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These guys live and breathe football;
by Alan Hansen

These guys live and breathe football;
they get something out of going to the training ground every day.
- Alan Hansen

The pressures are intense, because the rewards for
success and the penalty for failure are more and more.
- Alan Hansen

I think when people talk about ambition and talking to him,
it might have seemed that he wasn't ambitious.
- Alan Hansen

Even though they won't finish in the top four this season,
they will still be of the contenders next season.
- Alan Hansen

 

I think if Tottenham are going to be top four side,
the fans and the club will need to get away from the
philosophy of 'pretty football',
that's got to go.
- Alan Hansen

When George Graham was there they complained,
harking back to better days, but I think that's a fantasy.
- Alan Hansen

Everybody likes Brazil and we want the Brazilians to come out.
- Alan Hansen

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He's sharp, he can score and he doesn't worry about missing.
- Alan Hansen

The World Cup needs a brilliant Brazilian team.
- Alan Hansen

The boy can do anything, but to be the star of the
World Cup you have got to get to the final and win it!
- Alan Hansen

What I always do is just look at the players,
look at the best 11 they can put on the pitch.
- Alan Hansen

I played against the Brazilians in '82,
who were definitely the best team never to have won the World Cup.
- Alan Hansen

Potentially he could be.
He scored the goal four years ago in France against
Argentina that was extraordinary.
- Alan Hansen

Manchester City have been in the doldrums for a while,
they came up and went straight back down again.
- Alan Hansen

I don't think anyone enjoyed it.
Apart from the people who watched it.
- Alan Hansen

In '82 Brazil showed that you can't win the World Cup without a solid defense.
- Alan Hansen

I don't expect to see them in the top six but I think
of all the teams that have come up in previous seasons,
I think Manchester City are the biggest club.
- Alan Hansen

We got stuffed 4-1, but it was just great to play against,
it was like an education.
You think you are half good and then you go and play
against a side like that!
- Alan Hansen

I think the reality is that, that money was probably badly spent.
- Alan Hansen

It's incredible considering the public perception that
he was tight fisted and he was more than prudent,
and lacked ambition to take Tottenham to where the fans wanted them to be.
- Alan Hansen

The Italians are very strong defensively.
They showed in Euro 2000 how good defensively they are.
- Alan Hansen

For all sad words of tongue and pen,
The saddest are these, "It might have been.
- John Greenleaf Whittier

Appreciate again and again, freshly and naively,
the basic goods of life, with awe,
pleasure, wonder and even ecstasy,
however stale these experiences may have become to others.
- Abraham Maslow

I have just three things to teach:
simplicity, patience, compassion.
These three are your greatest treasures.
- Lao Tzu

The simplest questions are the most profound.
Where were you born?
Where is your home?
Where are you going?
What are you doing?
Think about these once in a while
and watch your answers change.
- Richard Bach

These are not dark days -
these are great days.
- Winston Churchill

Loving, hating, having expectations:
all these are attachments.
Attachment prevents the growth of one's true being.
- Lao Tzu

It is not he who reviles or strikes you who insults you,
but your opinion that these things are insulting.
- Epictetus

These are the keys to a great life...
taking oneself lightly, forgiveness, and acceptance.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

When I look back on all these worries,
I remember the story of the old man who said on his deathbed
that he had had a lot of trouble in his life,
most of which had never happened.
- Winston Churchill

The secret of making dreams come true
can be summarized in four C's.
They are Curiosity, Confidence, Courage, and Constancy;
and the greatest of these is Confidence.
- Walt Disney

Bad times have a scientific value.
These are occasions a good learner would not miss.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

What people often mean by getting rid of conflict
is getting rid of diversity,
and it is of the utmost importance
that these should not be considered the same.
- M. P. Follett

How far you go in life depends on you being
tender with the young,
compassionate with the aged,
sympathetic with the striving
and tolerant of the weak and the strong.
Because someday in life you will have been all of these.
- George Washington Carver

If I could tell the world just one thing
it would be we're all okay,
and not to worry cause worry is wasteful
and useless in times like these.
I won't be made useless.
I won't be idle with despair,
I will gather myself around my faith.
Light does the darkness most fear.
- Jewel

And on the pedestal these words appear:
`My name is Ozymandias, King of Kings:
'Look on my works, ye mighty, and despair!'
Nothing beside remains. Round the decay
Of that colossal wreck, boundless and bare,
The lone and level sands stretch far away.
- Percy Bysshe Shelley

The things that have acquired unity are these:
Heaven by unity has become clear;
Earth by unity has become steady;
The Spirit by unity has become spiritual;
The Valley by unity has become full;
All things by unity have come into existence.
- Lao Tzu

Everything we say, do, think, and feel
is a product of our personal history
and the collective history of humankind.
Our name for these histories is "prejudice."
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

When one has the feeling of dislike for evil,
when one feels tranquil,
one finds pleasure in listening to good teachings;
when one has these feelings and appreciates them,
one is free of fear.
- The Buddha

Every human has four endowments- self awareness, conscience,
independent will and creative imagination.
These give us the ultimate human freedom...
The power to choose, to respond, to change.
- Stephen Covey

Know that you are one with the earth, with the water,
with the fire, with the air that you breathe, with all living things,
and that all of these are one with Spirit.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The most intense conflicts, if overcome,
leave behind a sense of security and calm
that is not easily disturbed.
It is just these intense conflicts
and their conflagration
which are needed to produce
valuable and lasting results.
- Carl Jung

Now abide faith, hope, love, these three;
but the greatest of these is love.
- Corinthians 13:13

All the Buddhas of all the ages have been
telling you a very simple fact:
Be - don't try to become.
Within these two words, be and becoming,
your whole life is contained.
Being is enlightenment, becoming is ignorance.
- Osho

I know how hard it is in these times to have faith.
But maybe if you could have the faith to start with,
maybe the times would change.
You could change them. Think about it. Try.
And try not to hurt each other.
- the movie Oh, God!

Times like these, dark times,
they do funny things to people.
They can tear them apart.
- the movie Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (2009)

As we join hands in fellowship
around this bountiful table,
we give thanks for the blessings of this food
and the love of these friends
as a symbol of our gratitude
for all the manifold blessings of this life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I have felt cats rubbing their faces against mine and
touching my cheek with claws carefully sheathed.
These things, to me, are expressions of love.
- James Herriot

Self-reverence, self-knowledge, self-control;
these three alone lead one to sovereign power.
- Alfred Lord Tennyson

It is impossible for a lover of cats to banish these alert,
gentle, and discriminating friends, who give us just
enough of their regard and complaisance to make us hunger for more.
- Agnes Repplier

God has cared for these trees,
saved them from drought, disease, avalanches,
and a thousand tempests and floods.
But he cannot save them from fools.
- John Muir

In these times you have to be an optimist to open your
eyes when you awake in the morning.
- Carl Sandburg

In the midst of these hard times it is our good health
and good sleep that are enjoyable.
- Knute Nelson

We are strange beings, we seem
to go free, but we go in chains -
chains of training, custom, convention,
association, environment -
in a word, Circumstance -
and against these bonds
the strongest of us struggle in vain.
- Mark Twain

Love and esteem are the first principles of friendship;
it is always imperfect if either of these two are wanting.
- Eustace Budgell

A forest of these trees is a spectacle too much for one man to see.
- David Douglas

The will to win, the desire to succeed,
the urge to reach your full potential...
these are the keys that will unlock the door to personal excellence.
- Confucius

All these primary impulses,
not easily described in words,
are the springs of man's actions.
- Albert Einstein

These are a few of my favorite things.
- Oscar Hammerstein II

Love, hope, fear, faith - these make humanity;
These are its sign and note and character.
- Robert Browning Hamilton

Birth and death; we all move between these two unknowns.
- Bryant H. McGill

We seem to have a compulsion these days to bury time
capsules in order to give those people living in the
next century or so some idea of what we are like.
- Alfred Hitchcock

Time extracts various values from a painter's work.
When these values are exhausted the pictures are forgotten,
and the more a picture has to give, the greater it is.
- Henri Matisse

There is no logical way to the discovery
of these elemental laws.
There is only the way of intuition,
which is helped by a feeling
for the order lying behind the appearance.
- Albert Einstein

My biggest dream is that my words will inspire heart,
hope and personal responsibility in people around the globe
long after my feet in these shoes aren't walking the planet.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

In these times, God's people must trust him for rest of body and soul.
- David Wilkerson

For food that stays our hunger,
For rest that brings us ease,
For homes where memories linger,
We give our thanks for these.
- Anonymous

I have these visions of myself being thirty,
thirty-five, forty having a family.
- Nastassja Kinski

Beware of endeavoring to become a great man in a hurry.
One such attempt in ten thousand may succeed.
These are fearful odds.
- Benjamin Disraeli

Everyone has an opinion on many subjects
and is ready to share those opinions -
labeling them as "truth."
Sometimes it is relatively easy
to filter out these opinions.
Upon hearing an ad for the latest
weight-loss powder on late-night TV,
our skepticism leaps to our defense.
However, if we have heard the same opinion for years
from our parents, friends,
government officials, or religious leaders,
we are more likely to believe without questioning
than to raise our filter of skepticism
and ask the hard questions.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

A few minutes ago every tree was excited,
bowing to the roaring storm,
waving, swirling, tossing their branches
in glorious enthusiasm like worship.
But though to the outer ear these trees
are now silent, their songs never cease.
- John Muir


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