Muhammad Ali (1942-2016) recites his poem Recipe Of Life during an interview with David Frost on 18 December 1972.
What would you like people to think about you when you’ve gone?
I’d like for them to say:
He took a few cups of love.
He took one table spoon of patience.
One table spoon, tea-spoon of generosity.
One pint of kindness.
He took one quart of laughter.
One pinch of concern.
And then he mixed willingness with happiness.
He added lots of faith.
And he stirred it up well.
Then he spread it over a span of a lifetime.
And he served it to each and every deserving person he met.