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Bill Clinton: Muhammad Ali never wasted a day feeling sorry for himself

Bill Clinton spoke about Muhammad Ali's "gifts to the world" at the fighter's funeral in Kentucky.

Scott Christ is the managing editor of Bad Left Hook and has been covering boxing for SB Nation since 2006.

Former United States President Bill Clinton spoke on Friday at Muhammad Ali's funeral in Louisville, Kentucky, discussing Ali's impact on the world and much more.

Here's a transcription of the video above, in case you can't watch right now:

"The children whose lives he touched, the young people he inspired. That's the most important thing of all. So I ask you to remember that. We all have an Ali story. It's the gifts we all have that should be most honored today, because he released them to the world. Never wasting a day, that the rest of us could see, anyway, feeling sorry for himself that he had Parkinson's.

"Knowing that more than three decades of his life that would be circumscribed in ways that would be chilling to the naked eye, but with a free spirit, it made his life bigger, not smaller. Because other people, all of us unlettered, unschooled, said, 'Well, would you look at that? Look at that. He may not be able to run across a ring anymore, may not be able to dodge everybody and exhaust everybody anymore, and he's bigger than ever, because he is a free man of faith, sharing the gifts we all have.'

"We should honor him by letting our gifts go among the world as he did. God bless you."

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