13 Most Famous Jackie Robinson Quotes

13 Most Famous Jackie Robinson Quotes

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Jackie Robinson was a baseball player that is most notorious for being the first African American to pay in Major League Baseball. After this line was crossed the MLB broke their segregation rules. He played for 10 seasons and in six World Series.

“A life is not important except in the impact it has on other lives.”

“A life isn’t significant except for its impact on other lives.”

“Above anything else, I hate to lose.”

“Baseball is like a poker game. Nobody wants to quit when he’s losing; nobody wants you to quit when you’re ahead.”

“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.”

“I’m not concerned with your liking or disliking me… All I ask is that you respect me as a human being.”

“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.”

“It was a small victory, for I had learned that I was in two wars, one against the foreign enemy, the other against prejudice at home.”

“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.”

“The right of every American to first-class citizenship is the most important issue of our time.”

“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.”

“There’s not an American in this country free until every one of us is free.”

“This ain’t fun. But you watch me, I’ll get it done.”