"I'm not concerned with your liking or disliking me... All I ask is that you respect me as a human being."
"An individual who breaks a law that conscience tells him is unjust, and who willingly accepts the penalty of imprisonment in order to arouse the conscience of the community over its injustice, is in reality expressing the highest respect for the law."Jackie Robinson on Martin Luther King, Jr.
"Everyone should be respected as an individual, but no one idolized."Jackie Robinson on Albert Einstein
"Let every man be respected as an individual and no man idolized."Jackie Robinson on Albert Einstein
"Be peaceful, be courteous, obey the law, respect everyone but if someone puts his hand on you, send him to the cemetery."Jackie Robinson on Malcolm X
"If once you forfeit the confidence of your fellow-citizens, you can never regain their respect and esteem."Jackie Robinson on Abraham Lincoln
"A life is not important except in the impact it has on other lives."
"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."