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Muhammad Ali

1942 -
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"A man who views the world the same at fifty 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."
"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"
"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 courageous enough to take risks will accomplish anything in life."
"He who is not courageous enough to take risks will accomplish nothing in life"
"I believe in the religion of Islam. I believe in Allah and peace"
"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 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"
"If they can make penicillin out of mouldy bread, they can sure make something out of you"
"It's not bragging if you can back it up"
"It's the repetition of affirmations that leads to belief. And once that belief becomes a deep conviction, things begin to happen"
"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. "
"My way of joking is to tell the truth. That's the funniest joke in the world"
"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 you pay for your room here on earth. "
"The man who has no imagination has no wings"
"There are no pleasures in a fight but some of my fights have been a pleasure to win"
"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. "

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