Float Like A Butterfly, Sting Like A Bee
Born Cassius Clay, Muhammed Ali, is said to be the most written about public figure in his lifetime. As the only Heavyweight champion to be crowned three times, Ali made a name for himself in and outside of the boxing ring. He was known for talking smack about his opponents and his strong opposition for the Vietnam War. He died a year ago today, after battling Parkinson’s Disease for over thirty years.
“I think maybe Parkinson’s is God’s way of reminding me what is important. It slowed me down and caused me to listen rather than talk,” Ali explained.
Gone, but certainly never forgotten, here are a couple of other famed quotes from The Greatest himself:
“It isn’t the mountains ahead to climb that wear you out; it’s the pebble in your shoe.”
“Don’t count the days, make the days count.”
“I am the greatest, I said that even before I knew I was.”
Rest In Peace Oh Great One!
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