28 Total Quotes

Ernie Banks Quotes

Awards mean a lot, but they don't say it all. The people in baseball mean more to me than statistics.
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The Cubs are gonna shine in sixty-nine.
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Just follow Buck O'Neil. This man is a leader, he's a genius. He understands people. He understands life. He will keep this going. He never gives up on situations he believes in. He's not discouraged about any of this. He believes he came along at the right time and is doing the right thing. He started the Negro League Museum in Kansas City. That was his goal, his mission, and many people resented that. But he stayed on course with his situations. All of us should learn from this man. He's an ambassador, he's a humanitarian. We should follow him and see what he has to say.
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You must try to generate happiness within yourself. If you aren't happy in one place, chances are you won't be happy anyplace.
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It's a great day for a ball game; let's play two!
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The riches of the game are in the thrills, not the money.
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The only way to prove that you're a good sport is to lose.
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The Cubs are due in sixty-two.
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Did you hear that? I didn't hear anything. Put that question another way.
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I like my players to be married and in debt. That's the way you motivate them.
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After three years in banking, I went into the insurance business. Equitable Life Insurance. I spent two years selling life insurance.
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Another friend hired me to open doors for him in the moving and relocation business. I did that for 10 years, am still doing it. And I do some work for the Cubs, in community relations.
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Buffett invited me to a golf tournament in Omaha and I went to play in it, and we became friends. And he invited me to his stockholders meeting.
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But it all comes down to friendship, treating people right.
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During my time, there might have been one pitcher or two that were top pitchers on a team. Teams that won maybe had three, but today they have a lot of depth. They have a lot of long relievers, short relievers, and the strategy is different.
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I learned from Mr. Wrigley, early in my career, that loyalty wins and it creates friendships. I saw it work for him in his business.
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I own stock, and I also insure my car with Geico.
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It would be a lot different for me because there is a lot of information that you need to know about as a player. How pitchers are pitching you, how defenses are playing, certain situations about certain pitchers.
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It's a beautiful day for a ballgame... Let's play two!
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It's a kind of philosophy of my own life, to create the energy enough to keep on going.
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Loyalty and friendship, which is to me the same, created all the wealth that I've ever thought I'd have.
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Mr. Wrigley believed in this: Put all your eggs in one basket and watch the basket. They don't do that today. This is the old-fashioned way I'm talking about. He carried it on to his business. Do one thing and stay with it.
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No, I think the pitching today has more depth.
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People ask me a lot about the values I got from playing for the Cubs for so many years. The value I got out of it was patience. A lot of people these days are not very patient.
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When I wake up in the morning, I feel like a billionaire without paying taxes.
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Work? I never worked a day in my life. I always loved what I was doing, had a passion for it.
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