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"If they can make penicillin out of mouldy bread, they can sure make something out of you."

"It's hard to be humble, when you're as great as I am."

"The fight is won or lost far away from witnesses - behind the lines, in the gym, and out there on the road, long before I dance under those lights."

"Rivers, ponds, lakes and streams - they all have different names, but they all contain water. Just as religions do - they all contain truths."

"Friendship... is not something you learn in school. But if you haven't learned the meaning of friendship, you really haven't learned anything."
Friendship

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

"I'm not the greatest; I'm the double greatest. Not only do I knock 'em out, I pick the round."

"I'll be floating like a butterfly and stinging like a bee."
Sports

"I know I got it made while the masses of black people are catchin' hell, but as long as they ain't free, I ain't free."

"There are no pleasures in a fight but some of my fights have been a pleasure to win."

"It's just a job. Grass grows, birds fly, waves pound the sand. I beat people up."
Sports

"When you can whip any man in the world, you never know peace."

"Superman don't need no seat belt."

"I'm the best. I just haven't played yet."

"Only the nose knows, Where the nose goes, When the door close."

"It's the repetition of affirmations that leads to belief. And once that belief becomes a deep conviction, things begin to happen."

"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."

"It's lack of faith that makes people afraid of meeting challenges, and I believed in myself."

"Boxing is a lot of white men watching two black men beat each other up."

"I am America. I am the part you won't recognize. But get used to me. Black, confident, cocky; my name, not yours; my religion, not yours; my goals, my own; get used to me."

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