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I don't make enemies, it's just I'm not afraid to speak my mind, which can sometimes mean people don't like what I am saying.
The entrepreneurial instinct is in you. You can't learn it, you can't buy it, you can't put it in a bottle. It's just there and it comes out.
You can't stop people printing what they want to print.
I have always been an honest trader. I come from a school of traders where there was honour in the deal. No contracts, just a handshake and that's it, done. That's the way I prefer to do business but it's not always possible these days, sadly.
My main regret about my years in football was keeping my mouth shut like a little mouse, not daring to speak out because I was told you left the managers to get on with the job and that the chairman must never interfere with the manager's decisions or the performance of his team.
I have principles and I am not going to be forced to compromise them.
You've got to admire Sir Richard Branson. He is a completely different style of businessman to me, but you have got to admire what he has achieved.
I get angry when people bring derisory actions against me.
I am tired of hustling.
Why work when you can fill out a few forms and get paid for doing nothing?
I came from a socially deprived background when I was 15, 16 years old, but one thing I knew was one - you don't abuse a policeman, and two - you don't steal things.
There is a lot of luck in football. Following England is like following Wycombe Wanders or Leyton Orient. You hope for the best and hope you are lucky.
I've just got an exceptional memory, if I say so myself.
It is torment to be segregated out because of some bit of clothing that you're wearing.
My mother was a housewife. My father was a garment worker.
Not everybody needs to go to university; they can get out and start working straight away.
Once you decide to work for yourself, you never go back to work for somebody else.
If you lock me in the room with a piano teacher for a year I might be able to knock out a rendition of 'Roll Out The Barrel,' but will I ever be a concert pianist? No.
Youngsters have got to stop thinking about becoming the next Zuckerberg. It's a trillion-to-one chance. What they need is mater and pater to say, 'Get a job, son.'
I did not come into football to make money. I had already made millions.
Look, I'm a member of the House of Lords and I'm the first to admit that I don't understand how one gets new laws through.
There's too much of a culture that exists out there, what I call an expectancy culture, of things being provided.
I believe employment regulations for women, whereby the prospective employer is not able to inquire about the interviewee's status regarding children, childcare, or indeed their intention of becoming a parent, are counterproductive.
I don't like paying 50 per cent of tax.
I don't like this young crudeness now which is supposed to be comedy on Friday nights.
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