‘Just the greatest boxer’: 11 memorable quotes from boxing legend Ali

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Muhammad Ali was a boxing star, a black people’s rights champion, a devoted Muslim, and many other things. He also had a message for the world. Here are 11 memorable sayings picked by RT.

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“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.”

“Go to college, stay in school. If they can make penicillin out of moldy bread, they can sure make something out of you.”

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

“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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“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.”