Quotes by Arthur Ashe

“The ideal attitude is to be physically loose and mentally tight.”

“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.”

“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.”

“You learn about equality in history and civics, but you find out life is not really like that.”

“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.”

“When we were together, I loved you deeply and you gave me so much happiness I can never repay you.”

“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.”

“There is a syndrome in sports called 'paralysis by analysis.'”

“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.”

“Trust has to be earned, and should come only after the passage of time.”

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