Jackie Robinson Quotes & Sayings

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Jackie Robinson Quotes

Read Jackie Robinson quotes and sayings about race, baseball, facts and courage. Here we collect and share best quotes of Jackie Robinson with you! He was an American professional baseball player who became the first African American to play in Major League Baseball in the modern era. 

1. 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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2. The most luxurious possession, the richest treasure anybody has, is his personal dignity.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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11. 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.

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12. Pop flies, in a sense, are just a diversion for a second baseman. Grounders are his stock trade.

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13. Above anything else, I hate to lose.

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