Muhammad Ali, born Cassius Marcellus Clay, Jr.

Muhammad
Ali, born Cassius Marcellus Clay, Jr.
1942

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

Author Quotes

I wish people would love everybody else the way they love me. It would be a better world.

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

Clay comes out to meet Liston and Liston starts to retreat, if Liston goes back an inch farther he'll end up in a ringside seat. Clay swings with his left, Clay swings with his right, Look at young Cassius carry the fight Liston keeps backing, but there's not enough room, It's a matter of time till Clay lowers the boom. Now Clay lands with a right, what a beautiful swing, and the punch raises the Bear clean out of the ring. Liston is still rising and the ref wears a frown, for he can't start counting till Sonny goes down. Now Liston is disappearing from view, the crowd is going frantic, but radar stations have picked him up, somewhere over the Atlantic. Who would have thought when they came to the fight? That they'd witness the launching of a human satellite. Yes the crowd did not dream, when they put up the money, that they would see a total eclipse of the Sonny.

I believe in the religion of Islam. I believe in Allah and peace.

I?ll beat him so bad he?ll need a shoehorn to put his hat on.

I'm retiring because there are more pleasant things to do than beat up people.

Comedy is a funny way of being serious. My way of joking is to tell the truth. That's the funniest joke in the world.

I done handcuffed lightning and throw thunder in jail. You know I?m bad. just last week, I murdered a rock, injured a stone, Hospitalized a brick. I?m so mean, I make medicine sick.

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

For every struggle that Joe survived, for every dispute he endured, to rise, Joe will go down in history as a model for champions to come. While Frazier was a man of few words, Ali was a world of mouth, but he found his place in history. now his heart can express him well. Joe Frazier was a silent warrior, whom Ali silently admired. One could not rise without the other.

I done wrestled with an alligator, I done tussled with a whale, only last week I murdered a rock, injured a stone, hospitalized a brick. I?m so mean I make medicine sick.

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.

Frazier is so ugly that he should donate his face to the US Bureau of Wildlife.

I don't always know what I'm talking about but I know I'm right.

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.

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

I figure I?ll be champ for about ten years and then I?ll let my brother take over ? like the Kennedys down in Washington.

I?ve seen George Foreman shadow boxing. And the shadow won.

Friendship is a priceless gift that cannot be bought nor sold, but its value is far greater than a mountain made of gold; for gold is cold & lifeless - it can neither see nor hear, in time of trouble its powerless to cheer - it has no ears to listen, no heart to understand, it cannot bring you comfort or reach out a helping hand. So when you ask God for a gift, be thankful if sends not diamonds, pearls or riches but the love of real true friends. ** Response to Harold Bell, question about his view on friendship - Interview (video)

I figured that if I said it enough, I would convince the world that I really was the greatest.

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. Just last week, I murdered a rock, injured a stone, hospitalized a brick. I?m so mean, I make medicine sick.

I always bring out the best in men I fight, but Joe Frazier, I'll tell the world right now, brings out the best in me. I'm gonna tell ya, that's one helluva man, and God bless him.

The Soul of a Butterfly : Reflections on Life's Journey (title of his book)

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.

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?

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First Name
Muhammad
Last Name
Ali, born Cassius Marcellus Clay, Jr.
Birth Date
1942
Bio

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