A boxing legend and cultural icon passed away last night — Muhammad Ali died with his family by his side after experiencing breathing problems. To honor his memory, here are 30 of his best quotes:
‘Float like a butterfly, Sting like a bee, your hands can’t hit, what your eyes can’t see.’ – Prior to his fight against Foreman in 1974.
‘If my mind can conceive it, and my heart can believe it – then I can achieve it.’
‘I’m not the greatest; I’m the double greatest. Not only do I knock ’em out, I pick the round.’
‘It’s hard to be humble, when you’re as great as I am.’
‘To make America the greatest is my goal, so I beat the Russian and I beat the Pole. And for the USA won the medal of gold. The Greeks said you’re better than the Cassius of old.’ – He said this quote after he won the Olympic light-heavyweight gold medal at the 1960 Games in Rome.