32 Total Quotes

Jackie Robinson Quotes

Jackie Robinson
I think it was one of the greatest times ever in the world to play baseball. Television was in its infancy. Breaking the color barrier,
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Jackie Robinson
Baseball is like a poker game. Nobody wants to quit when he's losing; nobody wants you to quit when you're ahead.
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Jackie Robinson
[Knight Ridder Newspapers Helen Keller believed in having a] courageous dignity in the presence of fate. ... discover the truth of today, and perhaps find the greatness of tomorrow.
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#Dignity

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How you played in yesterday's game is all that counts.
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The right of every American to first-class citizenship is the most important issue of our time.
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I'm not concerned with your liking or disliking me... All I ask is that you respect me as a human being.
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A life is not important except in the impact it has on other lives.
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Life is not a spectator sport. If you're going to spend your whole life in the grandstand just watching what goes on, in my opinion you're wasting your life.
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There's not an American in this country free until every one of us is free.
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The way I figured it, I was even with baseball and baseball with me. The game had done much for me, and I had done much for it.
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I guess you'd call me an independent, since I've never identified myself with one party or another in politics. I always decide my vote by taking as careful a look as I can at the actual candidates and issues themselves, no matter what the party label.
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Above anything else, I hate to lose.
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Pop flies, in a sense, are just a diversion for a second baseman. Grounders are his stock trade.
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It kills me to lose. If I'm a troublemaker, and I don't think that my temper makes me one, then it's because I can't stand losing. That's the way I am about winning, all I ever wanted to do was finish first.
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#American Athlete Quotes #Temper

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discover the truth of today, and perhaps find the greatness of tomorrow.
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#Greatness

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This ain't fun. But you watch me, I'll get it done.
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We have a social responsibility and we are held to a higher standard than other institutions,
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#Responsibility

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We're in a real crisis situation where many times people are being turned away at the door.
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#Crisis

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This is our biggest fund-raiser for overseas missions. We try to make the most money on this luncheon for the missions. This luncheon is for everyone.
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#Money

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People that work can get in and out in record time for the luncheon as we have an express line for them to go through.
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#People

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The tables are decorated by Jeannie Winslow, and the colors will be yellow and blue this year. She has been doing the decorating for the luncheon for 20 years.
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#Colors

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[Fortunately for Kent, this tempest in a Petri dish has since been squashed, but it was Bradleys other comments that are echoing in Major League Baseballs executive suites. He said,] Me being an African American is the most important thing to me more important than baseball, White people never want to see race with anything. But theres race involved in baseball. Thats why theres less than 9 percent African American representation in the game. ... Im one of the few African Americans that starts here.
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#Baseball