Muhammad Ali (born Cassius Marcellus Clay, Jr.; January 17, 1942) is an American former professional boxer, generally considered among the greatest heavyweights in the history of the sport. A controversial and polarizing figure during his early career, Ali is now highly regarded for the skills he displayed in the ring plus the values he exemplified outside of it: religious freedom, racial justice and the triumph of principle over expedience. He is one of the most recognized sports figures of the past 100 years, crowned “Sportsman of the Century” by Sports Illustrated and “Sports Personality of the Century” by the BBC.
More Quotes from Muhammad Ali
Float like a butterfly, sting like a bee.
He who is not courageous enough to take risks will accomplish nothing in life.
Service to others is the rent you pay for your room here on earth.
I am the greatest, I said that even before I knew I was.
The man who has no imagination has no wings.
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 just a job. Grass grows, birds fly, waves pound the sand. I beat people up.
I hated every minute of training, but I said, ‘Don’t quit. Suffer now and live the rest of your life as a champion.’
Friendship… is not something you learn in school. But if you haven’t learned the meaning of friendship, you really haven’t learned anything.