From what we get, we can make a living what we give, however, makes a life.
One important key to success is self-confidence. An important key to self-confidence is preparation.
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.
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.
Success is a journey not a destination. The doing is usually more important than the outcome. Not everyone can be Number 1.
There is a syndrome in sports called ''paralysis by analysis.''
Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can.
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.
You've got to get to the stage in life where going for it is more important than winning or losing.
The ideal attitude is to be physically loose and mentally tight.
You learn about equality in history and civics, but you find out life is not really like that.
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.
If you're paid before you walk on the court, what's the point in playing as if your life depended on it?
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.
Trust has to be earned, and should come only after the passage of time.
I have always drawn strength from being close to home.
Clothes and manners do not make the man; but when he is made, they greatly improve his appearance.
Success is a journey, not a destination. The doing is often more important than the outcome.
I guess I started too early because I just thought it was something fun to do.
When we were together, I loved you deeply and you gave me so much happiness I can never repay you.
Later, I discovered there was a lot of work to being good in tennis.
When bright young minds can't afford college, America pays the price.
My potential is more than can be expressed within the bounds of my race or ethnic identity.
We must reach out our hand in friendship and dignity both to those who would befriend us and those who would be our enemy.
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.