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.
Boxing is a lot of white men watching two black men beat each other up.
Float like a butterfly, sting like a bee.
Frazier is so ugly that he should donate his face to the US Bureau of Wild Life.
Friendship... is not something you learn in school. But if you haven't learned the meaning of friendship, you really haven't learned anything.
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 am the astronaut of boxing. Joe Louis and Dempsey were just jet pilots. I'm in a world of my own.
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.
Silence is golden when you can't think of a good answer.