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8 moving quotes you can remember Muhammad Ali by


Muhammad Ali

That's Muhammad Ali boxing Ernie Terrell in 1967. (Cliff/Flickr)

Heavyweight boxer and American icon Muhammad Ali passed away Friday night at the age of 74, prompting politicians, celebrities, family, and fans to remember the athletes life.

Ali's passing also got people remembering and sharing some of the profound things he said throughout his life.

On making the most of life:

"Don’t count the days; make the days count."

"Live everyday as if it were your last because someday you're going to be right."

On challenges:

"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."

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

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

On race:

"Hating people because of their color is wrong. And it doesn't matter which color does the hating. It's just plain wrong."

On being humble:

"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."

And of course:

"Float like a butterfly, sting like a bee. His hands can't hit what his eyes can't see. Now you see me, now you don't. George thinks he will, but I know he won't."

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8 moving quotes you can remember Muhammad Ali by

Sydney Moorhead

Sydney is a recent graduate of UC Santa Cruz with a degree in English-language literature. She served as a City on a Hill Press editor and an editorial intern at Good Times Weekly. She currently resides in Orange County, where she does her best not to spend all her money at the ridiculous number of malls. She loves watching Bravo reality shows and eating vegan food that isn’t too expensive (so, never).

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