15 Quotes by Muhammad Ali

Many people imagine they’re famous but few experience genuine fame and the universal recognition that it brings with it. One such person is the legendary, three-time world heavyweight boxing champion Muhammad Ali. Born Cassius Clay he rose above his humble beginnings to become one of the most recognisable and respected faces on the planet. He was also an inspiration to us all.

As well as being a respected sportsman he was also a respected thinker. Consequently the many memorable and thought-provoking quotes he left us continue to offer an insight into the personal philosophy that drove Muhammad Ali to become such a great champion. The 15 quotes by Muhammad Ali included here should prove this point.

Muhammad Ali was driven to become a champion and if his philosophy worked for him, it can work for you too. So here are 15 of the very best quotes by Muhammad Ali:-

  1. I am the greatest; I said that even before I knew I was. ~Muhammad Ali
  2. A man who views the world the same at 50 as he did at 20 has wasted 30 years of his life. ~Muhammad Ali
  3. He who is not courageous enough to take risks will accomplish nothing in life. ~Muhammad Ali
  4. Impossible is just a big 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 not a declaration. It’s a dare. Impossible is potential. Impossible is temporary. Impossible is nothing. ~Muhammad Ali
  5. Hating people because of their colour is wrong. And it doesn’t matter which colour does the hating. It’s just plain wrong. ~Muhammad Ali
  6. 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
  7. It isn’t the mountains ahead to climb that wear you out; it’s the pebble in your shoe. ~Muhammad Ali
  8. 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
  9. At home I am a nice guy: but I don’t want the world to know. Humble people, I’ve found, don’t get very far. ~Muhammad Ali
  10. Service to others is the rent you pay for your room here on earth. ~Muhammad Ali
  11. Don’t count the days; make the days count. ~Muhammad Ali
  12. It’s hard to be humble when you’re as great as I am. ~Muhammad Ali
  13. If you even dream of beating me you’d better wake up and apologize. ~Muhammad Ali
  14. Braggin’ is when a person says something and can’t do it. I do what I say. ~Muhammad Ali
  15. It’s not bragging if you can back it up. ~Muhammad Ali

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15 Quotes by Marilyn Monroe

Much has been said and written about Marilyn Monroe. Some of it was true but a lot of it was simply myth of course. In her time she was a big star and the legend of Marilyn Monroe lives on to this day. She died tragically young and in circumstances that were rather sad. However she was smarter than she appeared to be and many of her observations are sharp and funny. The 15 quotes by Marilyn Monroe included here should hopefully prove the point.

The quotes attributed to Marilyn Monroe illustrate her grasp of what it was to be a woman in what was then very much a man’s world. In many ways for women the experience has changed very little, so her observations should serve as a source of inspiration for women everywhere.

So ladies, here are the 15 quotes by Marilyn Monroe just for you:-

  1. A smile is the best makeup a girl can wear. ~Marilyn Monroe
  2. A girl doesn’t need anyone who doesn’t need her. ~Marilyn Monroe
  3. Always, always, always believe in yourself. Because if you don’t, then who will, sweetie? ~Marilyn Monroe
  4. I don’t mind living in a man’s world as long as I can be a woman in it. ~Marilyn Monroe
  5. Women who seek to be equal with men lack ambition. ~Marilyn Monroe
  6. I’m selfish, impatient and a little insecure. I make mistakes, I am out of control and at times tough to handle. But if you can’t handle me at my worst, then you sure as hell don’t deserve me at my best. ~Marilyn Monroe
  7. I am good but not an angel. I do sin but I am not the devil. I am just a small girl in a big world, trying to find someone to love. ~Marilyn Monroe
  8. Sometimes you just have to throw on a crown and remind them who they’re dealing with. ~Marilyn Monroe
  9. Naturally, there are times when every woman likes to be flattered, to feel she is the most important thing in someone’s world. Only a man can paint this picture. ~Marilyn Monroe
  10. No one ever told me I was pretty when I was a little girl. All little girls should be told they’re pretty, even if they aren’t. ~Marilyn Monroe
  11. When it comes down to it, let them think what they want. If they care enough to bother with what I do, then I’m already better than them anyway. ~Marilyn Monroe
  12. You better believe when the conversation is getting shorter with you, it’s getting longer with someone else. ~Marilyn Monroe
  13. A wise girl kisses but doesn’t love, listens but doesn’t believe, and leaves before she is left. ~Marilyn Monroe
  14. Respect is one of life’s greatest treasures. I mean, what does it all add up to if you don’t have that? ~Marilyn Monroe
  15. Sometimes I’ve been to a party where no one spoke to me for a whole evening. The men, frightened by their wives or sweeties, would give me a wide berth. And the ladies would gang up in a corner to discuss my dangerous character. ~Marilyn Monroe

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15 Quotes by Lao Tzu

Lao Tzu was an ancient Chinese philosopher and writer, or at least we believe he was. Apparently born in 604 BC it’s hard to be sure whether he ever even existed as that was clearly a long time before records began. Nevertheless the philosophy for which he is credited is wise indeed and provides us with great insight into life and its meaning. So here are 15 quotes by Lao Tzu which should provide you with greater insight into the human condition.

Consider these quotes carefully and think about their meaning. As a result you might just improve your understanding of people and why we do the things we do. Furthermore one of these quotes might just provide you with the spark that will propel you down the road to success. If that’s the result then it will have been well worth a few minutes of your time.

Here is the wisdom of Lao Tzu in 15 quotes:-

  1. An ant on the move does more than a dozing ox. ~Lao Tzu
  2. He who knows himself is enlightened. ~Lao Tzu
  3. At the centre of your being you have the answer; you know who you are and you know what you want. ~Lao Tzu
  4. When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be. ~Lao Tzu
  5. A journey of a thousand miles must begin with a single step. ~Lao Tzu
  6. Respond intelligently even to unintelligent treatment. ~Lao Tzu
  7. The power of intuitive understanding will protect you from harm until the end of your days. ~Lao Tzu
  8. If you realize that all things change, there is nothing you will try to hold on to. If you are not afraid of dying, there is nothing you cannot achieve. ~Lao Tzu
  9. I have just three things to teach: simplicity, patience, compassion. These three are your greatest treasures. ~Lao Tzu
  10. If you do not change direction, you may end up where you are heading. ~Lao Tzu
  11. For the wise man looks into space and he knows there is no limited dimensions. ~Lao Tzu
  12. Great acts are made up of small deeds. ~Lao Tzu
  13. Kindness in words creates confidence. Kindness in thinking creates profoundness. Kindness in giving creates love. ~Lao Tzu
  14. He who conquers others is strong; He who conquers himself is mighty. ~Lao Tzu
  15. Violence, even well intentioned, always rebounds upon oneself. ~Lao Tzu

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24 Quotes by Famous People

If you feel the need to be inspired then look no further. Here are 24 quotes by famous people that will have you reflecting on life, the universe and everything. Maybe you’ll find something here that will leave you feeling truly inspired.

Most of all, if you love a good quote then there are some truly great ones here. Probably some of the best you’ll read anywhere. While there may be quotes as good as these, it’s unlikely they’ll be bettered in my opinion.

Why not take a look through them all now? They all remain relevant to this day and as a result one of them might just fire the spark that will propel your down the road to success.

Consequently I think these quotes are well worth your time. Hence read them now and leave a comment to let other readers know what you think:-

  1. Whatever you are, be a good one. ~Abraham Lincoln
  2. The future depends on what we do in the present. ~Mahatma Gandhi
  3.  Have the courage to follow your heart and your intuition. They somehow know what you truly want to become. ~Steve Jobs
  4.  Dream as if you’ll live forever. Live as if you’ll die today. ~James Dean
  5.  If you don’t have a competitive advantage, don’t compete. ~Jack Welch
  6.  The people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world are the ones who do. ~Albert Einstein
  7.  Well done is better than well said. ~Benjamin Franklin
  8.  Don’t chase people. Be yourself; do your own thing; and work hard. The right people – the ones who really belong in your life – will come to you. And stay. ~Will Smith
  9.  All our dreams come true if we have the courage to pursue them. ~Walt Disney
  10.  Animals don’t hate and we’re supposed to be better than them. ~Elvis Presley
  11.  Don’t feel stupid if you don’t like what everyone else pretends to love. ~Emma Watson
  12.  Nowadays people know the price of everything but the value of nothing. ~Oscar Wilde
  13.  The final forming of a person’s character lies in their own hands. ~Anne Frank
  14.  Don’t waste your time with explanations. People only hear what they want to hear. ~Paulo Coelho
  15.  If you were born poor, it’s not you mistake. But if you die poor it is your mistake. ~Bill Gates
  16.  You cannot avoid peace by avoiding life. ~Virginia Woolf
  17.  You’re only given one little spark of madness. You mustn’t lose it. ~Robin Williams
  18. Have no fear of perfection, you’ll never reach it. ~Salvador Dali
  19.  The quality of a person’s life is in direct proportion to their commitment to excellence, regardless of their chosen field of endeavour. ~Vince Lombardi
  20.  Women are the largest untapped reservoir of talent in the world. ~Hillary Clinton
  21.  I always wanted to be somebody but now I realise I should’ve been more specific. ~Lily Tomlin
  22.  Never argue with a fool. Onlookers might not be able to tell the difference. ~Mark Twain
  23.  I am not afraid. I was born to do this. ~Joan of Arc
  24.  Success isn’t about how much money you make. It’s about the difference you make in people’s lives. ~Michelle Obama

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Further Reading:

Maybe you should consider buying a book of quotes by famous people as a reference text for your desk because it’s always useful to have such a text readily to hand. When you want to emphasise a point, a suitable quote can be very powerful. Furthermore it can be memorable too.

Having your own reference text will give you something to thumb through in your quieter moments when you can highlight some of your favourites for future use. Highlight anything especially relevant to you role or your business and you’ll be glad you did.

While there are plenty of good books of quotes around, one I can recommend is:-

Quotes on life, goal and Success from famous people around the world

Click on the link to take a look at it. I’ve got my own copy and I bought it from Amazon. You can too if you CLICK HERE.

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