15 Of The Greatest Quotes From Boxing Legend, Muhammad Ali


By Raven Fon

Muhammad Ali died June 3, 2016 at the age of 74. He was an inspiration to many, including people of all ages.  Despite having Parkinson’s disease for the majority of his adult life, he displayed incredible feats of courage. Whether he was in the ring, or out, Muhammad Ali was a fighter- the greatest, to be exact.

He spoke out against racism and the Vietnam war, and was considered a catalyst to the human rights movement in the 1960’s.

Muhammad Ali was a great man, who shared his perspective of unity and love to the world. here are 15 of his “greatest” quotes:

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

“People don’t realize what they had till it’s gone. Like President Kennedy, there was no one like him, the Beatles, and my man Elvis Presley. I was the Elvis of boxing.”

“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.”

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

“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.”

“A man who views the world the same at fifty as he did at twenty has wasted thirty years of his life.”

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

“My principles are more important than the money or my title.”

“Hating people because of their color is wrong. And it doesn’t matter which color does the hating. It’s just plain wrong.”

“I wanted to use my fame and this face that everyone knows so well to help uplift and inspire people around the world.”

“Life is short; we get old so fast. It doesn’t make sense to waste time on hating.”

“Silence is golden when you can’t think of a good answer.”

“It isn’t the mountains ahead that wear you down. It’s the pebble in your shoe.”

“Impossible is just a 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 potential. Impossible is temporary. Impossible is nothing.”


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