About Arthur Ashe:
Arthur Robert Ashe, Jr. was an American World No. 1 professional tennis player. He won three Grand Slam titles, ranking him among the best tennis players from the United States.
There is a syndrome in sports called 'paralysis by analysis.'
One important key to success is self-confidence. An important key to self-confidence is preparation.
Success is a journey, not a destination. The doing is often more important than the outcome.
Trust has to be earned, and should come only after the passage of time.
Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can.
The ideal attitude is to be physically loose and mentally tight.
I have always drawn strength from being close to home.
I have tried to keep on with my striving because this is the only hope I have of ever achieving anything worthwhile and lasting.
When we were together, I loved you deeply and you gave me so much happiness I can never repay you.
From what we get, we can make a living; what we give, however, makes a life.
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.
You learn about equality in history and civics, but you find out life is not really like that.
We must reach out our hand in friendship and dignity both to those who would befriend us and those who would be our enemy.
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.
Later, I discovered there was a lot of work to being good in tennis.
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.
I guess I started too early because I just thought it was something fun to do.
I may not be walking with you all the way, or even much of the way, as I walk with you now.
Do not feel sorry for me if I am gone.
I don't want to be remembered for my tennis accomplishments.