Zitat des Tages von Muhammad Ali:
I am the greatest, I said that even before I knew I was.
I wish people would love everybody else the way they love me. It would be a better world.
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.
Rivers, ponds, lakes and streams - they all have different names, but they all contain water. Just as religions do - they all contain truths.
Hating people because of their color is wrong. And it doesn't matter which color does the hating. It's just plain wrong.
Wars of nations are fought to change maps. But wars of poverty are fought to map change.
To be able to give away riches is mandatory if you wish to possess them. This is the only way that you will be truly rich.
He who is not courageous enough to take risks will accomplish nothing in life.
I never thought of losing, but now that it' s happened, the only thing is to do it right. That's my obligation to all the people who believe in me. We all have to take defeats in life.
Friendship... is not something you learn in school. But if you haven't learned the meaning of friendship, you really haven't learned anything.
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.
It's not bragging if you can back it up.
Frazier is so ugly that he should donate his face to the U.S. Bureau of Wild Life.
When I won the Golden Gloves in 1960, that made me realize I had a chance. And when I won at the Olympics, that sealed it: I was the champ.
I've been everywhere in the world, seen everything, had everything a man can have.
Joe Frazier got hit more than me - and he doesn't have Parkinson's.
It's hard to be humble, when you're as great as I am.
It's just a job. Grass grows, birds fly, waves pound the sand. I beat people up.
If you lose a big fight, it will worry you all of your life. It will plague you - until you get your revenge.
Old age is just a record of one's whole life.
I done wrestled with an alligator, I done tussled with a whale; handcuffed lightning, thrown thunder in jail; only last week, I murdered a rock, injured a stone, hospitalised a brick; I'm so mean I make medicine sick.
The man who has no imagination has no wings.
Service to others is the rent you pay for your room here on earth.
There are more pleasant things to do than beat up people.
If you even dream of beating me you'd better wake up and apologize.
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.
When you can whip any man in the world, you never know peace.
I'm not the greatest; I'm the double greatest. Not only do I knock 'em out, I pick the round.
A man who views the world the same at fifty as he did at twenty has wasted thirty years of his life.
I am the astronaut of boxing. Joe Louis and Dempsey were just jet pilots. I'm in a world of my own.
There are no pleasures in a fight but some of my fights have been a pleasure to win.
I figure I'll be champ for about ten years and then I'll let my brother take over - like the Kennedys down in Washington.
I figured that if I said it enough, I would convince the world that I really was the greatest.
My toughest fight was with my first wife.
It isn't the mountains ahead to climb that wear you out; it's the pebble in your shoe.
What keeps me going is goals.