Muhammad Ali’s words show courage, conscience, & conviction.

Muhammad Ali, a man of courage, conscience, and conviction, left us. Here are some things he said:

“My principles are more important than the money or my title.”

“I didn’t want to submit to the army and then, on the day of judgment, have God say to me, ‘Why did you do that?'”

“My intention is to box, to win a clean fight. But in war, the intention is to kill, kill, kill, kill, and continue killing innocent people.”

“I wish people would love everybody else the way they love me. It would be a better world.”

“I am a Muslim and there is nothing Islamic about killing innocent people in Paris, San Bernardino, or anywhere else in the world. True Muslims know that the ruthless violence of so-called Islamic Jihadists goes against the very tenets of our religion.”

Hating people because of their color is wrong. And it doesn’t matter which color does the hating. It’s just plain wrong.”

“Impossible is just a 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. Impossible is not a fact. It’s an opinion. Impossible is potential. Impossible is temporary. Impossible is nothing.”

“Live everyday as if it were your last because someday you’re going to be right.”

“Why should they ask me to put on a uniform and go ten thousand miles from home and drop bombs and bullets on brown people in Vietnam while so-called Negro people in Louisville are treated like dogs and denied simple human rights?”

“I don’t have to be what you want me to be. I am free to be what I want.”

“If you haven’t learned the meaning of friendship, you really haven’t learned anything.”

“I wanted to use my fame and this face that everyone knows so well to help uplift and inspire people around the world.”

M. Ali

To read some more quotes from famous Americans against war, click here.

 

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About Steve Simms

I like to look and think outside the box. I have written two books: Mindrobics: How To Be Happy For The Rest Of Your Life and Your Sperm Won--Experiencing Your Value As A Championship Human Being. In college I encountered Jesus Christ and I have been passionate about trying to get to know Him better ever since. My wife and I lead a non-traditional church in Nashville based on open participation and Spirit-led sharing. We long to see the power and passion of the early church come to life in our time.
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