"I find the business world hard."
"Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect."Haile Gebrselassie on Mark Twain
"The hardest thing to understand in the world is the income tax."Haile Gebrselassie on Albert Einstein
"There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work, and learning from failure."Haile Gebrselassie on Colin Powell
"Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no hope at all."Haile Gebrselassie on Dale Carnegie
"If there is anything that a man can do well, I say let him do it. Give him a chance."Haile Gebrselassie on Abraham Lincoln
"Age for me is just a number."
"I'm lucky. The best possible place in the world for training is Addis Ababa, so I am home all the time except when I am racing. I like to be there, near my family, my kids, also the real estate business I run with my wife."
"You must do as your people do. If my people are poor, I must be poor. People ask me, 'Why don't you find a personal coach or a private car?' I can't. Then I won't be part of my people."
"I have to change a lot of things before I become a good marathon runner."
"I feel a social responsibility. We need to open people's eyes. There is a lack of education in Ethiopia."