“The Greatest” Muhammad Ali has died.

All my life I saw Muhammad Ali as a superhero a larger than life athlete. It was no secret that Ali was a phenomenal boxer – the only heavy weight to win three world championships.

But Muhammad Ali was also a strong black man who in the 1960’s refused to get drafted in a war that he opposed America fighting in. He was a man who was not afraid to fight bigotry head on.  Before the world knew what he was about the African-American community revered Ali.

Who would ever think that a Black Muslim named Muhammad Ali would be regarded as one of the greatest and most influential athletes in the 20th century.

His spirit and legend will always be with us and it is up to keep what he believed in alive.

It’s not the action that makes a thing right or wrong, but the purpose behind the action.

We have one life; it soon will be past; what we do for God is all that will last.

I would have been the world’s greatest at whatever I did. If I were a garbage man, I’d be the world’s greatest garbage man! I’d pick up more garbage and faster than anyone has ever seen. To tell you the truth, I would have been the greatest at whatever I’d done!

To be able to give away riches is mandatory if you wish to possess them. This is the only way that you will be truly rich.

I don’t have to be what anyone else wants me to be. I am free to be who I want to be.

Love is a net that catches hearts like a fish.

I am riding on my horse of hope, holding in my hand the rein of courage. Dressed in the armor of patience, with the helmet of endurance on my head, I started out on my journey to the land of love.

It isn’t the mountains ahead to climb that wear you out; it’s the pebble in your shoe.

Wisdom is knowing when you can’t be wise.

Old age is just a record of one’s whole life.