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I hated every minute of training, but I said, “don’t quit, suffer now and live the rest of your life as a champion.” __ Muhammad Ali

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from POPSUGAR Smart Living

It Only Counts When It Hurts

“I don’t count my situps. I only start counting when it starts hurting. That is when I start counting, because then it really counts. That’s what makes you a champion.”

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Muhammad Ali & his mother Odessa Lee Clay (née Grady) (2/12/1917 – 8/20/994) Mother of 3-time World Heavyweight Champion Muhammad Ali, Rudolph Valentino Clay, now Rahman Ali & grandmother of Laila Ali. She married Cassius Marcellus Clay, Sr. in the '30s & worked as a household domestic to help support her children. Born in Hopkins County, KY, 1 of 6 children of John Lewis Grady & Birdie B. Morehead. Her paternal grandfather was a white Irishman named Abe Grady, who emigrated from Ennis…

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20 Never-Before Seen Photos of Muhammad Ali

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"Be a boxer, not a gladiator, in the way you act on your principles. The gladiator takes up his sword only to put it down again, but the boxer is never without his fist and only has to clench it." ~Marcus Aurelius

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“I hated every minute of training, but I said, don’t quit. Suffer now and live the rest of your life as a champion.” ― Muhammad Ali

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