New DelhiThe legendary boxing champion Cassius Marcellus Clay Jr., better known as Muhammad Ali, breathed his last at a Phoenix hospital on Friday evening. Aged 74, Ali was suffering from a respiratory problem.He was the most fantastical American figure of his era, a self-invented character of such physical wit, political defiance, global fame, and sheer originality. But, it was not only his action in the boxing ring, that won hearts, his words did too.In his career spanning decades, the legend who crowned as the ‘Sportsman of the Century’ and the ‘Sports Personality of the Century’ respectively by the Sports Illustrated and the BBC, spoke words which will illuminate the lives of generations to come. Here is a look at 10 of his best quotes
If my mind can conceive it and my heart can believe it- then I can achieve it.
2. Hating people because of their colour is wrong. And it doesn’t matter which colour does the hating, it is just plain wrong.
It's hard to be humble when you're as great as I am.
Champions aren’t made in gyms; champions are made from something they have deep inside them – a desire, a dream, and a vision. They have to have the skill, and the will. But the will has to be stronger than the skill.
Float like a butterfly, sting like a bee. Rumble, young man, rumble.
Live everyday as if it were your last because someday you are going to be right.
The best way to make your dreams come true is to wake up.
Often it isn’t the mountains ahead that wear you out, it is the little pebble in your shoe.
He who is not courageous enough to take risks, will accomplish nothing in life.
You lose nothing when fighting for a cause… In my mind the losers are those who don’t have a cause they care about.