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Muhammad Ali
(17 Jan 1942 - )

American boxer.

Science Quotes by Muhammad Ali (6 quotes)

Champions aren’t made in gyms. Champions are made from something they have deep inside them—a desire, a dream, a vision. They have to have last-minute stamina, they have to be a little faster, they have to have the skill and the will. But the will must be stronger than the skill.
— Muhammad Ali
As co-author with Richard Durham, in The Greatest: My Own Story (1975), 365.
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He who is not courageous enough to take risks will accomplish nothing in life.
— Muhammad Ali
In Ebony (1984), 40, 140.
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I don’t have to be what you want me to be. I’m free to be what I want.
— Muhammad Ali
In Robert Lipsyte, 'Clay Discusses His Future, Liston and Black Muslims', New York Times (27 Feb 1964). (At age 22.)
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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.
— Muhammad Ali
In epigraph, without citation, in The Great American Sports Book: A Casual But Voluminous Look at American Spectator Sports from the Civil War to the Present Time (1978), 282.
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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
Quoted in Kim Lim (ed.), 1,001 Pearls of Spiritual Wisdom: Words to Enrich, Inspire, and Guide Your Life (2014), 14
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Stay in college, get the knowledge. And stay there until you’re through. If they can make penicillin out of moldy bread, they can sure make something out of you.
Advice to a young person to continue his education.
— Muhammad Ali
From address to students at New School for Social Research, New York City, 'Words of the Week',Jet (3 Jan 1980), 57, No. 16, 32.
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