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Top 19 Muhammad Ali Quotes

A legend. A champion. A leader of men. Muhammad Ali was a huge character and touched the lives of so many. He spoke out against racial and religious prejudice, he inspired with his comically blunt words and he taught us what it takes to make our dreams come true. He walked his talk: he floated like a butterfly and stung like a bee. Learn a little from him in these Top 19 Muhammad Ali quotes.


1. “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.”

2. “The will must be stronger than the skill.”

3. “The fight is won or lost far away from the witnesses, behind the lines, in the gym and out there on the road, long before I dance under those lights.”

black and white profile picture of muhammad ali4. “A man who has no imagination has no wings.”

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

6. “If my mind can conceive it, and my heart can believe it—then I can achieve it.”

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

black and white image of muhammad ali punching towards the camera8. “I don’t have to be what you want me to be.”

9. “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. Impossible is not a fact. It’s an opinion. Impossible is not a declaration. It’s a dare. Impossible is potential. Impossible is temporary. Impossible is nothing.”

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

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

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

13.  “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.”

14. “Live everyday as if it were your last because someday you’re going to be right.”

15.”Don’t count the days, make the days count.”

1muhammad ali in the boxing ring having defeated his opponent6. “A man who views the world the same at 50 as he did at 20 has wasted 30 years of his life.”

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

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

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

Now go and make your dreams come true!

With love,

Jess

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