Rest but never quit. Even the sun has a sinking spell each evening. But it always rises the next morning. At sunrise, every soul is born again.

— Muhammad Ali

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Inside of a ring or out, ain't nothing wrong with going down, it's staying down that's wrong.

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

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I don’t count my sit-ups; I only start counting when it starts hurting because they’re the only ones that count.

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Muhammad Ali quote I don't have to be what you want me to b

I don't have to be what you want me to be. I'm free to be what I want.

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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 on potential

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Success is not achieved by winning all the time.

Real success comes when we rise after we fall. Some mountains are higher than others. Some roads steeper than the next. There are hardships and setbacks but you cannot let them stop you. Even on the steepest road you must not turn back.

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Don't count the days, make the days count.

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Muhammad Ali quote The man who has no imagination has no wi

The man who has no imagination has no wings.

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Even the greatest was once a beginner. Don't be afraid to take that first step.

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Champions aren't made in the gyms. Champions are made from something they have deep inside them-a desire, a dream, a vision.

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You dont lose if you get knocked down; you lose if you stay down.

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Muhammad Ali quote Silence is golden when you can't think o

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

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Champions are made of something they have deep inside them - a desire, a dream, a vision.

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If we continue to think and live as if we belong only to different cultures and different religions, with separate missions and goals, we will always be in self-defeating competition with each other. Once we realize we are all members of humanity, we will want to compete in the spirit of love.

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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.

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Muhammad Ali quote It is the repetition of affirmations tha

It is the repetition of affirmations that leads to belief. And once that belief becomes a deep conviction, things begin to happen.

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About Muhammad Ali

Quotes 582 sayings
Nationality American
Profession Boxer
Birthday January 17, 1942

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

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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.

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

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Muhammad Ali quote Service to others is the rent you pay fo

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

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I'll tell you how I'd like to be remembered: As a black man who won the heavyweight title - Who has humorous and who never looked down on those who looked up to him - A man who stood for freedom, justice and equality - And I wouldn't even mind if folks forgot how pretty I was.

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There’s nothing wrong with getting knocked down, as long as u get right back up.

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

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Muhammad Ali quote The only limitations one has are the one

The only limitations one has are the ones they place on themselves.

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When you're right, nobody remembers. When you're wrong, nobody forgets.

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Champions have to have the skill and the will, and the will must be stronger than the skill.

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

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

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The man who has no imagination has no wings.

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Most people don't pray until they're in trouble.

When people need help they pray a lot. But after they get what they want, they slow down. If a man takes five showers a day, his body will be clean. Praying five times a day helps me clean my mind.

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

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

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I am the greatest, I said that even before I knew I was.

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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.

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I am the astronaut of boxing. Joe Louis and Dempsey were just jet pilots. I'm in a world of my own.

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It's hard to beat a guy when he's got his mind made up that he's going to win.

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A man who views the world the same at fifty as he did at twenty has wasted thirty years of his life.

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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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There comes a time in every person's life when he has to choose the course his life will take.

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It's not bragging if you can back it up.

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Float like a butterfly, sting like a bee.

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True success is reaching our potential without compromising our values.

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God gave me this illness to remind me that I'm not Number One; He is.

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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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Life is a gamble. You can get hurt, but people die in plane crashes, lose their arms and legs in car accidents; people die every day. Same with fighters: some die, some get hurt, some go on. You just don't let yourself believe it will happen to you.

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If you even dream of beating me you'd better wake up and apologize.

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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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I'm a Muslim. I've been a Muslim for 20 years. . . . You know me. I'm a boxer. I've been called the greatest. People recognize me for being a boxer and a man of truth. I wouldn't be here representing Islam if it were terrorist. . . . I think all people should know the truth, come to recognize the truth. Islam is peace.

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What keeps me going is goals.

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This life is not real. I conquered the world and it did not bring me satisfaction.

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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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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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I have learned to live my life one step, one breath, and one moment at a time, but it was a long road. I set out on a journey of love, seeking truth, peace and understanding. I am still learning.

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The name Muhammad is the most common name in the world.

In all the countries around the world - Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, Morocco, Turkey, Syria, Lebanon - there are more Muhammads than anything else.

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I don't smoke but I keep a match box in my pocket, when my heart slips towards sin, I burn the matchstick and heat my palm with it, then say to myself, "Ali you can't even bear this heat, how would you bear the unbearable heat of hellfire?"

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