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Muhammad Ali - Top Quotes From Funeral in Louisville

 

Boxing great and American icon Muhammad Ali was remembered in an emotive memorial service in his hometown of Louisville, Kentucky on Saturday.

Ali died a week ago and his extraordinary life was celebrated by the wide range of speakers at the public service.

'Rule-breaker'

    "If Muhammad did not like the rules, he rewrote them. His religion, his name, his beliefs, were his to fashion, no matter what the cost."

Ali's wife Lonnie.

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'Face of America'

    "Muhammad Ali was America. Muhammad Ali will always be America."

Senior presidential aide Valerie Jarrett, reading a tribute from US President Barack Obama and his wife Michelle.

'Daring'

    "He dared to love black people at a time when black people had a problem loving themselves."

Senior Pastor Kevin Cosby, St Stephen's Baptist Church.

'Compassionate'

    "He may have been a tough and tenacious man in the ring but he was a compassionate and tender man around those he loved."

Senator Orrin Hatch, speaking as a member of the Mormon faith.

'Heart of Louisville'

    "Muhammad Ali was the heart of this city — the living, breathing embodiment of the greatest that we can be."

Rabbi Joe Rapport

'Friend of Malcolm X'

    "Having Muhammad Ali in my life somehow sustained my dad's breath for me just a little while longer — 51 years longer until now."

Attallah Shabazz, daughter of slain Nation of Islam leader Malcolm X.

Conscientious objector

    "At the key moment when he had that recognition, he used it to stand up to an immoral war and say, 'No, I won't go'."

Rabbi Michael Lerner, speaking about Ali's refusal to serve in Vietnam.

'Gifted in mind and heart'

    We should honour him by letting our gifts go among the world as he did."

Former US president Bill Clinton.

'Teacher'

    "He taught us life is best when we build bridges between people, not walls."

Comedian Billy Crystal

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