Muhammad Ali is an American former professional boxer, generally considered among the greatest heavyweights in the sport's history. A controversial and polarizing figure during his early career, Ali is now highly regarded for the skills he displayed in the ring plus the values he exemplified outside of it: religious freedom, racial justice and the triumph of principle over expedience. He is one of the most recognized sports figures of the past 100 years, crowned "Sportsman of the Century" by Sports Illustrated and "Sports Personality of the Century" by the BBC... (wikipedia)
Friendship... is not something you learn in school. But if you haven't learned the meaning of friendship, you really haven't learned anything.
He who is not courageous enough to take risks will accomplish nothing in life.
It's the repetition of affirmations that leads to belief. And once that belief becomes a deep conviction, things begin to happen.
If you even dream of beating me you'd better wake up and apologize.
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.
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.
Float like a butterfly, sting like a bee.
It isn't the mountains ahead to climb that wear you out; it's the pebble in your shoe.
I believe in the religion of Islam. I believe in Allah and peace.
I am an ordinary man who worked hard to develop the talent I was given. I believed in myself, and I believe in the goodness of others.