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.
Above anything else, I hate to lose.
Next time I go to a movie and see a picture of a little ordinary girl become a great star… I’ll believe it. And whenever I hear my wife read fairy tales to my little boy, I’ll listen. I know now that dreams do come true.
This ain't fun. But you watch me, I'll get it done.
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.
I am not concerned with being liked or disliked. I am concerned with being respected
The most luxurious possession, the richest treasure anybody has, is his personal dignity.
I know that I am a black man in a white world. . . I know that I never had it made.
Baseball is like a poker game. Nobody wants to quit when he's losing; nobody wants you to quit when you're ahead.
The right of every American to first-class citizenship is the most important issue of our time.
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.
Life is not a spectator sport.
The many of us who attain what we may and forget those who help us along the line we've got to remember that there are so many others to pull along the way. The farther they go, the further we all go.
How you played in yesterday's game is all that counts.
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 don't like needing anyone for anything.
A life isn't significant except for its impact on others' lives.
I ought to break this trophy into 32 pieces
Negroes aren't seeking anything which is not good for the nation as well as ourselves. In order for America to be 100 percent strong -- economically, defensively and morally -- we cannot afford the waste of having second- and third-class citizens.
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 never cared about acceptance as much as I cared about respect.
There's not an American in this country free until every one of us is free.
You're going to be a great player, kid.
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