I'm not concerned with your liking or disliking me. All I ask is that you respect me as a human being.
Statement to teammates on the Brooklyn Dodgers in 1947, as quoted in The Impact and Legacy Years, 1941, 1947, 1968 (2000) by Fred Pulis, p. 100
A life is not important except in the impact it has on other lives.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 was a small victory, for I had learned that I was in two wars, one against the foreign enemy, the other against prejudice at home.Jackie Robinson