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Quotes of the day: Jackie Robinson

Published Friday, October 23, 2015 @ 10:47 PM EDT
Oct 23 2015

Jack Roosevelt "Jackie" Robinson (January 31, 1919 – October 24, 1972) was an American Major League Baseball (MLB) second baseman who became the first African American to play in the major leagues in the modern era. Robinson broke the baseball color line when the Brooklyn Dodgers started him at first base on April 15, 1947. The Dodgers, by playing Robinson, ended racial segregation that had relegated black players to the Negro leagues since the 1880s. Robinson was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1962. (Click here for full Wikipedia article)


A life is not important except in the impact it has on other lives.

Baseball is like a poker game. Nobody wants to quit when he's losing; nobody wants you to quit when you're ahead.

How you played in yesterday's game is all that counts.

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.

The most luxurious possession, the richest treasure anybody has, is his personal dignity.

The right of every American to first-class citizenship is the most important issue of our time.

There's not an American in this country free until every one of us is free.

This ain't fun. But you watch me, I'll get it done.

We ask for nothing special. We ask only to be permitted to live as you live, and as our nation's constitution provides.

We live in a materialistic society in which money doesn't talk- it screams.


(October 24 is also the birthday of Moss Hart and Stephen Covey.)

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