Top 27 Greatest Fighting Quotes from the Legendary Muhammad Ali

Top 27 Greatest Fighting Quotes from the Legendary Muhammad Ali

“I don’t count my sit-ups; I only start counting when it starts hurting because they’re the only ones that count.”  – Muhammad Ali

“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

“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.” – Muhammad Ali

“I am the greatest. I said that even before I knew I was. I figured that if I said it enough, I would convince the world that I really was the greatest.” – Muhammad Ali

 “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.” – Muhammad Ali

“There are no pleasures in a fight, but some of my fights have been a pleasure to win.” – Muhammad Ali

 “I’ve wrestled with alligators / I’ve tussled with a whale / I done handcuffed lightning / And throw thunder in jail.” – Muhammad Ali

“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.” – Muhammad Ali

“Float like a butterfly, sting like a bee.” – Muhammad Ali

“To be a great champion you must believe you are the best. If not pretend you are.” – Muhammad Ali

“It’s just a job. Grass grows, birds fly, waves pound the sand. I beat people up.” – Muhammad Ali

“My toughest fight was with my first wife.” – Muhammad Ali

“No one knows what to say in the loser’s locker room.” – Muhammad Ali

“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.” – Muhammad Ali

“I wish people would love everybody else the way they love me. It would be a better world.” – Muhammad Ali

“You’re my opposer when I want freedom; You’re my opposer when I want justice; You’re my opposer when I want equality; You won’t even stand up for me in America for my religious beliefs and you want me to go somewhere and fight, but you won’t even stand up for me here at home!”- Muhammad Ali

“If you even dream of beating me you’d better wake up and apologize.”- Muhammad Ali

“I don’t get hit. I’m the fastest thing on two feet man!”- Muhammad Ali

“I don’t care how small the ring is, I’ll fight that chump in a telephone booth.”- Muhammad Ali

 “My conscience won’t let me go shoot my brother or some darker people or some poor hungry people in the mud for big powerful America.”- Muhammad Ali

“All I can do is fight for truth and justice. I can’t save anybody. He’s a science fiction character, and I’m a real character.”- Muhammad Ali

“I wanted to use my fame and this face that everyone knows so well to help uplift and inspire people around the world.” – Muhammad Ali

“It’s in my blood to be around people while I was training.” – Muhammad Ali

 “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.”― Muhammad Ali

“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.”― Muhammad Ali

“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.”― Muhammad Ali

 “Inside of a ring or out, ain’t nothing wrong with going down. It’s staying down that’s wrong.”― Muhammad Ali

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