Arthur Ashe Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old Arthur Ashe quotes, Arthur Ashe sayings, and Arthur Ashe proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

You are never really playing an opponent. You are playing yourself, your own highest standards, and when you reach your limits, that is real joy. Arthur Ashe
Fear isn't an excuse to come to a standstill. It's the impetus to step up and strike. Arthur Ashe
You've got to get to the stage in life where going for it is more important than winning or losing. Arthur Ashe
Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can. Arthur Ashe
One important key to success is self-confidence. An important key to self-confidence is preparation. Arthur Ashe
You learn about equality in history and civics, but you find out life is not really like that. Arthur Ashe
Success is a journey not a destination. The doing is usually more important than the outcome. Not everyone can be Number 1. Arthur Ashe
True heroism is remarkably sober, very undramatic. It is not the urge to surpass all others at whatever cost, but the urge to serve others, at whatever cost. Arthur Ashe
You are never really playing an opponent. You are playing yourself, your own highest standards, and when you reach your limits, that is real joy. Arthur Ashe
Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can. Arthur Ashe
Every time you win, it diminishes the fear a little bit. You never really cancel the fear of losing; you keep challenging it. Arthur Ashe
You are never really playing an opponent. You are playing yourself, your own highest standards, and when you reach your limits, that is real joy. Arthur Ashe
I accepted the face that as much as I want to lead others, and love to be around other people, in some essential way, I am something of a loner. Arthur Ashe
You are never really playing an opponent. You are playing yourself, your own highest standards, and when you reach your limits, that is real joy. Arthur Ashe
Clothes and manners do not make the man; but when he is made, they greatly improve his appearance. Arthur Ashe
Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can. Arthur Ashe
One important key to success is self-confidence. An important key to self-confidence is preparation. Arthur Ashe
The ideal attitude is to be physically loose and mentally tight. Arthur Ashe
A wise person decides slowly but abides by these decisions. Arthur Ashe
Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can. Arthur Ashe
I keep sailing on in this middle passage. I am sailing into the wind and the dark. But I am doing my best to keep my boat steady and my sails full. Arthur Ashe
Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can. Arthur Ashe
Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can. Arthur Ashe
From what we get, we can make a living. What we give, however, makes a life. Arthur Ashe
The ideal attitude is to be physically loose and mentally tight. Arthur Ashe
Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can. Arthur Ashe
True heroism is remarkably sober, very undramatic. It is not the urge to surpass all others at whatever cost, but the urge to serve others at whatever cost. Arthur Ashe
True heroism is remarkably sober, very undramatic. It is not the urge to surpass all others at whatever cost, but the urge to serve others at whatever cost. Arthur Ashe
Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can. Arthur Ashe
You've got to get to the stage in life where going for it is more important than winning or losing. Arthur Ashe