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80 quotes van Muhammad Ali

Hier een enorme berg quotes van Mohammed Ali zoals: “Ik ben zo snel: toen ik gisteravond in het hotel het licht uit klikte, lag ik al in mijn bed voor de kamer donker werd.” Voor degene die het niet weten: Ali, geboren 17 januari 1942 en van ons heen gegaan op 3 juni 2016, was de aller-, aller- allerbeste boxer van de laatste 75 jaar. En daarbij beschikte hij over een prachtige flux de bouche, een eloquentie, een welbespraaktheid die zijn weerga niet kende.

80 Quotes van Mohammed Ali
80 Quotes van Mohammed Ali
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Want wat dacht je bijvoorbeeld van deze: “It’s just a job. Grass grows, birds fly, waves pound the sand. I beat people up.” Overigens zijn ze zeker niet allemaal oppervlakkig er zitten hele mooie, diepzinnige en filosofische quotes tussen. Ze zijn het lezen meer dan waard.

80 Quotes van Mohammed Ali

  • A man who views the world the same at fity as he did at twenty has wasted thirty years of his life.
  • A rooster crows only when it sees the light. Put him in the dark and he’ll never 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.
  • Allah is the Greatest. I’m just the greatest boxer.
  • 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 the skill, and the will. But the will must be stronger than the skill.
  • Don’t count the days, make the days count.
  • Float like a butterfly, sting like a bee. The hands can’t hit what the eyes can’t see.
  • Friendship is the hardest thing in the world to explain. It’s not something you learn in school. But if you haven’t learned the meaning of friendship, you really haven’t learned anything.
  • Go to College, stay in school, if they can make penicillin out of mouldy bread, they can sure make something out of you.
  • Hating people because of their color is wrong. And it doesn’t matter which color does the hating. It’s just plain wrong.
  • He who is not courageous enough to take risks will accomplish nothing in life.
  • I Ain’t Got No Quarrel With The VietCong…No VietCong Ever Called Me Nigger.
  • 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.
  • I am the greatest, I said that even before I knew I was.
  • 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 – 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.
  • I hated every minute of training, but I said, “Don’t quit. Suffer now and live the rest of your life as a champion.”
  • I know I got it made while the masses of black people are catchin’ hell, but as long as they ain’t free, I ain’t free.
  • I know where I’m going and I know the truth, and I don’t have to be what you want me to be. I’m free to be what I want.
  • 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.
  • I wish people would love everybody else the way they love me. It would be a better world.
  • 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 pick the round.
  • I’m so fast that last night I turned off the light switch in my hotel room and was in bed before the room was dark.
  • 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.
  • I’ve wrestled with alligators, I’ve tussled with a whale. I done handcuffed lightning and throw thunder in jail. You know I’m bad. just last week, I murdered a rock, Injured a stone, Hospitalized a brick. I’m so mean, I make medicine sick.
  • If my mind can conceive it, and my heart can believe it – then I can achieve it.
  • If they can make penicillin out of moldy bread, then they can sure make something out of you.
  • If you even dream of beating me you’d better wake up and apologize.
  • If your mind can conceive it; and your heart can believe it – then you can achieve it.
  • I’ll beat him so bad he’ll need a shoehorn to put his hat on.
  • I’m a fighter. I believe in the eye-for-an-eye business. I’m no cheek turner. I got no respect for a man who won’t hit back. You kill my dog, you better hide your cat.
  • I’m the greatest, I’m a bad man, and I’m pretty!
  • 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.
  • Impossible is nothing.
  • Inside of a ring or out, ain’t nothing wrong with going down. It’s staying down that’s wrong.
  • It isn’t bragging, if you can back it up
  • It isn’t the mountains ahead to climb that wear you out; it’s the pebble in your shoe.
  • 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 in myself.
  • It’s the repetition of affirmations that leads to belief. And once that belief becomes a deep conviction, things begin to happen.
  • It’s hard to be humble when you’re as great as I am.
  • It’s lack of faith that makes people afraid of meeting challenges, and I believed in myself.
  • Jokes? There are no jokes. The truth is the funniest joke of all.
  • 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 to you.
  • Live everyday as if it were your last because someday you’re going to be right.
  • Man, I ain’t got no quarrel with them Vietcong.
  • 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, I am not going 10,000 miles to help murder, kill, and burn other people to simply help continue the domination of white slavemasters over dark people the world over. This is the day and age when such evil injustice must come to an end.
  • No one knows what to say in the loser’s locker room.
  • Often it isn’t the mountains ahead that wear you out, it’s the little pebble in your shoe.
  • 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 bottom of his soul and come up with the extra ounce of power it takes to win when the match is even.
  • Others may know pleasure, but pleasure is not happiness. It has no more importance than a shadow following a man.
  • Put yourself out on a limb, sucka, like me! – young Cassius Clay to heavily favored thug Sonny Liston during the weigh in before Cassius wins his first title and changes his name to Muhammad Ali.
  • Rivers, ponds, lakes and streams – they all have different names, but they all contain water. Just as religions do – they all contain truths.
  • Service to others is the rent that we pay on earth for our room in heaven
  • 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 best way to make your dreams come true is to wake up.
  • The fight is won or lost far away from the 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 the same at fifty as he did at twenty has wasted thirty years of his life.
  • The Service you do for others is the rent you pay for your room here on Earth.
  • There are more pleasant things to do than beat up people.
  • There are no pleasures in a fight but some of my fights have been a pleasure to win.
  • This is the legend of Cassius Clay.
  • To be a great champion you must believe you are the best. If you’re not, pretend you are.
  • 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.
  • Wars of nations are fought to change maps. But wars of poverty are fought to map change.
  • We have one life; it soon will be past; what we do for God is all that will last.
  • What keeps me going is goals.
  • What you’re thinking is what you’re becoming.
  • When you are as great as I am it is hard to be humble.
  • When you can whip any man in the world, you never know peace.
  • Why should they ask me to put on a uniform and go ten thousand miles from home and drop bombs and bullets on brown people in Vietnam while so-called Negro people in Louisville are treated like dogs and denied simple human rights?
  • Wisdom is knowing when you can’t be wise.
  • You lose nothing when fighting for a cause … In my mind the losers are those who don’t have a cause they care about.

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