Friendship... is not something you learn in school. But if you haven't learned the meaning of friendship, you really haven't learned anything.
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.
He who is not courageous enough to take risks will accomplish nothing in life.
Float like a butterfly, sting like a bee.
I hated every minute of training, but I said, 'Don't quit. Suffer now and live the rest of your life as a champion.'
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.
The man who has no imagination has no wings.
The word 'Islam' means 'peace.' The word 'Muslim' means 'one who surrenders to God.' But the press makes us seem like haters.
I believe in the religion of Islam. I believe in Allah and peace.
It isn't the mountains ahead to climb that wear you out; it's the pebble in your shoe.
Service to others is the rent you pay for your room here on earth.
It's lack of faith that makes people afraid of meeting challenges, and I believed in myself.
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 the champ.
I am an ordinary man who worked hard to develop the talent I was given. I believed in myself, and I believe in the goodness of others.
A man who views the world the same at fifty as he did at twenty has wasted thirty years of his life.
I done wrestled with an alligator, I done tussled with a whale; handcuffed lightning, thrown thunder in jail; only last week, I murdered a rock, injured a stone, hospitalised a brick; I'm so mean I make medicine sick.
I should be a postage stamp, because that's the only way I'll ever get licked. I'm beautiful. I'm fast. I'm so mean I make medicine sick. I can't possibly be beat.
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.
I shook up the world, I shook up the world.
It's the repetition of affirmations that leads to belief. And once that belief becomes a deep conviction, things begin to happen.