"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."
"Even a happy life cannot be without a measure of darkness, and the word happy would lose its meaning if it were not balanced by sadness. It is far better take things as they come along with patience and equanimity."Ernie Banks on Carl Jung
"Never cut a tree down in the wintertime. Never make a negative decision in the low time. Never make your most important decisions when you are in your worst moods. Wait. Be patient. The storm will pass. The spring will come."Ernie Banks on Robert H. Schuller
"Patience, persistence and perspiration make an unbeatable combination for success."Ernie Banks on Napoleon Hill
"We could never learn to be brave and patient, if there were only joy in the world."Ernie Banks on Helen Keller
"How poor are they that have not patience! What wound did ever heal but by degrees?"Ernie Banks on William Shakespeare
"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."
"I own stock, and I also insure my car with Geico."
"Loyalty and friendship, which is to me the same, created all the wealth that I've ever thought I'd have."
"But it all comes down to friendship, treating people right."
"You must try to generate happiness within yourself. If you aren't happy in one place, chances are you won't be happy anyplace."