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1. “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.”

2. “Float like a butterfly, sting like a bee. His hands can’t hit what his eyes can’t see. Now you see me, now you don’t. George thinks he will, but I know he won’t.”

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

4. “Don’t count the days; make the days count.”

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

6. “When you want to talk about who made me, you talk to me. Who made me is ME.”

7. “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.”

8. “The best way to make your dreams come true is to wake up.”

9. “Think well of all, be patient with all, and try to find the good in all.”

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

11. “It’s hard to be humble when you’re as great as I am.”

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

13. “If you even dream of beating me, you’d better wake up and apologize.”

14. “Braggin’ is when a person says something and can’t do it. I do what I say.”

15. “What you are thinking is what you are becoming.”

16. “I am the greatest. I said that even before I knew I was. I figured that if I said it enough, I would convince the world that I really was the greatest.”

17. “Champions aren’t made in gyms. Champions are made from something they have deep inside them-a desire, a dream, a vision. They have to have the skill, and the will. But the will must be stronger than the skill.”

18. “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.”

19. “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.”

20. “I should be a postage stamp, because that’s the only way I’ll ever get licked. I’m beautiful. I’m fast. I’m so mean I make medicine sick. I can’t possibly be beat.”

21. “I’ve wrestled with alligators,
I’ve tussled with a whale.
I done handcuffed lightning
And throw 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.”

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

23. “The man with no imagination has no wings.”

24. “If your dreams don’t scare you, they aren’t big enough.”

25. “He who is not courageous enough to take risks will accomplish nothing in life.”
26. “I don’t trust anyone who’s nice to me but rude to the waiter. Because they would treat me the same way if I were in that position.”

27. “A man who views the world the same at 50 as he did at 20 has wasted 30 years of his life.”
28. “If they can make penicillin out of moldy bread, they can sure make something out of you.”
29. “No one starts out on top. You have to work your way up. Some mountains are higher than others, some roads steeper than the next. There are hardships and setbacks, but you can’t let them stop you. Even on the steepest road, you must not turn back. You must keep going up. In order to reach the top of the mountain, you have to climb every rock.”

30. “I shook up the world. Me! Whee!”

31. “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.”

32. “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.”

33. “It’s the repetition of affirmations that leads to belief. And once that belief becomes a deep conviction, things begin to happen.”
34. “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.”

35. “To be a great champion you must believe you are the best. If you’re not, pretend you are.”

36. “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.”

37. “It’s just a job. Grass grows, birds fly, waves pound the sand. I beat people up.”

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

39. “It’s not bragging if you can back it up.”

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

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

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

43. “I’m not the greatest; I’m the double greatest. Not only do I knock ’em out, I pick the round.”

44. “We spend more time learning how to make a living than we do learning to make a life.”

45. “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.”

46. “My only fault is that I don’t realize how great I really am.”

47. “When it comes to love, compassion, and other feelings of the heart, I am rich.”

48. “The Service you do for others is the rent you pay for your room here on Earth.”

49. “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.”

50. “What keeps me going is goals.”

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

52. “Inside of a ring or out, ain’t nothing wrong with going down. It’s staying down that’s wrong.”

53. “Hating people because of their color is wrong. And it doesn’t matter which color does the hating. It’s just plain wrong.”

54. “Why should they ask me to put on a uniform and go 10,000 miles from home and drop bombs and bullets on Brown people in Vietnam while so-called Negro people in Louisville are treated like dogs and denied simple human rights? No I’m not going 10,000 miles from home to help murder and burn another poor nation simply to continue the domination of white slave masters of the darker people the world over. This is the day when such evils must come to an end. I have been warned that to take such a stand would cost me millions of dollars. But I have said it once and I will say it again. The real enemy of my people is here. I will not disgrace my religion, my people or myself by becoming a tool to enslave those who are fighting for their own justice, freedom and equality. If I thought the war was going to bring freedom and equality to 22 million of my people they wouldn’t have to draft me, I’d join tomorrow. I have nothing to lose by standing up for my beliefs. So I’ll go to jail, so what? We’ve been in jail for 400 years.”

55. “It will be a killer, and a chiller, and a thriller, when I get the gorilla in Manila.”

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

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

58. “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.”

59. “The word ‘Islam’ means ‘peace.’ The word ‘Muslim’ means ‘one who surrenders to God.’ But the press makes us seem like haters.”

60. “I believe in the religion of Islam. I believe in Allah and peace.”

61. “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.”

62. “My principles are more important than the money or my title.”

63. “I would say things like ‘I am the greatest! I’m pretty! If you talk jive, you’ll drop in five! I float like a butterfly, sting like a bee! I’m pretty!’ When white people heard me talking like this, some said, ‘That black man talks too much. He’s bragging.’”

64. “No one knows what to say in the loser’s locker room.”

65. “Look at me. Look at my nose, perfect shape; lips, face. Now I’m not boasting, but it’s hard to be humble when you’re as pretty as I am.”

66. “I’ve seen George Foreman shadow boxing, and the shadow won.”

67. “Ali’s got a left, Ali’s got a right – when he knocks you down, you’ll sleep for the night; and when you lie on the floor and the ref counts to ten, hope and pray that you never meet me again.”

68. “If you lose a big fight, it will worry you all of your life. It will plague you – until you get your revenge.”

69. “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.”

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

71. “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.”

72. “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.”

73. “Joe Frazier is so ugly that when he cries, the tears turn around and go down the back of his head.”

74. “I’m the greatest thing that ever lived! I’m the king of the world! I’m a bad man. I’m the prettiest thing that ever lived.”
75. “You think the world was shocked when Nixon resigned? Wait till I whup George Foreman’s behind.”
76. “I’ll beat him so bad he’ll need a shoehorn to put his hat on.”

77. “I know I got it made while the masses of black people are catchin’ hell, but as long as they ain’t free, I ain’t free.”

78. “Superman don’t need no seat belt.”

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

80. “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 Muhammads than anything else. When I joined the Nation of Islam and became a Muslim, they gave me the most famous name because I was the champ.”

81. “I’ve made my share of mistakes along the way, but if I have changed even one life for the better, I haven’t lived in vain.”

82. “I said I was ‘The Greatest,’ I never said I was the smartest!”

83. “Don’t feel sorry for me.”

84. “I always bring out the best in men I fight, but Joe Frazier, I’ll tell the world right now, brings out the best in me. I’m gonna tell ya, that’s one helluva man, and God bless him.”

85. “I’m no leader; I’m a little humble follower.”

86. “There are more pleasant things to do than beat up people.”

87. “I am the astronaut of boxing. Joe Louis and Dempsey were just jet pilots. I’m in a world of my own.”

88. “I didn’t want to submit to the army and then, on the day of judgment, have God say to me, ‘Why did you do that?’ This life is a trial, and you realize that what you do is going to be written down for Judgment Day.”

89. “You lose nothing when fighting for a cause … In my mind the losers are those who don’t have a cause they care about.”

90. “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.”

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

92. “The fact is, I was never too bright in school. I ain’t ashamed of it, though. I mean, how much do school principals make a month?”

93. “My toughest fight was with my first wife.”

94. “Boxing is a lot of white men watching two black men beat each other up.”

95. “White people just don’t want their slaves to be free. That’s the whole thing.”

96. “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.”

97. “I’m just hoping that people understand that Islam is peace and not violence.”

98. “To make America the greatest is my goal, so I beat the Russian and I beat the Pole. And for the U.S.A. won the medal of gold. The Greeks said, ‘You’re better than the Cassius of old.’”

99. “People don’t realize what they had till it’s gone. Like President Kennedy, there was no one like him, the Beatles, and my man Elvis Presley. I was the Elvis of boxing.”

100. “You can’t keep your mind on fighting when you’re thinking about a woman. You can’t keep your concentration. You feel like sleeping all the time.”

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

102. “I’m more at home with my log cabins than I am in my house in Cherry Hill.|”

103. “My trainer don’t tell me nothing between rounds. I don’t allow him to. I fight the fight. All I want to know is did I win the round. It’s too late for advice.”

104. “One person with knowledge of his life’s purpose is more powerful than ten thousand working without that knowledge. It”

105. “No intelligent black man or black woman in his or her right black mind wants white boys and white girls coming to their homes to marry their black sons and daughters.”

106. “Never put your money against Cassius Clay, for you will never have a lucky day.”

107. “I wanted to use my fame and this face that everyone knows so well to help uplift and inspire people around the world.”

108. “I had a good time boxing. I enjoyed it – and I may come back.”

109. “I used to tease Joe Louis by reminding him that I was the greatest of all time. But Joe Louis was the greatest heavyweight fighter ever.”

110. “I had to prove you could be a new kind of black man. I had to show the world.”

111. “I’m the most recognized and loved man that ever lived cuz there weren’t no satellites when Jesus and Moses were around, so people far away in the villages didn’t know about them.”

112. “I calculate that I took 20,000 punches, but I earned millions and kept a lot of it. I may talk slow, but my mind is OK.”

113. “Terrorists are not following Islam. Killing people and blowing up people and dropping bombs in places and all this is not the way to spread the word of Islam. So people realize now that all Muslims are not terrorists.”

114. “The critics only made me work harder.”

115. “My lectures, based on Islamic teachings, were on various subjects. Some of the titles were, ‘The Intoxication of Life,’ ‘The Purpose of Life,’ ‘The Real Cause of Man’s Distress,’ ‘The Journey to the Goal in Life,’ and, one of my favorites, ‘The Heart of Man.’ They contained important insights that spoke to something deep inside me.”

116. “Go up in an airplane. Go high enough, and it’s like we don’t even exist.”

117. “I have been so great in boxing they had to create an image like Rocky, a white image on the screen, to counteract my image in the ring. America has to have its white images, no matter where it gets them. Jesus, Wonder Woman, Tarzan and Rocky.”

118. “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.”

119. “I give thanks to God and to all the people in the U.K. who have supported me over the years.”

120. “Joe Frazier got hit more than me – and he doesn’t have Parkinson’s.”

121. “Anywhere I go, there is always an incredible crowd that follows me. In Rome, as I land at the airport, even the men kiss me. I love Rome.”

122. “All black Americans have slave names. They have white names; names that the slave master has given to them.”

123. “It’s in my blood to be around people while I was training.”

124. “If I said I would knock out Sonny Liston in 1 minute and 49 seconds of the first round, that would hurt the gate.”

125. “When I won the Golden Gloves in 1960, that made me realize I had a chance. And when I won at the Olympics, that sealed it: I was the champ.”

126. “Life is so, so short. Bible says it’s like a vapor.”

127. “I’ve been everywhere in the world, seen everything, had everything a man can have.”

128. “I figure I’ll be champ for about ten years and then I’ll let my brother take over – like the Kennedys down in Washington.”

129. “The only thing that matters is submitting to the will of God.”

130. “America is the greatest country in the world.”

131. “The white man is destroying the world.”

132. “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.”

133. “The Nation of Islam’s main focus was teaching black pride and self-awareness. Why should we keep trying to force ourselves into white restaurants and schools when white people didn’t want us? Why not clean up our own neighborhoods and schools instead of trying to move out of them and into white people’s neighborhoods?”

134. “Ever since I first came here in 1963 to fight Henry Cooper, I have loved the people of England.”

135. “We who follow the teachings of Elijah Muhammad don’t want to be forced to integrate. Integration is wrong. We don’t want to live with the white man; that’s all.”

136. “I got no quarrel with them Vietcong.”

137. “All of us are so mixed. My great-grandfather was white.”

138. “I don’t count my sit-ups; I only start counting when it starts hurting because they’re the only ones that count.”

139. “The day I met Islam, I found a power within myself that no man could destroy or take away from me.”

140. “You’re my opposer when I want freedom; You’re my opposer when I want justice; You’re my opposer when I want equality; You won’t even stand up for me in America for my religious beliefs and you want me to go somewhere and fight, but you won’t even stand up for me here at home!”

141. “I don’t get hit. I’m the fastest thing on two feet man!”

142. “I don’t care how small the ring is, I’ll fight that chump in a telephone booth.”

143. “Friendship is a priceless gift that cannot be bought nor sold, but its value is far greater than a mountain made of gold.”

144. “I am a Muslim and there is nothing Islamic about killing innocent people in Paris, San Bernardino, or anywhere else in the world.”

145. “All I can do is fight for truth and justice. I can’t save anybody. He’s a science fiction character, and I’m a real character.”

146. “Why should they ask me to put on a uniform and go ten thousand miles from home and drop bombs and bullets on brown people in Vietnam while so-called Negro people in Louisville are treated like dogs and denied simple human rights?”

147. “Wisdom is knowing when you can’t be wise.”

148. “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.”

149. “A universe of doubt could never erase, The faith his heart has embraced. No”

150. “My wealth is in my knowledge of self, love, and spirituality.”

151. “When we devote all of our actions to a spiritual goal, everything that we do becomes a prayer.”

152. “The greatest victory in life is to rise above the material things that we once valued most.”

153. “Enjoy your children, even when they don’t act the way you want them to.”

154. “Even the greatest was once a beginner. Don’t be afraid to take that first step.”

155. “Rest but never quit. Even the sun has a sinking spell each evening. But it always rises the next morning.”

156. “Christians are my brothers, Hindus are my brothers, all of them are my brothers. We just think different and believe different.”

157. “I try to learn as much as I can because I know nothing compared to what I need to know.”

158. “I run on the road long before I dance under the lights.”

159. “I do a lot of reading, a lot of studying. I ask questions, I’ll go out, travel these countries, I’ll watch how their people live, and I learn.”

160. “Others may know pleasure, but pleasure is not happiness. It has no more importance than a shadow following a man.”

161. “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.”

162. “We can’t be brave without fear.”

163. “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.”

164. “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.”

165. “Allah is the Greatest. I’m just the greatest boxer”

166. “Wisdom is knowing when you can’t be wise.”

167. “Put yourself out on a limb, sucka, like me!”

168. “Even when I knew people were cheating me, what was important was how I behaved, because I have to answer to God. I can’t be responsible for other people’s actions: They will have to answer to God themselves”

169. “Now I had won the gold medal. But it didn’t mean anything, because I didn’t have the right color skin.”

170. “Throughout my life, I never sought retribution against those who hurt me because I believe in forgiveness. I have practiced forgiving, just as I want to be forgiven. Only God knows what’s in a person’s heart, his true intentions. He sees and hears all things.”

171. “I’ve never let anyone talk me into not believing in myself.”

172. “You don’t have to be in a boxing ring to be a great fighter. As long as you are true to yourself, you will succeed in your fight for that in which you believe.”

173. “Truly great people in history never wanted to be great for themselves. All they wanted was the chance to do good for others and to be close to God. I’m not perfect. I know that I still have things to work out, and I’m working on them. There are certain things I have done that I am not proud of, especially when they caused pain to others. I ask God for forgiveness.”

174. “My conscience won’t let me go shoot my brother, or some darker people, or some poor hungry people in the mud for big powerful America. And shoot them for what? They never called me nigger, they never lynched me, they didn’t put no dogs on me, they didn’t rob me of my nationality, rape and kill my mother and father… Shoot them for what? How do I got to go shoot them, poor little black people, little babies, children, and women? How can I shoot them poor people? Just take me to jail.”

175. “I could see it. I could almost feel it. When I proclaimed that I was the greatest of all time, I believed in myself, and I still do.”

176. “Each time I thought I had achieved my life’s purpose, I discovered it was only another step in my journey.”

177. “Don’t quit. Suffer no and live the rest of your life as a champion.”

178. “It takes pride and a tiger’s drive to build up the confidence, the ego, the power to defeat an opponent in the ring. It”

180. “Recognize how every moment of our journey is an important part of the growth of our soul. I”

181. “I never wanted to lose, never thought I would, but the thing that matters is how you lose. I’m not crying. My friends should not cry.”

182. “If all the oceans were ink and all the trees were pens, they couldn’t write the knowledge that God has.”

183. “Frazier’s got two chances. Slim, and none. And Slim just left town.”

184. “I would like to be remembered as a man who won the heavyweight title three times. Who was humorous and who treated everyone right. As a man who never looked down on those who looked up to him, and who helped as many people as he could. As a man who stood up for his beliefs no matter what. As a man who tried to unite all humankind through faith and love. And if all that’s too much, then I guess I’d settle for being remembered only as a great boxer who became a leader and a champion of his people. And I wouldn’t even mind if folks forgot how pretty I was.”

185. “It’s funny, but those who hate me the most sometimes inspire me the most.”

186. “I know I can learn to hit without getting hit.”

187. “Too many easy victories can ruin a fighter just as much as a long line of defeats.”

188. “I have never heard anything that affected me like those words: ‘Heavyweight Champion of the World.’”

189. “I may have been the best fighter, but I was also the poorest. I had never been able to afford a first-class mouthpiece to protect my teeth. I had to wait until other fighters finished so I could borrow their headgear, or their trunk or bandages.”

190. “I love children. I can never pass them by without saying something to them. They make you want to start life all over again.”

191. “I had always come home like the victorious hunter bringing back big game from the jungle.”

192. “I had always been the one who picked up all the stragglers and stray followers.”

193. “I loved the smell of horse and hay and the sight of their beautiful bodies. Somehow it inspired me to train harder so my body could be in condition like that.”

194. “Give up what appears to be doubtful for what is certain. Truth brings peace of mind, and deception doubt.”

195. “When you win so long, so much, you forget — you think your name will win. You forget the sacrifices, the work that goes into winning.”

196. “I do everything to make the fight come out my way, but if I’m defeated I have to get up and come back again, no matter how humiliating the loss.”

197. “My style, my stamina, my system were molded down in the basement of a church in East End.”

198. “When a fighter is beaten, everybody who believes in him is beaten too — his family, his friends, his children, the people who cheer him on, who give him their love, their hope, their pride.”

199. “I got speed and endurance. You’d better increase your insurance.”

200. “There is a science to making your opponent wear down.”

201. “I learn to put my head within hitting range, force my opponent to throw blows, then learn back and away.”

202. “It takes a lot out of a fighter to throw punches that land in thin air.”


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