Words matter. These are the best Hank Aaron Quotes, and they’re great for sharing with your friends.
I’m hoping someday that some kid, black or white, will hit more home runs than myself. Whoever it is, I’d be pulling for him.
My motto was always to keep swinging. Whether I was in a slump or feeling badly or having trouble off the field, the only thing to do was keep swinging.
I am very proud to be an American. This country has so much potential, I’d just like to see things better, or whatever, and I think it will be.
You can only milk a cow so long, then you’re left holding the pail.
I tell young people – including my granddaughter – there is no shortcut in life. You have to take it one step at a time and work hard. And you have to give back.
Guessing what the pitcher is going to throw is 80% of being a successful hitter. The other 20% is just execution.
On the field, blacks have been able to be super giants. But, once our playing days are over, this is the end of it and we go back to the back of the bus again.
Failure is a part of success.
Jackie was speaking at a drugstore, and I said, ‘I’m not going to get this opportunity again, so I better take my chances and listen to Jackie Robinson now.’ Little did I know, I got front row seats, and next to me was my father.
Didn’t come up here to read. Came up here to hit.
For many years, even after Jackie Robinson, baseball was so segregated, really. You just didn’t expect us to have a chance to do anything. Baseball was meant for the lily-white.
I never thought we’d ever have a black president. President Obama has done such a tremendous job… He just has been unable to get what he needs to be moved at the level it should be moved.
People were not ready to accept me as a baseball player. The easiest part of that whole thing, chasing the Babe’s record, was playing the game itself. The hardest thing was after the game was over, dealing with the press. They could never understand.
The triple is the most exciting play in baseball. Home runs win a lot of games, but I never understood why fans are so obsessed with them.
I never doubted my ability, but when you hear all your life you’re inferior, it makes you wonder if the other guys have something you’ve never seen before. If they do, I’m still looking for it.