"I want to thank all my fans, teammates, coaches and supporters for the strength they've given me to overcome so much."
"We gain strength, and courage, and confidence by each experience in which we really stop to look fear in the face... we must do that which we think we cannot."Ricky Williams on Eleanor Roosevelt
"That which does not kill us makes us stronger."Ricky Williams on Friedrich Nietzsche
"Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, ambition inspired, and success achieved."Ricky Williams on Helen Keller
"Do not pray for easy lives. Pray to be stronger men."Ricky Williams on John F. Kennedy
"The world breaks everyone, and afterward, some are strong at the broken places."Ricky Williams on Ernest Hemingway
"The NFL has been an amazing page in this chapter of my life. I pray that all successive adventures offer me the same potential for growth, success and most importantly fun."
"To talk about balance, it's easier to talk about what's out of balance. And I think anytime that you have any disease, and disease meaning lack of ease, lack of flow... dis-ease. So any time there's disease, you're out of balance, whether it's jealousy, anger, greed, anxiety, fear."
"I don't think people change. I think they definitely mature. But I think the essence of what I am today is the same as when I was five years old. It's just maturity. I've become a healthier, fuller expression of that essence."
"When you make that crossover from life to real life, when you're not treated as a child anymore but as a man, and you are no longer given the benefit of the doubt, it takes some courage to face that."
"I think I have a tendency to look at things subjectively rather than objectively when I reflect on my experience."