"I contribute my best in my sport and I also have a ton of respect for myself and my family."
"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."Venus Williams on Martin Luther King, Jr.
"Everyone should be respected as an individual, but no one idolized."Venus Williams on Albert Einstein
"Let every man be respected as an individual and no man idolized."Venus Williams 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."Venus Williams on Malcolm X
"If once you forfeit the confidence of your fellow-citizens, you can never regain their respect and esteem."Venus Williams on Abraham Lincoln
"Some people say I have attitude - maybe I do... but I think you have to. You have to believe in yourself when no one else does - that makes you a winner right there."
"Interior design is a business of trust."
"Losses have propelled me to even bigger places, so I understand the importance of losing. You can never get complacent because a loss is always around the corner. It's in any game that you're in - a business game or whatever - you can't get complacent."
"All those lessons that I've learned on the court, I have applied them to my life outside of the court in business, my company, called V Starr interiors, an interior design company, and EleVen, which I wear on court."
"Everything is tennis for me, it's my career and it's entertainment, but it's also a business."