Muhammad Ali, born Cassius Marcellus Clay, Jr.

Ali, born Cassius Marcellus Clay, Jr.

American World Heavy Weight Boxing Champion, Pacifist, Philanthropist and Social Activist

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It's hard to be humble when you're as great as I am.

Rumble young man! Rumble!

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.

While I'm talking to you I'm thinking up the greatest short poem of all time. This poem tells how it feels to be great as I am: Me - wheee!

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

Service to others is the price that you pay for your place here on Earth.

There?s not a man alive who can whup me. I?m too fast. I?m too smart. I?m too pretty. I should be a postage stamp. That?s the only way I?ll ever get licked.

You been hearing about how bad I am since you were a little kid with mess in your pants! Tonight, I'm gonna whip you till you cry like a baby.

Joe Frazier is so ugly that when he cries, the tears turn around and go down the back of his head.

Silence is golden when you can?t think of a good answer.

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.

I'm so mean I make medicine sick

Jokes? There are no jokes. The truth is the funniest joke of all.

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.

To make America the greatest is my goal, so I beat the Russians, and I beat the Pole, and for the USA won the medal of gold. Italians said: You're Greater than the Cassius of old??. We like your name, we like your game, so make Rome your home if you will. I said I appreciate your kind hospitality, but the USA is my country still, 'cause they're waiting to welcome me in Louisville.

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

Just last week I murdered a rock, injured a stone, Hospitalized a brick. I?m so mean, I make medicine sick. I?m so fast, man, I can run through a hurricane and don't get wet. when George Foreman meets me, he?ll pay his debt. I can drown the drink of water, and kill a dead tree. Wait till you see Muhammad Ali.

Sting like a bee!

Truly great people in history never wanted to be great for themselves. All they wanted was the chance to do good for others and be close to God.

I'm the greatest thing that ever lived. I'm so great I don't have a mark on my face. I shook up the world.

Last night I had a dream, When I got to Africa, I had one hell of a rumble. I had to beat Tarzan?s behind first, for claiming to be King of the Jungle. for this fight, I?ve wrestled with alligators, I?ve tussled with a whale. I done handcuffed lightning and throw thunder in jail. You know I?m bad.

Superman don't need no seat belt.

Watching George come back to win the title got me all excited. Made me want to come back. But then the next morning came, and it was time to start running. I lay back in bed and said, "That's okay, I'm still the Greatest."

I'm the most recognized and loved man that ever lived cuz there weren't no satellites when Jesus and Moses were around, so people far away in the villages didn't know about them.

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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American World Heavy Weight Boxing Champion, Pacifist, Philanthropist and Social Activist