20 Inspirational Jackie Robinson Quotes on Life, Success, and Equality

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20 Inspirational Jackie Robinson Quotes on Life, Success, and Equality: Jack Roosevelt Robinson was an American professional baseball player, professionally known as Jackie Robinson. He was born on January 31, 1919 in Cairo, Georgia to Mallie Robinson and Jerry Robinson. He graduated from Pasadena Junior College in 1939. In 1962, he was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame.

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He is the first African American to play in Major League Baseball (MLB) in the modern era. On April 15, 1947, he broke the baseball color line when the Brooklyn Dodgers started him at first base. Dodgers signed Robinson.

Robinson has named a number of titles such as Rookie of the Year Award, NL batting champion, NL stolen base leader, Monument Park, Major League Baseball All-Century Team and other. Time magazine named him in 100 most influential people of the 20th century in 1999. Robinson ranked number 44 on the Sporting News list of Baseball’s 100 Greatest Players in 1999.

Here Are 20 Inspirational Jackie Robinson Quotes On Life, Success, And Equality:

 

 

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

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

“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.” _ Jackie Robinson

 

 

 

“When I am playing baseball, I give it all that I have on the ball field. When the ball game is over, I certainly don’t take it home. My little girl who is sitting out there wouldn’t know the difference between a third strike and a foul ball.” _ Jackie Robinson

 

 

 

“Above anything else, I hate to lose.” _ Jackie Robinson

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“The most luxurious possession, the richest treasure anybody has, is his personal dignity.” _ Jackie Robinson

 

 

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

 

 

 

“I don’t like needing anyone for anything.” _ Jackie Robinson

 

 

“How you played in yesterday’s game is all that counts.” _ Jackie Robinson

 

 

 

“I think if we go back and check our record, the Negro has proven beyond a doubt that we have been more than patient in seeking our rights as American citizens.” _ Jackie Robinson

 

 

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

 

 

 

“I never cared about acceptance as much as I cared about respect.” _ Jackie Robinson

 

 

“The most luxurious possession, the richest treasure anybody has, is his personal dignity.” _ Jackie Robinson

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

 

 

“Negroes aren’t seeking anything which is not good for the nation as well as ourselves. In order for America to be 100 percent strong — economically, defensively and morally — we cannot afford the waste of having second- and third-class citizens.” _ Jackie Robinson

 

 

“Plenty of times I wanted to haul off when somebody insulted me for the color of my skin, but I had to hold to myself. I knew I was kind of an experiment. The whole thing was bigger than me.” _ Jackie Robinson

 

 

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

 

 

“The most luxurious possession, the richest treasure anybody has, is his personal dignity.” _ Jackie Robinson