Muhammad Ali’s 10 Best Quotes

On Friday June 4, Muhammad Ali joined a long list of groundbreaking celebrities who are no longer with us. The championship boxer passed away due to respiratory issues at a Phoenix-area hospital at the age of 74. While he is no longer with us in the physical form, Mr. Ali left behind several priceless words of wisdom. Here are ten of his best quotes.

1) “Float like a butterfly, sting like a bee. The hands can’t hit what they cannot see.” – Ali on defeating his opponents, 1964

2) “If you even dream of beating me, you better wake up and apologize.” – Ali on confidence in the ring, undated

3) “Don’t count the days, make the days count.” – Ali on living in the moment, undated

4) “No one knows what they say in the loser’s locker room.” – Ali on being victorious, undated 

5) “The man who views the world at 50 the same as he did at 20 has wasted 30 years of his life.” – Ali on change, 1975

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6) “The will must be stronger than the skill.” – Ali on perserverance, undated 

7) “I am the greatest. I said that even before I knew I was.” – Ali on believing in yourself, undated

8) “I wish people would love everybody else the way they love me. It would be a better world.” – Ali on spreading love, undated

9) “Impossible is just a word thrown around by small men who find it easier to live in a 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 potential. Impossible is temporary. Impossible is nothing. – Ali on faith, 1972

10) “I shook up the world.” – Ali on making a difference, 1964