Muhammad Ali (born 1942) is an American former professional boxer, philanthropist and social activist. Generally considered among the greatest heavyweights in the sport’s history, Ali is one of the most recognized sports figures of the past 100 years, crowned “Sportsman of the Century” by Sports Illustrated and “Sports Personality of the Century” by the BBC.What you’re thinking is what you’re becoming.
Below are 20 must-read Muhammad Ali quotes.
He who is not courageous enough to take risks will accomplish nothing in life.
Inside of a ring or out, ain’t nothing wrong with going down. It’s staying down that’s wrong.
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.
I hated every minute of training, but I said, ‘Don’t quit. Suffer now and live the rest of your life as a champion’.
Don’t count the days, make the days count.
Champions aren’t made in gyms. Champions are made from something they have deep inside them-a desire, a dream, a vision.
Live everyday as if it were your last because someday you’re going to be right.
To be a great champion you must believe you are the best. If you’re not, pretend you are.
The best way to make your dreams come true is to wake up.
Often it isn’t the mountains ahead that wear you out, it’s the little pebble in your shoe.
The man who views the world at 50 the same as he did at 20 has wasted 30 years of his life.
Age is whatever you think it is. You are as old as you think you are.
I am the greatest, I said that even before I knew I was.
The fight is won or lost far away from the witnesses, behind the lines, in the gym, and out there on the road; long before I dance under those lights.
A rooster crows only when it sees the light. Put him in the dark and he’ll never crow.
We can’t be brave without fear.
The greatest victory in life is to rise above the material things that we once valued most.
The man who has no imagination has no wings.