To be a great champion you must believe you are the best. If you’re not, pretend you are.
Float like a butterfly, sting like a bee.
The man who has no imagination has no wings.
It's just a job. Grass grows, birds fly, waves pound the sand. I beat people up.
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.
God gave me this illness to remind me that I'm not Number One; He is.
Service to others is the rent you pay for your room here on earth.
Sure the fight was fixed. I fixed it with a right hand.
If you haven't learned the meaning of friendship, you really haven't learned anything.
Wars of nations are fought to change maps. But wars of poverty are fought to map change.
A rooster crows only when it sees the light. Put him in the dark and he'll never crow. I have seen the light and I'm crowing.
It is not the size of a man but the size of his heart that matters.
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 run on the road long before I dance under the lights.
Boxing is the only sport you can get your brain shook, your money took and your name in the undertaker book.
It's lack of faith that makes people afraid of meeting challenges, and I believed in myself.
It isn't the mountains that wear you out; it's the pebble in your shoe.
The Internal Revenue Service is the real undefeated heavyweight champion.
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.
It's the lack of faith that makes people afraid of meeting challenges, and I believe in myself. He who is not courageous enough to take risks will accomplish nothing in life. I figured that if I said it enough, I would convince the world that I really was the greatest.
You have to know you can win. You have to think you can win. You have to feel you can win.
There are more pleasant things to do than beat up people.
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.
It will be a killer, and a chiller, and a thriller, when I get the gorilla in Manila.
I am the astronaut of boxing. Joe Louis and Dempsey were just jet pilots. I'm in a world of my own.
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