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Arthur Ashe
July 10, 1943 - February 6, 1993
Nationality: American
Category: Athlete
Subcategory: American Athlete

Do not feel sorry for me if I am gone.


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


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.


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.


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


A wise person decides slowly but abides by these decisions.


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


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


Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can.


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


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


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.


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


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


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


I have always drawn strength from being close to home.


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


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


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


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

    Topics: Friendship

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