Billie Jean King quotes

Who is Billie Jean King?

Billie Jean King is an American former tennis player who ranked number one, won 39 grand slams and spoiled us with many great quotes.

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Billie Jean King quotes

“A champion is afraid of losing. Everyone else is afraid of winning.”

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“Be bold. If you're going to make an error, make a doozy, and don't be afraid to hit the ball.”

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“Champions keep playing until they get it right.”

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“Don't let anyone define you. You define yourself.”

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“Natural talent only determines the limits of your athletic potential. It's dedication and a willingness to discipline your life that makes you great.”

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“No one changes the world who isn't obsessed.”

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“Pressure is a privilege—it only comes to those who earn it.”

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“Reputation is what others think about you. What's far more important is character, because that is what you think about yourself.”

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“Tennis is a perfect combination of violent action taking place in an atmosphere of total tranquility.”

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“Tennis taught me so many lessons in life. One of the things it taught me is that every ball that comes to me, I have to make a decision. I have to accept responsibility for the consequences every time I hit a ball.”

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“That is where the power, opportunity, and choice come from-when you have money. Money equals opportunity. There is no question.”

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“The most important words that have helped me in life, when things have gone right or when things have gone wrong, are 'accept responsibility'.”

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“Victory is fleeting. Losing is forever.”

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