Muhammad Ali Quotes

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

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

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.

There are more pleasant things to do than beat up people

I figured that if I said it enough, I would convince the world that I really was the greatest.

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

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

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.

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.

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

Wisdom is knowing when you can’t be wise.

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

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.

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.

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.

Jokes? There are no jokes. The truth is the funniest joke of all.

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

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.

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

I don’t count the sit-ups. I only start counting when it starts hurting because
they’re the only ones that count. That’s what makes you a champion.