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I keep a Word document of quotes I come across and like. Most are investing related, but also some motivational ones. As I read through Ali stuff this morning, I wrote down the following ones from him:

 

"Impossible is just a big word thrown around by small men who find it easier to live in the world they’ve been given than to explore the power they have to change it. Impossible is not a fact. It’s an opinion. Impossible is not a declaration. It’s a dare. Impossible is potential. Impossible is temporary. Impossible is nothing."

 

"He who is not courageous enough to take risks will accomplish nothing in life."

 

"A man who views the world the same at 50 as he did at 20 has wasted 30 years of his 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.'"

 

RIP.

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The original moonwalk

 

 

 

Best thing about Ali was the mad trash he talked......yet could still back all of it up.

 

 

Sonny Liston vs Cassius Clay. I had a poster of this guy back in school.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OezriPEepZs

 

George Foreman

 

 

Clay vs. Liston: Weigh-in

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UIV1F5rjykY

 

Clay vs. Liston — Post-fight Interview

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OnfnsQve8W0

 

 

 

Reporter:Let me see you close your mouth and keep it closed.

 

Ali: Well, you know thats impossible.

 

Reporter:Let me see you close you mouth...

 

Ali: You know thats impossible. Im the greatest.

 

........Thats just amazing...lol..fast forward to about 2 min for the interview. "He spoke in soundbites"...and you libtards think trump invented it. The Poem he wrote about 7min into it....lol

 

"If you like to loose your money..be a fool and bet on Sonny."...... Lol

 

 

 

Guy had the biggest pair out there......https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HeFMyrWlZ68 ,

 

 

Now we wine about being coaxed into boardroom decisions. Those guys were the Greatest Generation....for an ungrateful nation. We bitch about Lebron James being cocky....lo

 

 

At least hes honest, lol. I rate myself number 2 now. -> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LR52l7Y6glYl

 

 

Even when he gets beat. Muhammad Ali on Dick Cavett After Leon Spinks loss....the way he respects his opponent.

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I think this sums up Ali.....

 

The New York Times columnist William Rhoden wrote, "Ali's actions changed my standard of what constituted an athlete's greatness. Possessing a killer jump shot or the ability to stop on a dime was no longer enough. What were you doing for the liberation of your people? What were you doing to help your country live up to the covenant of its founding principles?"

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Before being Anti-Establishment was cool.....

 

 

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar said: "I remember the teachers at my high school didn't like Ali because he was so anti-establishment and he kind of thumbed his nose at authority and got away with it. The fact that he was proud to be a Black man and that he had so much talent ... made some people think that he was dangerous. But for those very reasons I enjoyed him."

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Ali stated: "War is against the teachings of the Holy Qur'an. I'm not trying to dodge the draft. We are not supposed to take part in no wars unless declared by Allah or The Messenger. We don't take part in Christian wars or wars of any unbelievers."

 

 

 

lol. On June 28, 1971, the Supreme Court in Clay v. United States overturned Ali's conviction by a unanimous 8–0 decision (Justice Thurgood Marshall did not participate). The decision was not based on, nor did it address, the merits of Ali's claims per se; rather, the Court held that since the Appeal Board gave no reason for the denial of a conscientious objector exemption to Ali, and that it was therefore impossible to determine which of the three basic tests for conscientious objector status offered in the Justice Department's brief that the Appeals Board relied on, Ali's conviction must be reversed.

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"My conscience won't let me go shoot my brother, or some darker people, or some poor hungry people in the mud for big powerful America. And shoot them for what? They never called me nigger, they never lynched me, they didn't put no dogs on me, they didn't rob me of my nationality, rape or kill my mother and father.... How can I shoot them poor people? Just take me to jail."

 

 

 

 

He did not fight from March 1967 to October 1970—from ages 25 to almost 29—as his case worked its way through the appeals process.

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http://www.nytimes.com/2016/06/04/sports/muhammad-ali-dies.html

 

Great Video

 

 

“I'm a fighter. I believe in the eye-for-an-eye business. I'm no cheek turner. I got no respect for a man who won't hit back. You kill my dog, you better hide your cat.”

 

"Im a bad man."

 

Muhammad Ali: Worshiped. Misunderstood. Exploited.

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/06/04/opinion/muhammad-ali-worshipped-misunderstood-exploited.html

 

 

 

“I’ve wrestled with alligators,

I’ve tussled with a whale.

I done handcuffed lightning

And throw thunder in jail.

You know I’m bad.

just last week, I murdered a rock,

Injured a stone, Hospitalized a brick.

I’m so mean, I make medicine sick.”

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“I’ve wrestled with alligators,

I’ve tussled with a whale.

I done handcuffed lightning

And throw thunder in jail.

You know I’m bad.

just last week, I murdered a rock,

Injured a stone, Hospitalized a brick.

I’m so mean, I make medicine sick.”

 

That sounds like Donald Trump  ;)

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“I’ve wrestled with alligators,

I’ve tussled with a whale.

I done handcuffed lightning

And throw thunder in jail.

You know I’m bad.

just last week, I murdered a rock,

Injured a stone, Hospitalized a brick.

I’m so mean, I make medicine sick.”

 

Definitely one of my favorite quotes.

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