It’s hard to be humble, when you’re as great as I am.
He who is not courageous enough to take risks will accomplish nothing in life.
If you even dream of beating me you’d better wake up and apologize.
It’s lack of faith that makes people afraid of meeting challenges, and I believed in myself.
It isn’t the mountains ahead to climb that wear you out; it’s the pebble in your shoe.
I figured that if I said it enough, I would convince the world that I really was the greatest.
Friendship… is not something you learn in school. But if you haven’t learned the meaning of friendship, you really haven’t learned anything.
It’s not bragging if you can back it up.
Boxing is a lot of white men watching two black men beat each other up.
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.
A man who views the world the same at fifty as he did at twenty has wasted thirty years of his life.
It will be a killer, and a chiller, and a thriller, when I get the gorilla in Manila.
I’m not the greatest; I’m the double greatest. Not only do I knock ‘em out, I pick the round.
There are no pleasures in a fight but some of my fights have been a pleasure to win.
Wouldn’t it be a beautiful world if just 10 percent of the people who believe in the power of love would compete with one another to see who could do the most good for the most people?
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.
I wish people would love everybody else the way they love me. It would be a better world.
There are more pleasant things to do than beat up people.
I’m so fast that last night I turned off the light switch in my hotel room and was in bed before the room was dark.
In a competition of love we’ll all share in the victory, no matter who comes first.
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