Best Muhammad Ali Quotes

Last Update: June 03, 2019

Today is the anniversary of Muhammad Ali's death. He died on this day in 2016 from Septic shock caused by respiratory illness at the age of 74.

Even if you are not a boxing fan (which we are not!), you will know that he was know by many as the Greatest boxer to have ever lived. Born Cassius Clay in Kentucky we changed to Islam and therefore changed his name when he was 22.

Now, he wasn't just known for his boxing feats he was also known for some incredible quotes which have become legendary.

Thought you might like to read some of his most famous (and our favourites):

  • "Float like a butterfly, sting like a bee" - probably his most well known.
  • "Service to others is the rent you pay for your room here on earth."
  • "Don’t count the days; make the days count." - absolutely love this one
  • “It isn’t the mountains ahead to climb that wear you out; it’s the pebble in your shoe.”
  • “He who is not courageous enough to take risks will accomplish nothing in life.”
  • "A man who views the world the same at 50 as he did at 20 has wasted 30 years of his life.”
  • "I hated every minute of training, but I said, ‘Don’t quit. Suffer now and live the rest of your life as a champion.'”
  • “Live everyday as if it were your last because someday you're going to be right.”
  • “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."
  • "I am the greatest, I said that even before I knew I was." - True fake it till you make it mentality!

So, which is your favourite?

Let us know in the comments.



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juanster2017 Premium
My favorite is ‘Float like a butterfly sting like a bee’
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JonLake Premium
Thanks for commenting
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kezsam-Sam-F Premium
Thank you,
Inspiration can be found everywhere even on this webpage:)
Well Done
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JonLake Premium
Thanks Sam
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lesabre Premium
Hi Jon, thanks for the share.
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Pedrone Premium
I like this post very much and totally enjoyed the reading!
thank you for share with us,
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JonLake Premium
Thanks for dropping by.
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June13 Premium
Love these quotes! Learnt a new and inspiring story from a speech given by Arnold Schwarzenegger on the incredible work ethic of Mohamed Ali. He saw Ali doing sit ups non-stop in the gym one day and asked him how many sits ups he could do. Ali said that he didn’t know, “I only start counting when it hurts”. This is the ultimate challenge to so many of us who stop when it starts to hurts! I think this applies to building our online business in our WA journey, and every other hardship we encounter in life. Thanks for sharing!
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JonLake Premium
Thanks June for commenting. Many of these quotes do indeed go hand in hand with running an online business.
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kezsam-Sam-F Premium
i like that
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June13 Premium
Thanks Sam! That’s what true champions are made of.
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