Quotes from Arthur Ashe
"A wise person decides slowly but abides by these decisions."
"Clothes and manners do not make the man, but where he is made they greatly improve his appearance."
"Clothes and manners do not make the man; but when he is made, they greatly improve his appearance."
"Do not feel sorry for me if I am gone."
"Drummed into me, above all, by my dad, by the whole family, was that without your good name, you would be nothing."
"Every time you win, it diminishes the fear a little bit. You never really cancel the fear of losing; you keep challenging it."
"From what we get, we can make a living; what we give, however, makes a life."
"I accepted the face that as much as I want to lead others, and love to be around other people, in some essential way, I am something of a loner."
"I don't care who you are, you're going to choke in certain matches. You get to a point where your legs don't move and you can't take a deep breath. You start to hit the ball about a yard wide, instead of inches."
"I don't want to be remembered for my tennis accomplishments."
"I guess I started too early because I just thought it was something fun to do."
"I have always drawn strength from being close to home."
"I have tried to keep on with my striving because this is the only hope I have of ever achieving anything worthwhile and lasting."
"I keep sailing on in this middle passage. I am sailing into the wind and the dark. But I am doing my best to keep my boat steady and my sails full."
"I may not be walking with you all the way, or even much of the way, as I walk with you now."
"I wanted to indulge and explore my love of humanity and especially my concern for persons less fortunate than myself."
"If I were to say, ''God, why me?'' about the bad things, then I should have said, ''God, why me?'' about the good things that happened in my life."
"If you're paid before you walk on the court, what's the point in playing as if your life depended on it?"
"Later, I discovered there was a lot of work to being good in tennis."
"Let me put it this way: I think Republicans tend to keep the ball in play, Democrats go for broke."
"My potential is more than can be expressed within the bounds of my race or ethnic identity."
"One important key to success is self-confidence."
"One important key to success is self-confidence. An important key to self-confidence is preparation."
"Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can."
"Success is a journey not a destination. The doing is usually more important than the outcome. Not everyone can be Number 1."
"Success is a journey, not a destination. The doing is often more important than the outcome."
"The ideal attitude is to be physically loose and mentally tight."
"There is a syndrome in sports called ''paralysis by analysis.''"
"True heroism is remarkably sober, very undramatic. It is not the urge to surpass all others at whatever cost, but the urge to serve others at whatever cost."
"Trust has to be earned, and should come only after the passage of time."
"We must believe in the power of education. We must respect just laws. We must love ourselves, our old and or young, our women as well as our men."
"We must reach out our hand in friendship and dignity both to those who would befriend us and those who would be our enemy."
"What it is controlled cool, in a way. Always have the situation under control, even if losing. Never betray an inward sense of defeat."
"When bright young minds can't afford college, America pays the price."
"When we were together, I loved you deeply and you gave me so much happiness I can never repay you."
"You learn about equality in history and civics, but you find out life is not really like that."
"You've got to get to the stage in life where going for it is more important than winning or losing."
Total Quotes: 37
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