I hated every minute of training, but I said, ‘Don’t quit. Suffer now and live the rest of your life as a champion.’
It isn’t the mountains ahead climb that wears you out; it’s the pebble in your shoe.
He who is not courageous enough to take risks will accomplish nothing in life.
Service to others is the rent you pay for you room here on earth.
Float like a butterfly, sting like a bee.
I believe in the religion of Islam. I believe in Allah and peace.
It’s lack of faith that makes people afraid of meeting challenges, and I believed in myself.
Friendship… is not something you learn in school. But if you haven’t learned the meaning of friendship, you really haven’t learned anything.
It’s just a job. Grass grows, birds fly, waves pound the sand. I beat people up.
Silence is golden when you can’t think of a good answer.
It’s hard to be humble, when you’re as great as I am.
The man who has no imagination has no wings.
My only fault is that I don’t realize how great I really am.
I’m just hoping that people understands that Islam is peace and not violence.
What keeps me going is goals.
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.
The word ‘Islam’ means ‘peace.’ The word ‘Muslim’ means ‘one who surrenders to God.’ But the press makes us seem like haters.
Rivers, ponds, lakes and streams – they al have different names but they all contain water. Just as religions do – they all contain truths.
It’s the repetition of affirmations that leads to belief. And once that belief becomes a deep conviction, things begin to happen.
The name Muhammad is the most common name in the world. In all the countries around the world – Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, Morocco, turkey, Syria, Lebanon – there are more Muhammad than anything else. When I joined the Nation of Islam and become a Muslim, they gave me the most famous name because I was the champ.
My way of joking is to tell the truth. That’s the funniest joke in the world.
I done wrestled with an alligator, I done tussled with a whale; handcuffed lightning, thrown thunder in jail; only last week, I murdered a rock, injured a stone, hospitalised a brick; I’m so mean I make medicine sick.
If you even dream of beating my you’d better wake up and apologize.
Terrorists are not following Islam. Killing people and blowing up people and dropping bombs in place and all this is not the way to spread the word of Islam. So people realize now that all Muslims are not terrorists.
Allah’s the Arabic term for God. Stand up for God, fight for God, work for God and do the right things, and go the right way, things will end up in your corner.
A man who views the world the same at fifty as he did at twenty has wasted thirty years of his life.