Float like a butterfly, sting like a bee. His hands can't hit what his eyes can't see. Now you see me, now you don't. George thinks he will, but I know he won't.
Service to others is the rent you pay for your room here on earth.
I'm young; I'm handsome; I'm fast. I can't possibly be beat.
Don’t count the days; make the days count.
It's hard to be humble when you're as great as I am.
It isn’t the mountains ahead to climb that wear you out; it’s the pebble in your shoe.
If you even dream of beating me you'd better wake up and apologize.
Braggin' is when a person says something and can’t do it. I do what I say.
I am the greatest, I said that even before I knew I was.
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.
I'm so mean, I make medicine sick.
I should be a postage stamp. That's the only way I'll ever get licked.
He who is not courageous enough to take risks will accomplish nothing in life.
A man who views the world the same at 50 as he did at 20 has wasted 30 years of his life.
If they can make penicillin out of moldy bread, they can sure make something out of you.
I hated every minute of training, but I said, ‘Don’t quit. Suffer now and live the rest of your life as a champion.'
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.
A man who has no imagination has no wings.
He’s (Sonny Liston) too ugly to be the world champ. The world champ should be pretty like me!
Hating people because of their color is wrong. And it doesn't matter which color does the hating. It's just plain wrong.
I’ve wrestled with alligators. I’ve tussled with a whale. I done handcuffed lightning. And throw thunder in jail.
I'm the most recognized and loved man that ever lived cuz there weren't no satellites when Jesus and Moses were around, so people far away in the villages didn't know about them.
It's just a job. Grass grows, birds fly, waves pound the sand. I beat people up.
Silence is golden when you can't think of a good answer.