The measure of a man is in the lives he’s touched.— Ernie Banks
The most useful Ernie Banks quotes that will activate your desire to change
Work? I never worked a day in my life. I always loved what I was doing, had a passion for it.
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.
You must try to generate happiness within yourself.
If you aren't happy in one place, chances are you won't be happy anyplace.
The only way to prove you are a good sport is to lose.
When I wake up in the morning, I feel like a billionaire without paying taxes.
Awards mean a lot, but they don't say it all.
The people in baseball mean more to me than statistics.
It's a great day for a ball game; let's play two!
The riches of the game are in the thrills, not the money.
It's a kind of philosophy of my own life, to create the energy enough to keep on going.
I was thinking (when he hit his 500th home run) about my mother and dad, about all the people in the Chicago Cubs organization that helped me and about the wonderful Chicago fans who have come out all these years to cheer me on. They've been a great inspiration to me.
Baseball reveals character; golf exposes it.
The only way to prove that you're a good sport is to lose.
Did you hear that? I didn't hear anything. Put that question another way.
Spring training means flowers, people coming outdoors, sunshine, optimism and baseball. Spring training is a time to think about being young again.
I like my players to be married and in debt. That's the way you motivate them.
I own stock, and I also insure my car with Geico.
The Cubs are due in sixty-two.
That's a real void in my life. I see a lot of people who struggled and went to jail and the dogs were after them. I'd look them in the eyes and say, 'God almighty, I wish I'd have been there.'