Muhammad Ali Quotes – Inspiring best quotes by the renowned boxer

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This post is a collection of Muhammad Ali Quotes – a bundle of inspiring, sometimes hilarious quotes made by one of the greatest boxers of all time. Ali was formerly named Cassius Marcellus Clay Jr.

In his boxing career of 25 years, Ali amassed 56 wins and only lost five times. He was said to be good at getting inside opponents’ heads with his unparalleled trash talk.

Ali was widely known for his quick skills and moves inside the boxing ring. He was also known for his inspiring, sometimes hilarious quotes he said throughout his life. Muhammad Ali had passed away in 2016.


In the following sections, you will get some quotes that will boost your fighting spirit. There are also some matured sayings of Muhammad Ali which are for universal brotherhood and kindness. And the lighter hilarious quotes will entertain you for sure.

Muhammad Ali Quotes

Here are some thought-provoking quotes of Muhammad Ali, one of the greatest boxers this planet has seen.


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“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.”

“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.” #Muhammad Ali #Quotes #boxing
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“Archie’s been living off the fat of the land. I’m here to give him his pension plan.
When you come to the fight don’t block the door. ‘Cause you’ll all go home after round four.
Muhammad Ali Before his fight with Archie Moore, 1962
As quoted in “Muhammad Ali was also great for civil rights” (January 17,2012)

“..When you come to the fight don’t block the door. ‘Cause you’ll all go home after round four. #Muhammad Ali #Quotes #boxing


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How tall are you? So I can know in advance how far to step back when you fall down!
– Muhammad Ali

#Muhammad Ali #Quotes #boxing “How tall are you? So I can know in advance how far to step back when you fall down!


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

– Muhammad Ali
As quoted in “Ali’s Quotes” at BBC Sport : Boxing (17 January 2007)

#Muhammad Ali #Quotes #boxing “It’s just a job. Grass grows, birds fly, waves pound the sand. I beat people up.


#Quotes #Respect #Sportsmanship #friendship #fellow-feeling

“There live a great man named Joe. Who was belittled by a loudmouth foe.

While his rival would taunt and tease, Joe silently bore the stings.

And then fought like gladiator in the ring.”

– Muhammad Ali
— “The Silent Warrior”, dedicated to Joe Frazier and his family, p. 112

#Muhammad Ali #Quotes #boxing “..While his rival would taunt and tease, Joe silently bore the stings. And then fought like gladiator in the ring.”


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

#Muhammad Ali #Quotes #boxing “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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The man who has no imagination has no wings.

#Muhammad Ali #Quotes #boxing “The man who has no imagination has no wings.”

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“The man who views the world at 50 the same as he did at 20 has wasted 30 years of his life.”
-Muhammad Ali
— Interview in Playboy magazine (November 1975)


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

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Quotes of Muhammad Ali – words from the boxing legend

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Wouldn’t it be a beautiful world if just 10 percent of the people who believe in the power of love would compete with one another to see who could do the most good for the most people?”
Muhammad Ali
— p. xxiii (The Soul of a Butterfly (2004))

#Muhammad Ali #Quotes #boxing “Wouldn’t it be a beautiful world if just 10 percent of the people who believe in the power of love would compete with one another to see who could do the most good for the most people?”

#Age #Quotes #Age-is-a-number #youthfulness

“Age is what you think it is. You are as old as you think you are.

#Muhammad Ali #Quotes #boxing “Age is what you think it is. You are as old as you think you are.”

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If my mind can conceive it; and my heart can believe it — then I can achieve it.

#Muhammad Ali #Quotes #boxing “If my mind can conceive it; and my heart can believe it — then I can achieve it.”

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

#Muhammad Ali #Quotes #boxing “My principles are more important than the money or my title.”

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No one knows what to say in the loser’s locker room.

#Muhammad Ali #Quotes #boxing ” No one knows what to say in the loser’s locker room.”

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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.”


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


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


“Rivers, ponds, lakes and streams – they all have different names, but they all contain water. Just as religions do – they all contain truths.”


“To be able to give away riches is mandatory if you wish to possess them. This is the only way that you will be truly rich.”


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


“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.”

Best quotes of Muhammad Ali


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

– Muhammad Ali
— As quoted in “Ali’s Quotes” at BBC Sport : Boxing (17 January 2007)

#Muhammad Ali #Quotes #boxing “I’m not the greatest; I’m the double greatest. Not only do I knock ’em out, I pick the round”


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


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

#Muhammad Ali #Quotes #boxing “It isn’t the mountains ahead to climb that wear you out; it’s the pebble in your shoe.

Float like a butterfly, sting like a bee.
– Muhammad Ali
c.1964  Of his boxing style.
Quoted in G Sullivan Cassius Clay (1964), ch.8.


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

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


Freedom is never voluntarily given by the oppressor; it must be demanded by the oppressed.

#quotes #acceptance
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.-Muhammad Ali
— Statement before his fight with George Foreman (31 March 1973)


Since I won’t let the critics seal my fate, they keep hollering I’m full of hate. But they don’t really hurt me none, ’cause I’m doing good and having fun.-Muhammad Ali
— “Still the Greatest”, p. 109


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


Old age is just a record of one’s whole life.

Old age is just a record of one’s whole life.” #Muhammad Ali #Quotes #boxing