Wisdom Lives in Words

Memorable Quotes by Althea Gibson

No matter what accomplishments you make, somebody helped you.
Althea Gibson
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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
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.
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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
I think I have done enough for sports and made enough of a name for myself to deserve some sort of backing - most of the other girls have it.
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Being champion is all well and good, but you can't eat a crown.
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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
In the field of sports you are more or less accepted for what you do rather than what you are.
Althea Gibson