Also, Muhammed Ali is known for his witty, sometimes even profound remarks, quite unusual for a professional pugilist. I give a few examples.

  • Float like a butterfly, sting like a bee.
  • It's just a job. Grass grows, birds fly, waves pound the sand. I just beat people up.
  • The man who has no imagination has no wings.
  • The man who views the world at 50 the same as he did at 20 has wasted 30 years of his life.
  • Service to others is the rent you pay for your room here on earth.