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

“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.”

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

“It’s hard to be humble when you’re as great as I am.”

“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.”

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

“I hated every minute of training, but I said, ‘Don’t quit. Suffer now and live the rest of your life as a champion.'”

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

“Don’t count the days; make the days count.”

“I’m not the greatest, I’m the double greatest. Not only do I knock ’em out, I pick the round.”

“I’m gonna show you how great I am.”

“It’s lack of faith that makes people afraid of meeting challenges, and I believe in myself.”

“I shook up the world, I’m the king of the world. You must listen to me. I am the greatest!”

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

“Don’t give up. Don’t ever give up. It’s a long suffering while waiting for success.”

“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.”

“Champions aren’t made in the gyms. Champions are made from something they have deep inside them—a desire, a dream, a vision.”

“Impossible is just a big 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.”

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

“To be a great champion you must believe you are the best. If you’re not, pretend you are.”