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30 Inspirational Hank Aaron Quotes (BASEBALL)

Top 10 Most Famous Hank Aaron Quotes (BEST)

“I need to depend on Someone who is bigger, stronger and wiser than I am. I don’t do it on my own. God is my strength. He gave me a good body and some talent and the freedom to develop it. He helps me when things go wrong. He forgives me when I fall on my face. He lights the way.”

Hank Aaron
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.
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’m not trying to make anyone forget the Babe; but only to remember Hank Aaron.
I’m not trying to make anyone forget the Babe; but only to remember Hank Aaron.
Failure is a part of success. There is no such thing as a bed of roses all your life. But failure will never stand in the way of success if you learn from it.
Failure is a part of success. There is no such thing as a bed of roses all your life. But failure will never stand in the way of success if you learn from it.
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.
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.

“In playing ball, and in life, a person occasionally gets the opportunity to do something great. When that time comes, only two things matter: being prepared to seize the moment and having the courage to take your best swing.”

Hank Aaron
You may not think you're going to make it. You may want to quit. But if you keep your eye on the ball, you can accomplish anything.
You may not think you’re going to make it. You may want to quit. But if you keep your eye on the ball, you can accomplish anything.
 I never smile when I have a bat in my hands. That's when you've got to be serious.
I never smile when I have a bat in my hands. That’s when you’ve got to be serious.
Making the majors is not as hard as staying there, staying interested day after day. It’s like being married. The hardest part is to stay married.
Making the majors is not as hard as staying there, staying interested day after day. It’s like being married. The hardest part is to stay married.
It took me seventeen years to get three thousand hits in baseball. I did it in one afternoon on the golf course.
It took me seventeen years to get three thousand hits in baseball. I did it in one afternoon on the golf course.

5 InspirationalHank Aaron Quotes on Success

“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.”

Hank Aaron
What you do with your life and how you do it is not only a reflection on you, but on your family and all of those institutions that have helped to make you who you are.
What you do with your life and how you do it is not only a reflection on you, but on your family and all of those institutions that have helped to make you who you are.
Consistency is what counts; you have to be able to do things over and over again.
Consistency is what counts; you have to be able to do things over and over again.
There's only one way to break the color line. Be good. I mean, play good. Play so good that they can't remember what color you were before the season started.
There’s only one way to break the color line. Be good. I mean, play good. Play so good that they can’t remember what color you were before the season started.
When I get out on the field, nothing’s a joke to me. I don’t feel like I should walk around with a smile on my face.
When I get out on the field, nothing’s a joke to me. I don’t feel like I should walk around with a smile on my face.

9 Hank Aaron Quotes on Baseball

I don't see pitches down the middle anymore - not even in batting practice.
I don’t see pitches down the middle anymore – not even in batting practice.
The thing I like about baseball is that it's one-on-one. You stand up there alone, and if you make a mistake, it's your mistake. If you hit a home run, it's your home run.
The thing I like about baseball is that it’s one-on-one. You stand up there alone, and if you make a mistake, it’s your mistake. If you hit a home run, it’s your home run.
Baseball needs me because it needs somebody to stir the pot, and I need it because it's my life. It's the means I have to make a little difference in the world.
Baseball needs me because it needs somebody to stir the pot, and I need it because it’s my life. It’s the means I have to make a little difference in the world.
I don't feel right unless I have a sport to play or at least a way to work up a sweat.
I don’t feel right unless I have a sport to play or at least a way to work up a sweat.
There is no logical reason why girls shouldn't play baseball. It's not all that tough.
There is no logical reason why girls shouldn’t play baseball. It’s not all that tough.
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.
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.
Guessing what the pitcher is going to throw is 80% of being a successful hitter. The other 20% is just execution.
Guessing what the pitcher is going to throw is 80% of being a successful hitter. The other 20% is just execution.
I looked for the same pitch my whole career, a breaking ball. All of the time. I never worried about the fastball. They couldn't throw it past me, none of them.
I looked for the same pitch my whole career, a breaking ball. All of the time. I never worried about the fastball. They couldn’t throw it past me, none of them.
Didn’t come up here to read. Came up here to hit.
Didn’t come up here to read. Came up here to hit.

3 Hank Aaron Quotes on Being an American

“Sure, this country has a black president, but when you look at a black president, President Obama is left with his foot stuck in the mud from all of the Republicans with the way he’s treated.”

Hank Aaron
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.
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.

“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.”

Hank Aaron

3 Hank Aaron Quotes on Being Black and Racism

“It really made me see for the first time a clear picture of what this country is about. My kids had to live like they were in prison because of kidnap threats, and I had to live like a pig in a slaughter camp. I had to duck. I had to go out the back door of the ball parks. I had to have a police escort with me all the time. I was getting threatening letters every single day. All of these things have put a bad taste in my mouth, and it won’t go away. They carved a piece of my heart away.”

Hank Aaron
On the field, Blacks have been able to be supergiants. But, once our playing days are over, this is the end of it and we go back to the back of the bus again.
On the field, Blacks have been able to be supergiants. But, once our playing days are over, this is the end of it and we go back to the back of the bus again.
Some people resented the fact I was trying to break a white man's record.
Some people resented the fact I was trying to break a white man’s record.

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