22 Muhammad Ali Quotes That Tell You Exactly Why You Shouldn’t Mess With The Greatest – Rishabh Banerji

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22 Muhammad Ali Quotes That Tell You Exactly Why You Shouldn’t Mess With The Greatest


January 15, 2016
To realise what champions are made of, one needs to know about a technique Muhammad Ali invented on the suggestion of his boxing photographer, George Kalinsky, in his famous 1974 ‘Rumble in the jumble’ battle against George Foreman. He would lie against the rope in a protected stance, inviting the opponent to have a go at him, providing only enough counter to make sure the referee didn’t end the match via technical knockout. The master tactician would then wait until his opponent was worn out, and start making mistakes. That’s when he’d actually begin his fight, floating like a butterfly, stinging harder than a bee. The greatest’s ‘Rope-a-dope’, as the move went on to be known as, can still be seen being put into practice by a generation of boxers that followed, including Manny Pacquiao, Micky Ward, and even Floyd Mayweather.
His battles would begin much before the actual fight. Known for his perfect technique and lightning speed, Muhammad Ali perhaps is, the sporting world’s greatest icon. And his quotes, perhaps as legendary as he is, made the phenomena that Ali has been for youngsters across the world.

1. On Olympic success.

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2. Before his first title showdown with Liston, before similarly repeating it ahead of his 1974 fight with George Foreman.

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3. Belief is everything.

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4. On why he refused to join the U.S Army in Vietnam.

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5. Sometimes he was humble too. Only sometimes.

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6. He used to hate training, but realised that was the only way.

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7. Before all the Chuck Norris jokes began doing the rounds.

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8. Trash talking his greatest rival.

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9. The Elvis of boxing?

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10. On racism.

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11. Lean. Mean. Machine.

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12. No one like him.

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13. He actually picked out the round in one of his fights.

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14. The will.

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15. He asked Frazier during a fight.

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16. Before the Thrilla in Manila

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17. His fight against Jerry Quarry in 1970 inspired the first Rocky movie.

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18. Touche.

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19. Never give up.

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20. He beat up pretty bad.

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21. Never ever.

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22. That he is.

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Muhammad Ali’s Top 10 Rules For Success & Quotes On Greatness

Cassius Marcellus Clay Jr, or as he is known more famously, Muhammad Ali, is an American heavyweight boxing champion and one of the most recognized sports figures of the past century. Well respected and loved by the public for his charismatic and humorous parables, as well as his efforts in bringing about racial equality, he is certainly more than the average fighter. Muhammad Ali’s Top 10 Rules For Success is a must watch video by Evan Carmichael, enjoy our breakdown of Ali’s success advice!

Muhammad Ali’s Top 10 Rules For Success & Quotes on Greatness!

5 of the best Muhammad Ali Quotes.

1- “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 Quotes

2- “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.” Muhammad Ali Quotes

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3- “The man who has no imagination has no wings.” Muhammad Ali Quotes

4- “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.” Muhammad Ali Quotes

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5- “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.” Muhammad Ali Quotes

Muhammad Ali ‘s Top 10 Rules For Success

1- Think differently.

Have a mindset that sets you apart from your competitors. A man who thinks he can do something is miles above the man who has fear in his mind.

2- Be confident.

You have to back yourself, wholeheartedly, relentlessly and without question. Even if you are scared, even if a part of you is uncertain, be confident and fake it until you make it! The more you practice confidence the more it becomes you.

3- Defy the rules.

Challenge the status quo. Rules are set up to restrict and confine, make it your business to go against them. If you play by the rules, you will never be extraordinary.

4- Stick to your game plan.

People may talk badly about you when they see you making choices that aren’t the same as theirs. They may mock you, laugh at you and attempt to bring you down. Stay focused. Know what you are fighting for and stay on track.

5- Have a bigger vision.

Use your success, and your journey towards it, as a vehicle for change. When you work towards something that is bigger than yourself, you are living a purposeful life. Success is not just about what you get, it’s what you give back.

6- Be prepared to handle anything.

Be sharp. You can’t see what lies ahead of you in your life, but you can work hard today to ensure that whatever challenges or hurdles life throws at you, you can handle it.

7- Show good sportsmanship.

No matter what happens, be a good human. Keep your integrity intact. It will help you sleep well at night.

8- Be determined.

It seems cliché, but being determined is absolutely paramount to success. When your journey gets hard, your determination and hard work is what will carry you through. You can’t be the best at what you do if you do not have the capacity to dig deep, find the place in your mind that knows you can succeed, and keep going. “Sometimes will outdoes skill”.

9- Outsmart your competition.

Find you way into the mind of your competition. Know them. Understand them. Then you will have the power to conquer them.

10- Be charismatic.

Famous celebrities, musicians, actors and sports people have the power to influence those around them in a charismatic way. When you are likeable, people want to know you, and they also want to listen to you. If you have a purpose and a vision to be successful, practice being the kind of person others want to be around.
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