“The Greatest” Muhammad Ali Quotes

Muhammad Ali Quotes That Will Teach You about the Possibility of Impossibility


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You wouldn’t want to mess with this guy.

His name was the toughest of his era—the supreme athlete with uncanny wit and physical power, declared as “The Greatest,” and an unstoppable fighter.

Muhammad Ali, an American professional boxer, was widely recognized as the legend of the boxing world—where his boxing career all started from his stolen red bike. He was an Olympic and World Champion boxer and labeled as the “Sportsman of the Century” in 1999 by Sports Illustrated. Not only that, he was an actor, a comedian, an activist, a killing-machine, a prophet, a poet, and the people’s champ. Though he was a subject of much controversial issues, Ali knew that he is his own master and believed that he is indeed the greatest of all.

If you feel you can’t do a thing, or maybe haven’t still tried what you are capable of, think of these inspirational quotes from Muhammad Ali to boost your motivation to be the best you can be. Toughen up and let these inspirational quotes teach you about life and strength.


He who is not courageous enough to take risks will accomplish nothing in life.


I done wrestled with an alligator, I done tussled with a whale; handcuffed lightning, thrown thunder in jail; only last week, I murdered a rock, injured a stone, hospitalized a brick; I’m so mean I make medicine sick.


Float like a butterfly, sting like a bee.


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.


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


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


If you even dream of beating me you’d better wake up and apologize.


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.


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


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.


I don’t have to be what you want me to be.


I shook up the world, I shook up the world.


I said I was ‘The Greatest,’ I never said I was the smartest!


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


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.


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


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