The more difficult the victory, the greater the happiness in winning.

Success isn't owned, it's leased. And rent is due every day.

You have to fight to reach your dream. You have to sacrifice and work hard for it.

When you lose a person you love so much, surviving the loss is difficult.

I'm living a dream I never want to wake up from.

When you win, you don't get carried away.

But if you go step by step, with confidence, you can go far.

 image quote by Pele

Success is no accident. It is hard work, perseverance, learning, studying, sacrifice and most of all, love of what you are doing.

We must not let ourselves get driven off course, no matter what happens we must stick to our natural game.

There are more important things in life than winning or losing a game.

Why lie? I'm not going to be a hypocrite and say the opposite of what I think, like some others do.

We'll do it, we'll do it.

I have my flaws too, but I am a professional who doesn't like to miss or lose.

I don't like being alone.

 image quote by Pele

The more difficult the victory, the greater the happiness in winning.

I don't have to show anything to anyone. There is nothing to prove.

My mother thinks I am the best. And I was raised to always believe what my mother tells me.

At the moment there are some England players who are the stars of their club teams, but not for their country. It's difficult to explain.

My secret is practice

Success is no accident. It is hard work, perseverance, learning, studying, sacrifice and most of all, love of what you are doing or learning to do.

I spent a lot of money on booze, birds and fast cars. The rest I just squandered.

 image quote by J.J. Watt

Success isn't owned, it's leased. And rent is due every day.

Without football, my life is worth nothing.

I'm aware that, whatever the circumstances, there will always be speculation about me.

I gave all I had. Now I want to enjoy my family.

In the end, it is about whether God wants us to be in the final, but I know that is what God wants. This time we will not need the Hand of God, because it is the will of God.

Everything is practice.

Enthusiasm is everything. It must be taut and vibrating like a guitar string.

 image quote by Lionel Messi

We are not going to give up, we are many more who want to live in a world of peace, without hate and where respect and tolerance are the basis of coexistence.

It was always going to be difficult, no matter what I'd set up, no matter how many children I have got to take my mind off things. There was always going to be a moment when I finished playing, that I was going to find tough.

I've never seen myself as a celebrity, but I see it in a positive way, the fact that people are still interested in most parts of my life.

My parents were always very strict, and they gave me the right beliefs in how to treat people. It was very strict and all about morals - I try to pass that on to my own children.

You start realising as you get older that there are some kids who don't know who you are.

I've got friends in the different teams I've played for, but family is the most important thing to me. That will always be the case.

Football's the biggest game in the world.

America's the greatest sporting nation there is. To play some part in putting those two things together: why wouldn't I be excited about that?

 image quote by David Beckham

How have you remained a one women man? "She is my best friend, would you want to hurt your best friend?

Some men over-tweeze their eyebrows, and it's just too perfect.

Men are meant to have kind of a bushy brow. Too much aftershave is also off-putting; it's one of my pet hates.

I love a nice tailored suit, but I also like to dress down. It all depends on what mood I'm in.

Rosewood has always been one of my favourite scents, as has the pink grapefruit and pepper we've also put in Homme.

Over the years, when I've seen players retire, when you ask them about it, they always say you'll know when you're ready, and I think I know when I'm ready. I think I'm ready.

When I was a kid, I thought my dad was a little bit harsh with me at times.

Sometimes I needed an arm around me instead of my dad telling me what I did wrong, but it obviously worked.

I'm used to being around kids. Even when I was growing up in London, I had an older sister, I had a younger sister that I used to look after from time to time.

 image quote by Johan Cruyff

You can't score a goal, if you don't take a shot.

Two of my boys are Manchester United fans;

one is an Arsenal fan. Whenever there is a game I can take the boys to, I love taking them.

I remember how inspiring it was to meet players like Bobby Charlton or Bryan Robson when I was a kid. I still remember Clive Allen showing up when I received a trophy for my Sunday league team.

I feel this pang of regret whenever I watch sport;

this sense that I will never play a big match again.

I can't get through some movies without shedding a tear; I can't lie.

It's one thing I like about America - they respect the sportsman.

They put them up on a pedestal. They don't try to knock them down. And that's a great thing, to be respected by the whole country. It's so patriotic!

I think the most important goal I scored in Spain was the first one because people were wary about me coming over to Spain as a player - they thought I was just there to sell shirts.

 image quote by Lionel Messi

My ambition is always to get better and better.

The spotlight will always be on me, but it's something I'm learning to live with as the years go by.

I have always found it an honor that people have wanted to buy my shirt and an honor that fans turn up to watch the team I am playing in. I have always found that a huge honor.

Throughout my career I have been pretty successful, I've played for some pretty big teams, represented my country quite a few times, and played for managers without sentiment.

I love scoring goals for England and playing for England.

That's one of the reasons I didn't retire - I love playing for my country.

I have got this obsessive compulsive disorder where I have to have everything in a straight line, or everything has to be in pairs.

Everyone's been so quick to say that I'm really thick or I haven't got a brain.

People will think whatever they want to think.

 image quote by Pele

Of course, my father was a soccer player. He used to play very good. Then I was young, eight or nine years, ten years old, I just want to be like my father.

I don't think I'm really in a situation to complain, because I consider myself to be privileged to be doing what I do.

I love little kids looking up to me, young players looking up to me, respecting me.