40 Muhammad Ali Inspirational Quotes

Sportsmen are always the greatest inspirations of humans. It is always said that sports is the most popular source of inspiration to people. Lot of emotion and sentiments are always attached with any sports. As a result the players and athletes are always seen to make inspirational quotes throughout their career and even life. This article is made all about one of the greatest sportsman of the century, Muhammad Ali or his old name Cassius Clay. You already know that Muhammad Ali was an American professional boxer. He is also considered as one of the greatest heavyweight in sport’s history. Later Muhammad Ali became a pop icon and a great figure in sports culture. From very small age he started his career as a professional boxer and his full sports career is full of controversial issues. But still he has proved and took himself to the peak of success. Apart from all these things, Muhammad Ali was very famous for making inspirational quotes and his quotes gathered a lot of popularity all over the world. And don’t forget he always claimed himself as the greatest in the world. Look at the collection below for some of his outstanding pictures with his own quotes.

Muhammad Ali Inspirational Quotes

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1. “Float like a butterfly, sting like a bee.”

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2. “I am the greatest. I said that even before I knew I was. I figured that if I said it enough, I would convince the world that I really was the greatest.”

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3. “I hated every minute of training, but I said, ‘Don’t quit. Suffer now and live the rest of your life as a champion.’”

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4. “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.”

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

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

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7. “Friendship … is not something you learn in school. But if you haven’t learned the meaning of friendship, you really haven’t learned anything.”

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

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9. “Service to others is the rent you pay for your room here on earth.”

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10. “It isn’t the mountains ahead to climb that wear you out; it’s the pebble in your shoe.”

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11. “If they can make penicillin out of moldy bread, they can sure make something out of you.”

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12. “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.”

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13. “There are no pleasures in a fight, but some of my fights have been a pleasure to win.”

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14. “Champions aren’t made in gyms. Champions are made from something they have deep inside them—a desire, a dream, a vision. They have to have last-minute stamina, they have to be a little faster, they have to have the skill and the will. But the will must be stronger than the skill.”

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15. “I’ve wrestled with alligators / I’ve tussled with a whale / I done handcuffed lightning / And throw thunder in jail.”

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16. “Impossible is just a big word thrown around by small men who find it easier to live in the world they’ve been given than to explore the power they have to change it. Impossible is not a fact. It’s an opinion. Impossible is not a declaration. It’s a dare. Impossible is potential. Impossible is temporary. Impossible is nothing.”

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17. “Don’t count the days; make the days count.”

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18. “At home I am a nice guy: but I don’t want the world to know. Humble people, I’ve found, don’t get very far.

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

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

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21. “Hating people because of their color is wrong. And it doesn’t matter which color does the hating. It’s just plain wrong.”

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22. “I’m not fighting one man. I’m fighting a lot of men … My mission is to bring freedom to 30 million black people.”

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23. “The best way to make your dreams come true is to wake up.”

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

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25. “The man with no imagination has no wings.”

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26. “To be a great champion you must believe you are the best. If you’re not, pretend you are.”

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27. “Inside of a ring or out, ain’t nothing wrong with going down. It’s staying down that’s wrong.”

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28. “You lose nothing when fighting for a cause … In my mind the losers are those who don’t have a cause they care about.”

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29. “It’s just a job. Grass grows, birds fly, waves pound the sand. I beat people up.”

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30. “I believe in the religion of Islam. I believe in Allah and peace. ”

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31. “It’s hard to be humble when you’re as great as I am.”

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32. “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.”

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

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

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

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36. “What keeps me going is goals.”

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37. “I never thought of losing, but now that it’s happened, the only thing is to do it right. That’s my obligation to all the people who believe in me. We all have to take defeats in life. ”

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38. “Wars of nations are fought to change maps. But wars of poverty are fought to map change.”

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39. “Allah is the Greatest. I’m just the greatest boxer”

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40. “All through my life, I have been tested. My will has been tested, my courage has been tested, my strength has been tested. Now my patience and endurance are being tested.”