Facts about Althea Gibson

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Althea Gibson was a famous Athlete from USA, who lived between August 25, 1927 and September 28, 2003. He/she became 76 years old.

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He/she is born under the zodiac virgo, who is known for Analyzing, Practical, Reflective, Observation, Thoughtful. Our collection contains 8 quotes who is written / told by Althea.

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Famous quotes by Althea Gibson (8)


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"No matter what accomplishments you make, somebody helped you"
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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"
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"In the field of sports you are more or less accepted for what you do rather than what you are"
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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"
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"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"
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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"
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"Being champion is all well and good, but you can't eat a crown"
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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"


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