Quotes by Muhammad Ali

A man who views the world the same at fifty as he did at twenty has wasted thirty years of his life.
– Muhammad Ali
A rooster crows only when it sees the light. Put him in the dark and he'll never crow. I have seen the light and I'm crowing.
– Muhammad Ali
Boxing is a lot of white men watching two black men beat each other up.
– Muhammad Ali
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 skill.
– Muhammad Ali
Frazier is so ugly that he should donate his face to the US Bureau of Wild Life.
– Muhammad Ali
Hating people because of their color is wrong. And it doesn't matter which color does the hating. It's just plain wrong.
– Muhammad Ali
He who is not courageous enough to take risks will accomplish nothing in life.
– Muhammad Ali
I am America. I am the part you won't recognize. But get used to me. Black, confident, cocky; my name, not yours; my religion, not yours; my goals, my own; get used to me.
– Muhammad Ali
I am the astronaut of boxing. Joe Louis and Dempsey were just jet pilots. I'm in a world of my own.
– Muhammad Ali
I am the greatest, I said that even before I knew I was.
– Muhammad Ali
I believe in the religion of Islam. I believe in Allah and peace.
– Muhammad Ali
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.
– Muhammad Ali
I figured that if I said it enough, I would convince the world that I really was the greatest.
– Muhammad Ali
I hated every minute of training, but I said, ''Don't quit. Suffer now and live the rest of your life as a champion.''
– Muhammad Ali
I know I got it made while the masses of black people are catchin' hell, but as long as they ain't free, I ain't free.
– Muhammad Ali
I know where I'm going and I know the truth, and I don't have to be what you want me to be. I'm free to be what I want.
– Muhammad Ali
I wish people would love everybody else the way they love me. It would be a better world.
– Muhammad Ali
I'll beat him so bad he'll need a shoehorn to put his hat on.
– Muhammad Ali
I'm not the greatest; I'm the double greatest. Not only do I knock 'em out, I pick the round.
– Muhammad Ali
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.
– Muhammad Ali