Cassius Marcellus Clay, Jr., also known as The Greatest of All Time: Muhammad Ali (1942-2016), will forever live in our hearts as a champion...
Not just in Boxing, but in life! I'm grateful to have lived with him in this lifetime. So here are 15 of the Greatest Muhammad Ali tribute tattoos accompanied by 15 inspirational quotations he used to say to motivate and encourage everyone to be the champions of their lives!
"I hated every minute of training. But I said, "Don't quit. Suffer now and live the rest of your life as Champion!" ~Muhammad Ali
"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 they have to be stronger than the skill." ~Muhammad Ali
"He who is not courageous enough to take risks will accomplish nothing in life."
"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." ~Muhammad Ali
"The Man who views the world at 50 the same as he did at 20 has wasted 30 years of his life." ~Muhammad Ali
"If you even dream of beating me, you better wake up and apologize."
"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." ~Muhammad Ali
"It isn't the mountain ahead to climb that wear you out. It's the pebble in your shoe." ~Muhammad Ali
"If your dreams don't scare you. They aren't big enough." ~Muhammad Ali
"It's the repetition of affirmations that leads to belief. And once that belief becomes a deep conviction, things begin to happen." ~Muhammad Ali
"It's lack of Faith that makes people afraid of meeting challenges."
"Inside of a ring or out, ain't nothing wrong with going down. It's staying down that's wrong." ~Muhammad Ali
"Float like a butterfly. Sting like a bee. The hands can't hit what the eyes can't see." ~Muhammad Ali
"Don't count the days. Make the days count."
Rest in Peace, Muhammad Ali. You are now in the peace of the stars, where the greatest souls are.
And to close this blog, here's a song by R. Kelly inspired by the World's greatest. Hope you feel empowered!