Thursday, October 14, 2010

What I've Learned (From Muhammad Ali)

1. A man who views the world the same at fifty as he did at twenty has wasted thirty years of his life.

2. Friendship is not something you learn in school... but if you haven't learned the meaning of friendship, you really haven't learned anything.

3. Hating people because of their color is wrong... and it doesn't matter which color does the hating. It's just plain wrong.

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

5. I know where I'm going and I know the truth, and I don't have to be what you want me to be. I'm free to be what I want.

6. It isn't the mountains ahead to climb that wear you out, t's the pebble in your shoe.

7. It's not bragging if you can back it up.

8. 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.

9. Rivers, ponds, lakes, and streams... they all have different names, but they all contain water. Just as religions do, they all contain truths.

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


Sean said...

"The Greatest" was always one of my favorite Boxers and athletes in general.

Brenda said...

Great Post...

James Perkins said...

I like this...Is this something new? I know you do the "What I've learned" posts...but this is the second one where you've done "What I've learned from...." If so, Nice Touch.

Keith said...

@James- Yes it is...I did one a few weeks ago called "What I've Learned from Bill Gates." So I decided to do another one like that. Glad you liked it!

Arlene said...

Wisdom doesn't necessarily come with age, but these words gleaned from Muhammad Ali show that the years have done him well. Each of these is thought provoking and each leads to a truth about our existence and the role each of us can play as we live and learn.


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