There's not an American in this country free until every one of us is free.
The right of every American to first-class citizenship is the most important issue of our time.
Baseball is like a poker game. Nobody wants to quit when he's losing; nobody wants you to quit when you're ahead.
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.
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.
How you played in yesterday's game is all that counts.
I'm not concerned with your liking or disliking me... All I ask is that you respect me as a human being.
A life is not important except in the impact it has on other lives.
A life isn't significant except for its impact on other lives.
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.
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.
It kills me to lose. If I'm a troublemaker, and I don't think that my temper makes me one, then it's because I can't stand losing. That's the way I am about winning, all I ever wanted to do was finish first.