New Delhi: Heavyweight boxing legend Muhammad Ali, an icon of the 20th Century whose fame transcended the sport during a remarkable career that spanned three decades, died Friday, his family said.
The beloved 74-year-old sports hero, who had been battling Parkinson`s disease for decades, passed away in a hospital here where he had been admitted earlier this week suffering from respiratory problems.
Apart from his boxing skills, Ali was also known for his razor-sharp wit.
Here are ten of his best quotes during his storied career.
Float like a butterfly, sting like a bee. His hands can't hit what his eyes can't see. Now you see me, now you don't. George thinks he will, but I know he won't.
I'm young; I'm handsome; I'm fast. I can't possibly be beat.
It's hard to be humble when you're as great as I am.
I should be a postage stamp. That's the only way I'll ever get licked.
A man who views the world the same at 50 as he did at 20 has wasted 30 years of his life.
He’s (Sonny Liston) too ugly to be the world champ. The world champ should be pretty like me!
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.
They did what they thought was right, and I did what I thought was right.
My name is known in Serbia, Pakistan, Morocco. These are countries that don't follow the Kentucky Derby.
(With Agency inputs)