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I don't think a man has to go around shouting and play-acting to prove he is something. And a real man don't go around putting other guys down, trampling their feelings in the dirt, making out they're nothing.
Boxing is the only sport you can get your brain shook, your money took and your name in the undertaker book.
I know my destiny. I was born into animosity, bigotry and hatred. We had water for white folks, and water for coloured folks. White lines, black lines. I came from Beaufort in South Carolina, and it was tougher than Georgia, Alabama and Mississippi.
I've achieved 'the American dream.' I feel it's my duty to help others achieve their vision, too - especially the youth.
Preaching don't mean you are a true man. You got to go out and do.
Ali even told me in the ring, 'You can't beat me - I'm your Lord.' I just told him, 'Lord, you're in the wrong place tonight.'
Life doesn't run away from nobody. Life runs at people.
The way I fight, it's not me beatin' the man. I make the man whip himself.
My family's support and the negative environment of the day toward blacks in South Carolina became the forces that led me out of the South - first to New York, then to Philadelphia, where I found opportunity in the form of a PAL gym and my trainer, Yank Durham.
I want to hit him, step away and watch him hurt. I want his heart.
When I go out there, I have no pity on my brother. I'm out there to win.
Ali always said I would be nothing without him. But what would he have been without me?
I wasn't a big guy. People thought the big guys would eat me up. But it was the other way around. I loved to fight bigger guys.
I hated Ali. God might not like me talking that way, but it's in my heart.
Since I was a boy of five or six, I had it in my mind I would be a world boxing champion.
This is just another man, another fight, another payday.
Twenty years I've been fighting Ali, and I still want to take him apart piece by piece and send him back to Jesus.
When I was a boy, I used to pull a big cross saw with my dad. He'd use his right hand, so I'd have to use my left.
I had my Olympic gold medal cut up into eleven pieces. Gave all eleven of my kids a piece. It'll come together again when they put me down.
When you work for me, you don't say good things about Ali.
Trust me. Sometimes God comes down and puts his hand on you if you're too big in your thoughts.
Work is the only meanin' I've ever known.
I grew up in Beaufort, South Carolina, in a six-room farmhouse with a couple of leaning posts to keep it from fallin'. I came up in a time when men were men.
There are places on a man's head that are as hard as a rock. Your head's actually stronger than your body. And you don't have too many instruments up there workin'.
I don't want to be no more than what I am.
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