Here are our top 10 favorite inspirational quotes by the late, great Cassius Clay aka Muhammad Ali:
1. "I never thought of losing, but now that it's happened, the only thing is to do it right. That's my obligation to all the people who believe in me. We all have to take defeats in life."
2. "Stay in College, get the knowledge, stay there until you are through. If they can make penicillin out of moldy bread, they can sure make something of you!"
3. "The man who has no imagination has no wings."
4. "It's the repetition of affirmations that leads to belief. And once that belief becomes a deep conviction, things begin to happen."
5. “He who is not courageous enough to take risks will accomplish nothing in life.”
6. “It isn’t the mountains ahead to climb that wear you out; it’s the pebble in your shoe.”
7. “It’s lack of faith that makes people afraid of meeting challenges, and I believed in myself.”
8. “The man who views the world at 50 the same as he did at 20 has wasted 30 years of his life.”
9. “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 last-minute stamina, they have to be a little faster, they have to have the skill and the will. But the will must be stronger than the skill.”
10. “Service to others is the rent you pay for your room here on earth.”