Truth quotes generally relate to how difficult it can be to tell the truth - at least on a regular basis. One of America's greatest treasures, cowboy, humorist and social commentator Will Rogers, summarized this conundrum in his typical straightforward delivery with the classic epigram, '"A remark generally hurts in proportion to its truth." This Cherokee-born Oklahoman traveled the world three times, providing him the unique opportunity to observe society's struggle and success with truth on a global level. Truth quotes remind us that being honest is often at the sacrifice of one's relationships and reputation, and yet, gives us hope of becoming a better person.
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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 scene in 1947 when he joined the Brooklyn Dodgers, becoming the first African American major league player since 1889. He became Rookie of the Year and two years later, Most Valuable Player of the Ye…
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