Goodbye to the greatest




“Float like a butterfly, Sting like a bee, your hands can’t hit, what your eyes can’t see.”

Not all of us here in GFD HQ were old enough to see the great man at his peak but through the magic of the movie news reels there can be few of us that have not sat in wonderment at the amazing boxing skills of Muhammad Ali.

Whether you loved boxing or hated it everyone had an opinion about Ali in the beginning many voices spoke out against him but with his charm charisma wit and phenomenal boxing skills he eventually won over all but a very small majority.

For those of us who actually witnessed Ali box live (on TV) saw him rage against the system (on TV) and watched some of his wonderful interviews (on TV) the memory of the man will live with us forever – the legacy of Ali’s quotes and sayings will pass into folklore for all to remember and learn from they did not all refer to his sport – but when he talked boxing there is one quote which everyone knows–

“Float like a butterfly, Sting like a bee, your hands can’t hit, what your eyes can’t see.”

Some of our other favourites include-

“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.”

‘Live every day like it’s your last because someday you’re going to be right.”


Somewhere in his quotes is a message for every one – the Daily Mail produced an excellent article including thirty of his quotes and a commemoration of his life but if you want to see the full extent of his genius with words take a look at his “Brainy Quote” page


Here at GFD HQ we know our doors are “great” and that they will still be around in thirty years’ time they are beautiful sophisticated and stylish our customers we know love them because they frequently tell us so in our TRUST PILOT reviews but we also sufficiently humble to realise that although we sell very good doors , windows and accessories through our various sites Timber Composite Doors, Global Door, Fusion Door, Composite Door Prices and for windows Global Sash Windows or if it’s just accessories your after Eurosecure – these are inanimate objects – Muhammad Ali was a human being – a very real person -a true legend and people matter more than possessions – there is no comparison – his memory will live on.

Goodbye to the greatest we are going to miss you.