Arthur Ashe

1943 - 1993

A Quote by Arthur Ashe on racism

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

Arthur Ashe (1943 - 1993)

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A Quote by Arthur Ashe on confidence, preparation, self-confidence, and success

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

Arthur Ashe (1943 - 1993)

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A Quote by Arthur Ashe on confidence, control, and victory

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 (1943 - 1993)

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A Quote by Arthur Ashe on community and television

Seven out of 10 black faces you see on television are athletes. The black athlete carries the image of the black community. He carries the cross, in a way, until blacks make inroads in other dimensions.

Arthur Ashe (1943 - 1993)

Source: The New York Public Library Book of 20th Century American Quotations, by Stephen Donadio, 1992

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A Quote by Arthur Ashe on belief, children, culture, effort, energy, sports, and time

I strongly believe the black culture spends too much time, energy and effort raising, praising, and teasing our black children about the dubious glories of professional sports.

Arthur Ashe (1943 - 1993)

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A Quote by Arthur Ashe on life

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

Arthur Ashe (1943 - 1993)

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A Quote by Arthur Ashe on god, good, and life

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 (1943 - 1993)

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A Quote by Arthur Ashe on certainty

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 (1943 - 1993)

Source: The New York Public Library Book of 20th Century American Quotations, by Stephen Donadio, 1992

Contributed by: Zaady

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