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Althea Gibson Quotes

Please enjoy these encouraging quotes by Althea Gibson.

No matter what accomplishments you make,
somebody helped you.
- Althea Gibson

Being champion is all well and good,
but you can't eat a crown.
- Althea Gibson

In the field of sports you are more or less accepted
for what you do rather than what you are.
- Althea Gibson

I don't want to be put on a pedestal.
I just want to be reasonably successful and live a
normal life with all the conveniences to make it so.
- Althea Gibson

 

I always wanted to be somebody.
If I made it, it's half because I was game enough to
take a lot of punishment along the way and half because
there were a lot of people who cared enough to help me.
- Althea Gibson

Most of us who aspire to be tops in our fields don't
really consider the amount of work required to stay tops.
- Althea Gibson

Shaking hands with the Queen of England was a long
way from being forced to sit in the colored section
of the bus going into downtown Wilmington,
North Carolina.
- Althea Gibson

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- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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In sports, you simply aren't considered a real champion
until you have defended your title successfully.
Winning it once can be a fluke; winning it twice proves you are the best.
- Althea Gibson

Clouds come floating into my life,
no longer to carry rain or usher storm,
but to add color to my sunset sky.
- Rabindranath Tagore

He who can no longer pause to wonder
and stand rapt in awe,
is as good as dead;
his eyes are closed.
- Albert Einstein

Believe nothing, no matter where you read it,
or who said it, no matter if I have said it,
unless it agrees with your own reason
and your own common sense.
- The Buddha

If we have no peace,
it is because we have forgotten
that we belong to each other.
- Mother Teresa

I leave no trace of wings in the air,
but I am glad I have had my flight.
- Rabindranath Tagore

Do not let Sunday be taken from you.
If your soul has no Sunday, it becomes an orphan.
- Albert Schweitzer

See no evil, Hear no evil, Speak no evil.
- Japanese pictorial maxim (the Three Wise Monkeys)

Live with intention.
Walk to the edge.
Listen hard.
Practice wellness.
Play with abandon.
Laugh.
Choose with no regret.
Appreciate your friends.
Continue to learn.
Do what you love.
Live as if this is all there is.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

If we had no winter, the spring would not be so pleasant.
If we did not sometimes taste of adversity,
prosperity would not be so welcome.
- Anne Bradstreet

I say NO to the demands of the world.
I say YES to the longings of my own heart.
There is nothing I ever need to have.
There is nothing I ever need to do.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Say NO to the demands of the world.
Say YES to the longings of your own heart.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Without change, there would be no butterflies.
- Anonymous

Through humor, you can soften some
of the worst blows that life delivers.
And once you find laughter,
no matter how painful your situation might be,
you can survive it.
- Bill Cosby

Everyone is a prisoner of his own experiences.
No one can eliminate prejudices -
just recognize them.
- Edward R. Murrow

If anyone has material possessions and sees his brother in need
but has no pity on him, how can the love of God be in him?
- 1 John 3:17

There are no facts, only interpretations.
- Friedrich Nietzsche

A good traveler has no fixed plans,
and is not intent on arriving.
- Lao Tzu

There are no small acts of kindness.
Every compassionate act makes large the world.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Travelers, there is no path.
Paths are made by walking.
- Antonio Machado

Time, like life itself, has no inherent meaning.
We give our own meaning to time as to life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

No one was ever named "Hero" for following the crowd.
Heroes set their own course.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

When people get caught up with that which is right
and they are willing to sacrifice for it,
there is no stopping point short of victory.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Dreams are renewable no matter what our age.
- Dale Turner

Forgive and give as if it were your last opportunity.
Love like there's no tomorrow, and if tomorrow comes, love again.
- Max Lucado

Lend your voices only to sounds of freedom,
no longer lend your strength to that
which you wish to be free from.
Fill your life with love and bravery,
and you shall live a life uncommon.
- Jewel

Where there is shouting, there is no true knowledge.
- Leonardo da Vinci

It is a terrible thing to see and have no vision.
- Helen Keller

Take your life in your own hands, and what happens?
A terrible thing: no one to blame.
- Erica Jong

No good comes from hurrying.
- Yiddish Proverb

The River of Life has no meaning,
no good, no bad, no better, no worse,
no love, no hate, no fear, no anger, no joy.
The River of Life has no judgment, no expectation.
The River of Life just IS.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Imagine ... Imagine no religion.
- John Lennon

No bird soars too high, if he soars with his own wings.
- William Blake

Choose with no regret.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

For man with no forgiveness in heart,
life worse punishment than death.
- Miyagi: character in the movie Karate Kid 2

Know first that you have absolutely no power to change the world,
and then address all your energies and intent toward improving it.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

No one can find inner peace except by working,
not in a self-centered way, but for the whole human family.
- Peace Pilgrim

No one is to be called an enemy,
all are your benefactors, and no one does you harm.
You have no enemy except yourselves.
- St. Francis of Assisi

Without forgiveness, there is no future.
- Archbishop Desmond Tutu

Gentleness, self-sacrifice and generosity
are the exclusive possession of no one race or religion.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Courage is doing what you're afraid to do.
There can be no courage unless you're scared.
- Eddie Rickenbacker

Be careful not to do your good deeds
when there's no one watching you.
- Tom Lehrer

I wept because I had no shoes
until I met a man who had no feet.
- old Persian Proverb

Can you imagine a life with no fear?
What if faith, not fear, was your default reaction to threats?
- Max Lucado

Do or do not, there is no try.
- Jedi Master Yoda in Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back

Do not blame the thistle that you see no beauty.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Forgiveness is not always easy.
At times, it feels more painful
than the wound we suffered,
to forgive the one that inflicted it.
And yet, there is no peace without forgiveness.
- Marianne Williamson

There are no guarantees.
From the viewpoint of fear, none are strong enough.
From the viewpoint of love, none are necessary.
- Emmanuel (Pat Rodegast)

There is no passion to be found playing small -
in settling for a life that is less
than the one you are capable of living.
- Nelson Mandela

If the problem can be solved,
there is no use worrying about it.
If it can't be solved,
worrying will do no good.
- Tibetan proverb

Have NO EXPECTATIONS.
Life will not meet your expectations.
Choose joy anyway.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Do not follow where the path may lead.
Go, instead, where there is no path and leave a trail.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

I believe that everything happens for a reason.
People change so that you can learn to let go,
things go wrong so that you appreciate them when they're right,
you believe lies so you eventually learn to trust no one but yourself,
and sometimes good things fall apart so better things can fall together.
- Marilyn Monroe

Compassion blooms where there is no expectation.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

A hero is no braver than an ordinary man,
but he is brave five minutes longer.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Dance like no one is watching,
love like you'll never be hurt.
Sing like no one is listening.
Live life like it's heaven on earth.
- Anonymous (various attributions and alternate phrasings)

The man who has no imagination has no wings.
- Muhammad Ali

We would never have a word for Joy
if there were no suffering.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Where there is no accusation of "fault,"
there can be no anger.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

God has no religion.
Each one prays to God according to his own light.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

No man ever prayed heartily without learning something.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

No one has a right to consume happiness without producing it.
- Helen Keller

NO ONE has been granted the authority to tell me
how my life should be lived.
I answer only to myself and to Spirit.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Some things will never seem adequate
no matter how hard we try.
- from the movie White Man's Burden


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