RWN’s Favorite Muhammad Ali Quotes


“Float like a butterfly, Sting like a bee.” — Muhammad Ali

“Frazier is so ugly he should donate his face to the US Bureau of Wild Life.” — Muhammad Ali

“I’m the most recognized and loved man that ever lived cuz there weren’t no satellites when Jesus and Moses were around, so people far away in the villages didn’t know about them.” — Muhammad Ali

“People don’t realize what they had till it’s gone. Like President Kennedy – nobody like him. Like The Beatles, there will never be anything like them. Like my man, Elvis Presley – I was the Elvis of boxing.” — Muhammad Ali

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

“I’m a baaaadd man!” — Muhammad Ali

“Eat your words! Eat your words! I am the greatest.” — Muhammad Ali

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

“I wish people would love everybody else the way they love me. It would be a better world.” — Muhammad Ali

“I’m not the greatest; I’m the double greatest. Not only do I knock ‘em out, I pick the round.” — Muhammad Ali

“I done wrassled with an alligator, I done tussled with a whale, Only last week I murdered a rock, Injured a stone, hospitalized a brick, I’m so mean I make medicine sick.” — Muhammad Ali

(When Asked About His Golf Game) “I’m the best. I just haven’t played yet.” — Muhammad Ali

(On Sonny Liston) “He’s too ugly to be the champ!” — Muhammad Ali

“I’m gonna have to be killed before I lose, and I ain’t going to die easy.” — 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 always know what I’m talking about, but I know I’m right.” — Muhammad Ali

“I am the astronaut of boxing. Joe Louis and Dempsey were just jet pilots. I’m in a world of my own.” — Muhammad Ali

“When you can whip any man in the world, you never know peace.” — Muhammad Ali

“If Ali says a mosquito can pull a plow, don’t ask how. Hitch him up.” — Muhammad Ali

“When you come to the fight Don’t block the halls And don’t block the door For y’all may go home After round four.” — Muhammad Ali

(On an upcoming fight with Floyd Patterson) “I’ll beat him so bad he’ll need a shoehorn to put his hat on.” — Muhammad Ali

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

“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.” — Muhammad Ali

“You can go to Japan, China, all the European, African, Arab, and South American countries, and man, they know me. I can’t name a nation where they don’t know me.” — Muhammad Ali

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

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