crow. I have seen the light and I'm crowing.
Age is whatever you think it is. You are as old as you think you are.
Boxing is a lot of white men watching two black men beat each other up.
Champions aren't made in gyms. Champions are made from something they have
deep inside them-a desire, a dream, a vision. They have to have last-minute
stamina, they have to be a little faster, they have to have the skill and the will.
But the will must be stronger than the skill.
He who is not courageous enough to take risks will accomplish nothing in life.
I am America. I am the part you won't recognize. But get used to me. Black,
confident, cocky; my name, not yours; my religion, not yours; my goals, my own;
get used to me.
a world of my own.
I am the greatest, I said that even before I knew I was.
I am the greatest. Not only do I knock em out, I pick the round!
I believe in the religion of Islam. I believe in Allah and peace.
I figure I'll be champ for about ten years and then I'll let my brother take over
want me to be. I'm free to be what I want.
I run on the road, long before I dance under the lights.
I wish people would love everybody else the way they love me. It would be a
I'll be floating like a butterfly and stinging like a bee.
I'll beat him so bad he'll need a shoehorn to put his hat on.
I'm not the greatest; I'm the double greatest. Not only do I knock 'em out, I
was in bed before the room was dark.
I'm the best. I just haven't played yet.
I'm the most recognized and loved man that ever lived cuz there weren't no
out of you.
If you even dream of beating me you'd better wake up and apologize.
It isn't the mountains ahead to climb that wear you out; it's the pebble in your
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.
It's lack of faith that makes people afraid of meeting challenges, and I believed
Life is a gamble. You can get hurt, but people die in plane crashes, lose their
arms and legs in car accidents; people die every day. Same with fighters: some
die, some get hurt, some go on. You just don't let yourself believe it will happen
Love is a net that catches hearts like a fish.
My toughest fight was with my first wife.
My way of joking is to tell the truth. That's the funniest joke in the world.
No one knows what to say in the loser's locker room.
Old age is just a record of one's whole life.
Only a man who knows what it is like to be defeated can reach down to the
when the match is even.
Only the nose knows, Where the nose goes, When the door close.
People don't realize what they had till it's gone. Like President Kennedy -
man, Elvis Presley - I was the Elvis of boxing.
Prejudice comes from being in the dark; sunlight disinfects it.
Rivers, ponds, lakes and streams - they all have different names, but they all
contained water. Just as religions do - they all contain truths.
Service to others is the rent you pay for your room here on earth.
Silence is golden when you can't think of a good answer.
Superman don't need no seat belt.
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.
The man who has no imagination has no wings.
The man who views the world at 50 the same as he did at 20 has wasted 30
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