soda pop, cigarettes, alcohol – ever!” — Muhammad Ali
  12. “I don’t look like no kiwi bird.” — Muhammad Ali
  13. “There is one hell of a difference between fighting in the ring and going to war in Vietnam.” — Muhammad Ali
  14. “The greatest victory in life is to rise above the material things that we once valued most.” — Muhammad Ali
  15. “My toughest fight was with my first wife.” — Muhammad Ali
  16. “Brooding over blunders is the biggest blunder.” — Muhammad Ali
  17. This life is not real. I conquered the world, and it did not bring me satisfaction.” — Muhammad Ali
  18. “What’s my greatest weakness? Sad stories, people with problems.” — Muhammad Ali
  19. “Prejudice comes from being in the dark; sunlight disinfects it.” — Muhammad Ali
  20. “My way of joking is, to tell the truth. That’s the funniest joke in the world.” — Muhammad Ali
  21. “Every time I look in the mirror, I see that kid from Louisville, Kentucky, staring back at me. His name was Cassius Clay.” — Muhammad Ali
  22. “I’m gonna whup whoever stole my bike!” — Muhammad Ali
  23. “I don’t know what truculent means, but if it’s good, it’s me.” — Muhammad Ali
  24.  “Jokes? There are no jokes. The truth is the funniest joke of all.” — Muhammad Ali
  25. “Stay away from the ropes.” — Muhammad Ali
  26. “That all you got, George?” — Muhammad Ali
  27. “When your mother dies, it really hurts. But with time, you get used to it. That’s nature’s way.” — Muhammad Ali
  28.  “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
  29. “My wealth is in my knowledge of self, love, and spirituality.” — Muhammad Ali

Muhammad Ali Quotes About Islam

  1. “If I could meet anybody? The prophet Muhammad.” — Muhammad Ali
  2. “I believe in the religion of Islam. I believe in Allah and peace.” — Muhammad Ali
  3. “Allah is the Greatest. I’m just the greatest boxer.” — Muhammad Ali
  4. “Allah’s the Arabic term for God. Stand up for God, fight for God, work for God and do the right thing, and go the right way, things will end up in your corner.” — Muhammad Ali
  5.  “Money and riches don’t mean nothing to me. I don’t care nothing about being no rich individual. I’m not living for glory or for fame; all this is doomed for destruction. You got it today; tomorrow, it’s gone. I got bigger things on my mind than that. I got Islam on my mind.” — Muhammad Ali
  6. “God will not place a burden on a man’s shoulders knowing that he cannot carry it.” — Muhammad Ali
  7. “The name Muhammad is the most common name in the world. In all the countries around the world – Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, Morocco, Turkey, Syria, Lebanon – there are more Muhammad (name) than anything else.” — Muhammad Ali
  8. “I’m just hoping that people understand that Islam is peace and not violence.” — Muhammad Ali
  9. “How could they say that my religion, Islam was a ‘race hate’ religion after all the plunder and enslavement and domination of my people by white Christians in the name of white supremacy?” — Muhammad Ali
  10. “The word ‘Islam’ means ‘peace.’ The word ‘Muslim’ means ‘one who surrenders to God.’ But the press makes us seem like haters.” — Muhammad Ali
  11. “I don’t always know what I’m talking about, but I know I’m right.” — Muhammad Ali
  12. “Before I became a Muslim, I ate pork and chased women – but all that stuff stopped.” — Muhammad Ali
  13. “Islam is against killing, terrorism, and murder. People who commit these acts in the name of Islam are wrong. And if I had a chance, I would do something about it.” — Muhammad Ali
  14. “There’s a reason I’m known – to bring people to Allah, to God.” — Muhammad Ali
  15. “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
  16. “My health is in the hands of Allah, who has ways of testing us. Whatever happens, happens. I’m not the greatest – it’s Allah. I gave myself a job. I work for God.” — Muhammad Ali
  17. Rivers, ponds, lakes, and streams – they all have different names, but they all contain water. Just as religions do – they all contain truths.” — Muhammad Ali
  18. “Spirituality is recognizing the divine light that is within us all. It doesn’t belong to any particular religion; it belongs to everyone.” — Muhammad Ali
  19. “If the culprits are Muslim, they have twisted the teachings of Islam. Whoever performed, or is behind, the terrorist attacks in the United States of America does not represent Islam. God is not behind assassins.” — Muhammad Ali
  20. “When I meet a new person, I don’t see race or religion. I look deeper. We must learn to satisfy our conflicts peacefully and to respect one another.” — Muhammad Ali

Muhammad Ali Inspirational Quotes

  1. “Whoever knocks persistently ends by entering.” — Muhammad Ali
  2. “God gave me Parkinson’s syndrome to show me I’m not ‘The Greatest’ – he is.” — Muhammad Ali
  3. “God gave me this illness to remind me that I’m not Number One; He is.” — Muhammad Ali
  4. “We can’t be brave without fear.” — Muhammad Ali
  5. “We have one life; it soon will be past; what we do for God is all that will last.” — Muhammad Ali
  6. “I outwit them, and then I outhit them.” — Muhammad Ali
  7. “I am grateful for all my victories, but I am especially grateful for my losses because they only made me work harder.” — Muhammad Ali
  8. “The sun is always shining someplace.” — Muhammad Ali
  9. “When a man says I cannot, he has made a suggestion to himself. He has weakened his power of accomplishing that which otherwise would have been accomplished.” — Muhammad Ali
  10. “It’s a dare. Impossible is potential. Impossible is temporary. Impossible is nothing.” — Muhammad
  11.  “My toughest opponent has always been me.” — Muhammad Ali
  12. “I have learned to live my life one step, one breath, and one moment at a time, but it was a long road. I set out on a journey of love, seeking truth, peace, and understanding. I am still learning.” — Muhammad Ali
  13. “I shook up the world.” — Muhammad Ali
  14. “Truly great people in history never wanted to be great for themselves. All they wanted was the chance to do good for others and be close to God.” — Muhammad Ali
  15. “Champions come and go, but to be legendary you got to have heart, more heart than the next man, more than anyone in the world.” — Muhammad Ali
  16. “I’m young; I’m handsome, I’m fast, I’m pretty, and can’t possibly be beat. They must fall in the round I call.” — Muhammad Ali
  17. “Rest but never quit. Even the sun has a sinking spell each evening. But it always rises the next morning. At sunrise, every soul is born again.” — Muhammad Ali
  18. “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
  19. “What keeps me going is goals.” — Muhammad Ali
  20. “Now you see me; now you don’t. George thinks he will, but I know he won’t!” — Muhammad Ali
  21. “Parkinson’s is my toughest fight. No, it doesn’t hurt. It’s hard to explain. I’m being tested to see if I’ll keep praying, to see if I’ll keep my faith. All great people are tested by God.” — Muhammad Ali
  22. “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
  23. There’s nothing wrong with getting knocked down, as long as you get right back up.” — Muhammad Ali
  24. “The more we help others, the more we help ourselves.” — Muhammad Ali
  25. “If you look at the world the same way when you’re 50 that you did when you were 20, then you wasted 30 years.” — Muhammad Ali
  26. “I’m too fast. I’m too smart. I’m too pretty.” — Muhammad Ali
  27. “It’s the lack of faith that makes people afraid of meeting challenges, and I believe in myself. He who is not courageous enough to take risks will accomplish nothing in life. I figured that if I said it enough, I would convince the world that I really was the greatest.” — Muhammad Ali
  28. “God works through people. It’s not me.” — Muhammad Ali
  29.  “All through my life, I have been tested. My will has been tested; my courage has been tested; my strength has been tested. Now my patience and endurance are being tested.” — Muhammad Ali
  30. “That’s okay, I’m still the Greatest.” — Muhammad Ali
  31. “The bull is stronger, but the matador is smarter.” — Muhammad Ali
  32. “I always liked to chase the girls. Parkinson’s stops all that. Now I might have a chance to go to heaven.” — Muhammad Ali
  33. “My only fault is that I don’t realize how great I really am.” — Muhammad Ali
  34. “Just remember that you don’t have to be what they want you to be.” — Muhammad Ali
  35. “You don’t want no pie in the sky when you die; you want something here on the ground while you’re still around.” — Muhammad Ali
  36.  “I’ve never really resented hard work because I’ve always liked it. Up every morning for roadwork. Going to the gymnasium every day at 12 o’clock. I never change my pattern.” —  Muhammad Ali
  37. “Once the Choice is Made, Do Not Look Back, Do Not Second-Guess Your Decisions.” — Muhammad Ali
  38. “Don’t count the days, make the days count.” — Muhammad Ali
  39. “I am the greatest. I said that even before I knew I was. Don’t tell me I can’t do something. Don’t tell me it’s impossible. Don’t tell me I’m not the greatest. I’m the double greatest.” — Muhammad Ali
  40. “Silence is golden when you can’t think of a good answer.”— Muhammad Ali
  41. “Champions have to have the skill and the will. But the will must be stronger than the skill.” — Muhammad
  42. “If you were surprised when Nixon resigned, just watch what happens when I whup Foreman’s behind!” — Muhammad Ali
  43.  “Since I won’t let the critics seal my fate, they keep hollering I’m full of hate. But they don’t really hurt me none, cause I’m doing good and having fun.” — Muhammad Ali
  44. “The sweetness of life lies in dispensing with formalities.” — Muhammad Ali
  45. “What counts in the ring is what you can do after you’re exhausted. The same is true of life.” — Muhammad Ali
  46. “To the people that have said I’m too small, I’m not fast enough; I don’t have what it takes, I’m not strong enough. THANK YOU.” — Muhammad Ali
  47. “Put yourself out on a limb, sucka, like me!” — Muhammad Ali
  48. “Every day is different, and some days are better than others, but no matter how challenging the day, I get up and live it.” — Muhammad Ali
  49.  “It’s hard to be humble when you’re as great as I am.”— Muhammad Ali
  50. “If you even dream of beating me, you’d better wake up and apologized.” — Muhammad Ali
  51. “No one starts out on top. You have to work your way up.” — Muhammad Ali
  52.  “Elvis Presley was the sweetest, most humble and nicest man you’d want to know.” — Muhammad Ali
  53. “I am the greatest.” — Muhammad Ali
  54. “Last night, I had a dream. When I got to Africa, I had one hell of a rumble. I had to beat Tarzan’s behind first, for claiming to be King of the Jungle.” — Muhammad Ali
  55. “It’s not bragging if you can back it up.” — Muhammad Ali
  56. “Live every day as if it were your last because someday, you’re going to be right.” — Muhammad Ali
  57. “Impossible is just a big 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.” — Muhammad Ali
  58. “What you’re thinking is what you’re becoming.” — Muhammad Ali
  59. “I don’t count my sit-ups. I only start counting when it starts hurting. When I feel pain, that’s when I start counting because that’s when it really counts.” — Muhammad Ali
  60. “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
  61. “Our only hope lies in the power of our love, generosity, tolerance and understanding and our commitment to making the world a better place for all…” — Muhammad Ali
  62. “Champions aren’t made in gyms. Champions are made from something they have deep inside them-a a desire, a dream, a vision. They have to have the skill and the will. But the will must be stronger than the skill.” — Muhammad Ali
  63. “There comes a time in every person’s life when he has to choose the course his life will take.” — Muhammad Ali
  64. “When I beat Sonny Liston, I shocked the world. When I joined the Muslims, I shocked the world. When I beat George Forman, I shocked the world. I am from the House of Shock.” — Muhammad Ali
  65.  “I can drown a drink of water. I can kill a dead tree. Don’t mess with Muhammad Ali.” — Muhammad Ali
  66. “Others may know pleasure, but pleasure is not happiness. It has no more importance than a shadow following a man.” — Muhammad Ali
  67. “Often it isn’t the mountains ahead that wear you out; it’s the little pebble in your shoe.” — Muhammad Ali
  68. “I’m going to show you how great I am!” — Muhammad Ali
  69. “He who is not courageous enough to take risks will accomplish nothing in life.” — Muhammad Ali
  70. “Float like a butterfly, sting like a bee.” — Muhammad Ali
  71. “If they can make penicillin out of moldy bread, then they can sure make something out of you.” — Muhammad Ali
  72. “Tolerance and understanding won’t ‘trickle down’ in our society any more than wealth does.” — Muhammad Ali
  73. “To be a great champion, you must believe you are the best. If you’re not, pretend you are.” — Muhammad Ali
  74. “The man with no imagination has no wings.” — Muhammad Ali
  75. “If my mind can conceive it, and my heart can believe it, then I can achieve it.” — Muhammad Ali
  76. “The best way to make your dreams come true is to wake up.” — Muhammad Ali
  77. “Eat your words! Eat your words! I am the greatest.” — Muhammad Ali
  78. “I am the greatest; I said that even before I knew I was.” — Muhammad Ali
  79.  “I’m so fast I run through a hurricane and not get wet. George Foreman is gonna pay me a dept.” — Muhammad Ali
  80.  “You could be the world’s best garbage man, the world’s best model; it doesn’t matter what you do if you’re the best.” — Muhammad Ali
  81. “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
  82. “I’ve never let anyone talk me into not believing in myself.” — Muhammad Ali
  83. “Love is a net that catches hearts like a fish.” — Muhammad Ali
  84. “Impossible is nothing.” — Muhammad Ali
  85. “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
  86. “I’ve wrestled with alligators; I’ve tussled with a whale. I done handcuffed lightning and thrown thunder in jail. You know I’m bad. Just last week, I murdered a rock, injured a stone, hospitalized a brick. I’m so mean, I make medicine sick.” — Muhammad Ali
  87. “I try not to speak about all the charities and people I help because I believe we can only be truly generous when we expect nothing in return.” — Muhammad Ali
  88. “In a competition of love, we’ll all share in the victory, no matter who comes first.” — Muhammad Ali
  89. “It’s the repetition of affirmations that leads to belief. And once that belief becomes a deep conviction, things begin to happen.” — Muhammad Ali
  90. “Impossible is not a declaration. It’s a dare.” — Muhammad Ali
  91. “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
  92. “Death is the tax the soul has to pay for having a name and a form.” — Muhammad Ali
  93. “I’m not the greatest; I’m the double greatest. Not only do I knock them out, I pick the round.” — Muhammad Ali
  94. “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.” — Muhammad Ali
  95. “I am an ordinary man who worked hard to develop the talent I was given.” — Muhammad Ali
  96. “I do need publicity but not for what I do for good. I need publicity for my book. I need publicity for my fights. I need publicity for my movie but not for helping people. Then it is no longer sincere.” — Muhammad Ali
  97. “The woman is the fiber of the nation. She is the producer of life. A nation is only as good as its women.” — Muhammad Ali
  98. “I’m the greatest fighter in the entire world; how can I be afraid? I love people, and people love me.” — Muhammad Ali
  99. “Do not be ashamed to give a little; for to deceive is to give still less.” — Muhammad Ali
  100. “Whatever the challenge was, however unattainable the goal may have seemed, I never let anyone talk me out of believing in myself.” — Muhammad Ali
  101. “I used to ask my brother Rudy to throw rocks at me. I’d dodge everyone. That’s how I learned how to bob and weave: ducking rocks.” — Muhammad Ali
  102. “When it comes to love, compassion, and other feelings of the heart, I am rich.” — Muhammad Ali
  103. “The crowd did not dream when they laid down their money that they would see a total eclipse of the Sonny!” — Muhammad Ali
  104. “When you’re right, nobody remembers. When you’re wrong, nobody forgets.” — Muhammad
  105.  “Get up, sucker and fight. Get up and fight.”— Muhammad Ali
  106. “Religions have different names, and they all contain truth, expressed in different ways, forms and times.” — Muhammad Ali
  107. “A man who views the world the same at fifty as he did at twenty has wasted thirty years of his life.” — Muhammad Ali
  108.  “The Service you do for others is the rent you pay for your room here on Earth.” — Muhammad Ali
  109. “Age is whatever you think it is. You are as old as you think you are.” — Muhammad Ali
  110. “It’s hard to be humble when you’re as great as I am.” — Muhammad Ali
  111. “I was saying “I’m the greatest” long before I believed it.” — Muhammad Ali
  112. “God tries you in certain, certain ways. Some people are rich, and they believe in God. They lose the money; things get hard; they get weak and quit going to Church. Quit serving God like they did.” — Muhammad Ali
  113. “Wisdom is knowing when you can’t be wise.” — Muhammad Ali
  114. “I just give lip service to being the greatest. He was the greatest.” — Muhammad Ali
  115. “You’re not going to enjoy every minute of the journey, but the success you’ll find at the end will make it all worth it.” — Muhammad Ali
  116. “Success is not achieved by winning all the time. Real success comes when we rise after we fall.” — Muhammad Ali
  117. “True success is reaching our potential without compromising our values.” — Muhammad Ali
  118. “Success is not achieved by winning all the time. Real success comes when we rise after we fall. Some mountains are higher than others. Some roads steeper than the next. There are hardships and setbacks, but you cannot let them stop you. Even on the steepest road, you must not turn back.” — Muhammad Ali
  119. “Fighting by itself doesn’t interest me anymore. I want to help people, the black people, and I need any kind of media to spread my thought: God, charity, peace.” — Muhammad Ali
  120. “I run on the road long before I dance under the lights.” — Muhammad Ali
  121. “Even the greatest was once a beginner. Don’t be afraid to take that first step.” — Muhammad Ali

Muhammad Ali Quotes About Racism & Boxing

  1. “Now I had won the gold medal. But it didn’t mean anything, because I didn’t have the right color skin.” — Muhammad Ali
  2. “Women are the field that produces our nation. And if you can’t protect your women, you can’t protect your nation.” — Muhammad Ali
  3. “Inside of a ring or out, ain’t nothing wrong with going down. It’s staying down that’s wrong.” — Muhammad Ali
  4. “The only limitations one has, are the ones they place on themselves.” — Muhammad Ali
  5. “If we continue to think and live as if we belong only to different cultures and different religions, with separate missions and goals, we will always be in self-defeating competition with each other. Once we realize we are all members of humanity, we will want to compete in the spirit of love.” — Muhammad Ali
  6.  “All black Americans have slave names. They have white names; names that the slave master has given to them.” — Muhammad Ali
  7. “We are all God’s people. We are prejudiced, and we separate into Jews, Mexicans, Italians, but God doesn’t see colors.” — Muhammad Ali
  8. “I have nothing to lose by standing up and following my beliefs. So, I’ll go to jail, so what? We have been in jail for years.” — Muhammad Ali
  9. “Women are not equal with men, that’s sure. When the woman is in danger, she always looks to the man for help. We are superior by nature. The black or white woman needn’t worry in life because the world is ruled by the white man.” — Muhammad Ali
  10. “A black, a Puerto Rican, and a Mexican are in a car. Who’s driving? The police.” — Muhammad Ali
  11. “Hating people because of their color is wrong. And it doesn’t matter which color does the hating. It’s just plain wrong.” — Muhammad Ali
  12.  “Cassius Clay is a name that white people gave to my slave master. Now that I am free, that I don’t belong anymore to anyone, that I’m not a slave anymore, I gave back their white name, and I chose a beautiful African one.” — Muhammad Ali
  13. “When people are forced to interact to survive, their prejudices diminish.” — Muhammad Ali
  14. “I want to be the first black man on the moon.” — Muhammad Ali
  15. “You can be free. You can be black. Look at me! I’m the Heavyweight Champion! Can’t nobody stop me.” — Muhammad Ali
  16. “If you want to be equal with me, you can get your own Rolls-Royce, your own house, and your own million dollars.” — Muhammad Ali
  17. “No black man wants a blue-eyed black child, and no white man wants a kinky-haired white child. Nature didn’t mean it to be that way.” — Muhammad Ali
  18. “Christians are my brothers, Hindus are my brothers, all of them are my brothers. We just think different and believe different.” — Muhammad Ali
  19. “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
  20. “It’s just a job. Grass grows, birds fly, waves pound the sand. I beat people up.” — Muhammad Ali
  21. “In the big leagues, everyone has ability. It always comes down to mind games. Whoever is more mentally strong-wins.” — Muhammad Ali
  22. “I’m the best. I just haven’t played yet.”— Muhammad Ali
  23. “I’m a fighter. I believe in the eye-for-an-eye business. I’m no cheek turner. I got no respect for a man who won’t hit back. You kill my dog; you better hide your cat.” — Muhammad Ali
  24.  “I was the first one in the gym and the last one to leave.” — Muhammad Ali
  25.  “Who’s gonna dare to be great?” — Muhammad Ali
  26. “I’ll destroy you. I am the master of disaster.”— Muhammad Ali
  27. “I’ll tell you how I’d like to be remembered: As a black man who won the heavyweight title – Who has humorous and who never looked down on those who looked up to him – A man who stood for freedom, justice and equality – And I wouldn’t even mind if folks forgot how pretty I was.” — Muhammad Ali
  28. “Your body is sacred. You’re far more precious than diamonds and pearls, and you should be covered too.” — Muhammad Ali
  29. “No boxer in the history of boxing has had Parkinson’s. There’s no injury in my brain that suggests that the illness came from boxing.” — Muhammad Ali
  30. “When my title was taken away, boxing died.” — Muhammad Ali
  31. “I don’t count my sit-ups. I only start counting once it starts hurting.” — Muhammad Ali
  32. “Champions are not generated from the championship. Champion is generated from something they have in them, desires, dreams, and visions.” — Muhammad Ali
  33. “There are no pleasures in a fight, but some of my fights have been a pleasure to win.” — Muhammad Ali
  34. “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
  35.  “When you saw me in the boxing ring fighting, it wasn’t just so I could beat my opponent. My fighting had a purpose. I had to be successful in order to get people to listen to the things I had to say.” — Muhammad Ali
  36.  “Catching flies is better training than hitting the speed bag.” — Muhammad Ali
  37. “I am the astronaut of boxing. Joe Louis and Dempsey were just jet pilots. I’m in a world of my own.” — Muhammad Ali
  38. “Sonny Liston is great. But he’ll fall in eight.” — Muhammad Ali

How Muhammad Ali changed the world?

Ali was the first fighter who has won the world heavyweight championship on three separate occasions.

In the United States from the 17th-century, blacks were not allowed for various things, including attending Church with whites, until the 1960s.

He was a black man and also wanted to get equal rights. As a famous personality, he had the power to deliver his motive to the world, and he did so. He raised his voice against racism and embraced Islam to show the true meaning of equality.

Further, Ali refused to join the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War; this gave a message of black pride and resistance. This was a significant step by a great man who supported black rights.

What was Muhammad Ali’s net worth?

Muhammad Ali was the highest paying athlete of his span. He had a net worth of $50 million at the time of his death in 2016, which has converted to $22 million per 2021 stats.

When did Muhammad Ali convert to Islam?

He had converted to Islam in 1961 and officially announced it in March 1964, after winning the world heavyweight championship from Sonny Liston in February.

What was Muhammad Ali’s favorite phrase?

The phrase, “I know where I’m going and I know the truth, and I don’t have to be what you want me to be,” consider as his most favorite saying. He conveyed this beautiful massage at the time when he publicly announced that he had become a Muslim.

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