A life is not important except [for] the impact it has on other lives. (Jackie Robinson, late major league baseball star)

Sports fans will well remember that Robinson was the first to break the color barrier in professional sports. In spite of severe and hateful treatment, he maintained a quiet and non-threatening behavior. As a result, his life certainly impacted countless others—not only athletes of color but ordinary citizens who saw a life lived graciously.

We urge you, brothers and sisters . . . to make it your ambition to lead a quiet life. (1 Thessalonians 4:10-11) The quiet words of the wise are more to be heeded than the shouts of a ruler of fools. (Ecclesiastes 9:17)