There are many men from yesteryear that I admire.

Sometimes, they are men that the entire world holds in high esteem. Sometimes they are men that many in the world would wonder about.

I pick the men I admire because of their abilities to take a stance, allow the sacrifice, yet continue to stand.

No man is perfect. In each, you will find flaws.

But many men have a fine and noble strand of integrity within them that the world should see, admire, and mimic it if can.

Here are a few other quotes from the man who called himself The Great One.

“Service to others is the rent you pay for your room here on earth.”

“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.”

“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.”

“He who is not courageous enough to take risks will accomplish nothing in life.”

“A man who views the world the same at 50 as he did at 20 has wasted 30 years of his life.”

“I hated every minute of training, but I said, ‘Don’t quit. Suffer now and live the rest of your life as a champion.’”

“A man who has no imagination has no wings.”

“Hating people because of their color is wrong. And it doesn’t matter which color does the hating. It’s just plain wrong.”

“Live everyday as if it were your last because someday you’re going to be right.”

Mr. Ali, sir…. You are missed.

Written for The Daily Post: The Art and Craft of Blogging. Expert


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