I am the greatest, I said that even before I knew I was.
My only fault is that I don’t realize how great I really am.
Why should they ask me to put on a uniform and go 10,000 miles from home and drop bombs and bullets on Brown people in Vietnam while so-called Negro people in Louisville are treated like dogs and denied simple human rights? No I’m not going 10,000 miles from home to help murder and burn another...
I said I was ‘The Greatest,’ I never said I was the smartest!
I had to prove you could be a new kind of black man. I had to show the world.
There are more pleasant things to do than beat up people.
No one knows what to say in the loser’s locker room.
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...
Frazier is so ugly that he should donate his face to the U.S. Bureau of Wild Life.
I’ve seen George Foreman shadow boxing, and the shadow won.
If my mind can conceive it, and my heart can believe it – then I can achieve it.
My way of joking is to tell the truth. That’s the funniest joke in the world.
Silence is golden when you can’t think of a good answer.
There are no pleasures in a fight but some of my fights have been a pleasure to win.
Joe Frazier got hit more than me – and he doesn’t have Parkinson’s.
When you can whip any man in the world, you never know peace.
This is the legend of Cassius Clay, The most beautiful fighter in the world today.He talks a great deal, and brags indeed-y, of a muscular punch that’s incredibly speed-y.The fistic world was dull and weary,But with a champ like Liston, things had to be dreary.Then someone with color and someone with dash, Brought fight fans...
If you even dream of beating me you’d better wake up and apologize.
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.’