Quotations by Arthur Ashe

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Born: Saturday, July 10, 1943
Died: Saturday, February 6, 1993 (49 years old)
Profession: Athlete
Nationality: American


A wise person decides slowly but abides by these decisions.
- Arthur Ashe
(Keywords: Decisions)

Clothes and manners do not make the man; but when he is made, they greatly improve his appearance.
- Arthur Ashe
(Keywords: Appearance, Clothes, Man, Manners)

Do not feel sorry for me if I am gone.
- Arthur Ashe

From what we get, we can make a living; what we give, however, makes a life.
- Arthur Ashe
(Keywords: Life, Living)

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.
- Arthur Ashe
(Keywords: Love, People, Want)

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.
- Arthur Ashe
(Keywords: Care, Deep)

I don't want to be remembered for my tennis accomplishments.
- Arthur Ashe
(Keywords: Accomplishments, Tennis, Want)

I guess I started too early because I just thought it was something fun to do.
- Arthur Ashe
(Keywords: Thought, Fun)

I have always drawn strength from being close to home.
- Arthur Ashe
(Keywords: Home, Strength, Being)

I have tried to keep on with my striving because this is the only hope I have of ever achieving anything worthwhile and lasting.
- Arthur Ashe
(Keywords: Hope)

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.
- Arthur Ashe
(Keywords: Wind)

I may not be walking with you all the way, or even much of the way, as I walk with you now.
- Arthur Ashe
(Keywords: May, Now, Walking)

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.
- Arthur Ashe
(Keywords: Life)

If you're paid before you walk on the court, what's the point in playing as if your life depended on it?
- Arthur Ashe
(Keywords: Life, Court)

Later, I discovered there was a lot of work to being good in tennis.
- Arthur Ashe
(Keywords: Work, Being, Tennis)

Let me put it this way: I think Republicans tend to keep the ball in play, Democrats go for broke.
- Arthur Ashe
(Keywords: Democrats, Play, Republicans)

My potential is more than can be expressed within the bounds of my race or ethnic identity.
- Arthur Ashe
(Keywords: Identity, Potential, Race)

One important key to success is self-confidence. An important key to self-confidence is preparation.
- Arthur Ashe
(Keywords: Success, Key, Preparation, Self)

Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can.
- Arthur Ashe

Success is a journey, not a destination. The doing is often more important than the outcome.
- Arthur Ashe
(Keywords: Success, Journey)

The ideal attitude is to be physically loose and mentally tight.
- Arthur Ashe
(Keywords: Attitude)

There is a syndrome in sports called "paralysis by analysis."
- Arthur Ashe
(Keywords: Sports)

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.
- Arthur Ashe
(Keywords: Heroism)

Trust has to be earned, and should come only after the passage of time.
- Arthur Ashe
(Keywords: Time, Trust)

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.
- Arthur Ashe
(Keywords: Love, Men, Power, Women, Education, Laws, Old, Respect)

We must reach out our hand in friendship and dignity both to those who would befriend us and those who would be our enemy.
- Arthur Ashe
(Keywords: Friendship, Dignity, Enemy)

When bright young minds can't afford college, America pays the price.
- Arthur Ashe
(Keywords: America, College)

When we were together, I loved you deeply and you gave me so much happiness I can never repay you.
- Arthur Ashe
(Keywords: Happiness)

You learn about equality in history and civics, but you find out life is not really like that.
- Arthur Ashe
(Keywords: Equality, History, Life)

You've got to get to the stage in life where going for it is more important than winning or losing.
- Arthur Ashe
(Keywords: Life, Winning, Losing)







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