"That is not enough. Sport has been great for me, a great learning place that if you want to achieve you can, even if you are from the poorest part of Africa."
"I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel."Haile Gebrselassie on Maya Angelou
"Education is what remains after one has forgotten what one has learned in school."Haile Gebrselassie on Albert Einstein
"We must learn to live together as brothers or perish together as fools."Haile Gebrselassie on Martin Luther King, Jr.
"Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever."Haile Gebrselassie on Mahatma Gandhi
"Learn to enjoy every minute of your life. Be happy now. Don't wait for something outside of yourself to make you happy in the future. Think how really precious is the time you have to spend, whether it's at work or with your family. Every minute should be enjoyed and savored."Haile Gebrselassie on Earl Nightingale
"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."
"I find the business world hard."
"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."