"It's not easy to retire at 31. In one respect I was glad I was done. But after a few years of having fun, I got a little restless. When you're 33, 34, and you don't have a focus, you can get kind of lost. As a man, you feel a little bit unfulfilled."
"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."Pete Sampras on Martin Luther King, Jr.
"Everyone should be respected as an individual, but no one idolized."Pete Sampras on Albert Einstein
"Let every man be respected as an individual and no man idolized."Pete Sampras 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."Pete Sampras on Malcolm X
"If once you forfeit the confidence of your fellow-citizens, you can never regain their respect and esteem."Pete Sampras on Abraham Lincoln
"It's not my place to tell you whom to vote for, to take any political stand, to tell you what religion to believe in. I'm an athlete. I can influence certain things, but when I see other athletes and celebrities telling you whom to vote for, I actually get a bit offended."