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A life is not important except in the impact it has on other lives.
I'm not concerned with your liking or disliking me... All I ask is that you respect me as a human being.
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.
There's not an American in this country free until every one of us is free.
The most luxurious possession, the richest treasure anybody has, is his personal dignity.
I am not concerned with being liked or disliked. I am concerned with being respected
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.
I know that I am a black man in a white world. . . I know that I never had it made.
Relationships may change throughout the gift of time, memories stay the same forever in my mind.
This ain't fun. But you watch me, I'll get it done.
A life isn't significant except for its impact on others' lives.
Baseball is like a poker game. Nobody wants to quit when he's losing; nobody wants you to quit when you're ahead.
At the beginning of the World Series of 1947, I experienced a completely new emotion when the National Anthem was played. This time, I thought, it is being played for me, as much as for anyone else.
The right of every American to first-class citizenship is the most important issue of our time.
Above anything else, I hate to lose.
I don’t think it matters what I believe, only what I do.
Life is not a spectator sport.
How you played in yesterday's game is all that counts.
When he (Richard Nixon) took the oath of office, he pledged to be the president for 100% of the people, and I challenge the president to prove that he is being the president for 100% of the people.
I never cared about acceptance as much as I cared about respect.
You're going to be a great player, kid.
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.
I ought to break this trophy into 32 pieces
Pop flies, in a sense, are just a diversion for a second baseman. Grounders are his stock trade.
I don't like needing anyone for anything.
It's not easy to be a martyr in the field of race relations.
Are you looking for a Negro who won't fight back?
I'm not goin' anywhere, I'm right here!
Many people resented my impatience and honesty, but I never cared about acceptance as much as I cared about respect.
A life isn't significant except for its impact on other lives.
I'm not concerned with your liking or disliking me. All I ask is that you respect me as a human being.