Sodhanayai sandhicha thaan saadhanai nadakkum

(Rough translation: You must meet hardships in order to oversee achievements)

Babumosai ! Zindagi badi honi chahiye, Lambi nahi.

The famous lines from the Hindi Movie Ananad(1971). Which translates to “Life should be grand, not long”

Everything will be okay in the end. If it’s not okay, it’s not the end.

Though there is some uncertainty as to whether John Lennon actually spoke these words, it’s definitely one of my favorite regardless.

I fear no one but respect everyone

Sometimes you’re just happy playing. Some people, some media unfortunately don’t understand that it’s okay just to play tennis and enjoy it. They always think you have to win everything, it always needs to be a success story, and if it’s not then obviously what’s the point ? Maybe you have to go back and think, why have I started playing tennis ? Because I just like it. It’s actually a sort of dream hobby that became somewhat of a job. Some people just don’t get that ever

Roger Federrer


I am what I am, I have not deliberately built an image for myself.

No dream is ever chased alone.

My wife and I have built a new home with a lovely garden which houses lovely bamboo trees. I got reading on the Chinese bamboo and learned that the tree takes 5 years, 3 months to grow to its whole height of 80 feet. Yet, for the first 5 years, you can only see a tiny green shoot, but in the next 90 days, it grows into a full-fledged tree. But in those first 60 months, it is growing its strong network of roots underground, to support the tree. In an era of instant gratification, we settle for shorter trees, but remember patience has its reward. These are your years of growing that strong network of roots but be sure when you finally achieve your success, people will call it “overnight success”. If only they knew of the Chinese bamboo.

Rahul Dravid


Champions aren’t made in gyms. Champions are made from something they have deep inside them. A desire, a dream, a vision. They have the skill and must be stronger than the skill

Muhammad Ali


Yesterday is a history, tomorrow is a mystery but today is a gift. That’s why it’s called the present

From the movie, Kung Fu Panda(2008)

We lost because we told ourselves we lost

Leo Tolstoy


I start early, I stay late, day after day, year after year it took me 17 years and 114 days to become an overnight success

Lionel Messi


You can’t live in fear !

From the Movie, The Ghostrider(2007)


All we have to fear is fear itself

Franklin D Roosevelt


Success is the ability to go from one failure to another with no loss of enthusiasm

Winston Churchill


You can fool all the people some of the time and fool some of the people all the time, but never can you fool all the people all the time

Abraham Lincoln


Being the richest man in the crematory doesn’t matter to me. Going to bed at night saying we’ve done something wonderful, that’s what matters to me

Steve Jobs on being asked about Bill Gates being the richest man in the world.

We’re gambling on our vision, and I’d rather do that than make “me too” products. Let some other companies do that. For us, it’s always the next dream.

Real artists ship

I’m convinced that about half of what separates the successful entrepreneurs from the non-successful ones is pure perseverance. It is so hard.

Unless you’ve a lot of passion about this, you’re not gonna survive. You’re gonna give it up. So you’ve got to have an idea or a wrong that you want to right that you’re passionate about, otherwise you’re not gonna have the perseverance to stick it through. I think it’s half the battle right there.

Stay hungry, stay foolish

Steven Paul Jobs


In three words I can sum up everything that I’ve learned about life: It goes on

Robert Frost

There are two ways of living this life, one is to believe that nothing is a miracle and the other is as though everything is a miracle

Albert Einstein

Life is what happens to you while you’re busy making other plans

Allen Saunders

To live is the rarest thing in the world, most people just exist

Oscar Wilde

Money can’t buy life

Bob Marley‘s final word’s to his son

I’d rather be hated for who I am than be loved for who I’m not

Wanting to be someone else is a waste of the person you are

Kurt Cobain


Science is the belief in the ignorance of experts

Tell your son to stop trying to fill your head with science – for to fill your heart with love is enough

I’ve learned very early the difference in knowing the name of something and knowing something

The highest form of understanding we can achieve are laughter and compassion

Richard Feynman

If you know only the name, you know nothing.

Walter Lewin

He’s out of order, disconnected with reality and disrespectful. When you give success to stupid people, it makes them more stupid sometimes

Arsene Wenger responding to Jose Mourinho’s comments which branded him a “voyeur” !

I have no regret about that at all. My regret is that he left us.

You have to accept that professional players move from club to club and it was difficult for me to see him leave us. After he has left us for one club, you accept the idea that he can move to some different clubs.

Arsene Wenger on whether he regretted Cesc Fabregas moving to Rivals Chelsea FC.

It’s not about popularity, it’s about competence.

If you do not believe you can do it, then you have no chance at all

I believe the target of anything in life should be to do it so well that it becomes an art

When you look at people who are successful, you will find that they aren’t the people who are motivated, but have consistency in their motivation

Nobody has enough talent to live on talent alone and even when you have talent, a life without work goes nowhere

When you give success to stupid people, it makes them more stupid sometimes and not more intelligent

If you eat caviar everyday, it’s difficult to return sausages

We do not buy superstars, we make them

As a club, we have an educational purpose. To give back to those people who love Arsenal so that they learn moral values from our game and how we behave

The biggest things in life have been achieved by people who at the start, we would’ve judged crazy and yet if they had not had these crazy ideas, the world would’ve been more stupid

A life of a strong human being, is to have a long term target and not to fade during that trip.

If you set high targets sometimes you don’t achive it completely, as quickly as you imagine you could do it. But if you maintain it on a longer period, you can get it.

If you seed something in your brain, and you really want it, you can get it.

The only way to deal with death is to transform everything that precedes it, into wow.

Everybody forgets quickly in life, how good he is and how good he can be when things go wrong in life. I believe my job is to be an optimist as well.

The big champions have one thing in common – they have a very fair assessment of their performance.

Tenacity is the most underrated quality in life. We all speak about talent, intelligence, glamour, but tenacity is the common thing for every successful person in life.

Time heals all the wounds of life.

The above were a series of quotes by Arsene Wenger, the most successful manager of the English Football club , Arsenal FC.


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