The Greatest of All Time.
Few athletes can lay claim to that title, but Muhammad Ali is one of them.
A cultural icon, civil rights hero, and unparalleled heavyweight talent, Ali was universally beloved around the world when he passed away at the age of 74. The champion boxer did plenty of work with his fists over his exceptional career—including defeating greats like Joe Frazier, Sonny Liston, and George Foreman—but he did just as much, and arguably more, with his words.
Ali could talk trash just about as well as he could box, and he also waxed poetic with phrases and quotes that have endured for years. The Olympic gold medal winner and three-time heavyweight champion inspired millions with his doggerel in the ring and out of it.
From serious thoughts on life to a hilarious appraisal of Foreman's boxing skills, these lines remind us that Ali's influence will last for a long time to come.