"I met Jesse Owens once. He was a remarkable individual, and I have tremendous respect for what he did in the Olympics under the circumstances."
"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."Lee Trevino on Martin Luther King, Jr.
"Everyone should be respected as an individual, but no one idolized."Lee Trevino on Albert Einstein
"Let every man be respected as an individual and no man idolized."Lee Trevino 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."Lee Trevino on Malcolm X
"If once you forfeit the confidence of your fellow-citizens, you can never regain their respect and esteem."Lee Trevino on Abraham Lincoln
"I never played much golf as a kid. I caddied quite a bit but never got serious into golf until about age 15."
"Golf isn't just my business, it's my hobby."
"Only bad golfers are lucky. They're the ones bouncing balls off trees, curbs, turtles and cars. Good golfers have bad luck. When you hit the ball straight, a funny bounce is bound to be unlucky."
"When you're poor, you know nothing about the future, you know nothing about the world, nothing that goes on outside 300 yards around you."
"If you are caught on a golf course during a storm and are afraid of lightning, hold up a 1-iron. Not even God can hit a 1-iron."