Quotes by Jackie Robinson

Jack Roosevelt Robinson was an American professional baseball player who became the first African American to play in Major League Baseball in the modern era. Robinson broke the baseball color line when the Brooklyn Dodgers started him at first base on April 15, 1947.

The best Quotes and Sayings

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

- Jackie Robinson

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

- Jackie Robinson

Today, Negroes play on every big league club and in every minor league. With millions of other Negroes in other walks of life, we are willing to stand up and be counted for what we believe in. In baseball or out, we are no longer willing to wait until Judgment Day for equality - we want it here on earth as well as in Heaven.

- Jackie Robinson

Many people resented my impatience and honesty, but I never cared about acceptance as much as I cared about respect.

- Jackie Robinson