"I played it right because that's what you're supposed to do - play it right and with respect."
"An individual who breaks a law that conscience tells him is unjust, and who willingly accepts the penalty of imprisonment in order to arouse the conscience of the community over its injustice, is in reality expressing the highest respect for the law."Ryne Sandberg on Martin Luther King, Jr.
"Everyone should be respected as an individual, but no one idolized."Ryne Sandberg on Albert Einstein
"Let every man be respected as an individual and no man idolized."Ryne Sandberg on Albert Einstein
"Be peaceful, be courteous, obey the law, respect everyone but if someone puts his hand on you, send him to the cemetery."Ryne Sandberg on Malcolm X
"If once you forfeit the confidence of your fellow-citizens, you can never regain their respect and esteem."Ryne Sandberg on Abraham Lincoln
"Hit a home run - put your head down, drop the bat, run around the bases, because the name on the front is more - a lot more important than the name on the back."
"If this validates anything, it's that learning how to bunt and hit and run and turning two is more important than knowing where to find the little red light at the dug out camera."
"My mom was at every single game I played as a kid, rain or shine."
"I had too much respect for the game to leave it behind or to make it my second or third sport in college."
"I was in the postseason twice and I'm thankful for that."