"If your partner wants to be private, you have to respect that."
"An individual who breaks a law that conscience tells him is unjust, and who willingly accepts the penalty of imprisonment in order to arouse the conscience of the community over its injustice, is in reality expressing the highest respect for the law."Billie Jean King on Martin Luther King, Jr.
"Everyone should be respected as an individual, but no one idolized."Billie Jean King on Albert Einstein
"Let every man be respected as an individual and no man idolized."Billie Jean King on Albert Einstein
"Be peaceful, be courteous, obey the law, respect everyone but if someone puts his hand on you, send him to the cemetery."Billie Jean King on Malcolm X
"If once you forfeit the confidence of your fellow-citizens, you can never regain their respect and esteem."Billie Jean King on Abraham Lincoln
"When they take surveys of women in business, of the Fortune 500, the successful women, 80% of them, say they were in sports as a young woman."
"In 1973, women got 59 cents on the dollar now we are getting 74 cents on the dollar. In the area of finance and business, we are at 68 cents on the dollar."
"Men can have a huge turnover of sponsorship and still survive a lot better than the women. But the women's ratings are better, at least at home in the United States than in the men's tennis."
"I think it's impossible to judge whether another person should come out. You just hope they will on their own time and their own terms."
"Women get the attention when we get into the men's arena, and that's sad."