Muhammad Ali Quotes (89 quotes)
“Archie's been living off the fat of the land. I'm here to give him his pension plan. When you come to the fight don't block the door. 'Cause you'll all go home after round four.”
Before his fight with Archie Moore, 1962 As quoted in Muhammad Ali was also great for civil rights (January 17,2012)
Comment after the match with Jimmy Ellis was stopped by the referee in the twelfth round (July 1971)
“If you were surprised when Nixon resigned, just watch what happens when I whup Foreman's behind!”
Comment prior to the Rumble in the Jungle (30 October 1974) as documented in When We Were Kings (1996)
“You been hearing about how bad I am since you were a little kid with mess in your pants! Tonight, I'm gonna whip you till you cry like a baby.”
To George Foreman before the start of the Rumble in the Jungle as the referee is giving them instructions (30 October 1974).
As quoted in Muhammad Ali by George Plimpton in The TIME 100 in TIME (14 June 1999)
“Religions all have different names, but they all contain the same truths.... I think the people of our religion should be tolerant and understand people believe different things.”
When asked how he felt about the suspects in the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks sharing his Islamic faith
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Picture Source: Wikimedia CommonsMuhammad Ali
Born: January 17, 1942 (age 75)
Bio: Muhammad Ali is an American former professional boxer, philanthropist and social activist. Considered a cultural icon, Ali has both been idolized and vilified.