1943-1993, African-American Tennis Player
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 – [Fear]
From what we get, we can make a living; what we give, however, makes a life.
Arthur Ashe – [Giving]
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 – [Complaints and Complaining]
One important key to success is self-confidence. An important key to self-confidence is preparation.
Arthur Ashe – [Self-confidence]
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 – [Appearance]
Success is a journey not a destination. The doing is usually more important than the outcome. Not everyone can be Number 1.
Arthur Ashe – [Success]
There is a syndrome in sports called ''paralysis by analysis.''
Arthur Ashe – [Sports]
You've got to get to the stage in life where going for it is more important than winning or losing.
Arthur Ashe – [Winners and Winning]