The world has just lost a champion.
Muhammad Ali has passed away, but is far from being forgotten. Known for his passion to succeed, the fight in his heart and the bold choices he made in order to reach the highest level of spirituality, Ali has inspired the world to always keep fighting, and if you get knocked down, to always get right back up.
Here are the Wise Words of the Champion who inspired us to be great:
“Don’t count the days, make the days count.”
“I’m a fighter. I believe in the eye-for-an-eye business. I’m no cheek turner. I got no respect for a man who won’t hit back. You kill my dog, you better hide your cat.”
“Often it isn’t the mountains ahead that wear you out, it’s the little pebble in your shoe.”
“Float like a butterfly, sting like a bee. The hands can’t hit what the eyes can’t see.”
“I am America. I am the part you won’t recognize. But get
used to me. Black, confident, cocky; my name, not yours;
my religion, not yours; my goals, my own; get used to me.”
“Friendship is the hardest thing in the world to explain. It’s not something you learn in school. But if you haven’t learned the meaning of friendship, you really haven’t learned anything.”
“If my mind can conceive it, and my heart can believe it – then I can achieve it.”
“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 the skill, and the will. But the will must be stronger than the skill.”
“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 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.”
“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.”
“Silence is golden when you can’t think of a good answer.”
“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.”
“I wish people would love everybody else the way they love me. It would be a better world.”
“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 was really the greatest.”
Rest in Paradise, Champion.