ᐅMuhammad Ali Quotes (Author of The Soul of a Butterfly)

"You dont lose if you get knocked down; you lose if you stay down." ~ Muhammad Ali

"I'll tell you how I'd like to be remembered: As a black man who won the heavyweight title - Who has humorous and who never looked down on those who looked up to him - A man who stood for freedom, justice and equality - And I wouldn't even mind if folks forgot how pretty I was." ~ Muhammad Ali

"Even the greatest was once a beginner. Don't be afraid to take that first step." ~ Muhammad Ali

"Don't count the days, make the days count." ~ Muhammad Ali

"Success is not achieved by winning all the time. Real success comes when we rise after we fall. Some mountains are higher than others. Some roads steeper than the next. There are hardships and setbacks but you cannot let them stop you. Even on the steepest road you must not turn back." ~ Muhammad Ali

"We all have the same God, we just serve him differently. Rivers, lakes, ponds, streams, oceans all have different names, but they all contain water. So do religions have different names, and they all contain truth, expressed in different ways forms and times. It doesn't matter whether you're a Muslim, a Christian, or a Jew. When you believe in God, you should believe that all people are part of one family. If you love God, you can't love only some of his children." ~ 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

"Champions aren't made in the gyms. Champions are made from something they have deep inside them-a desire, a dream, a vision." ~ Muhammad Ali

"True success is reaching our potential without compromising our values." ~ Muhammad Ali

"What you are thinking is what you are becoming." ~ Muhammad Ali

"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

"Just remember that you don't have to be what they want you to be." ~ 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." ~ Muhammad Ali

"Rest but never quit. Even the sun has a sinking spell each evening. But it always rises the next morning. At sunrise, every soul is born again." ~ Muhammad Ali

"If you look at the world the same way when you're 50 that you did when you were 20, then you wasted 30 years." ~ Muhammad Ali

"When you're right, nobody remembers. When you're wrong, nobody forgets." ~ Muhammad Ali

"The only limitations one has, are the ones they place on themselves" ~ Muhammad Ali

"I am grateful for all my victories, but I am especially grateful for my losses, because they only made me work harder." ~ Muhammad Ali

"What keeps me going is goals." ~ Muhammad Ali

"Once the Choice is Made, Do Not Look Back, Do Not Second-Guess Your Decisions" ~ Muhammad Ali

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

"Every day is different, and some days are better than others, but no matter how challenging the day, I get up and live it." ~ Muhammad Ali

"Success is not achieved by winning all the time. Real success comes when we rise after we fall." ~ Muhammad Ali

"If we continue to think and live as if we belong only to different cultures and different religions, with separate missions and goals, we will always be in self-defeating competition with each other. Once we realize we are all members of humanity, we will want to compete in the spirit of love." ~ Muhammad Ali

"He who is not courageous enough to take risks will accomplish nothing in life." ~ Muhammad Ali

"You're not going to enjoy every minute of the journey, but the success you'll find at the end will make it all worth it." ~ Muhammad Ali

"There comes a time in every person's life when he has to choose the course his life will take." ~ Muhammad Ali

"What counts in the ring is what you can do after you're exhausted. The same is true of life." ~ Muhammad Ali

"Champions have to have the skill and the will. But the will must be stronger than the skill." ~ 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." ~ Muhammad Ali

"We can't be brave without fear." ~ Muhammad Ali

"To be a great champion you must believe you are the best. If you’re not, pretend you are." ~ Muhammad Ali

"A man who views the world the same at fifty as he did at twenty has wasted thirty years of his life." ~ Muhammad Ali

"I don't smoke but I keep a match box in my pocket, when my heart slips towards sin, I burn the matchstick and heat my palm with it, then say to myself, "Ali you can't even bear this heat, how would you bear the unbearable heat of hellfire?"" ~ Muhammad Ali

"We have one life / It soon will be past / What we do for God / Is all that will last." ~ Muhammad Ali

"Silence is golden when you can't think of a good answer." ~ Muhammad Ali

"I came back to Louisville after the Olympics with my shiny gold medal. Went into a luncheonette where black folks couldn't eat. Thought I'd put them on the spot. I sat down and asked for a meal. The Olympic champion wearing his gold medal. They said, "We don't serve niggers here." I said, "That's okay, I don't eat 'em." But they put me out in the street. So I went down to the river, the Ohio River, and threw my gold medal in it." ~ Muhammad Ali