You're never too young to lead.

When you play soccer, most of the time you got to get the ball moving, but once you get into that attacking third you gotta' be creative, you gotta' let your talent take over.

The Lord had the wonderful advantage of being able to work alone.

Revolutions are brought about by men, by men who think as men of action and act as men of thought.

I couldn't ask for a better life.

Gender equality is more than a goal in itself.

It is a precondition for meeting the challenge of reducing poverty, promoting sustainable development and building good governance.

Many African leaders refuse to send their troops on peace keeping missions abroad because they probably need their armies to intimidate their own populations.

We have to choose between a global market driven only by calculations of short-term profit, and one which has a human face.

It has been said that arguing against globalization is like arguing against the laws of gravity.

Diplomacy means the art of nearly deceiving all your friends, but not quite deceiving all your enemies.

I just want to go in with the right attitude and from Day 1 make a difference.

I think everything happens for a reason and all the things that happened to me - good, bad - I'm glad they did. It's made me ready for life, for adulthood.

Obviously, everybody has their own expectations of you, but you have to have your own expectations for yourself. For me, I'm right on track.

Education, particularly higher education, will take Africa into the mainstream of globalization.

It's a sad moment, really, when parents first become a bit frightened of their children.

They had always told me that I wrote like a man.

For us Africans, literature must serve a purpose: to expose, embarrass, and fight corruption and authoritarianism. It is understandable why the African artist is utilitarian.

We face neither East nor West: we face forward.

Freedom is not something that one people can bestow on another as a gift.

Thy claim it as their own and none can keep it from them.

You can't do anything to help your team win when you don't play.

Nothing has been given to me.

I honestly didn't expect this much attention, but it just keeps happening so I must be doing something right.

With God's help and guidance, we shall soon see the end of this most unpleasant chapter in our history.

There has been enough suffering in our country, there has been enough of children whose dreams die before they have a chance to grow and there has been enough of our elders who, having served their nation, are forced into indignity in their old age.

Ours is not a poor country and even though we are now a poor people, there should be no room for the despondency that has settled on large sections of the population.

Never again should Ghanaians have to resort to dubious means to get to, or live in, foreign lands, simply to make a living.

If the United Nations does not attempt to chart a course for the world's people in the first decades of the new millennium, who will?

The question is the morning after. What sort of Iraq do we wake up to after the bombing? What happens in the region? What impact could it have? These are questions leaders I have spoken to have posed.

Iraq has a new opportunity to comply with all these relevant resolutions of the Security Council.

I urge the Iraqi leadership for sake of its own people.

.. to seize this opportunity and thereby begin to end the isolation and suffering of the Iraqi people.

Above all else, we need a reaffirmation of political commitment at the highest levels to reducing the dangers that arise both from existing nuclear weapons and from further proliferation.

We have the means and the capacity to deal with our problems, if only we can find the political will.

More countries have understood that women's equality is a prerequisite for development.

National markets are held together by shared values and confidence in certain minimum standards. But in the new global market, people do not yet have that confidence.

Business, labor and civil society organizations have skills and resources that are vital in helping to build a more robust global community.

We must ensure that the global market is embedded in broadly shared values and practices that reflect global social needs, and that all the world's people share the benefits of globalization.

Open markets offer the only realistic hope of pulling billions of people in developing countries out of abject poverty, while sustaining prosperity in the industrialized world.

We cannot wait for governments to do it all.

Globalization operates on Internet time. Governments tend to be slow moving by nature, because they have to build political support for every step.

I mean, I couldn't ask for a better life, man.

All I can say is, hey, if you have fun doing what you do, if you have fun playing soccer, the creativity is just going to come as time goes on.

You can teach all the other stuff, you know.

You can teach shooting the ball, you can teach having a good touch... passing and whatnot, but when you get out there on the field, it's just a mindset you need to go into the game with.

When you get into the game you've got be thinking, when I get into the attacking third I'm gonna be freakin' creative.

I don't want to be one of those guys where I go there and wait a long time before I become a starter.

I'm going to go in and play, because the most important thing is playing on the field and being able to contribute. I really am ready.

It's one of the best leagues in Europe in football.

Benfica in my opinion is one of the top 10 biggest clubs in the world.

I've always been one of the youngest guys on the team.

But now I'm one of the older guys, one of the more experienced guys, and I have to be more of a leader. The guys are looking up to me, asking me questions and looking at me to step up.

It's frustrating at times when you think you've earned a chance to play on the field and you're over there sitting on the bench. That's not the kind of player I am. I'm the kind of player who wants to be out there on the field and needs to contribute every minute of every game.

I need to go play football. I don't care about anything else.

A lot of people have been hyped up to be great but just disappeared.

I promised myself I wouldn't be one of them.

I don't know French at all. I took some lessons when I was younger but all I know are the numbers. I've been told basically everyone in Monaco speaks English because of it being a huge vacation spot so I'm excited about that. I might not need to learn French after all.