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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Others may know pleasure, but pleasure is not happiness. It has no more importance than a shadow following a man.

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

The best way to make your dreams come true is to wake up.

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

You lose nothing when fighting for a cause ... In my mind the losers are those who don't have a cause they care about.

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

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.

Live everyday as if it were your last because someday you're going to be right.

I hated every minute of training, but I said, 'Don't quit. Suffer now and live the rest of your life as a champion'.

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. Impossible is not a fact. It's an opinion. Impossible is not a declaration. It's a dare. Impossible is potential. Impossible is temporary. Impossible is nothing.

If my mind can conceive it, and my heart can believe it - then I can achieve it.

The man without imagination has no wings, he cannot fly.

What you are thinking about, you are becoming.

Champions aren’t made in gyms. Champions are made from something they have deep inside them - a desire, a dream, a vision. They have to have last-minute stamina, they have to be a little faster, they have to have the skill and the will. But the will must be stronger than the will.

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

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

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

God... created man; He has also created the circumstances under which he lives and acts; but still He has endowed man with discretion to choose how to act... And as he can exercise his discretion or his will in doing a thing or not doing it, he is responsible for his own deeds, and made to suffer the consequences.

Friendship is the hardest thing in the world to explain. It's not something you learn in school. But if you haven't learned the meaning of friendship, you really haven't learned anything.

Facts are only the shadows of truth.

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