91 The Greatest Muhammad Ali Motivational Quotes

These Muhammad Ali Quotes will bring out your inner champion which you have been hiding for so long.

Muhammad Ali was born on January 17, 1942, was an American professional boxer, activist, entertainer, poet, and philanthropist. He was born with the name of Cassius Marcellus Clay Jr. and nicknamed The Greatest, regarded as the most cultural figure of the 20th century. He was and still regarded as one of the greatest boxers of all time.

The Greatest Muhammad Ali Motivational Quotes

Muhammad Ali came out of nowhere at the age of 22 to become the heavy-weight champion. He refused to fight in the Vietnam War due to which he was exiled from the ring. After 3 years, the ban was lifted. It was an epic comeback and soon become the champion of the world again. He has won the title of Heavyweight Champion 3 times and defeated some of the well-known boxers. Muhammad Ali’s motto was ‘Float like a butterfly, sting like a bee’.

Ali was trained by Chuck Bodak and was very disciplined and dedicated to boxing. He started his training at the age of 12 and won a gold medal in the light heavyweight when he was 18. He became a Muslim after 1961 and when he won the world heavyweight championship, he announced that he will no longer be known as Cassius Clay but as Muhammad Ali

He was always true to share his thoughts on sports, politics, race, religion, and on everything else. He remained on controversy due to his rebellious nature, witty mouth, and incredible boxing ability and it also makes him one of the inspiring figures of his time.

Here we are sharing a collection of Muhammad Ali Quotes for you because the late boxer’s words are still as motivational as they were when he said them.

Muhammad Ali Quotes on Training

“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.”
― Muhammad Ali

“What keeps me going is goals.”
― Muhammad Ali

“If your dreams don’t scare you, they aren’t big enough.”
― Muhammad Ali

“When you want to talk about who made me, you talk to me. Who made me is ME.”
― Muhammad Ali

“I figured that if I said it enough, I would convince the world that I really was the greatest.”
― 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

“It’s not bragging if you can back it up.”
― Muhammed Ali

“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.”
― Muhammad Ali

“I’ve never let anyone talk me into not believing in myself.”
― Muhammad Ali

“Wisdom is knowing when you can’t be wise.”
― Muhammad Ali

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“I am the greatest, I said that even before I knew I was.”
― Muhammad Ali

“The greatest victory in life is to rise above the material things that we once valued most.”
― Muhammad Ali, The Soul of a Butterfly: Reflections on Life’s Journey

“I never thought of losing, but now that it’s happened, the only thing is to do it right. That’s my obligation to all the people who believe in me. We all have to take defeats in life. ”
― Muhammad Ali

“Impossible is nothing.”
― Muhammad Ali

“I don’t count my sit-ups; I only start counting when it starts hurting because they’re the only ones that count.”
― Muhammad Ali

“Now I had won the gold medal. But it didn’t mean anything, because I didn’t have the right color skin.”
― Muhammad Ali, The Soul of a Butterfly: Reflections on Life’s Journey

“Life is a gamble. You can get hurt, but people die in plane crashes, lose their arms and legs in car accidents; people die every day. Same with fighters: some die, some get hurt, some go on. You just don’t let yourself believe it will happen to you.”
― Muhammad Ali

“I’ll beat him so bad he’ll need a shoehorn to put his hat on.”
― Muhammad Ali

“I could see it. I could almost feel it. When I proclaimed that I was the greatest of all time, I believed in myself, and I still do.”
― Muhammad Ali

“Inside of a ring or out, ain’t nothing wrong with going down. It’s staying down that’s wrong.”
― Muhammad Ali

Impossible Is Nothing Muhammad Ali Quotes

“We can’t be brave without fear.”
― Muhammad Ali, The Soul of a Butterfly: Reflections on Life’s Journey

“It’s hard to be humble when you’re as great as I am.”
― Muhammad Ali

“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.”
― Muhammad Ali

“Don’t quit. Suffer no and live the rest of your life as a champion.”
― Muhammad Ali

“Truly great people in history never wanted to be great for themselves. All they wanted was the chance to do good for others and be close to God.”
― Muhammad Ali

“The day I met Islam, I found a power within myself that no man could destroy or take away from me.”
― Muhammad Ali

“My conscience won’t let me go shoot my brother, or some darker people, or some poor hungry people in the mud for big powerful America. And shoot them for what? They never called me nigger, they never lynched me, they didn’t put no dogs on me, they didn’t rob me of my nationality, rape and kill my mother and father… Shoot them for what? How do I got to go shoot them, poor little black people, little babies, children, and women? How can I shoot them poor people? Just take me to jail.”
― 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

“Think well of all, be patient with all, and try to find the good in all.”
― Muhammad Ali, The Soul of a Butterfly

“I never wanted to lose, never thought I would, but the thing that matters is how you lose. I’m not crying. My friends should not cry.”
― Muhammad Ali

I Am The Greatest Muhammad Ali Quotes

“If my mind can conceive it, and my heart can believe it, then i can achieve it”
― Muhammad Ali

“If all the oceans were ink and all the trees were pens, they couldn’t write the knowledge that God has.”
― Muhammad Ali, Muhammad Ali: His Life and Times

“Truly great people in history never wanted to be great for themselves. All they wanted was the chance to do good for others and to be close to God. I’m not perfect. I know that I still have things to work out, and I’m working on them. There are certain things I have done that I am not proud of, especially when they caused pain to others. I ask God for forgiveness.”
― Muhammad Ali

“If you even dream of beating me, you’d better wake up and apologize.”
― Muhammad Ali

“You don’t have to be in a boxing ring to be a great fighter. As long as you are true to yourself, you will succeed in your fight for that in which you believe.”
― Muhammad Ali

“I don’t trust anyone who’s nice to me but rude to the waiter. Because they would treat me the same way if I were in that position.”
― Muhammad Ali

“When we devote all of our actions to a spiritual goal, everything that we do becomes a prayer.”
― Muhammad Ali, The Soul of a Butterfly: Reflections on Life’s Journey

“Each time I thought I had achieved my life’s purpose, I discovered it was only another step in my journey.”
― Muhammad Ali, The Soul of a Butterfly: Reflections on Life’s Journey

“The critics only made me work harder.”
― Muhammad Ali, The Soul of a Butterfly: Reflections on Life’s Journey

“One person with knowledge of his life’s purpose is more powerful than ten thousand workings without that knowledge. It”
― Muhammad Ali, The Soul of a Butterfly: Reflections on Life’s Journey

Muhammad Ali Funny Quotes

“A universe of doubt could never erase, The faith his heart has embraced. No”
― Muhammad Ali, The Soul of a Butterfly: Reflections on Life’s Journey

“recognize how every moment of our journey is an important part of the growth of our soul.”
― Muhammad Ali, The Soul of a Butterfly: Reflections on Life’s Journey

“Throughout my life, I never sought retribution against those who hurt me because I believe in forgiveness. I have practiced forgiving, just as I want to be forgiven. Only God knows what’s in a person’s heart, his true intentions. He sees and hears all things.”
― Muhammad Ali, The Soul of a Butterfly: Reflections on Life’s Journey

“My wealth is in my knowledge of self, love, and spirituality.”
― Muhammad Ali, The Soul of a Butterfly: Reflections on Life’s Journey

“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.”
― Muhammad Ali, The Soul of a Butterfly: Reflections on Life’s Journey

“It’s lack of faith that makes people afraid of meeting challenges, and I believed in myself.”
― Muhammad Ali

“What you’re thinking is what you’re becoming.”
― Muhammad Ali

“Don’t Count the Days; Make the Days Count.”
― Muhammad Ali, The Soul of a Butterfly: Reflections on Life’s Journey

“Wars of nations are fought to change maps. But wars of poverty are fought to map change.”
― Muhammad Ali

“We spend more time learning how to make a living than we do learning to make a life.”
― Muhammad Ali, The Soul of a Butterfly: Reflections on Life’s Journey

Muhammad Ali Motivational Quotes

“Even when I knew people were cheating me, what was important was how I behaved because I have to answer to God. I can’t be responsible for other people’s actions: They will have to answer to God themselves”
― Muhammad Ali, The Soul of a Butterfly: Reflections on Life’s Journey

“Age is whatever you think it is. You are as old as you think you are”
― Muhammad Ali

“When it comes to love, compassion, and other feelings of the heart, I am rich.”
― Muhammad Ali, The Soul of a Butterfly: Reflections on Life’s Journey

“Inside of a ring or out, ain’t nothing wrong with going down. It’s staying down that’s wrong.”
― Muhammad Ali

“Wars of nations are fought to change maps. But wars of poverty are fought to map change.”
― Muhammad Ali

“Jokes? There are no jokes. The truth is the funniest joke of all.”
― Muhammad Ali

“I try not to speak about all the charities and people I help because I believe we can only be truly generous when we expect nothing in return.”
― Muhammad Ali, The Soul of a Butterfly: Reflections on Life’s Journey

“I believe in the religion of Islam. I believe in Allah and peace. ”
― Muhammad Ali

“There are more pleasant things to do than beat up people”
― Muhammed Ali

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

Muhammad Ali Inspirational Quotes

“Allah is the Greatest. I’m just the greatest boxer”
― Muhammad Ali

“The man with no imagination has no wings.”
― Muhammad Ali

“No one starts out on top. You have to work your way up. Some mountains are higher than others, some roads steeper than the next. There are hardships and setbacks, but you can’t let them stop you. Even on the steepest road, you must not turn back. You must keep going up. In order to reach the top of the mountain, you have to climb every rock.”
― Muhammad Ali

“Truly great people in history never wanted to be great for themselves. All they wanted was the chance to do good for others and be close to God.”
― Muhammad Ali, The Soul of a Butterfly: Reflections on Life’s Journey

“The man who views the world at 50 the same as he did at 20 has wasted 30 years of his life.”
― Muhammad Ali

“It’s the repetition of affirmations that leads to belief. And once that belief becomes a deep conviction, things begin to happen.”
― Muhammad Ali, Muhammad Ali: In Perspective

“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

“The best way to make your dreams come true is to wake up.”
― Muhammad Ali

“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.”
― Muhammad Ali

“If they can make penicillin out of moldy bread, then they can sure make something out of you.”
― Muhammad Ali

Muhammad Ali Kindness Quotes

“You lose nothing when fighting for a cause … In my mind the losers are those who don’t have a cause they care about.”
― 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’m a fighter. I believe in the eye-for-an-eye business. I’m no cheek turner. I got no respect for a man who won’t hit back. You kill my dog, you better hide your cat.”
― Muhammad Ali, The Greatest My Own Story

“It takes pride and a tiger’s drive to build up the confidence, the ego, the power to defeat an opponent in the ring. It”
― Muhammad Ali, The Greatest: My Own Story

“But before I got in the ring, I’d won it out here on the road. Some people think a Heavyweight Championship fight is decided during the fifteen rounds the two fighters face each other under hot blazing lights, in front of thousands of screaming witnesses, and part of it is. But a prizefight is like a war: the real part is won or lost somewhere far away from witnesses, behind the lines, in the gym and out here on the road long before I dance under those lights. I’ve got another mile to go. My heart is about to break through my chest, sweat is pouring off me. I want to stop but I’ve marked this as the day to test myself, to find out what kind of shape I’m in, how much work I have to do. Whenever I feel I want to stop, I look around and I see George Foreman running, coming up next to me. And I run a little harder. I’ve got a half-mile more to go and each yard is draining me, I’m running on my reserve tank now, but I know each step I take after I’m exhausted builds up special stamina and it’s worth all the other running put together. I need something to push me on, to keep me from stopping, until I get to the farmer’s stable up ahead, five miles from where I started. George is helping me. I fix my mind on him and I see him right on my heels. I push harder, he’s catching up. It’s hard for me to get my breath, I feel like I’m going to faint. He’s starting to pull ahead of me. This is the spark I need. I keep pushing harder till I pull even with him. His sweat shirt’s soaking wet and I hear him breathing fast and hard. My heart is pounding like it’s going to explode, but I drive myself on. I glance over at him and he’s throwing himself in the wind, going all out. My legs are heavy and tight with pain but I manage to drive, drive, drive till I pass him, Till he slowly fades away. I’ve won, but I’m not in shape. I’ve still got a long way to go. I’m gasping for breath. My throat’s dry and I feel like I’m going to throw up. I want to fall on my face but I must stay up, keep walking, keep standing. I’m not there yet but I know I’m winning. I’m winning the fight on the road . . .”
― Muhammad Ali, The Greatest: My Own Story

“Often it isn’t the mountains ahead that wear you out, it’s the little pebble in your shoe.”
― Muhammad Ali

“It’s just a job. Grass grows, birds fly, waves pound the sand. I beat people up.”
― Muhammad Ali

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

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

“Float like a butterfly, sting like a bee.”
― Muhammad Ali, Muhammad Ali: His Life and Times

Muhammad Ali Quotes On Dreams

“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.”
― Muhammad Ali

“If my mind can conceive it, and my heart can believe it – then I can achieve it.”
― Muhammad Ali, The Soul of a Butterfly: Reflections on Life’s Journey

“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’ve wrestled with alligators,
I’ve tussled with a whale.
I done handcuffed lightning
And throw thunder in jail.
You know I’m bad.
just last week, I murdered a rock,
Injured a stone, Hospitalized a brick.
I’m so mean, I make medicine sick.”
― Muhammad Ali

“Don’t count the days, make the days count.”
― Muhammad Ali

“To be a great champion you must believe you are the best. If you’re not, pretend you are.”
― Muhammad Ali

“The Service you do for others is the rent you pay for your room here on Earth.”
― 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

“Float like a butterfly, sting like a bee. The hands can’t hit what the eyes can’t see.”
― 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 the skill, and the will. But the will must be stronger than the skill.”
― Muhammad Ali

“Why should they ask me to put on a uniform and go 10,000 miles from home and drop bombs and bullets on Brown people in Vietnam while so-called Negro people in Louisville are treated like dogs and denied simple human rights? No I’m not going 10,000 miles from home to help murder and burn another poor nation simply to continue the domination of white slave masters of the darker people the world over. This is the day when such evils must come to an end. I have been warned that to take such a stand would cost me millions of dollars. But I have said it once and I will say it again. The real enemy of my people is here. I will not disgrace my religion, my people or myself by becoming a tool to enslave those who are fighting for their own justice, freedom and equality. If I thought the war was going to bring freedom and equality to 22 million of my people they wouldn’t have to draft me, I’d join tomorrow. I have nothing to lose by standing up for my beliefs. So I’ll go to jail, so what? We’ve been in jail for 400 years.”
― Muhammad Ali

Did these Muhammad Ali Quotes inspired you?

Either you are a boxer or just a fan of boxing, you are already a fan of Muhammad Ali Quotes. And even if you are not a fan of boxing, you can still learn so many things from him. He inspired many people to work hard to achieve their goals and his never-give-up attitude.

Muhammad Ali was a fighter inside and outside the ring and marked the history with his true spirit. We hope these Muhammad Ali Quotes will motivate and inspire you to never give up and be always true to yourself.

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