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Jackie Robinson
Jackie Robinson

Jackie Robinson was born in 1919 to Georgia sharecroppers. His talent as an athlete shined at UCLA, where he became the first student to win varsity letters in four sports. He didn't finish college due to financial problems, joining the army where he was discharged after objecting to racial discrimination there. He played a season with the Negro Baseball League then burst onto the national…

Date of Birth: January 31, 1919
Date of Death: October 24, 1972


Found 27 quotes by 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
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"The right of every American to first-class citizenship is the most important issue of our time." Jackie Robinson
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"How you played in yesterday's game is all that counts." Jackie Robinson
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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." Jackie Robinson
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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." Jackie Robinson
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"There's not an American in this country free until every one of us is free." Jackie Robinson
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"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," Jackie Robinson
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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." Jackie Robinson
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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." Jackie Robinson
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"A life is not important except in the impact it has on other lives." Jackie Robinson
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"Above anything else, I hate to lose." Jackie Robinson
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"We have a social responsibility and we are held to a higher standard than other institutions," Jackie Robinson
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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." Jackie Robinson
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"Pop flies, in a sense, are just a diversion for a second baseman. Grounders are his stock trade." Jackie Robinson
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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." Jackie Robinson
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"I've been riding on Cloud Nine since the election, and I don't think I'll ever come down. Today, everything is complete." Jackie Robinson
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"This ain't fun. But you watch me, I'll get it done." Jackie Robinson
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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." Jackie Robinson
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"Wait til next year." Jackie Robinson
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"We're in a real crisis situation where many times people are being turned away at the door." Jackie Robinson
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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." Jackie Robinson
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