quote by Jackie Robinson

If I had to choose between baseball’s Hall of Fame and first class citizenship for all of my people. I would say first-class citizenship.

— Jackie Robinson

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Hall of fame quote Rather than love, than money, than fame, give me truth.

Rather than love, than money, than fame, give me truth.

There ought to be a hall of fame for mamas / Creation's most unique and precious pearl / And heaven help us always to remember / That the hand that rocks the cradle rules the world

People in the Hall of Fame tend to clap their hands and say, 'OK, I've done it all,' but for me, it was a new beginning.

Without a doubt in my mind, I should be in the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

You look at my stats without my USFL stats, and I don't know how you can argue with that. Look at my combined yards. I'm not one to make excuses, so I'll play by their rules and not even count the USFL stats.

Nobody has ever denied that when it comes to his trade - gigolo - John Forbes Kerry is one of the all-time greats. He's in the Gigolo Hall of Fame. See, a really good gigolo might snag one heiress in a lifetime with a nine-figure trust fund. Kerry has married two. When it comes to gigolos, he's Steve Jobs.

Through it all, this wild life on and off the road , through Jordanian deserts , Spanish islands, German prisons, Caribbean tax scams, halls of fame,wine, women, and all the drugs under the sun - one constant companion has never abandoned me . My first true love : singing Its been the savior of many poor boy, and God I know I'm one

It's my whole life of being the little guy and having a little chip on my shoulder, from year to year trying to prove myself, and at the end of the day to be inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame is a very special honor for me.

Rhode Island has become a second home to me after being involved in its cultural life for over 61 years. I look upon it as a privilege to be inducted into the Rhode Island Music Hall of Fame.

I lost money, coaching jobs, a shot at the Hall of Fame.

But when you weigh that against all the things that are really and truly important, things that are deep inside you, then I think I've succeeded.

I'm not a suit and tie kind of guy. I wear a suit once a year, for the Hall of Fame, or if I have to go to a funeral or something. It's just not me.

I like this town, it's really great. They've put me in The Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame. This town is about music. It's about the kind of music I like.

I love being an older comic now. It's like being an old soccer or an old baseball player. You're in the Hall of Fame and it's nice, but you're no longer that person in the limelight on the spot doing that thing.

You know, I never looked down the road and said, 'Hey look, one day, the Hall of Fame.' It's always about playing each and every game 100 percent and I thank my teammates for getting me into the Hall because football is a team sport, not an individual sport.

Since my induction into the Sports Hall of Fame, I have wanted to have my No.

3 Chevy on exhibit for sports fans to see. I hope others will enjoy the car as much as I have.

I'll take anyway to get into the Hall of Fame. If they want a batboy, I'll go in as a batboy.

Pro Football Hall of Famer is something that everyone recognizes as the pinnacle of any achievement in sport. All the fame and all the recognition that we single out in various industries, the Pro Football Hall of Fame is really special.

I've been to the Hall of Fame many times, in grade school and high school.

I had field trips to the Hall of Fame and taking tours of it. I just never thought about that one day I possibly might be in it. I think it'd be great.

I lost money, coaching jobs, a shot at the Hall of Fame.

I'm not a big fan of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. It's just a personal thing, not an ego thing.

Mom, thanks for letting me drop out of high school. Haha!

We have about 4 million people who have voted for who they want to see in the Hall of Fame. There are some people they put down that are pretty good players. You have Ray Guy, Jim Plunkett, Lester Hayes and Donnie Shell.

Darryl Strawberry has been voted to the Hall of Fame five years in a row.

Man makes one journey all his living days, Down through the realms of music and of art; Down through the halls of fame and glorious praise; Down through the tears and triumphs of the heart To some sweet woman waiting some place there. For her he builds his cities and makes war, Seeks gold and glorious wealth to store.

Now, I don't know how they judge all that, but if anybody in the world deserves to be in the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame, Ritchie Valens does.

Getting into the Hall of Fame won't change me.

I'm still going to pass gas and pick my nose like I always do.

I did Albert Hall, I got to play the Hall of Fame with Prince.

So I've done that kind of stuff for ages. It wasn't until after we finished working on Brainwash, my dad's album after he died, then it was like 'That phase is over in my life now, now we can get on with our music, with our band.'

I will calmly wait for my induction to the Baseball Hall of Fame.

Don't I have the numbers to be inducted?

If you want me in the Hall of Fame put me in because of some contributions that I have made to country music.

You will never see the four original Pumpkins on stage ever again, unless it's a Hall of Fame thing. But you would never see a tour. There's so much damage, there's no way.

My goal had been to win a championship, work toward the Hall of Fame, have my jersey retired by the team and I'd go in as a lifelong New York Giant, but I'm now resigned to the fact that this won't happen.

I think I'm telling the truth. I sat by Ray Perkins at the Hall of Fame dinner in New York, and at that time he didn't know he was our coach and I didn't either.

Foreign policy is like hitting a baseball: if you fail 70 percent of the time, you go to the Hall of Fame.

The big trouble is not really who isn't in the Hall of Fame, but who is.

It was established for a select few.

How come it rains every Hall of Fame weekend? They need to move it to a different weekend.

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame is not a public democratic organization;

it's a private club basically. It's like a private golf club and they decide who they're going to let in the club.

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