In tennis, it is not the opponent you fear, it is the failure itself, knowing how near you were but just out of reach.— Andy Murray
The most unbelievable Andy Murray quotes to discover and learn by heart
Where resources are plentiful (i.e. no constraints), you will find very little creativity. Where resources are scarce (i.e. many constraints), you will find an abundance of creativity.
I was playing in the juniors at Wimbledon I forgot to turn my mobile phone off.
It was lying there in my bag and it rang in the middle of a match, and it was one of my friends from school saying, 'Murray, you're on the telly!' I learnt from that. I now put my phone on silent.
Prayer is reaching out after the unseen;
fasting is letting go of all that is seen and temporal. Fasting helps express, deepen, confirm the resolution that we are ready to sacrifice anything, even ourselves to attain what we seek for the kingdom of God.
A believer may pass through much affliction, and yet secure very little blessing from it all. Abiding in Christ is the secret of securing all that the Father meant the chastisement to bring us.
There is need of a great revival of spiritual life, of truly fervent devotion to our Lord Jesus, of entire consecration to His service. It is only in a church in which this spirit of revival has at least begun, that there is any hope of radical change in the relation of the majority of our Christian people to mission work.
I'm a global ambassador for the World Wildlife Fund and United for Wildlife and I am also a Unicef UK ambassador. It's important to me to support charities. I never want to take my wealth for granted.
Winning Wimbledon, I can't get my head around that. I still can't believe it's happened.
When a lot of things are going the wrong way for a country, for a people, when you can't really think of anything worse than a war, you always try to take life on the brighter side and that's how I grew up with my parents.
For me the most important thing has always been tennis, and that's what I want to get across the image I want to portray is a hard-working tennis player.
I've always been pretty careful at keeping track of my spending, so using my debit card is often the easiest way of doing that.
Through crowdfunding anyone can find companies and products.
Forming a partnership with innovative British businesses was appealing and the opportunity to go on a journey with these companies as they grow, and hopefully share in their future success, is exciting.
It's difficult to relax on tournaments, even in posh hotels, because you don't know how long you will be there - whether you'll lose a match on the first day and leave or whether you'll stay for longer.
Faith in a prayer-hearing God will make a prayer-loving Christian.
Some people pray just to pray and some people pray to know God.
The only humility that is really ours is not that which we try to show before God in prayer, but that which we carry with us in our daily conduct.
Prayer is not monologue, but dialogue;
God's voice is its most essential part. Listening to God's voice is the secret of the assurance that He will listen to mine.
I love music. I listen to a lot of it.
The man who mobilizes the Christian church to pray will make the greatest contribution to world evangelization in history.
O, let the place of secret prayer become to me the most beloved spot on earth.
You can't focus on other people's careers. Everybody is different.
I'd have loved to have been a footballer.
I was always playing football and I enjoyed it much more than tennis to begin with. It's more fun to play in a team, all the parents are there cheering you on.
Abiding fully means praying much.
The coming revival must begin with a great revival of prayer.
It is in the closet, with the door shut, that the sound of abundance of rain will first be heard. An increase of secret prayer with ministers will be the sure harbinger of blessing.
While others still slept, He went away to pray and to renew His strength in communion with His Father. He had need of this, otherwise He would not have been ready for the new day. The holy work of delivering souls demands constant renewal through fellowship with God.
Shut the world out, withdraw from all worldly thoughts and occupations, and shut yourself in alone with God, to pray to Him in secret. Let this be your chief object in prayer, to realize the presence of your heavenly Father.
I proved that I can win the Grand Slams.
I proved that I can last four and a half hours and come out on top against one of the strongest guys physically that tennis had probably seen especially on this surface. So they would probably be the things that I would say I have learned tonight: To not doubt myself physically and mentally from now on.
I like to think I have a good few years left of my career yet, as long as I stay fit and healthy. However, it's always good to have a backup plan, which is why I have been working hard to build my business portfolio outside tennis.
The enemy uses all his power to lead the Christian, and above all the minister, to neglect prayer. He knows that however admirable the sermon may be, however attractive the service, however faithful the pastoral visitation, none of these things can damage him or his kingdom if prayer is neglected.
When I started to do quite well on the tour I thought I'd treat myself to a bright red Ferrari. I had always had a soft spot for them as a car brand and, when I was in the position to afford one, I decided to go for it.
I've always been lucky enough to just play tennis, so I never actually had a job when I was growing up.
I've been asked a lot lately if tennis is clean or not.
I don't know any more how you judge whether a sport is clean. If one in 100 players is doping, in my eyes that isn't a clean sport.
It's always nice to get good feedback, and a bit of encouragement can go a long way.
Well, my mum's been a tennis coach - she coached me till I was 12.
Not to be occupied with your sin, but to be occupied with God brings deliverance from self.
This is the shape I'm in for the tournament.
I feel or I felt extremely good before the match, and I did train very, very hard to get ready for the tournament.
For me, by far, the Olympics is the biggest sporting event in the world.
When I'm in Miami I like to go and watch basketball, the Miami Heat.
I decided at the outset to invest in a fairly broad range of businesses, as I didn't want to get pigeonholed into one sector.
However well I return, opportunities will probably be few and far and I need to be ruthless.
I am not stroppy at all.
Since there are a wide range of entrepreneurs fundraising at any given time, I looked at each opportunity as it has arisen and on its own merits. Then I've sat down with my financial advisers, we've looked at the numbers and gone for the businesses I believe have real potential.
I'm definitely open to change, but at the same time I am quite stubborn.
Everybody always talks about the pressure of playing at Wimbledon, how tough it is, but the people watching make it so much easier to play.
You have to go into each match believing you can beat all of the players.
Prayer is the natural and joyous breathing of the spiritual life by which the heavenly atmosphere is inhaled and then exhaled in prayer.
Obviously you try to keep as much of your private life as private as you can.
Davis Cup, you know, does take a lot out of you over the weekend.
It's tough, especially if you play all three days.
Time spent in prayer will yield more than that given to work.
Prayer alone gives work its worth and its success. Prayer opens the way for God Himself to do His work in us and through us. Let our chief work as God's messengers be intercession; in it we secure the presence and power of God to go with us.
I fully understand that not all of the companies will succeed and that there will be losses along the way, but this is very much the norm with early stage investment.