Later, I discovered there was a lot of work to being good in tennis.
If you’re paid before you walk on the court, what’s the point in playing as if your life depended on it?
I guess I started too early because I just thought it was something fun to do.
I have always drawn strength from being close to home.
Let me put it this way: I think Republicans tend to keep the ball in play, Democrats go for broke.
You learn about equality in history and civics, but you find out life is not really like that.
My potential is more than can be expressed within the bounds of my race or ethnic identity.
A wise person decides slowly but abides by these decisions.
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.
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.
From what we get, we can make a living; what we give, however, makes a life.
When bright young minds can’t afford college, America pays the price.
You’ve got to get to the stage in life where going for it is more important than winning or losing.
I may not be walking with you all the way, or even much of the way, as I walk with you now.