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" You've got to get to the stage in life where going for it is more important than winning or losing. "
" If you're paid before you walk on the court, what's the point in playing as if your life depended on it? "
" Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can. "
" I guess I started too early because I just thought it was something fun to do. "
" I don't care who you are, you're going to choke in certain matches. You get to a point where your legs don't move and you can't take a deep breath. You start to hit the ball about a yard wide, instead of inches. "
" There is a syndrome in sports called 'paralysis by analysis.' "
" I have tried to keep on with my striving because this is the only hope I have of ever achieving anything worthwhile and lasting. "
" Clothes and manners do not make the man; but when he is made, they greatly improve his appearance. "
" One important key to success is self-confidence. An important key to self-confidence is preparation. "
" My potential is more than can be expressed within the bounds of my race or ethnic identity. "
" Success is a journey, not a destination. The doing is often more important than the outcome. "
" I have always drawn strength from being close to home. "
" When bright young minds can't afford college, America pays the price. "
" I don't want to be remembered for my tennis accomplishments. "
" Let me put it this way: I think Republicans tend to keep the ball in play, Democrats go for broke. "
" We must believe in the power of education. We must respect just laws. We must love ourselves, our old and or young, our women as well as our men. "
" I may not be walking with you all the way, or even much of the way, as I walk with you now. "
" 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. "
" The ideal attitude is to be physically loose and mentally tight. "
" 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. "
" Trust has to be earned, and should come only after the passage of time. "
" Later, I discovered there was a lot of work to being good in tennis. "
" We must reach out our hand in friendship and dignity both to those who would befriend us and those who would be our enemy. "
" When we were together, I loved you deeply and you gave me so much happiness I can never repay you. "
" You learn about equality in history and civics, but you find out life is not really like that. "
" 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. "
" Do not feel sorry for me if I am gone. "
" If I were to say, 'God, why me?' about the bad things, then I should have said, 'God, why me?' about the good things that happened in my life. "
" From what we get, we can make a living; what we give, however, makes a life. "