Top 10 Greatest Muhammad Ali Quotes

Muhammad Ali’s best rhymes were as famous as Muhammad Ali’s best fights. Whether it was an inspiring Muhammad Ali quote like “Don’t count the days; make the days count,” a classic Muhammad Ali taunt like “I should be a postage stamp. That’s the only way I’ll ever get licked” or a universal Muhammad Ali saying like “Impossible is potential. Impossible is temporary. Impossible is nothing,” this heavyweight champion boxer never failed to impress with his words. WatchMojo counts down ten of the best Muhammad Ali quotes.

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00:37 #10. “Service to others is the rent you pay for your room here on earth.”
01:23 #9. “If you even dream of beating me, you better wake up and apologize.”
02:24 #8. “It isn’t the mountains ahead to climb that wear you out, it’s the pebble in your shoe.”
03:33 #7. “Impossible is potential. Impossible is temporary. Impossible is nothing.”
04:32 #6. “I should be a postage stamp. That’s the only way I’ll ever get licked.”
05:22 #5. “I am the greatest. I said that even before I knew I was.”
06:22 #4. “I’ve wrestled with alligators. I’ve tussled with a whale. I done handcuffed lightning and thrown thunder in jail.”
07:34 #3, #2 & #1 ????

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  1. sorry but i dont care who he was or what his skin color is guy is a draft
    dodger and a piece of shit for doing so most people when they get drafted
    do there duty this guy ran and hid

  2. if I told you that this glass sprung into existence, would you believe it?
    That this glass made itself, no man made this glass, would you believe it?
    Would you believe if I just told you this thing made itself? No, no. You
    wouldn’t believe it, right? If I told you this television station popped
    into existence, no man made it, you would say that Muhammad Ali is crazy.

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