Arthur Ashe Quest To Inspire Your Day

45 Arthur Ashe Quotes To Inspire Your Day

Arthur Robert was born on July 10, 1943, in Richmond, Virginia, United States and she died on February 6, 1993, at New York-Presbyterian Hospital, New York, United States.

Arthur Robert Ashe Jr. was an American professional tennis player who won three Grand Slam singles titles. He was the first Black player selected to the United States Davis Cup team and the only Black man ever to win the singles title at Wimbledon, the US Open, and the Australian Open. He retired in 1980.

 


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  1. Clothes and manners do not make the man, but where he is made they greatly improve his appearance.
  2. What it is controlled cool, in a way?
  3. Always have the situation under control, even if losing. Never betray an inward sense of defeat.
  4. Success is a journey, not a destination. The doing is often more important than the outcome.
  5. Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can.
  6. 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.
  7. When we were together, I love you deeply and you gave me so much happiness I can never repay you.
  8. A wise person decides slowly but abides by these decisions.
  9. There is a terrific apprehension among some people that blacks will take over the sport…
  10. It will create problems because their behaviour, speech, and dress is just a completely different culture.
  11. The ideal attitude is to be mentally loose and physically tight.
  12. Racism is not an excuse to not do the best you can.
  13. I guess I started too early because I just thought it was something fun to do.
  14. I have always tried to be true to myself, to pick those battles I felt were important.
  15. My ultimate responsibility is to myself. I could never be anything else.
  16. Fear isn’t an excuse to come to a standstill. It’s the impetus to step up and strike.
  17. Try not to become a man of success, but rather try to become a man of value.
  18. I have tried to keep on with my striving because this is the only hope I have of ever achieving anything worthwhile and lasting.
  19. Trust has to be earned and should come only after the passage of time.
  20. When bright young minds can’t afford college, America pays the price.
  21. I may not be walking with you all the way, or even much of the way, as I walk with you now.
  22. We must believe in the power of education. We must respect just laws.
  23. We must love ourselves, our old and or young, our women as well as our men.
  24. True heroism is remarkably sober, very undramatic.
  25. It is not the urge to surpass all others at whatever cost, but the urge to serve others at whatever cost.
  26. I accepted the fact 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.
  27. I have tried to keep on with my striving because this is the only hope I have of ever achieving anything worthwhile and lasting.
  28. You learn about equality in history or civics, but you find out life is not really like that.
  29. Happiness keeps you sweet, trial keeps you strong; sorrow keeps you, human, failure keeps you humble.
  30. From what we get, we can make a living. What we give; however, makes a life.
  31. 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.
  32. 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.
  33. It doesn’t have to glitter to be gold.
  34. Believe me, most people resist change, even when it promises to be for the better. But change will come, and if you acknowledge this simple but indisputable fact of life, and understand that you must adjust to all change, then you will have a head start.
  35. I don’t want to be remembered for my tennis accomplishments.
  36. The best way to judge life is to ask yourself, “Did I make the best use of the time I had?
  37. There is a terrific apprehension among some people that blacks will take over the sport…It will create problems because their behaviour, speech and dress is just a completely different culture.
  38. I strongly believe the black culture spends too much time, energy and effort raising, praising and teaching our black children about the dubious glories of professional sports.
  39. My potential is more than can be expressed within the bounds of my race or ethnic identity.
  40. 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.
  41. Every time you win, it diminishes the fear a little bit. You never really cancel the fear of losing; you keep challenging it.
  42. Later, I discovered there was a lot of work to be good in tennis.
  43. There is a syndrome in sports called ‘paralysis by analysis.
  44. Clothes and manners do not make the man; but when he is made, they greatly improve his appearance.
  45. I accepted the fact 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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