"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."
"When I was young I thought that money was the most important thing in life now that I am old I know that it is."Lionel Messi on Oscar Wilde
"A little thought and a little kindness are often worth more than a great deal of money."Lionel Messi on John Ruskin
"Money has never made man happy, nor will it, there is nothing in its nature to produce happiness. The more of it one has the more one wants."Lionel Messi on Benjamin Franklin
"The lack of money is the root of all evil."Lionel Messi on Mark Twain
"Honesty is the best policy - when there is money in it."Lionel Messi on Mark Twain
"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."
"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."
"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."