One important key to success is self-confidence. An important key to self-confidence is preparation.

โ€” Arthur Ashe

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You've got to get to the stage in life where going for it is more important than winning or losing.

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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.

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Regardless of how you feel inside, always try to look like a winner.

Even if you are behind, a sustained look of control and confidence can give you a mental edge that results in victory.

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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.

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From what we get, we can make a living; what we give, however, makes a life.

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The world over - 50 million children start playing tennis, 5 million learn to play tennis, 500,000 learn professional tennis, 50,000 come to the circuit, 5000 reach the grand slam, 50 reach Wimbledon, 4 to semi final, 2 to the finals, when I was holding a cup I never asked GOD 'Why me?'. And today in pain I should not be asking GOD 'Why me?'

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Success is a journey, not a destination. The doing is often more important than the outcome.

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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.

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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.

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Regardless of how you feel inside, always try to look like a winner.

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Fear isn't an excuse to come to a standstill. It's the impetus to step up and strike.

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Life is like a tennis game. You can't win without serving.

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About Arthur Ashe

Quotes 75 sayings
Nationality American
Profession Athlete
Birthday October 16

We must reach out our hand in friendship and dignity both to those who would befriend us and those who would be our enemy.

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The best way to judge a life is to ask yourself, "Did I make the best use of the time I had?

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Let me put it this way: I think Republicans tend to keep the ball in play, Democrats go for broke.

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Wherever I am when you feel sick at heart and weary of life, or when you stumble and fall and donโ€™t know if you can get up again, think of me. I will be watching and smiling and cheering you on.

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

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I take the good with the bad, and I try to face them both with as much calm and dignity as I can muster.

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

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Racism is not an excuse to not do the best you can.

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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.

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I have become convinced that we blacks spend too much time on the playing field and too little time in libraries.

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There is a syndrome in sports called paralysis by analysis.

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When bright young minds can't afford college, America pays the price.

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I have tried to keep on with my striving because this is the only hope I have of ever achieving anything worthwhile and lasting.

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My potential is more than can be expressed within the bounds of my race or ethnic identity.

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

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I don't want to be remembered for my tennis accomplishments.

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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.

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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.

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Clothes and manners do not make the man; but when he is made, they greatly improve his appearance.

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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.

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If you're paid before you walk on the court, what's the point in playing as if your life depended on it?

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You really are never playing an opponent. You are playing yourself.

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Later, I discovered there was a lot of work to being good in tennis.

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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.

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Success is a journey not a destination.

The doing is usually more important than the outcome. Not everyone can be Number 1.

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Every time you win, it diminishes the fear a little bit.

You never really cancel the fear of losing; you keep challenging it.

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...I spent many, many hours in...libraries. Libraries became courts of last resort, as it were.

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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.

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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."

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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.

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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.

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If I don't ask "Why me?" after my victories, I cannot ask "Why me?" after my setbacks and disasters.

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A wise person decides slowly but abides by these decisions.

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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?

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I don't want to be remembered for my tennis accomplishments.

That's no contribution to society. [Tennis] was purely selfish; that was for me.

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I would like to flood South Africa with black personages of all sorts of persuasions: writers, educators, businessmen, you name it. If you are black and have any clout at all, I would like to see you go to South Africa and look for yourself and come back and try to use the tools that you have at your command to try and help the brothers down there.

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If I didn't play tennis I probably would have to see a psychiatrist.

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