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Top 10 Muhammad Ali quotes that inspire the entrepreneur

Today is Muhammad Ali’s 70th birthday. Though he was a boxer, his vision, philosophy and passion was one that could only inspire every human being. Here are the top 10 quotes(not in ranked order) I found that inspire the entrepreneur.


1. “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.” 

2. “You lose nothing when fighting for a cause … In my mind the losers are those who don’t have a cause they care about.” 


3. “The man with no imagination has no wings.” 

4. “Inside of a ring or out, ain’t nothing wrong with going down. It’s staying down that’s wrong.” 

5. “If my mind can conceive it, and my heart can believe it – then I can achieve it.”

6. “The best way to make your dreams come true is to wake up.” 

7. “He who is not courageous enough to take risks will accomplish nothing in life” 

8. “To be a great champion you must believe you are the best. If you’re not, pretend you are.”

9. “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 the skill, and the will. But the will must be stronger than the skill.”

10. “I hated every minute of training, but I said, ‘Don’t quit. Suffer now and live the rest of your life as a champion’.” 

Happy Birthday Mr. Ali. You continue to “shock the world.”

About Joey Aquino

@Joey_Aquino https://joeyaquino.wordpress.com/ http://www.linkedin.com/in/jdaquino


2 thoughts on “Top 10 Muhammad Ali quotes that inspire the entrepreneur

  1. Awesome Quotes. Thanks for posting Joey.
    Great to have you at Jax to coordinate startup weekend

    — Sarath Kuravi
    BOD, IndoUS Chamber of Commerce

    Posted by Sarath Kuravi | January 24, 2012, 6:44 am
  2. These quotes have the power to inspire all. If only i knew where to get copies of the DVD’s
    “The life and Philosophy of Muhamed Ali”.I would dearly like to give them to my disabled son as a present. I heard some of the readings from a radion station I was listening to.(Impressive)

    Posted by Norma McFarlane | January 26, 2015, 11:56 am

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