Muhammad ALI Speaks – Tribute to the Greatest . Initially published in TAP MAG ISSUE 6 and republished January 17, 2017 on what would have been Ali’s 75th Birthday.
Muhammad Ali’s name is forever enshrined in history. Ali was one of the most influential human being of the last century; his name will forever be mentioned in the company of people like Nelson Mandela, Gandhi and Martin Luther King. All this is pretty exceptional considering that Ali was a boxer by trade.
From his legendary status and glory inside the ring, his life on the political and racial liberation frontline as well as his quick-witted tongue and larger than life personality made Ali one of the most famous and inspirational figures in modern history.
More than anything, Ali was known for being a principled man who did not compromise for his beliefs and for being a champion of his faith and race in America. Of the over 2,500 Hollywood Walk of Fame stars embedded in the sidewalks of Hollywood Boulevard, Ali’s star is the only one hanging on a wall and not on the street for anyone to step on. It is with this esteem and honor that we bring you 10 of the best Muhammad Ali’s quotes. Rest in power Ali. You are truly the greatest.
Muhammad Ali on Legacy
I would like to be remembered as a man who never looked down on those who looked up to him.
Muhammad Ali on War
“I refuse to be used by white people to go kill and enslave other brown people”.
I am the greatest. I said that even before I knew I was.
Muhammad Ali on Courage
He who is not courageous enough to take risks will accomplish nothing in life.
Muhammad Ali on Imagination
The man who has no imagination has no wings.
Muhammad Ali on “Impossible”
“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. 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 on “Being a Champion”
“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 on “Service”
Service to others is the rent you pay for your room here on earth.
Muhammad Ali on Confidence
If you even dream of beating me, you’d better wake up and apologize
Muhammad Ali on Growth
A man who views the world the same at fifty as he did at twenty has wasted thirty years of his life.