"There is a syndrome in sports called 'paralysis by analysis.'"
"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."Arthur Ashe on Michael Jordan
"It's good sportsmanship to not pick up lost golf balls while they are still rolling."Arthur Ashe on Mark Twain
"Golf is a good walk spoiled."Arthur Ashe on Mark Twain
"When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro."Arthur Ashe on Hunter S. Thompson
"Many men go fishing all of their lives without knowing that it is not fish they are after."Arthur Ashe on Henry David Thoreau
"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."