Muhammad Ali(1942-2016), aka Cassius Clay Jr, was one of the greatest heavyweight boxers of the 20th century. He was a gold medalist and three time world heavyweight champion. He was also known as a philanthropist and activist.
Here are 10 of Muhammad Ali’s most inspiring quotes:
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.
Don’t count the day; Make the days count.
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 am the greatest. I said that even before I knew I was.
It’s not bragging if you can back it up.
A man who views the world the same at 50 as he did at 20 has wasted 30 years of his life.
What you are thinking you are becoming.
If my mind can conceive it, and my heart can believe it, then I can achieve it.
It isn’t’ the mountain ahead to wear you out; it’s the pebble in your shoes.
Live everyday as if it were your last because someday you’re going to be right.
Thank you Muhammad Ali!
Interesting Muhammad Ali Facts:
- His win:loss boxing record was 56:5. Of the 61 fights, 37 were KO’s.
- He was in a Broadway musical called “Buck White”.
- Before becoming Muhammad Ali, he changed his name to Cassius X.
- He was part Irish.
- His daughter is a professional boxer.
What are some of your favorite Muhammad Ali facts or quotes? Thank you and carpe omnia!