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Coaches Hot Seat Quotes of the Day – Monday, January 14, 2013 – Arthur Ashe

Coaches Hot Seat Quotes of the Day – Monday, January 14, 2013 – Arthur Ashe

“A wise person decides slowly but abides by these decisions.”

And

“Clothes and manners do not make the man; but when he is made, they greatly improve his appearance.”

And

“From what we get, we can make a living; what we give, however, makes a life.”

And

“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.”

And

“I don’t want to be remembered for my tennis accomplishments.”

And

“I have tried to keep on with my striving because this is the only hope I have of ever achieving anything worthwhile and lasting.”

And

“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.”

And

I may not be walking with you all the way, or even much of the way, as I walk with you now.

And

“If you’re paid before you walk on the court, what’s the point in playing as if your life depended on it?”

And

“Later, I discovered there was a lot of work to being good in tennis.”

And

“My potential is more than can be expressed within the bounds of my race or ethnic identity.”

And

“One important key to success is self-confidence. An important key to self-confidence is preparation.”

And

“Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can.”

And

“Success is a journey, not a destination. The doing is often more important than the outcome.”

And

“The ideal attitude is to be physically loose and mentally tight.”

And

“Trust has to be earned, and should come only after the passage of time.”

And

“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.”

And

“We must reach out our hand in friendship and dignity both to those who would befriend us and those who would be our enemy.”

And

“When bright young minds can’t afford college, America pays the price.”

And

“You’ve got to get to the stage in life where going for it is more important than winning or losing.”

And

“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.”

Wikipedia:  Arthur Ashe

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