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jackie robinson quotes on time


But you can get those at any ballpark at any time. —jackie robinson

It was mostly insults, but you can get those at any ballpark at any time. —jackie robinson

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At the beginning of the World Series of 1947, I experienced a completely new emotion when the National Anthem was played. This time, I thought, it is being played for me, as much as for anyone else. —Jackie Robinson

The right of every American to first–class citizenship is the most important issue of our time. —Jackie Robinson

My problem was my inability to spend much time at home. I thought my family was secure, so I went running around everyplace else. I guess I had more of an effect on other people’s kids than I did my own. —Jackie Robinson

Relationships may change throughout the gift of time, memories stay the same forever in my mind. —Jackie Robinson

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jackie robinson quotes on baseball


If I had been white with the things I did, they never would have allowed me to get out of baseball. —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. —Jackie Robinson

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In all my years of baseball, I have always expected to be traded. I never liked the idea. —Jackie Robinson

In my opinion, baseball is as big a business as anything there is. It has to be a business, the way it is conducted. —Jackie Robinson

It would make everything I worked for meaningless if baseball is integrated but political parties were segregated. —Jackie Robinson

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. —Jackie Robinson

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jackie robinson quotes on life


During my life, I have had a few nightmares which happened to me while I was wide awake. —Jackie Robinson

Life is not a spectator sport. —Jackie Robinson

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jackie robinson quotes on black


I know that I am a black man in a white world. . . I know that I never had it made. —Jackie Robinson

I cannot salute the flag; I know that I am a black man in a white world. In 1972, in 1947, at my birth in 1919, I know that I never had it made. —Jackie Robinson

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After two years at UCLA, I decided to leave. I was convinced that no amount of education would help a black man get a job. —Jackie Robinson

The black press, some liberal sportswriters, and even a few politicians were banging away at those Jim Crow barriers in baseball. I never expected the walls to come tumbling down in my lifetime. —Jackie Robinson

When I look back at what I had to go through in black baseball, I can only marvel at the many black players who stuck it out for years in the Jim Crow leagues because they had nowhere else to go. —Jackie Robinson

I’m grateful for all the breaks and honors and opportunities I’ve had, but I always believe I won’t have it made until the humblest black kid in the most remote backwoods of America has it made. —Jackie Robinson

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But as I write these words now I cannot stand and sing the National Anthem. I have learned that I remain a black in a white world. —Jackie Robinson

Are you looking for a Negro who won’t fight back? —Jackie Robinson

I want everybody to understand that I am an American Negro first before I am a member of any political party. —Jackie Robinson

I ought to break this trophy into 32 pieces —Jackie Robinson

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jackie robinson quotes on concerned


I am not concerned with being liked or disliked. I am concerned with being respected —Jackie Robinson

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

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jackie robinson quotes on people


Many people resented my impatience and honesty, but I never cared about acceptance as much as I cared about respect. —Jackie Robinson

No matter how much or how little I knew technically, I was able to get the best out of people I worked with. —Jackie Robinson

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I have always been grateful to Colonel Longley. He proved to me that when people in authority take a stand, good can come out of it. —Jackie Robinson

We’re in a real crisis situation where many times people are being turned away at the door. — Jackie Robinson

If I had to choose between baseball’s Hall of Fame and first class citizenship for all of my people. I would say first–class citizenship. —Jackie Robinson

When he (Richard Nixon) took the oath of office, he pledged to be the president for 100% of the people, and I challenge the president to prove that he is being the president for 100% of the people. —Jackie Robinson

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More from Jackie robinson


It’s not easy to be a martyr in the field of race relations. —Jackie Robinson

I never cared about acceptance as much as I cared about respect. —Jackie Robinson

We have a social responsibility and we are held to a higher standard than other institutions, — Jackie Robinson

I’m not goin’ anywhere, I’m right here! —Jackie Robinson

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I’ve been riding on cloud nine since the election (HOF), and I don’t think I’ll ever come down. Today, everything is complete. — Jackie Robinson

You’re going to be a great player, kid. —Jackie Robinson

I don’t let my mouth say nothin’ my head can’t stand. —Jackie Robinson

This ain’t fun. But you watch me, I’ll get it done. — Jackie Robinson

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The many of us who attain what we may and forget those who help us along the line we’ve got to remember that there are so many others to pull along the way. The farther they go, the further we all go. —Jackie Robinson

It isn’t a perfect America and it isn’t run right, but it still belongs to us. — Jackie Robinson

I don’t think it matters what I believe, only what I do. —Jackie Robinson

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. —Jackie Robinson

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