Boxer quotes

#50711 Muhammad Ali

Friendship... is not something you learn in school. But if you haven't learned the meaning of friendship, you really haven't learned anything. .

Muhammad Ali Quotes about friendship
#50712 Muhammad Ali

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 about life
#50713 Muhammad Ali

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

Muhammad Ali Quotes about life
#50714 Muhammad Ali

I done wrestled with an alligator, I done tussled with a whale; handcuffed lightning, thrown thunder in jail; only last week, I murdered a rock, injured a stone, hospitalised a brick; I'm so mean I make medicine sick. .

Muhammad Ali Quotes about light
#50715 Muhammad Ali

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 about truth
#50716 Muhammad Ali

The word 'Islam' means 'peace.' The word 'Muslim' means 'one who surrenders to God.' But the press makes us seem like haters. .

Muhammad Ali Quotes about peace
#50717 Muhammad Ali

Float like a butterfly, sting like a bee. .

Muhammad Ali
#50718 Muhammad Ali

The name Muhammad is the most common name in the world. In all the countries around the world - Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, Morocco, Turkey, Syria, Lebanon - there are more Muhammads than anything else. When I joined the Nation of Islam and became a Muslim, they gave me the most famous name because I was the champ. .

Muhammad Ali Quotes about world
#50719 Muhammad Ali

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

Muhammad Ali Quotes about art
#50720 Muhammad Ali

Rivers, ponds, lakes and streams - they all have different names, but they all contain water. Just as religions do - they all contain truths. .

Muhammad Ali Quotes about truth
#50721 Muhammad Ali

The fight is won or lost far away from witnesses - behind the lines, in the gym, and out there on the road, long before I dance under those lights. .

Muhammad Ali Quotes about light
#50722 Muhammad Ali

I am an ordinary man who worked hard to develop the talent I was given. I believed in myself, and I believe in the goodness of others. .

Muhammad Ali Quotes about work
#50723 Muhammad Ali

If you even dream of beating me you'd better wake up and apologize. .

Muhammad Ali Quotes about dream
#50724 Muhammad Ali

It's just a job. Grass grows, birds fly, waves pound the sand. I beat people up. .

Muhammad Ali Quotes about people
#50725 Muhammad Ali

Silence is golden when you can't think of a good answer. .

Muhammad Ali Quotes about good
#50726 Muhammad Ali

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

Muhammad Ali Quotes about you
#50727 Muhammad Ali

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. .

Muhammad Ali Quotes about people
#50728 Muhammad Ali

The man who has no imagination has no wings. .

Muhammad Ali Quotes about imagination
#50729 Muhammad Ali

It's lack of faith that makes people afraid of meeting challenges, and I believed in myself. .

Muhammad Ali Quotes about faith
#50730 Muhammad Ali

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 about power
#50731 Muhammad Ali

I would say things like 'I am the greatest! I'm pretty! If you talk jive, you'll drop in five! I float like a butterfly, sting like a bee! I'm pretty!' When white people heard me talking like this, some said, 'That black man talks too much. He's bragging.' .

Muhammad Ali Quotes about people
#50732 Muhammad Ali

My only fault is that I don't realize how great I really am. .

Muhammad Ali Quotes about real
#50733 Muhammad Ali

I believe in the religion of Islam. I believe in Allah and peace. .

Muhammad Ali Quotes about religion
#50734 Muhammad Ali

It's the repetition of affirmations that leads to belief. And once that belief becomes a deep conviction, things begin to happen. .

Muhammad Ali Quotes about belief
#50735 Muhammad Ali

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

Muhammad Ali Quotes about great
#143730 George Foreman

It's great to reminisce about good memories of my past. It was enjoyable when it was today. So learning to enjoy today has two benefits: it gives me happiness right now, and it becomes a good memory later. .

George Foreman Quotes about happiness
#143731 George Foreman

That's my gift. I let that negativity roll off me like water off a duck's back. If it's not positive, I didn't hear it. If you can overcome that, fights are easy. .

George Foreman Quotes about positive
#143732 George Foreman

Boxing is like jazz. The better it is, the less people appreciate it. .

George Foreman Quotes about people
#143733 George Foreman

Forgiveness is that subtle thread that binds both love and friendship. Without forgiveness, you may not even have a child one day. .

George Foreman Quotes about love
#143734 George Foreman

It's very important that people know that I really enjoy everything that has happened to me. And I tell my kids... you're not going to be the tallest, fastest, prettiest, the best track runner, but you can be the nicest human being that someone has ever met in their life. And I just want to leave that legacy that being nice is a true treasure. .

George Foreman Quotes about life
#143735 George Foreman

Heroes have a rough time because they stand up when they ought not to, they speak when they ought not to; they always have to go that extra mile. .

George Foreman Quotes about time
#143736 George Foreman

I know from experience that you should never give up on yourself or others, no matter what. .

George Foreman Quotes about self
#143737 George Foreman

I get up in the morning looking for an adventure. .

George Foreman Quotes about adventure
#143738 George Foreman

So many of us have loved ones and people we really care about, and the only time we show affection is when they are gone. I have preached at funerals, and you see loved ones who didn't even say hello to dear ones when they were alive. Give them hugs, kisses while they are alive and need it. .

George Foreman Quotes about love
#143739 George Foreman

In boxing, I had a lot of fear. Fear was good. But, for the first time, in the bout with Muhammad Ali, I didn't have any fear. I thought, 'This is easy. This is what I've been waiting for'. No fear at all. No nervousness. And I lost. .

George Foreman Quotes about fear
#143740 George Foreman

Heroes always have their scars. Some you can see, some you read about later on. .

George Foreman Quotes about you
#143741 George Foreman

As a child I was sometimes so hungry that I used to dream that one day I'd get locked in a grocery store. .

George Foreman Quotes about time
#143742 George Foreman

In raising children, life brings forth those things where you do what you should never have done and what I taught you never to do. And when my kids have done those things, I just kind of look at them and say, 'Now you know life.' .

George Foreman Quotes about life
#143743 George Foreman

They call it the rope-a-dope. Well, I'm the dope. Ali just laid on the rope and I, like a dope, kept punching until I got tired. But he was probably the most smart fighter I've ever gotten into the ring with. .

George Foreman Quotes about art
#143744 George Foreman

I wanted to be the best street fighter in Houston, Texas. And I thought if I got a trophy or two, I'd go back home, and everyone would be afraid of me. I had one fight in '67, the first one. In '68 of October, I was an Olympic gold-medalist, a dream come true, with a total of 25 boxing matches. .

George Foreman Quotes about dream
#143745 George Foreman

I don't even think about a retirement program because I'm working for the Lord, for the Almighty. And even thought the Lord's pay isn't very high, his retirement program is, you might say, out of this world. .

George Foreman Quotes about work
#143746 George Foreman

When I found Jesus Christ, I learned to be a better athlete. I didn't have to go out there and knock them out in the first round. I've learned to be patient, skillful in the ring. At the same time, I wanted to prove to other boxers that you can take off this killer instinct stuff, you can be a great athlete, a great boxer, and love your brother. .

George Foreman Quotes about love
#143747 George Foreman

The referee is going to be the most important person in the ring tonight besides the fighters. .

George Foreman Quotes about night
#143748 George Foreman

I'm on the record for five losses or something like that, but the one guy who really whipped me was Muhammad Ali. And it taught me one big lesson. That no matter how big and strong you are, you're going to have to use your mind. You must think things out. .

George Foreman Quotes about mind
#143749 George Foreman

I'm never without my dog. They would be in every corner of the house, and my wife will not allow me to have any more than that. But I have lots of dogs. I love the dogs. I breed them. I always have a puppy coming. And I show dogs. I show German shepherds. .

George Foreman Quotes about love
#143750 George Foreman

You may have even an ex-wife or an ex-husband, but you can never have ex-children. .

George Foreman Quotes about children
#143751 George Foreman

My kids idea of a hard life is to live in a house with only one phone. .

George Foreman Quotes about life
#143752 George Foreman

Just look at the great Nelson Mandela. He came out of prison and saved his entire country. Some of the best people in the world have spent time in prison. .

George Foreman Quotes about time
#143753 George Foreman

I am so happy to be alive. That's the one thing I'd like for people to know. Sometimes people walk by and slip up and say the wrong thing about me, and I'll smile. They wonder why am I smiling. Because I'm happy that I'm alive. .

George Foreman Quotes about time
#143754 George Foreman

A Jack Russell terrier? My god. He'll burn you up. They never stop. A German shepherd, you can only go so many miles. .

George Foreman Quotes about god
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