61 Arthur Ashe Quotes From The Inspirational American Tennis Player

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American tennis player Arthur Ashe, born on 10 July, 1943, was a man of sheer will and determination.

Arthur Robert Ashe, Jr. is a hero as the first black man to be selected for the Davis cup (United States of America's team). He is, to date, the only man to have won the Singles title at Wimbledon, The US Open, and the Australian Open as well.

Arthur Ashe's achievements and work of glory persuade every human soul on his earth to do better in life. His life history talks lengths about his dedication levels: from making it to the United States of America's team and winning 3 titles to serving in the military, from writing to eventually opening two foundations for medical aid – he has been an absolute inspiration. A dedicated, hard-working, and duty-bound man! Arthur finally died from AIDS-related pneumonia at the age of 49.

Arthur always believed in the ideology that "success is a journey" and enjoying that this dense yet beautiful journey is one life of an opportunity; all the same, one must not overlook that the most crucial key to success is dedication. So dedicate yourself to the journey, and you will eventually make it to your destination.

Ashe quotes not only question your dedication level but also make you ask yourself if you are working hard enough to turn your dreams into reality. So buckle up and keep moving. Enjoy these Arthur Ashe quotes in books, quotes about Arthur Ashe and more.

Mentioned below are some of the most astounding and miraculous quotes by Arthur Ashe, loud and lucid enough to question your very conscience.

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Notable Quotes By Arthur Ashe

Don't let unfavorable circumstances stop you, make them your stepping stone instead. In this section, we have collected Arthur Ashe quotes on athletes.

1. "Clothes and manners do not make the man, but where he is made they greatly improve his appearance."

- Arthur Ashe.

2. "What it is controlled cool, in a way. Always have the situation under control, even if losing. Never betray an inward sense of defeat."

- Arthur Ashe.

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

- Arthur Ashe.

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

- Arthur Ashe.

5. "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."

- Arthur Ashe.

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

- Arthur Ashe.

7. "A wise person decides slowly but abides by these decisions."

- Arthur Ashe.

8. "There is a terrific apprehension among some people that blacks will take over the sport…It will create problems because their behavior, speech, and dress is just a completely different culture."

- Arthur Ashe.

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

- Arthur Ashe.

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

- Arthur Ashe.

11. "I guess I started too early because I just thought it was something fun to do."

- Arthur Ashe.

Arthur Ashe Famous Quotes

In this section, we have collected tennis player Arthur Ashe quotes on the game itself. You can also find famous Tennis quotes in this to read.

12. "I have always tried to be true to myself, to pick those battles I felt ere important. My ultimate responsibility is to myself. I could never be anything else."

- Arthur Ashe.

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

- Arthur Ashe.

14. "Try not become a man of success, but rather try to become a man of value."

- Arthur Ashe.

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

- Arthur Ashe.

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

- Arthur Ashe.

17. "When bright young minds can’t afford college, America pays the price."

- Arthur Ashe.

18. "I may not be walking with you all the way, or even much of the way, as I walk with you now."

- Arthur Ashe.

19. "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."

- Arthur Ashe.

20. "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."

- Arthur Ashe.

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21. "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."

- Arthur Ashe.

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

- Arthur Ashe.

23. "You learn about equality in history or civics; but you find out life is not really like that."

- Arthur Ashe.

24. "Happiness keeps you sweet, trial keep you strong; sorrow keeps you human, failure keeps you humble."

- Arthur Ashe.

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

- Arthur Ashe.

26. "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."

- Arthur Ashe.

27. "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."

- Arthur Ashe.

28. "It doesn't have to glitter to be gold."

- Arthur Ashe.

29. "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."

- Arthur Ashe.

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

- Arthur Ashe.

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

- Arthur Ashe.

32. "There is a terrific apprehension among some people that blacks will take over the sport...It will create problems because their behavior, speech and dress is just a completely different culture."

- Arthur Ashe.

33. "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."

- Arthur Ashe.

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

- Arthur Ashe.

35. "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."

- Arthur Ashe.

36. "Every time you win, it diminishes the fear a little bit. You never really cancel the fear of losing; you keep challenging it."

- Arthur Ashe.

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

- Arthur Ashe.

38. "There is a syndrome in sports called 'paralysis by analysis."

- Arthur Ashe.

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

- Arthur Ashe.

40. "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."

- Arthur Ashe.

Arthur Ashe Legacy Quotes

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The quotes from Arthur Ashe below will boost up your motivation bars and make you push yourself.

41. "My only true regret, however, is that now that I see the world more clearly than ever, as I believe I do, I don’t seem to have the time left to translate my visions into action as I would like."

- Arthur Ashe.

42. "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."

- Arthur Ashe.

43. "I wish more of us could understand that our increasing isolation, no matter how much it seems to express pride and self-affirmation, is not the answer to our problems."

- Arthur Ashe.

44. "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."

- Arthur Ashe.

45. "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."

- Arthur Ashe.

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

- Arthur Ashe.

47. "You come to realize that life is so short, and you have to step up. Don't feel sorry for me. Much is expected of those ho are strong."

- Arthur Ashe.

48. "Not everyone can be Number 1."

- Arthur Ashe.

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

- Arthur Ashe.

50. "I have always drawn strength from being close to him."

- Arthur Ashe.

51. "I'm very happy for him... He was heartbroken here once... But that's all over now. I told him he had to face these things in life... to make a man of himself."

- Arthur Ashe.

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

- Arthur Ashe.

53. "Always have the situation under control, even when losing. Never betray an inward sense of defeat."

- Arthur Ashe.

54. "Most people resist change, even when it premises 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."

- Arthur Ashe.

55. "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."

- Arthur Ashe.

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

- Arthur Ashe.

57. "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."

- Arthur Ashe.

58. "Whenever you feel sick at heart and weary of life, or hen you stumble down and don't know if you can get up again, think of me. I will be watching and smiling and cheering on."

- Arthur Ashe.

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

- Arthur Ashe.

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

- Arthur Ashe.

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

- Arthur Ashe.

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