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.Qusmo Qusmo 2012-09-13 (visit:770) - 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 inspirational
I hated every minute of training, but I said, 'Don't quit. Suffer now and live the rest of your life as a champion'.Qusmo Qusmo 2012-09-13 (visit:720) - Muhammad Ali inspirational
Hating people because of their color is wrong. And it doesn't matter which color does the hating. It's just plain wrong.Qusmo Qusmo 2012-09-13 (visit:762) - Muhammad Ali
To be a great champion you must believe you are the best. If you’re not, pretend you are.Qusmo Qusmo 2012-09-13 (visit:616) - 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.Qusmo Qusmo 2012-09-13 (visit:596) - Muhammad Ali The Greatest My Own Story
Inside of a ring or out, ain't nothing wrong with going down. It's staying down that's wrong.Qusmo Qusmo 2012-09-13 (visit:608) - Muhammad Ali
The Service you do for others is the rent you pay for your room here on Earth.Qusmo Qusmo 2012-09-13 (visit:709) - Muhammad Ali
The best way to make your dreams come true is to wake up.Qusmo Qusmo 2012-09-13 (visit:744) - Muhammad Ali
You lose nothing when fighting for a cause ... In my mind the losers are those who don't have a cause they care about.Qusmo Qusmo 2012-09-13 (visit:706) - Muhammad Ali
He who is not courageous enough to take risks will accomplish nothing in lifeQusmo Qusmo 2012-09-13 (visit:558) - Muhammad Ali
Age is whatever you think it is. You are as old as you think you areQusmo Qusmo 2012-09-13 (visit:895) - Muhammad Ali
I believe in the religion of Islam. I believe in Allah and peace.Qusmo Qusmo 2012-09-13 (visit:654) - Muhammad Ali
Often it isn't the mountains ahead that wear you out, it's the little pebble in your shoe.Muhammad Ali perspective
Silence is golden when you can't think of a good answer.Muhammad Ali silence
Muhammad Ali (born Cassius Marcellus Clay, Jr.; January 17, 1942) is an American former professional boxer, philanthropist and social activist. Considered a cultural icon, Ali has both been idolized and vilified.
Originally known as Cassius Clay, Ali changed his name after joining the Nation of Islam in 1964, subsequently converting to Sunni Islam in 1975, and more recently practicing Sufism. In 1967, three years after Ali had won the World Heavyweight Championship, he was publicly vilified for his refusal to be conscripted into the U.S. military, based on his religious beliefs and opposition to the Vietnam War. Ali stated, "I ain't got no quarrel with them Viet Cong... No Viet Cong ever called me nigger" – one of the more telling remarks of the era.
Widespread protests against the Vietnam War had not yet begun, but with that one phrase, Ali articulated the reason to oppose the war for a generation of young Americans, and his words served as a touchstone for the racial and antiwar upheavals that would rock the 1960s. Ali's example inspired Martin Luther King, Jr. – who had been reluctant to alienate the Johnson Administration and its support of the civil rights agenda – to voice his own opposition to the war for the first time.
Ali was eventually arrested and found guilty on draft evasion charges; he was stripped of his boxing title, and his boxing license was suspended. He was not imprisoned, but did not fight again for nearly four years while his appeal worked its way up to the U.S. Supreme Court, where it was eventually successful.
Ali would go on to become the first and only three-time lineal World Heavyweight Champion.
Nicknamed "The Greatest," Ali was involved in several historic boxing matches. Notable among these were three with rival Joe Frazier, which are considered among the greatest in boxing history, and one with George Foreman, where he finally regained his stripped titles seven years later. Ali was well known for his unorthodox fighting style, which he described as "float like a butterfly, sting like a bee", and employing techniques such as the Ali Shuffle and the rope-a-dope. Ali brought beauty and grace to the most uncompromising of sports and through the wonderful excesses of skill and character, he became the most famous athlete in the world. He was also known for his pre-match hype, where he would "trash talk" opponents, often with rhymes.
In 1999, Ali was crowned "Sportsman of the Century" by Sports Illustrated and "Sports Personality of the Century" by the BBC.