Top 25 Muhammad Ali Quotes

1. "If there is no enemy within, the enemy outside can do you no harm."

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

3. "A man who has no imagination has no wings."

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

5. "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."

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

7. "A man who views the world the same at 50 as he did at 20 has wasted 30 years of his life.”

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

9. "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 the skill, and the will. But the will must be stronger than the skill."

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

11. "What you're thinking is what you're becoming."

12. "It's the repetition of affirmations that leads to belief. And once that belief becomes a deep conviction, things begin to happen."

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

14. "Age is whatever you think it is. You are as old as you think you are."

15. "I am the greatest, I said that even before I knew I was."

16." All through my life, I have been tested. My will has been tested, my courage has been tested, my strength has been tested. Now my patience and endurance are being tested."

17. "My wealth is in my knowledge of self, love, and spirituality."

18. "I am an ordinary man who worked hard to develop the talent I was given. I believed in myself, and I believe in the goodness of others."

19. “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.”

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

21. "Don't count the days. Make the days count."

22. "Float like a butterfly, sting like a bee. His hands can't hit what his eyes can't see. Now you see me, now you don't."

23. "Hating people because of their color is wrong. And it doesn't matter which color does the hating. It's just plain wrong."

24. “It’s not bragging if you can back it up.”


25. "If you even dream of beating me, you'd better wake up and apologize."