"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."
"Things turn out best for the people who make the best of the way things turn out."Arthur Ashe on John Wooden
"Experience hath shewn, that even under the best forms of government those entrusted with power have, in time, and by slow operations, perverted it into tyranny."Arthur Ashe on Thomas Jefferson
"In any moment of decision, the best thing you can do is the right thing, the next best thing is the wrong thing, and the worst thing you can do is nothing."Arthur Ashe on Theodore Roosevelt
"To be nobody but yourself in a world which is doing its best, night and day, to make you everybody else means to fight the hardest battle which any human being can fight and never stop fighting."Arthur Ashe on e. e. cummings
"In the practice of tolerance, one's enemy is the best teacher."Arthur Ashe on Dalai Lama
"The ideal attitude is to be physically loose and mentally tight."
"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."
"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."