A legendary man was laid to rest this weekend. We can all still hear his voice carry through the ages, “I am the greatest.”
Muhammad Ali was an American professional boxer, widely regarded as one of the greatest and most significant sporting figures in history. He was born on January 17, 1942 in Louisville, KY and died this past Friday June 3, 1916 in Scottsdale, AZ.
Muhammad Ali’s greatest asset aside from his boxing skills was his own self-confidence. He would sometimes pick the round that he was going to knock his opponent out. He was so confident and braggadocious that he would make rhymes about his opponent. Muhammad Ali invented trash talk before we all knew what it was. Back then we all looked at it as arrogance, however we all know better now.
Muhammad Ali was also a man who stood strong for what he believed in no matter what the consequences were. He lived his life carving out a trail for others to follow. Muhammad Ali was a great man who lived for great causes all around the world. He is a figure that will be surly missed.
My top ten favorite Muhammad Ali quotes.
“Float like a butterfly, sting like a bee.”
“I should be a postage stamp. That’s the only way I’ll ever get licked.”
“A man who has no imagination has no wings.”
“He who is not courageous enough to take risks will accomplish nothing in life.”
“I am the greatest, I said that even before I knew I was.”
“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.”
“Service to others is the rent you pay for your room here on earth.”
“Don’t count the days; make the days count.”
“I’m not the greatest, I’m the double greatest.”
“Live everyday as if it were your last because someday you’re going to be right.”
Pay tribute to this man. Live every day as it is your last. Believe in yourself like he did in himself – and go out there and Be the Greatest that you can be.