"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."
"Let us not seek the Republican answer or the Democratic answer, but the right answer. Let us not seek to fix the blame for the past. Let us accept our own responsibility for the future."Jackie Robinson on John F. Kennedy
"Suppose you were an idiot, and suppose you were a member of Congress but I repeat myself."Jackie Robinson on Mark Twain
"One of the penalties for refusing to participate in politics is that you end up being governed by your inferiors."Jackie Robinson on Plato
"If you put the federal government in charge of the Sahara Desert, in 5 years there'd be a shortage of sand."Jackie Robinson on Milton Friedman
"It is enough that the people know there was an election. The people who cast the votes decide nothing. The people who count the votes decide everything."Jackie Robinson on Joseph Stalin
"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."