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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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.

That's the only way you gonna save this sucker. He's doomed.

We can't be brave without fear.

Impossible is nothing.

Love is a net that catches hearts like a fish.

The greater our level of understanding, the harder the tests become.

We have one life; it soon will be past; what we do for God is all that will last.

In a competition of love we'll all share in the victory, no matter who comes first.

My toughest fight was with my first wife.

The greatest victory in life is to rise above the material things that we once valued most.

What?s my name, fool? What?s my name?? [Ali to Ernie Terrell who refused to call him Muhammad Ali]

It aint bragging if you can back it up.

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

The man who has no imagination has no wings.

What's really hurting me, the name Islam is involved, and Muslim is involved and causing trouble and starting hate and violence. ... Islam is not a killer religion. ... Islam means peace, I couldn't just sit home and watch people label Muslims as the reason for this problem.

It isn?t the mountains ahead to climb that wear you out; it?s the pebble in your shoe.

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