28 Greatest Quotes By Jackie Robinson

It would make everything I worked for meaningless if baseball is integrated but political parties were segregated. Jackie Robinson
I know that I am a black man in a white world. . . I know that I never had it made. Jackie Robinson
Pop flies, in a sense, are just a diversion for a second baseman. Grounders are his stock trade. Jackie Robinson
If I had been white with the things I did, they never would have allowed me to get out of baseball. 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
There's not an American in this country free until every one of us is free. Jackie Robinson
The right of every American to first-class citizenship is the most important issue of our time. Jackie Robinson
I don’t think it matters what I believe, only what I do. 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
How you played in yesterday's game is all that counts. 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
In all my years of baseball, I have always expected to be traded. I never liked the idea. Jackie Robinson
This ain't fun. But you watch me, I'll get it done. Jackie Robinson
Relationships may change throughout the gift of time, memories stay the same forever in my mind. Jackie Robinson
Are you looking for a Negro who won't fight back? 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
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
It's not easy to be a martyr in the field of race relations. Jackie Robinson
I ought to break this trophy into 32 pieces. Jackie Robinson
You're going to be a great player, kid. Jackie Robinson
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
I'm not concerned with your liking or disliking me... All I ask is that you respect me as a human being. Jackie Robinson
Many people resented my impatience and honesty, but 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
The old Dodgers were something special, but of my teammates overall, there was nobody like Pee Wee Reese for me. Jackie Robinson