"In the field of sports you are more or less accepted for what you do rather than what you are."
"I've missed more than 9000 shots in my career. I've lost almost 300 games. 26 times, I've been trusted to take the game winning shot and missed. I've failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed."Althea Gibson on Michael Jordan
"It's good sportsmanship to not pick up lost golf balls while they are still rolling."Althea Gibson on Mark Twain
"Golf is a good walk spoiled."Althea Gibson on Mark Twain
"When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro."Althea Gibson on Hunter S. Thompson
"Many men go fishing all of their lives without knowing that it is not fish they are after."Althea Gibson on Henry David Thoreau
"In sports, you simply aren't considered a real champion until you have defended your title successfully. Winning it once can be a fluke winning it twice proves you are the best."
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