Do not feel sorry for me if I am gone.
– Arthur Ashe
Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can.
One important key to success is self-confidence. An important key to self-confidence is preparation.
Success is a journey, not a destination. The doing is often more important than the outcome.
Later, I discovered there was a lot of work to being good in tennis.
When we were together, I loved you deeply and you gave me so much happiness I can never repay you.
You’ve got to get to the stage in life where going for it is more important than winning or losing.
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.
Trust has to be earned, and should come only after the passage of time.
You learn about equality in history and civics, but you find out life is not really like that.
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.
I don’t want to be remembered for my tennis accomplishments.
Let me put it this way: I think Republicans tend to keep the ball in play, Democrats go for broke.
I may not be walking with you all the way, or even much of the way, as I walk with you now.
When bright young minds can’t afford college, America pays the price.
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.
I have tried to keep on with my striving because this is the only hope I have of ever achieving anything worthwhile and lasting.
From what we get, we can make a living; what we give, however, makes a life.
We must reach out our hand in friendship and dignity both to those who would befriend us and those who would be our enemy.
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.
I guess I started too early because I just thought it was something fun to do.
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.
My potential is more than can be expressed within the bounds of my race or ethnic identity.
Clothes and manners do not make the man; but when he is made, they greatly improve his appearance.
There is a syndrome in sports called ‘paralysis by analysis.’
The ideal attitude is to be physically loose and mentally tight.