Muhammad Ali Quotes

Silence is golden when you can’t think of a good answer.


I’m king of the world! I’m pretty! I’m a bad man! I shook up the world! I shook up the world! I shook up the world!


I’m No 1. After me, it don’t matter.


I got nothing against no Viet Cong. No Vietnamese ever called me a nigger.


I’d rather be punished here in this life than the hereafter.


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.


I wish people would love everybody else the way they love me. It would be a better world.


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


I’m the best. I just haven’t played yet.


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.


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.


I’ve made my share of mistakes along the way, but if I have changed even one life for the better, I haven’t lived in vain.


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’m the greatest thing that ever lived! I’m the king of the world! I’m a bad man. I’m the prettiest thing that ever lived.


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


My way of joking is to tell the truth. That’s the funniest joke in the world.


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.


I’ve seen George Foreman shadow boxing, and the shadow won.


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


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.

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