I wish people would love everybody else the way they love me. It would be a better world.
Friendship... is not something you learn in school. But if you haven't learned the meaning of friendship, you really haven't learned anything.
I know where I'm going and I know the truth, and I don't have to be what you want me to be. I'm free to be what I want.
I am the greatest, I said that even before I knew I was.
I'm so fast that last night I turned off the light switch in my hotel room and was in bed before the room was dark.
He who is not courageous enough to take risks will accomplish nothing in life.
A man who views the world the same at fifty as he did at twenty has wasted thirty years of his life.
It's the repetition of affirmations that leads to belief. And once that belief becomes a deep conviction, things begin to happen.
If you even dream of beating me you'd better wake up and apologize.
Rivers, ponds, lakes and streams - they all have different names, but they all contain water. Just as religions do - they all contain truths.
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.
January 17, 1942