„Diego is Diego and for me he is the greatest player of all time. Even after a million years I am not even going to be close to Maradona. I have no intention of comparing myself with Maradona - I want to make my own history for something I have achieved.“

Response to the Maradona comparisons, 2010 http://www.telegraph.co.uk/sport/football/players/lionel-messi/7527633/Barcelonas-Lionel-Messi-says-he-will-never-be-as-good-as-Diego-Maradona.html

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—  Roberto Baggio Italian association football player 1967

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„I think my biggest achievement is that, after going through a rather difficult time, I consider myself comparatively sane.“

—  Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis public figure, First Lady to 35th U.S. President John F. Kennedy 1929 - 1994

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„Oh, I would be honoured to even be compared to Roger. He has such an unbelievable talent, and is capable of anything. Roger could be the greatest tennis player of all time.“

—  Roger Federer Swiss tennis player 1981

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„Roger Federer is the most talented tennis player I have ever seen. He has the capacity to become the greatest in history.“

—  Roger Federer Swiss tennis player 1981

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„I wouldn't want to stop making those gaffes, even if I could. People realise I am flesh and blood. I am not sensitive about it. It's just my enthusiasm. I want to say so much more than I have time for.“

—  Murray Walker Motorsport commentator and journalist 1923

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„I, along with something like 5 million other people, insure to enable me to go into hospital on the day I want; at the time I want, and with a doctor I want.“

—  Margaret Thatcher British stateswoman and politician 1925 - 2013

Answering questions at a general election news conference (4 June 1987) http://www.margaretthatcher.org/speeches/displaydocument.asp?docid=106866. Mrs Thatcher had been asked if she trusted the Health Service enough to put herself in its hands, a reference to her use of private health insurance.
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„It was an honor for me to put on a Chicago Cubs uniform, and I want to personally thank Jim Hendry, the Cubs organization and all the Cub fans for making the past four years so special," Barrett said in a statement. "At the same time, I'm very excited to go to San Diego and do everything that I can to help the Padres win the NL West.“

—  Michael Barrett baseball catcher and manager 1976

Barrett bids farewell to his Cubs' fans. The Message was originally posted on his homepage.
Cubs deal Barrett to Padres June 20, 2007 http://mlb.mlb.com/news/article.jsp?ymd=20070620&content_id=2038291&vkey=news_chc&fext=.jsp&c_id=chc

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