R.I.P. Muhammad Ali

Well, half way through 2016 and we have lost some great people in the entertainment world and sporting world.

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On June 3, 2016, Muhammad Ali, past away at the age of 74.

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Muhammad Ali (born Cassius Marcellus Clay, Jr., January 17, 1942 – June 3, 2016) was an American professional boxer, widely regarded as one of the greatest and most significant sporting figures in history. From early in his career, Ali was known as an inspiring, controversial and polarizing figure both inside and outside the ring.
(From Wikipedia.com)

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He was a larger-than-life person who followed his own path.

One of many memories I have of Muhammed Ali is from the 1997 Summer Olympic Games in Atlanta.

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On July 19, 1996, Ali emerged as the final torch bearer at the Atlanta Olympic Opening Ceremony, lighting the cauldron for the Centennial Games. It’s one of the many indelible images of the great Ali.

While I was reading the posts on Facebook and the post of Twitter, I was amazed at all the quotes by Muhammad Ali.

Here are some of them.

Float like a butterfly, sting like a bee.

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

Float like a butterfly, sting like a bee.
He who is not courageous enough to take risks will accomplish nothing in life.

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

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

I am the greatest, I said that even before I knew I was.

Age is whatever you think it is. You are as old as you think you are.

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

R.I.P. Muhammad Ali… The Greatest, The Champions, The Louisville Lip.

May your actions and words live on forever.

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