30 Greatest Muhammad Ali Quotes That Will Inspire You To Achieve

Muhammad Ali was one of the greatest athletes and human beings to have ever lived. Not only was Muhammad Ali a three-time heavyweight boxing world champion, he was also known for his uniquely superior wit, intellect, champion mindset and humanitarian works.

Muhammad Ali had an unfaltering belief in his own abilities during a time when society told him that he wasn’t good enough. He challenged the status quo, he talked big and he backed it up with even bigger actions.

Muhammad Ali showed everyone that no one can define your value. And that with the right attitude, self-belief, confidence and hard work, you can accomplish anything.

30 Greatest Muhammad Ali Quotes:

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

“If my mind can conceive it, and my heart can believe it—then I can achieve it.”
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

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

“The fight is won or lost far away from witnesses—behind the lines, in the gym, and out there on the road, long before I dance under those lights.” 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

“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 you even dream of beating me you’d better wake up and apologize.” 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

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

“At home I am a nice guy: but I don’t want the world to know. Humble people, I’ve found, don’t get very far.” Muhammad Ali

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

“I am the greatest. I said that even before I knew I was. I figured that if I said it enough, I would convince the world that I really was the greatest.” 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

“There are no pleasures in a fight, but some of my fights have been a pleasure to win.” Muhammad Ali

“I’ve wrestled with alligators / I’ve tussled with a whale / I done handcuffed lightning / And throw thunder in jail.” Muhammad Ali

“What you are thinking is what you are becoming.” Muhammad Ali

“What keeps me going is goals.” Muhammad Ali

“Live everyday as if it were your last because someday you’re going to be right.” Muhammad Ali

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

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

It’s hard to be humble, when you’re as great as I am.” 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

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

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

“Friendship … is not something you learn in school. But if you haven’t learned the meaning of friendship, you really haven’t learned anything.” 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

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

“Service to others is the rent you pay for your room here on earth.” Muhammad Ali

“Float like a butterfly, sting like a bee.” Muhammad Ali