Muhammad Ali Quotes It Will Create You A Fighter

Muhammad Ali Quotes: Muhammad Ali’s original name Cassius Marcellus Clay Jr. was an American professional boxer. Apart from being a great boxer, he was an active philanthropist and a passionate activist. The great boxer was nicknamed “The Greatest” because he was one of the most dominant and celebrated sports figures of the 20th century and one of the greatest boxers of all time.

The athlete was born on 17th January 1942 in Louisville, Kentucky. Ali was born to Cassius Marcellus Clay Sr. who was a sign and billboard painter and Odessa O’Grady Clay, who was a domestic helper. Ali had one sister and four brothers. 

At a very young age of 12 years, Ali began his training as an amateur boxer. He won a gold medal at the age of 18 years in the light heavyweight division at the 1960 Summer Olympics. Later he converted to Islam and became a Muslim in 1961 and he acquired the name, Muhammad AliHe was the greatest heavyweight boxer of the 20th century. The great man holds the record of beating 21 boxers in the World Heavyweight Championship and has won 14 unified title bouts. He is the only boxer athlete who was named The Ring magazine Fighter of the Year six times.

This great sports personality attained success on many platforms of life. Apart from being a boxer, he indulged himself as a musician. He received two Grammy Nominations. Ali also featured as an actor and writer and released two autobiographies. In 1981, Ali retired from boxing and started spending time on charity work and religion. This Great Sportsman breathed his last breath on 3rd June 2016.

Let’s catch up with some of the Great Muhammad Ali Quotes.

1. “Live every day as if it were your last because someday you’re going to be right.” — Muhammad Ali

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

3. “It’s been one of the most important tools for me in personal growth for understanding myself, how I am, and what effect I do have on other people.”— Muhammad Ali

4. “I am the greatest, I said that even before I knew I was.” — Muhammad Ali

5. “I don’t always know what I’m talking about, but I know I’m right.” — Muhammad Ali

6. “Greatness and madness are next-door neighbors, and they borrow each other’s sugar. You don’t get there without the other.”— Muhammad Ali

7.“Nothing is wrong, but something ain’t right.” — Muhammad Ali

8. “If you can’t find time to sign your name for the little guys, you don’t deserve to be called great.” — Muhammad Ali

9. “Those who are not courageous enough to take risks will accomplish nothing in life.” — Muhammad Ali

10. “No one starts at the top. You have to work your way up.”— Muhammad Ali

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11. “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

12. “They’re all afraid of me because I speak the truth that can set men free.”— Muhammad Ali

13. “The man who views the world at fifty the same as he did when he was twenty has wasted thirty years of his life” — Muhammad Ali

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

15. “It’s hard to be humble when you’re as great as I am.” — Muhammad Ali

16. “Impossible is Nothing.” — Muhammad Ali

17. “Don’t count the days, make the days count.”— Muhammad Ali

18. “Champions are made from something they have deep inside them: a desire, a dream, a vision.” — Muhammad Ali

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

20. “I’m the best. I just haven’t played yet.” — Muhammad Ali

Muhammad Ali Motivational Quotes

21. “The Nation Of Islam taught that white people are devils. I don’t believe that now; in fact, I never really believed that.”— Muhammad Ali

22. “You don’t lose when you fight for what you believe in. You lose when you fail to fight for what you care about.” — Muhammad Ali

23. “Why are all the angels white? Why ain’t there no black angels?” — Muhammad Ali

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

25. “Float like a butterfly, sting like a bee. Rumble, young man, rumble.” — Muhammad Ali

26. “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

27. “Boxing is a lot of white men watching two black men beat each other up.” — Muhammad Ali

28. “I don’t have to be what you want me to be.”  — Muhammad Ali

29. “A man who views the world the same at 50 as he did at 20 has wasted 30 years of his life.”  — Muhammad Ali

30. “If you haven’t learned the meaning of friendship, you haven’t learned anything.” — Muhammad Ali

Muhammad Ali Quotes

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

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

33. “The time you spend hating on someone robs you of your own time. You are hating on yourself and you don’t even realize it.”— Muhammad Ali

34. “If you even dream of beating me, you better wake up and apologize.” — Muhammad Ali

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

36. “I’m the best. I just haven’t played yet.” — Muhammad Ali

37. “I’m happy because I’m free. I’ve made the stand all black people are gonna have to make sooner or later, whether they can stand up to the master.” — Muhammad Ali

38. “My goal was to be the heavyweight champion, and besides all the money and the fame, do all I can to help other people.” — Muhammad Ali

39. “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

40. “My face is so pretty, you don’t see a scar, which proves I’m the king of the ring by far.” — Muhammad Ali

Famous Quotes By Muhammad Ali

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

42. “My way of joking is, to tell the truth. That’s the funniest joke in the world.” — Muhammad Ali

43. “Service to others is the rent you pay for your room here on earth.”— Muhammad Ali

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

45. “So instead of investing your time in a passion, you’ve sold your life to work for an uncaring machine that doesn’t understand you. That’s the problem with our society. And what’s the reward? Go home and get a big TV.”— Muhammad Ali

46. “I should be a postage stamp, that’s the only way I’ll ever get licked.” — Muhammad Ali

47. “Whatever the challenge was, however unattainable the goal may have seemed, I never let anyone talk me out of believing in myself.” — Muhammad Ali

48. “Live every day as if it were your last because someday you’re going to be right.” — Muhammad Ali

 49. “You don’t lose if you get knocked down; you lose if you stay down.” — Muhammad Ali


Muhammad Ali was a great boxer and defeated every top heavyweight during his time. The time when he was an active boxer was known as the golden age of heavyweight boxing. The Ring Magazine titled him “Fighter Of The Year”. THE TIME Magazine featured him as one of the 100 Most Important People of the 20th Century.

On 9th November 2005, Ali was adjourned with the Presidential Medal Of Freedom from then-President George W. Bush at the White House. Ali was married four times and he had seven daughters and two sons. He was known for trash-talking, and often free-styled with rhyme schemes and spoken word poetry, anticipating elements of hip hop.


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