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Arthur Ashe Quotes

Arthur Ashe Quote: “Start where you are, use what you have.”
Arthur Ashe Quote: “From what we get, we can make a living; what we give, however, makes a life.”
Arthur Ashe Quote: “You’ve got to get to the stage in life where going for it is more important than winning or losing.”
Arthur Ashe Quote: “Life is like a tennis game. You can’t win without serving.”
Arthur Ashe Quote: “I take the good with the bad, and I try to face them both with as much calm and dignity as I can muster.”
Arthur Ashe Quote: “Do not feel sorry for me if I am gone.”
Arthur Ashe Quote: “Fear isn’t an excuse to come to a standstill. It’s the impetus to step up and strike.”
Arthur Ashe Quote: “If I don’t ask “Why me?” after my victories, I cannot ask “Why me?” after my setbacks and disasters.”
Arthur Ashe Quote: “It doesn’t have to glitter to be gold.”
Arthur Ashe Quote: “Wherever I am when you feel sick at heart and weary of life, or when you stumble and fall and don’t know if you can get up again, think of me. I will be watching and smiling and cheering on.”
Arthur Ashe Quote: “Every time you win, it diminishes the fear a little bit. You never really cancel the fear of losing; you keep challenging it.”
Arthur Ashe Quote: “Sometimes, a defeat can be more beautiful and satisfying than certain victories. The English have a point in insisting that it matters not who won or lost, but how you played the game.”
Arthur Ashe Quote: “Racism is not an excuse to not do the best you can.”
Arthur Ashe Quote: “You really are never playing an opponent. You are playing yourself.”
Arthur Ashe Quote: “Regardless of how you feel inside, always try to look like a winner.”
Arthur Ashe Quote: “Someone once told me that God figured that I was a pretty good juggler. I could keep a lot of balls in the air at one time. So He said, “Let’s see if he can juggle another one.””
Arthur Ashe Quote: “I guess I started too early because I just thought it was something fun to do.”
Arthur Ashe Quote: “You’ve got to make a lot of sacrifices and spend a lot of time if you really want to achieve with this sport, or in any sport, or in anything truly worthwhile.”
Arthur Ashe Quote: “It’s an abnormal world I live in. I don’t belong anywhere. It’s like I’m floating down the middle. I’m never quite sure where I am.”
Arthur Ashe Quote: “You come to realize that life is short, and you have to step up. Don’t feel sorry for me. Much is expected of those who are strong.”
Arthur Ashe Quote: “Throughout my formal education I spent many, many hours in public and school libraries. Libraries became courts of last resort, as it were. The current definitive answer to almost any question can be found within the four walls of most libraries.”
Arthur Ashe Quote: “If one’s reputation is a possession, then of all my possessions, my reputation means most to me.”
Arthur Ashe Quote: “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 Quote: “You learn about equality in history and civics, but you find out life is not really like that.”
Arthur Ashe Quote: “When we were together, I loved you deeply and you gave me so much happiness I can never repay you.”
Arthur Ashe Quote: “In America you’re conditioned to regard everything as a contest. You have to make the Ten Best Dressed List, win this, win that. It drives me nuts sometimes. Who cares, for Christ’s sake?”
Arthur Ashe Quote: “Always have the situation under control, even if losing. Never betray an inward sense of defeat.”
Arthur Ashe Quote: “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 Quote: “I know I could never forgive myself if I elected to live without humane purpose, without trying to help the poor and unfortunate, without recognizing that perhaps the purest joy in life comes with trying to help others.”
Arthur Ashe Quote: “A couple of times a day I sit quietly and visualize my body fighting the AIDS virus. It’s the same as me sitting and seeing myself hit the perfect serve. I did that often when I was an athlete.”
Arthur Ashe Quote: “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 Quote: “Having grown up in a segregated environment in the south I know what it’s like to be stepped on, I know what it’s like also to see some black hero do well in the face of adversity.”
Arthur Ashe Quote: “Let me put it this way: I think Republicans tend to keep the ball in play, Democrats go for broke.”
Arthur Ashe Quote: “I have become convinced that we blacks spend too much time on the playing field and too little time in libraries.”
Arthur Ashe Quote: “With what we give, we make a life.”
Arthur Ashe Quote: “I may not be walking with you all the way, or even much of the way, as I walk with you now.”
Arthur Ashe Quote: “I have always tried to be true to myself, to pick those battles I felt were important. My ultimate responsibility is to myself. I could never be anything else.”
Arthur Ashe Quote: “Drummed into me, above all, by my dad, by the whole family, was that without your good name, you would be nothing.”
Arthur Ashe Quote: “My humanity, in common with all of God’s children, gives the greatest flight to my full range of my possibilities.”
Arthur Ashe Quote: “It is not just the more talented player who wins. Some players may try a little harder.”
Arthur Ashe Quote: “Seven out of 10 black faces you see on television are athletes. The black athlete carries the image of the black community. He carries the cross, in a way, until blacks make inroads in other dimensions.”
Arthur Ashe Quote: “Later, I discovered there was a lot of work to being good in tennis.”
Arthur Ashe Quote: “I strongly believe the black culture spends too much time, energy and effort raising, praising, and teasing our black children about the dubious glories of professional sports.”
Arthur Ashe Quote: “If I didn’t play tennis I probably would have to see a psychiatrist.”
Arthur Ashe Quote: “Clothes and manners do not make the...”
Arthur Ashe Quote: “Martina’s like the old Green Bay Packers. You know exactly what she’s going to do, but there isn’t a thing you can do about it.”
Arthur Ashe Quote: “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 Quote: “The ideal attitude is to be physically loose and mentally tight.”
Arthur Ashe Quote: “Regardless of how you feel inside, always try to look like a winner. Even if you’re behind, a sustained look of control and confidence can give you a mental edge that results in victory.”
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