Wars of nations are fought to change maps. But wars of poverty are fought to map change.
Wisdom is knowing when you can't be wise.
Silence is golden when you can't think of a good answer.
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.
The man who has no imagination has no wings.
It isn't the mountains ahead to climb that wear you out; it's the pebble in your shoe.
Age is whatever you think it is. You are as old as you think you are.
Boxing is a lot of white men watching two black men beat each other up.
Champions aren't made in gyms. Champions are made from something they have deep inside them-a desire, a dream, a vision. They have to have last-minute stamina, they have to be a little faster, they have to have the skill and the will. But the will must be stronger than the skill.
Friendship... is not something you learn in school. But if you haven't learned the meaning of friendship, you really haven't learned anything.
Hating people because of their colour is wrong. And it doesn't matter which colour does the hating. It's just plain wrong.
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.''
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.
I wish people would love everybody else the way they love me. It would be a better world.
I'll beat him so bad he'll need a shoehorn to put his hat on.
I'm so fast that last night I turned off the light switch in my hotel room and was in bed before the room was dark.
If they can make penicillin out of mouldy bread, they can sure make something out of you.
It's lack of faith that makes people afraid of meeting challenges, and I believed in myself.
It's the repetition of affirmations that leads to belief. And once that belief becomes a deep conviction, things begin to happen.
Love is a net that catches hearts like a fish.
Old age is just a record of one's whole life.
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.
Prejudice comes from being in the dark; sunlight disinfects it.
Rivers, ponds, lakes and streams - they all have different names, but they all contained water. Just as religions do - they all contain truths.
There are more pleasant things to do than beat up people.
There are no pleasures in a fight but some of my fights have been a pleasure to win.
To be able to give away riches is mandatory if you wish to possess them. This is the only way that you will be truly rich.
We have one life; it soon will be past; what we do for God is all that will last.
What keeps me going is goals.
When you can whip any man in the world, you never know peace.