He was and still is “The Greatest,” and the social web agrees. Today the interwebs are celebrating the 70th birthday of three-time world champion boxer and philanthropist Muhammad Ali. Born Cassius Marcellus Clay, Jr.; January 17, 1942 in Louisville, Kentucky, Ali will always “float like a butterfly and sting like a bee” in the eyes of his fans.
Here are some of our favorite Ali quotes.
“The man who views the world at 50 the same as he did at 20 has wasted 30 years of his life.”
“I done wrestled with an alligator, I done tussled with a whale, only last week I murdered a rock, injured a stone, hospitalized a brick. I’m so mean I make medicine sick.”
“There’s not a man alive who can whup me. I’m too fast. I’m too smart. I’m too pretty. I should be a postage stamp. That’s the only way I’ll ever get licked.”