Muhammad Ali Quotes

I am a Muslim and there is nothing Islamic about killing innocent people in Paris, San Bernardino, or anywhere else in the world. True Muslims know that the ruthless violence of so-called Islamic Jihadists goes against the very tenets of our religion.


Truly great people in history never wanted to be great for themselves. All they wanted was the chance to do good for others and to be close to God. I’m not perfect. I know that I still have things to work out, and I’m working on them.
There are certain things I have done that I am not proud of, especially when they caused pain to others. I ask God for forgiveness.


We spend more time learning how to make a living than we do learning to make a life.


The day I met Islam, I found a power within myself that no man could destroy or take away from me.


When we devote all of our actions to a spiritual goal, everything that we do becomes a prayer.


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


Hey Floyd – I seen you! Someday I’m gonna whup you! Don’t you forget, I am the greatest!


Why are all the angels white? Why ain’t there no black angels?


No one starts out on top. You have to work your way up. Some mountains are higher than others, some roads steeper than the next. There are hardships and setbacks, but you can’t let them stop you. Even on the steepest road, you must not turn back. You must keep going up. In order to reach the top of the mountain, you have to climb every rock.


You don’t have to be in a boxing ring to be a great fighter. As long as you are true to yourself, you will succeed in your fight for that in which you believe.


Think well of all, be patient with all, and try to find the good in all.


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


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.


He’s (Sonny Liston) too ugly to be the world champ. The world champ should be pretty like me!


If my mind can conceive it, if my heart can believe it–then I can achieve it.


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.


I believe in the religion of Islam. I believe in Allah and peace.


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


I am an ordinary man who worked hard to develop the talent I was given. I believed in myself, and I believe in the goodness of others.


Even when I knew people were cheating me, what was important was how I behaved,  because I have to answer to God. I can’t be responsible for other people’s actions: They will have to answer to God themselves