Champions aren't made in the gyms. Champions are made from something they have deep inside them-a desire, a dream, a vision.— Muhammad Ali
Whopping Great Boxing quotations
Silence is a source of great strength.
I want to be remembered as a great athlete. As a boxing champion.
The quality of the box matters little. Success depends upon the man who sits in it.
Make today so awesome, yesterday gets jealous.
To be a great champion you must believe you are the best. If you’re not, pretend you are.
Rhythm is everything in boxing. Every move you make starts with your heart, and that's in rhythm or you're in trouble.
The three toughest fighters I ever fought were Sugar Ray Robinson, Sugar Ray Robinson and Sugar Ray Robinson. I fought Sugar so many times, I'm surprised I'm not diabetic.
Great minds discuss ideas.Average minds discuss events.Small minds discuss people.
Egyptian pyramids or obelisks – seemed to be the basis of the great memorials that have kept their significance and dignity across time. Neither an obelisk nor a rectangular box nor a dome seemed right on this site or for this purpose. But here, at the edge of the Mississippi River, a great arch did seem right.
He can run, but he can't hide.
Pressure is a privilege ... it's what you do with it that matters.
Not all of us can do great things. But we can do small things with great love.
A champion shows who he is by what he does when he's tested.
When a person gets up and says 'I can still do it', he's a champion.
A champion shows who he is by what he does.
The tempt for greatness is the biggest drug in the world.
Failure is a great teacher, and, if you are open to it, every mistake has a lesson to offer.
I ain't got no quarrel with them Viet Cong.
It's been like that forever. We got spoiled by Joe Louis, by Rocky Marciano. Muhammad ruined us for everybody. He was great outside [the ring]; he was great inside. We got so accustomed to it we thought we deserved it.
The world is the geologist's great puzzle-box;
he stands before it like the child to whom the separate pieces of his puzzle remain a mystery till he detects their relation and sees where they fit, and then his fragments grow at once into a connected picture beneath his hand.
To a great mind, nothing is little.
Once that bell rings you're on your own. It's just you and the other guy.
I'm the best promoter in the world because I haven't taken a day off work since I left the penitentiary, and because I have read all the great philosophers like St. Thomas Aquinine.
It's daring to be curious about the unknown, to dream big dreams, to live outside prescribed boxes, to take risks, and above all, daring to investigate the way we live until we discover the deepest treasured purpose of why we are here.
You need a little bit of insanity to do great things.
The nearest I have ever seen to the great Willie Pep
For the black man to come out superior would be against America's teachings.
I have been so great in boxing they had to create an image like Rocky, a white image on the screen, to counteract my image in the ring. America has to have its white images, no matter where it gets them. Jesus, Wonder Woman, Tarzan and Rocky.
I was called Rembrandt Hope in my boxing days, because I spent so much time on the canvas.
At the end of the game the kind and the pawn go back in the same box.
I'm not a tough guy or a good fighter at all.
[Boxing] is just a great way to work out that's not boring. It's also good for your mental health. If you have an Irish or Scottish last name you should definitely do it.
Only last week I murdered a rock, injured a stone and hospitalized a brick.
All my wives were great housekeepers. After every divorce, they kept the house.
Acknowledge all of your small victories. They will eventually add up to something great.
Being a part of the finesse and physicality of box lacrosse has been a great experience for me. I feel that I have learned and improved as an overall lacrosse player. Learning to adapt in tight space while reading defenders and offensive players has been the biggest improvement in my game.
He went to the hospital with bleeding kidney and me,I went dancing with my life
But in this country we have one great privilege which they don't have in other countries. When a thing gets to be absolutely unbearable the people can rise up and throw it off. That's the finest asset we've got - the ballot box.
Average people have great ideas. Legends have great execution.
If you screw things up in tennis, it's 15-love. If you screw up in boxing, it's your ass.
Lie down so I can recognise you
Women perform great in the box office. Audiences want to see lead female characters.
It is a great thing to know the season for speech and the season for silence.
Gabriel Batistuta. He was a spectacular No 9 - great at finding space, shooting from outside the box, good in the air. He was always a reference for me and I used to watch the way he played.
I'm too fast. I'm too smart. I'm too pretty.
They Only Made One Mistake, They Signed This Fight.
When you're a great finisher, you'll become popular. Joe Louis was a great finisher.
People don't realise what they had till it's gone.
Like President Kennedy - nobody like him. Like The Beatles, there will never be anything like them. Like my man, Elvis Presley - I was the Elvis of boxing.