The world woke to the sad news today that legendary boxer Muhammad Ali had passed away aged 74. Ali had suffered with ill-health for many years so I have decided to remember him through his now infamous quotes. Rest in peace champ!
“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. George thinks he will, but I know he won’t.”
“He who is not courageous enough to take risks will accomplish nothing in life.”
“Service to others is the rent you pay for your room here on earth.”
“I am the greatest, I said that even before I knew I was.”
“I hated every minute of training, but I said, ‘Don’t quit. Suffer now and live the rest of your life as a champion.'”
“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.”
“The man who has no imagination has no wings.”
“Don’t count the days; make the days count.”
“It isn’t the mountains ahead to climb that wear you out; it’s the pebble in your shoe.”
“Silence is golden when you can’t think of a good answer.”
“If you even dream of beating me you’d better wake up and apologize.”
“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.”
“Age is whatever you think it is. You are as old as you think you are.”
“It’s not bragging if you can back it up.”
“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.”
“Champions aren’t made in the gyms. Champions are made from something they have deep inside them — a desire, a dream, a vision.”
“It’s hard to be humble, when you’re as great as I am.”
The world has lost a legend in every sense of the world. Rest in peace Muhammad Ali.