"Sports are a microcosm of society."
"You must not lose faith in humanity. Humanity is an ocean if a few drops of the ocean are dirty, the ocean does not become dirty."Billie Jean King on Mahatma Gandhi
"An armed society is a polite society. Manners are good when one may have to back up his acts with his life."Billie Jean King on Robert A. Heinlein
"It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society."Billie Jean King on Jiddu Krishnamurti
"A people that values its privileges above its principles soon loses both."Billie Jean King on Dwight D. Eisenhower
"There is more to life than increasing its speed."Billie Jean King on Mahatma Gandhi
"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."
"If your partner wants to be private, you have to respect that."