"I have always drawn strength from being close to home."
"We gain strength, and courage, and confidence by each experience in which we really stop to look fear in the face... we must do that which we think we cannot."Arthur Ashe on Eleanor Roosevelt
"That which does not kill us makes us stronger."Arthur Ashe on Friedrich Nietzsche
"Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, ambition inspired, and success achieved."Arthur Ashe on Helen Keller
"Do not pray for easy lives. Pray to be stronger men."Arthur Ashe on John F. Kennedy
"The world breaks everyone, and afterward, some are strong at the broken places."Arthur Ashe on Ernest Hemingway
"The ideal attitude is to be physically loose and mentally tight."
"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."
"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."
"You learn about equality in history and civics, but you find out life is not really like that."
"We must reach out our hand in friendship and dignity both to those who would befriend us and those who would be our enemy."