Muhammad Ali was a fighter in every sense of the word. 

And while boxing may have catapulted him onto the main stage, the adoration from his fans and even foes revolved around so much more than his talent in the ring. 

He had a quality that so many admired. 

People could worship him but also relate. 

And while the legend himself has passed on, his legacy will remain for generations – inspiring, encouraging. 

We have collated ten of our favourite Muhammad Ali quotes to live by now that he is no longer on this Earth to lead by example. 

“Impossible is just a 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 potential. Impossible is temporary. Impossible is nothing.”


The man who views the world at 50 the same as he did at 20 has wasted 30 years of his life.”

“Float like a butterfly, sting like a bee.”

“He who is not courageous enough to take risks will accomplish nothing in life.”

“I am the greatest, I said that even before I knew I was.”

“The man who has no imagination has no wings.”


“It isn’t the mountains ahead to climb that wear you out; it’s the pebble in your shoe.”

“Service to others is the rent you pay for your room here on earth.”

“I don’t count the sit-ups. I only start counting when it starts hurting because they’re the only ones that count. That’s what makes you a champion.”

“I wish people would love everybody else the way they love me. It would be a better world.”

RIP Muhammad Ali. May he rest in peace. 

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