This small collection of Muhammad Ali quotes that spell out his wisdom will inspire you.
History is a testimony that Muhammad Ali was the greatest boxer of all time. He was King of the ring in it and outside he is known for his quotable We have a lot to learn from his attitude and from his words.
Muhammad Ali (1942-2016) was one of the greatest sporting figures of the 20th century. An Olympic gold medalist and the first fighter to capture the heavyweight title three times. Ali won 56 times in his 21-year professional career.
Ali’s outspokenness on issues of race, religion and politics made him a controversial figure during his career and post that into retirement too. The Heavyweight Champion who faced much discrimination in his early years as a boxer was as quick with his smart one-liners and quotes as with his fists.
His most famous line “Float like a butterfly and sting like a bee” was the inspiration for a superhit song as well.
Here is a selection of 10 Top Muhammad Ali famous quotes, quips and taunts which when you read you will figure were indeed as quick as his fists:
Quote 1: “He who is not courageous enough to take risks will accomplish nothing in life.”
Quote 2: ” Don’t count the days make the days count.”
Quote 3: “ I hated every minute of training, but I said, ‘don’t quit. Suffer now and live the rest of your life a champion’.”
Quote 4: “ Float like a butterfly, sting like a bee. The hands can’t hit what the eyes can’t see.”
Quote 5: “ Often it isn’t the mountains ahead that wear you out, it’s the little pebble in your shoe.”
Quote 6: “If my mind can conceive it, and my heart can believe it – then I can achieve it.”
Quote 7: “ 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 over.”
Quote 8: “ Hating people because of their colour is wrong. And it doesn’t matter which colour does the hating. It’s just plain wrong.”
Quote 9: ” 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.”
Quote 10: ” Silence is golden when you can’t think of a good answer.”