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Serena Williams is an American professional tennis player who is ranked #1 in women’s singles tennis.

The Women’s Tennis Association has ranked her #1 in singles on six separate occasions. She has won the French Open, Wimbledon, and Olympic women’s singles and doubles champion. She also has a total of 21 Grand Slam singles titles and 13 Grand Slam doubles titles.

Serena Williams is regarded as the greatest female tennis player of all time.

Here are 61 dominant Serena Williams quotes:

1. “I’m really exciting. I smile a lot, I will a lot, and I’m really sexy.” – Serena Williams

2. “The success of every woman should be the inspiration to another. We should raise each other up. Make sure you’re very courageous: be strong, be extremely kind, and above all be humble.” – Serena Williams

3. “I just hate to lose. When I am on the court, it is like my life depends on it.” – Serena Williams

4. “I can’t become satisfied, because if I get satisfied, I’ll be like, “Oh, I’ve won Wimbledon, I’ve won the U.S. Open. Now can I relax.” But now people are really going to be fighting to beat me.” – Serena Williams

5. “I really think a champion is defined not by their wins but by how they can recover when they fall.” – Serena Williams

6. “I just never give up. I fight to the end. You can’t go out and say, ‘I want a bag of never-say-die spirit.’ It’s not for sale. It has to be innate.” – Serena Williams

7. “We all know who the real number one is. Quite frankly, I’m the best in the world.” – Serena Williams

8. “Family’s first, and that’s what matters most. We realize that our love goes deeper than the tennis game.” – Serena Williams

9. “With a defeat, when you lose, you get up, you make it better, you try again. That’s what I do in life, when I get down, when I get sick, I don’t want to just stop. I keep going and I try to do more. Everyone always says never give up but you really have to take that to heart and really do never definitely give up. Keep trying.” – Serena Williams

10. “I am lucky that whatever fear I have inside me, my desire to win is always stronger.” – Serena Williams

11. “Think of all the girls who could become top athletes but quit sports because they’re afraid of having too many defined muscles and being made fun of or called unattractive.” – Serena Williams

12. “I don’t like to lose-at anything… Yet I’ve grown most not from victories, but setbacks. If winning is God’s reward, then losing is how he teaches us.” – Serena Williams

13. “Nothing comes to a sleeper but a dream.” – Serena Williams

14. “If Plan A isn’t working, I have Plan B, Plan C, and even Plan D.” – Serena Williams

15. “Victory is very, very sweet. It tastes better than any dessert you’ve ever had.” – Serena Williams

16. “There’s always another record, then there’s always another person to catch up with or to pass.” – Serena Williams

17. “Growing up I wasn’t the richest, but I had a rich family in spirit. Standing here with 19 championships is something I never thought would happen. I went on a court just with a ball and a racket and with a hope.” – Serena Williams

18. “You have to believe in yourself when no one else does.” – Serena Williams

19. “I always believe I can beat the best, achieve the best. I always see myself in the top position.” – Serena Williams

20th Serena Williams Quote -“I think in life you should work on yourself until the day you die.” – Serena Williams

21. “Luck has nothing to do with it, because I have spent many, many hours, countless hours, on the court working for my one moment in time, not knowing when it would come.” – Serena Williams

22. “I’ve had to learn to fight all my life – got to learn to keep smiling. If you smile things will work out.” – Serena Williams

23. “Since I don’t look like every other girl, it takes a while to be okay with that. To be different. But different is good.” – Serena Williams

24. “Tennis just a game, family is forever.” – Serena Williams

25. “Everyone’s dream can come true if you just stick to it and work hard.” – Serena Williams

26. “I’ve always considered myself the best and the top. I never considered that I was out of it.” – Serena Williams

27. “I’ve always been a fighter and I’ve always fought through things my whole life.” – Serena Williams

28. “I’m not used to crying. It’s a little difficult. All my life I’ve had to fight. It’s just another fight I’m going to have to learn how to win, that’s all. I’m just going to have to keep smiling.” – Serena Williams

29. “I love who I am, and I encourage other people to love and embrace who they are. But it definitely wasn’t easy – it took me a while.” – Serena Williams

30. “If you can keep playing tennis when somebody is shooting a gun down the street, that’s concentration.” – Serena Williams

 

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31. “If anything, you know, I think losing makes me even more motivated.” – Serena Williams

32. “I decided I can’t pay a person to rewind time, so I may as well get over it.” – Serena Williams

33. “I don’t know if I’ve had my share of drama, but I’ve definitely had my share of hard times.” – Serena Williams

34. “Luck has nothing to do with it.” – Serena Williams

35. “Family’s first, and that’s what matters most. We realize that our love goes deeper than the tennis game.” – Serena Williams

36. “I am not a robot. I have a heart and I bleed.” – Serena Williams

37. “To this day, I don’t love my arms. People want more fit arms, but my arms are too fit. But I’m not complaining. They pay my bills.”– Serena Williams

38. “I’m an athlete and I’m black, and a lot of black athletes go broke. I do not want to become a statistic, so maybe I overcompensate. But I’m paranoid. Oprah told me a long time ago, ‘You sign every check. Never let anyone sign any checks.’” – Serena Williams

39. “You can be whatever size you are, and you can be beautiful both inside and out. We’re always told what’s beautiful and what’s not, and that’s not right.” – Serena Williams

40th Serena Williams Quote – “I’m thankful to my family, friends, and fans for all of their support.” – Serena Williams

41. “I always say that when I’m playing well, no one can beat me. I’m not just saying that to sound full of myself or anything, but it’s true.” – Serena Williams

42. “Hopefully, we can build a rivalry and we’ll be able to do this a lot. Make a legacy, then retire champions.” – Serena Williams

43. “I want to be a giving woman and just a nice person in general.” – Serena Williams

44. “All my life I’d woken up to tennis, tennis, tennis. Even if I don’t go to practice, I’m thinking about it all day.” – Serena Williams

45. “I think a smile can make your whole body. Models, they look fabulous, but they don’t smile, and they look so mad.” – Serena Williams

46. “I try not to have too many rituals because I believe that rituals don’t help you win. I used to do rituals a lot and it was crazy.” – Serena Williams

47. “Venus told me the other day that champions don’t get nervous in tight situations. That really helped me a lot. I decided I shouldn’t get nervous and just do the best I can.” – Serena Williams

48. “Tennis is my job, but it’s not my life.” – Serena Williams

49. “When I’m down, I talk to myself a lot. I look crazy because I’m constantly having an argument with myself.” – Serena Williams

50. “I definitely have found a balance. I’ve had so many offers in the past to do different movies or different things and I always choose tournaments over it.” – Serena Williams

51. “Everything comes at a cost. Just what are you willing to pay for it?” – Serena Williams

52. “What’s going to make me happy is going on the court and holding up trophies, singles and doubles.” – Serena Williams

53. “I’m a perfectionist. I’m pretty much insatiable. I feel there’s so many things I can improve on.” – Serena Williams

54. “When you’re playing the best player in the world, you’ve got to play well.” – Serena Williams

55. “I’m definitely not a fearless individual.” – Serena Williams

56. “There’s one thing I’m really good at, and that’s hitting the ball over a net, in a box. I’m excellent.” – Serena Williams

57. “I feel as a brand I’m here to be around for a long time.” – Serena Williams

58. “I was just tired of losing… Life was passing me by.” – Serena Williams

59. “People see me on the court only as a superhero, grunting and winning. They think you’re a robot, and I’m not.” – Serena Williams

60. “I think you have to love yourself before you fall in love. I’m still learning to love myself.” – Serena Williams

61. “If I’m winning, I have to act like I’m not bored. If it’s a tough match, I have to act like I’m having a good time. I’m a drama queen.” – Serena Williams

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Yale Middleton is a Revenue Specialist for Hilton Worldwide. He is passionate about personal development, leadership, and entrepreneurship. Yale also works as a team member for the top self development website Addicted2Success. You can also follow him on his Facebook.

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I know for me, it was all these quotes that I kept reading that:

  • pushed me out of my comfort zone
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  • helped me believe in myself
  • soothed my broken heart sometimes
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  • kept me strong in times of trouble

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Of course they did. So I’ve searched high and low for the best and most empowering famous quotes of all time in hopes they inspire you like they did me. 

Do quotes really help?

The answer is yes and no. No they won’t work if you read them, brush them off and never feel the power of their words.

Yes they will work if you make them work for you and you want them too. Quotes are like affirmations. Many of us recant affirmations either as part of our morning routine, evening routine or just whenever we need a boost. 

When you read them and repeat them out loud and feel each and every word in every ounce of your being, they work!! Besides, I’m living proof they help. Empowering quotes have helped me out of rock bottom twice, depression a few times, and helped me smash and achieve goals. 

So yes, they work. And these most famous quotes I’ve chosen are famous for a reason. They have inspired, motivated and empowered millions of people around the world to chase their dreams, believe in themselves and never give up. 

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2. Anybody who ever accomplished anything big or new or worth raising a celebratory fist in the air did it from their comfort zone. They risked ridicule and failure and sometimes even death. ~Jen Sincero

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21. The secret of getting ahead is getting started. ~Mark Twain

22. All our dreams can come true if we have the courage to pursue them. ~Walt Disney

23. Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that. ~Martin Luther King Jr

24. Resentment is like drinking poison and then hoping it will kill your enemies. ~Nelson Mandela

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29. I have not failed. I just found 10,000 that won’t work. ~Thomas A. Edison

30. Often our most rewarding dreams are staring us right in the face but for some reason we focus on how hard things are, how we are scared of the unknown and what would happen if we failed. ~Joel Brown

Write them out!

I always tell people to write that out and stick it in a place you will see it and read it everyday. That’s how quotes work. 

My favourite famous quote of all time and one you should read over and over again, Whether you think you can or you think you can’t, either way you’re right. Read that when self doubt creeps in. 

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