"I prefer to win titles with the team ahead of individual awards or scoring more goals than anyone else. I'm more worried about being a good person than being the best football player in the world. When all this is over, what are you left with? When I retire, I hope I am remembered for being a decent guy."
"Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow. The important thing is not to stop questioning."Lionel Messi on Albert Einstein
"We must accept finite disappointment, but never lose infinite hope."Lionel Messi on Martin Luther King, Jr.
"None are more hopelessly enslaved than those who falsely believe they are free."Lionel Messi on Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
"My great hope is to laugh as much as I cry to get my work done and try to love somebody and have the courage to accept the love in return."Lionel Messi on Maya Angelou
"I find hope in the darkest of days, and focus in the brightest. I do not judge the universe."Lionel Messi on Dalai Lama
"The truth is my idea has been to always stay at Barcelona and see out the rest of my career here. Like I always say, one doesn't know what can happen in the future, but if it were up to me to decide, I would stay at Barcelona for the rest of my career."
"Money is not a motivating factor. Money doesn't thrill me or make me play better because there are benefits to being wealthy. I'm just happy with a ball at my feet. My motivation comes from playing the game I love. If I wasn't paid to be a professional footballer I would willingly play for nothing."
"Nah, I've always had a great relationship with my two brothers, I have always had their support in my football and in everything. They've been very close to me and we have a great relationship."
"The day you think there is no improvements to be made is a sad one for any player."