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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.


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I've made my share of mistakes along the way, but if I have changed even one life for the better...
MUHAMMAD ALI
I'm so fast that last night I turned off the light switch in my hotel room and was in bed before...
MUHAMMAD ALI
I calculate that I took 20,000 punches, but I earned millions and kept a lot of it. I may talk slow,...
MUHAMMAD ALI
No boxer in the history of boxing has had Parkinson's. There's no injury in my brain that su...
MUHAMMAD ALI
My lectures, based on Islamic teachings, were on various subjects. Some of the titles were, 'The...
MUHAMMAD ALI
I had to prove you could be a new kind of black man. I had to show the world.
MUHAMMAD ALI
I said I was 'The Greatest,' I never said I was the smartest!
MUHAMMAD ALI
At home I am a nice guy: but I don't want the world to know. Humble people, I've found, don&...
MUHAMMAD ALI
My only fault is that I don't realize how great I really am.
MUHAMMAD ALI
I'm the greatest thing that ever lived! I'm the king of the world! I'm a bad man. I'...
MUHAMMAD ALI
Hating people because of their color is wrong. And it doesn't matter which color does the hating. It...
MUHAMMAD ALI
If my fans think I can do everything I say I can do, then they're crazier than I am. After one of hi...
MUHAMMAD ALI
The name Muhammad is the most common name in the world. In all the countries around the world - Paki...
MUHAMMAD ALI
You don't want no pie in the sky when you die,/ You want something here on the ground while you're s...
MUHAMMAD ALI
The man who views the world at fifty the same as he did at twenty has wasted thirty years of his lif...
MUHAMMAD ALI
Champions aren´t made in the gyms. Champions are made from something they have deep inside them - a...
MUHAMMAD ALI
I'm so fast that last night I turned off the light switch in my hotel room and was in bed before the...
MUHAMMAD ALI
[Frazier soaked it all up like a sponge. When they arrived in Manila it was the same story. Ali pour...
MUHAMMAD ALI
The man who views the world at fifty the same as he did at twenty has wasted thirty years of his lif...
MUHAMMAD ALI
I hated every minute of training, but I said, ''Don't quit. Suffer now and live the rest of your lif...
MUHAMMAD ALI
And if God ever calls me to a holy war, I want Joe fighting beside me.
MUHAMMAD ALI
This relationship will help guarantee that, for generations to come, people of all nations will unde...
MUHAMMAD ALI
This may shockan amasia but I'm gonna beat Joe Frazier.
MUHAMMAD ALI
I never thought of losing, but now that it's happened, the only thing is to do it right. That's my o...
MUHAMMAD ALI
The fight is won or lost far away from witnesses - behind the lines, in the gym and out there on the...
MUHAMMAD ALI
When you are as great as I am it is hard to be humble.
MUHAMMAD ALI
I don't look like no kiwi bird.
MUHAMMAD ALI
It's not bragging if you can back it up.
MUHAMMAD ALI
[Frazier soaked it all up like a sponge. When they arrived in Manila it was the same story. Ali pour...
MUHAMMAD ALI
The greatest victory in life is to rise above the material things that we once valued most.
MUHAMMAD ALI
I'm the best. I just haven't played yet.
MUHAMMAD ALI
I'll beat him so bad he'll need a shoehorn to put his hat on.
MUHAMMAD ALI
The fight is won or lost far away from witnesses — behind the lines, in the gym and out there on t...
MUHAMMAD ALI
It's lack of faith that makes people afraid of meeting challenges, and I believed in myself.
MUHAMMAD ALI
I am an ordinary man who worked hard to develop the talent I was given. I believed in myself, and I ...
MUHAMMAD ALI
I done wrestled with an alligator, I done tussled with a whale; handcuffed lightning, thrown thunder...
MUHAMMAD ALI
He who is not courageous enough to take risks will accomplish nothing in life.
MUHAMMAD ALI
It's lack of faith that makes people afraid of meeting challenges, and I believe in myself.
MUHAMMAD ALI
I never thought of losing, but now that it' s happened, the only thing is to do it right. That's my ...
MUHAMMAD ALI
Champions aren't made in gyms. Champions are made from something they have deep inside them: A desir...
MUHAMMAD ALI
The service you do for others is the rent you pay for the time you spend on earth.
MUHAMMAD ALI
Only a man who knows what it is like to be defeated can reach down to the bottom of his soul and com...
MUHAMMAD ALI
I'm gonna have to be killed before I lose, and I ain't going to die easy.
MUHAMMAD ALI
God gave me this illness to remind me that I'm not number One; he is.
MUHAMMAD ALI
Service to others is the rent which you pay for your room here on earth.
MUHAMMAD ALI
Don't count the days, make the days count.
MUHAMMAD ALI
Explaining why he refused induction into the Army. I ain't got no quarrel with them Viet Congs.
MUHAMMAD ALI
Statement after losing his first fight to Ken Norton, March 31, 1973: I never thought of losing, but...
MUHAMMAD ALI
He who is not courageous enough to take risks will accomplish nothing in life.
MUHAMMAD ALI