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Muhammad Ali is one of the most famous athletes in the history of sports. The champion boxer is known as much for his colorful and popular quotes as for his skill in the ring. What are the best Muhammad Ali quotes? With your votes, the world will finally have a definitive list.

Born Cassius Marcellus Clay, Jr., Ali is considered by many to be greatest heavyweight boxer ever. But his persona outside of sports helped make him a legend. Some of the greatest Muhammad Ali quotes came from when the star was discussing controversial issues for his time, including racial justice and religious freedom. 

After joining the Nation of Islam, Ali refused to be conscripted into military service and made his opinions known through some of his most famous quotes. For all the controversy, the most popular Muhammad Ali quotes continue to be those about defeating an opponent or excelling in his field.
What is your favorite Muhammad Ali quote? Vote up the best ones here.

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Champions aren't made in the gyms. Champions are made from something they have deep inside them -- a desire, a dream, a vision. Muhammad Ali

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He who is not courageous enough to take risks will accomplish nothing in life. Muhammad Ali

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It's lack of faith that makes people afraid of meeting challenges, and I believe in myself. Muhammad Ali

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Age is whatever you think it is. You are as old as you think you are. Muhammad Ali

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Float like a butterfly, sting like a bee. Muhammad Ali

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I hated every minute of training, but I said, Don't quit. Suffer now and live the rest of your life as a champion. Muhammad Ali

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The man who has no imagination has no wings. Muhammad Ali

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No one knows what to say in the loser's locker room. Muhammad Ali

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I figured that if I said it enough, I would convince the world that I really was the greatest. Muhammad Ali

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I am the greatest, I said that even before I knew I was. Muhammad Ali

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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. Muhammad Ali

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I run on the road, long before I dance under the lights. Muhammad Ali

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

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When you are as great as I am it is hard to be humble. Muhammad Ali

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What keeps me going is goals. Muhammad Ali

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I am the greatest. Not only do I knock em out, I pick the round! Muhammad Ali