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"The national team comes before everything." - Lorrie Fair

"FC Barcelona is the national team of Catalonia" - Carles Puyol

"I am not a supporter of buying a national team." - Oliver Bierhoff

"I'd give my life to be the national team coach." - Diego Maradona

"This Mayaguez gold, my third consecutive with the national team, has a strawberry flavor." - Milagros Cabral

"Some of their players are internationals; some play for their national team." - Steve McClaren

"If my team won a national title and no one got drafted, I'd be disappointed." - John Calipari

"The Houston Astros are the youngest team in the National League if you judge by age." - Don Drysdale

"I spent my first twenty years in Morocco, where I coached the national team." - Just Fontaine

"If the national coach lets decisions be made from outside, he's lost the team." - Jurgen Klinsmann

"I think every national team has the same possibilities to win the World Cup." - Javier Hernandez

"International soccer has been a big part of my love for the sport. I love the Men's National Team. I can say that they're my favorite sports team." - Drew Carey

"My parents didn't know anything about collegiate scholarships, so they had accepted the national team training stipend, the monthly stipend that I received after making the national team, so I was ineligible for NCAA eligibility anyway." - Dominique Moceanu

"National honor is national property of the highest value." - James Monroe

"Ive known since I went to the national team when I was very young that I was a different bird." - Tiffeny Milbrett

"I wanted a T-shirt that says 'USA National Team'. It turned out to be a very smart decision." - Mark Warkentin

"When you look at where team sports are going, the National Football League is turning into organized warfare." - Oren Lyons

"I do not think about the national team too much because footballistically it is not of too much interest." - Arsene Wenger

"Since the national team doesn't have a stadium yet, they'll come to play here, at Sofia airport." - Ivan Slavkov

"Portugal have a national team called Cristiano Ronaldo and a group of players who run after him." - Carlos Queiroz

"Romney-Ryan is likely the best matched 'team' that has been on a national ticket in a very long time." - Bob Beauprez

"When I wear the national team shirt, its sole contact with my skin makes it stand on an end." - Diego Maradona

"I've known since I went to the national team when I was very young that I was a different bird." - Tiffeny Milbrett

"National education to be truly national must reflect the national condition for the time being." - Mahatma Gandhi

"Team means Together Everyone Achieves More!" - Anonymous

"If a team lives up to its role as favorite, it will have earned the World Cup. By the way, Adidas grew by about 30 percent in Brazil even without sponsoring the national team." - Herbert Hainer

"Individually, I always want to give the most. I want to help the Brazilian National Team the best way possible, whether is with goals, assists or even a slide tackle, whatever. All that matters is to help the team." - Neymar

"My biggest frustration with the Heisman is it's become the MVP of the national champion, or a team going to the National Championship game. That's what it's turned into. If you're not undefeated, you're out of the running." - Doug Flutie

"Cooper was my road roommate, and also happened to be the first African American player drafted by a National Basketball Association team." - Bob Cousy

"It is always disappointing when a player is not prepared to stick it out and fight for his place in a national team." - Rudolph Straeuli

"That's the dream. Being on the U.S. National team and winning the World Cup. I'll take the win anyway I can get it." - Freddy Adu

"I've signed a contract with the Dutch national team until 2006. So I can win the World Cup not once but twice." - Louis van Gaal

"Shkodran Mustafi is a great choice, he's a great defender with lots of experience. He played with the German national team so we know his quality." - Michel Salgado

"The Cincinnati Bengals look like the most complete team in the National Football League. I can't wait to see how they match up against New England." - Sterling Sharpe

"I want to help the Brazilian National Team the best way possible, whether is with goals, assists or even a slide tackle, whatever." - Neymar

"If you've got a brand new administration coming into office you want to have, at the very least, a national security team in place on day one." - Mitch Mcconnell

"Anytime you have any opportunity to be with the national team it's an honor and a challenge, and it is something I am looking forward to." - Heather Mitts

"The Cincinnati Bengals look like the most complete team in the National Football League. I ca' wait to see how they match up against New England." - Sterling Sharpe

"I wear the number 10 Jersey for the US National Team in honour of the Greatest athlete I have ever seen: Messi." - Kobe Bryant

"I had a chance to play for the Cuban national team during the 2009 World Baseball Classic, but at the time I never thought about leaving Cuba." - Yoenis Cespedes

"The people of Cleveland hate soccer. But it's my favourite thing and I follow the U.S. men's national team around when they play whenever I can." - Drew Carey

"When I was growing up, you didn't know there was a women's national team. Now girls grow up dreaming of playing for Canada." - Christine Sinclair

"When I got to the senior national team, there was another Ronaldo, so they started calling me Ronaldinho because I was younger." - Ronaldinho

"It's pretty hard to say no when a vice president-elect and a president-elect ask you to be part of the national team." - Christine Todd Whitman

"It has become an ongoing national joke." - Billy Childish

"Gross National Product is our Holy Grail." - Stewart Udall

"I am prepared to retire (from playing) today...and coach the national team. Maybe it's time to bring in new blood, people who understand today's players, their psyche. If they ask me, I'll do it. It's an honour to coach the national team." - Eyal Berkovic

"I had role models in my community, guys that were older than me and played at university or on the national team. Eli Pasquale was always around UVic when I was a young player, and the national team was around Victoria a little bit, so I got to watch those guys and learn from them." - Steve Nash

"The National Organization of Women is the national organization of witches." - Jerry Falwell

"In Latin America the border between soccer and politics is vague. There is a long list of governments that have fallen or been overthrown after the defeat of the national team." - Luis Suarez

"If you want to be a professional soccer player, if you want to make the national team, you have to do everything possible to work hard. You've got to put it number one." - Carli Lloyd

"My goal is to get on the national team. People joke that we'll be able to go to Beijing in 2008, but it's just jokes right now. Hopefully I'll be able to make it a reality." - Lindsay Thompson

"The European Commission says that people who are working the country can play in the national team. Perhaps Didier Drogba can play for England after five years. We have to protect against that." - Michel Patini

"I don't want my generals or my defense secretary or my national-security team to ever feel deploying weapons to kill people as routine or abstract, even if the targets are bad people." - Barack Obama

"I would enjoy the fact that I had a team that won a national title, but I would be disappointed that none of the kids got drafted because that's not how it's supposed to work." - John Calipari

"Being successful means good results for the national team at first in the regional competitions like the Asian Cup and keeping in mind to go for Gold at a World Cup in the future." - Berti Vogts

"Billions of taxpayers' money has been wasted in bad deals. The London Underground modernisation, personally negotiated by one of Gordon Brown's team, was a disaster, as the National Audit Office has confirmed." - Vince Cable

"When I was younger it was twice a day with a game on the weekend. Then when I got older, three times a day everyday in college and on the national team." - Brandi Chastain

"We don't sell a car, we sell a dream. We are Italy's national team. There are many great soccer teams in our country, but there is only one Ferrari." - Luca Cordero Di Montezemo

"But that in and of itself this past year was not a factor in what I did for the national team every time I stepped out there, or in training, or when I stepped out there in the WUSA." - Tiffeny Milbrett

"The president requested me to restore order in the national team. I have been designated to be part of the official delegation to Egypt to help boost the morale of our players." - Roger Milla

"I live with fellow speed skaters and National Team members Heather Richardson, Sugar Todd and Mitch Whitmore, and Sugar lives up to her name. She spoils our household with baked goods, and not just at Christmastime." - Brittany Bowe

"Team GB's success at the Beijing Olympics can, in part, be said to have been made in Manchester. For example, all the cycling medal winners trained at Manchester's velodrome, the National Cycling Centre." - Lucy Powell

"If I am elected leader, my shadow opposition team will actively incorporate the policy contributions of all our members by instituting policy action committees as recommend by the 2010 National Review." - Bill Shorten

"Athletes at all ages are bigger and stronger than ever before. And they are being encouraged - sometimes even incentivized, as we recently learned was the case on at least one National Football League team - to play to injure." - Naveen Jain

"Actually, the Kentucky moment was better than winning the two National Championships, because it was the epitome of what I try to get from a team in a crisis situation." - Mike Krzyzewski

"The strength of the team lies within the individual. And the strength of the individual lies within the team" - Phil Jackson

"A team is a team." - Jamal Lewis

"We beseech [God] to pardon our national and other transgressions..." - George Washington

"Stupidity is a personal achievement which transcends national boundaries." - Albert Einstein

"We don't declare war any more; we declare national defense." - Eugene Mccarthy

"Queen Victoria - a mixture of national landlady and actress." - V S Pritchett

"Without establishing national laws, how can you suppress the rebellion?" - Ma Hongkui

"The virulence of the national appetite for bogus revelation." - H L Mencken

"Violence as a way of gaining power... is being camouflaged under the guise of tradition, national honor [and] national security..." - Alfred Adler

"National isolation breeds national neurosis." - Hubert Humphrey

"The spinning wheel means national consciousness and a contribution by every individual to a definite constructive national work." - Mahatma Gandhi

"National isolation breeds national neurosis." - Hubert H Humphrey

"As difficult as it is to build a team, it is not complicated. In fact, keeping it simple is critical, whether you run the executive staff at a multi-national company, a small department within a larger organization, or even if you are merely a member of a team that needs improvement." - Patrick Lencioni

"While the World Cup is great every four years, I think people struggle to get themselves excited about qualifiers against the smaller nations. It will take some good performances from the national team to get the feel-good factor back, as far as the England team goes at least." - Michael Owen

"Most coaches would consider leading a team to an Olympic gold medal a capper for a pretty good year. The same goes for winning an NCAA national championship. Or a FIBA world championship. Mike Krzyzewski, head coach of the Duke Blue Devils and Team USA, led teams to each of these honors... within about 24 months." - Don Yaeger

"When you're with your club team, every week you have a performance to judge. But when you're with the national team, it's a little different because you might not play for three or four months at a time. Things change constantly." - Landon Donovan

"High national emotions are permissible when a soccer team is playing precisely because they are impermissible at most other times. There aren't, simply, many other places where you can sing your national anthem until you lose your voice without causing a riot. In the context of soccer, flag-waving nationalism - even chauvinistic, anti-foreigner, flag-waving nationalism - is acceptable in Britain." - Anne Applebaum

"I like our whole team. That's the biggest thing about football. It's got to be your whole team. It just can't be one side carrying the other." - Warren Sapp

"Shared suffering makes a team a team." - Don Meyer

"When I first made the team I didn't even know there was a national team. So to meit was all new. When I got asked to go on the trip to China I was 16. I said, 'well you know what I have to ask my parents.' So I called home and I am like, 'Mom and Dad can I go to China?' They were like 'sure.'" - Kristine Lilly

"A national spirit is necessary for national existence. A flag is a material aid to the development of such a spirit." - Mahatma Gandhi

"I've had the privilege of coaching the best basketball team in the history of the world, and that's the USA national team. I've had a chance to coach them for eight years. If you were to ask me if I could end my career only coaching one team for the rest of my coaching career, I don't think it could get better than that, especially with the players that I've had during those eight years. When you've coached at that level, you know, you've coached those players, it's pretty hard to say, I would rather coach anybody else." - Geno Auriemma

"Our goal as a team is to keep playing as a group for as long as we can because you will never have that team again. It is like a dying limb, you have to prune it off and let another one grow in its place. That is the way you have to do it, but it still hurts losing these guys and that team because they and you have put so much effort into building a team. Even if you win that last game (and a national championship), it hurts badly because the players know they will never have that same special group of guys together on the same team again. Somebody always goes and somebody new always comes in." - Don Meyer

"I don't play against any team in particular. I play to fight against defeat." - Eric Cantona

"Team Leo!~ Leo valdez" - Rick Riordan

"Our secret weapon, Khione! We're not just a bunch of demigods. We're a team." - Rick Riordan

"The ratio of We's to I's is the best indicator of the development of a team." - Lewis B. Ergen

"Sure there's no I in team, but there is a ME!" - Anonymous

"If you take out the team in teamwork, it's just work. Now who wants that?" - Matthew Woodring Stover

"To collaborative team members, completing one another is more important than competing with one another." - John C Maxwell

"Any team can win." - Terry Bradshaw

"I honestly believe that if you are willing to out-condition the opponent, have confidence in your ability, be more aggressive than your opponent and have a genuine desire for team victory, you will become the national champions. If you have all the above, you will acquire confidence and poise, and you will have those intangibles that win the close ones." - Bear Bryant

"The enduring responsibility of the United States Air Force is to provide strategic deterrence for the Nation and fly, fight and win as an integral part of the Joint Team. Together with our brothers and sisters in arms, we underwrite the national strategy of defending the Homeland and assuring allies, while dissuading, deterring and defeating enemies." - Norton A. Schwartz

"In 10 years' time I still want to be at Arsenal, winning trophies for my club and for the national team as well. I've been at Arsenal since I was nine or 10. It feels like I've always been there, the club's been great to me and I feel I owe them that to be there and to stay around." - Jack Wilshere

"I think Barcelona and the Spanish national team have been good for soccer because there are a lot of teams that come up playing from the back : with the goalie, the defense, moving up a defender to midfield, playing attacking soccer. I think fans want to see that. They want to see beautiful soccer, a spectacle, and Barcelona does that." - Xavi

"You know I don't think there will ever be a time when the English player is not respected, and feared, across the world of football. The English footballer is very brave and strong and committed and there is always enough high-class players in his team to cause concern in any opponent. It is a national characteristic." - Johan Cruijff

"If I feel ragged, my prep team seems in worse condition, knocking back coffee and sharing brightly colored little pills. As far as I can tell, they never get up before noon unless there's some sort of national emergency, like my leg hair." - Suzanne Collins

"If there's a national-team player, he has to do extra work. He has to do extra weeks, and he can't go on vacation even if he says: 'Well, but I'm supposed now to have six weeks off.' If he comes and says that, then I give him a hug and say: 'Have fun the six weeks, but don't come back here.'" - Jurgen Klinsmann

"The Democrats continue to snipe at Bush. They'll never give it up to him. You know Teddy Kennedy and Tom Daschle pick more nits than a father and son spider monkey team who know they're being followed by a National Geographic film crew." - Dennis Miller

"I think the fitness of players is the key to success. I believe that there should be no place of unfit players in the team because the fit players also start becoming lazy seeing their routine. Having teamwork capabilities is also very important as there comes a lot of times where you have to think beyond your own interest to upkeep the national interest." - Shahid Afridi

"I think as women on the national team, you start your hockey career and you also are starting to plan what you're going to do when it's over, because we don't make the millions of dollars and you have to have a life after." - Hayley Wickenheiser

""Embrace Of The Serpent" has been a big deal for Colombians outside the Amazon. It's been showing continuously there for more than three months. And the Oscar nomination, the film's producer says Colombians are comparing it to having the national team in the World Cup." - Tom Cole

"The Budweiser ad in figure 5 illustrates how the beer company uses the motivator of social cohesion by displaying three 'buds,' cheering for their national team. Although beer is not directly related to social acceptance, the ad reinforces the association that the brand goes together with good friends and good times.
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" - Hooked

"Science can be effective in the national welfare only as a member of a team, whether the conditions be peace or war. But without scientific progress no amount of achievement in other directions can insure our health, prosperity, and security as a nation in the modern world." - Vannevar Bush

"If my soccer career were over, I would still come here because of the people. And despite the fact I've had to skip some school for National Team purposes, I am looking forward to holding that Carolina degree as soon as I can get my hands on it." - Lorrie Fair

"I think Barcelona and the Spanish national team have been good for soccer because there are a lot of teams that come up playing from the back: with the goalie, the defense, moving up a defender to midfield, playing attacking soccer. I think fans want to see that. They want to see beautiful soccer, a spectacle, and Barcelona does that." - Xavi

"Despite the situation in Cuba, I had a chance to play on the national team; and compared to other baseball players and other people in Cuba, I had the opportunity to live at a level that was not very high class but in the middle." - Yoenis Cespedes

"My life has changed in many ways, both on an economic and personal level. All major league players are accorded the respect they deserve. In Cuba, it was not that way. National team players were not respected. The treatment was not adequate." - Yoenis Cespedes

"Bin Laden wasn't all that central to the terrorist network any more, but taking him down created a kind of national catharsis. It's been a really, really long time since we had something to celebrate that didn't involve a sports team. I'd rather it had been a non-death-related occasion, but we'll take what we can get." - Gail Collins

"Being named as a finalist for the USA Basketball National Team is an unbelievable feeling and an opportunity that is truly humbling. It is an honor to be included with such talented players and I look forward to the chance to represent my country this summer." - James Harden

"I am a believer in passing the ball on the ground, I was lucky to be part of teams like that at Arsenal, with the French national team and with Monaco and at Barcelona. I know you can win in other ways, but I believe that is the way football should be played." - Thierry Henry

"When people say 'American soccer,' they think of the U.S. national team. But American soccer also includes Major League Soccer, and until we have a league that produces players at the rate other leagues around the world do, I don't believe we'll ever get to where we want to be." - Landon Donovan

"The right wing has had a radio apparatus for years and years, so they've had minor leagues - they've had local rightwing guys who've become national rightwing guys, and who build slowly, and that's how it goes. We haven't had that. It isn't like we have a farm team." - Al Franken

"The whole kiss-and-tell thing is a negative approach that often happens in a World Cup. We will see negative stories about the players and it can affect their confidence and the overall performance of the national team on the pitch, let alone the bid to actually stage the competition." - Gary Lineker

"I'm not saying I didn't have ample time to recover, ample time to get to my best, I felt this year I did fine. When I stepped on the field for the national team, I was ready and able to make an impact, to score goals, to create chances." - Tiffeny Milbrett

"But I have to say I'm incredibly proud of the Panther Racing National Guard Team, and in my IndyCar career there's not many races where I've honestly left the track feeling that we've executed everything perfectly. And I have to say, I thought they did an absolute phenomenal job. The pit stops were just first class." - Dan Wheldon

"A lot of people talk about the Fab Five, and they were wonderful, one of the best teams you'll ever see in college basketball. But the '89 team is the best one to ever play at Michigan in my opinion because they won the national championship. Winning a championship is winning a championship." - Trey Burke

"I was on the national Pentathlon team for a few years, but there was no funding for athletes in Canada. I was in a massive amount of personal debt at the age of 21, so I joined a little modelling and talent agency to get a some work, to do anything so that I didn't have to drop out of school." - Kris Holdenried

"If you made me the national commissioner of football, I'd tell you one thing that I would mandate. The second Saturday in September, we're going to have conference day. Everybody from the SEC plays a Big 12 team. Everybody from the Big Ten is going to play the ACC. Everybody from the Big East is going to play the Pac-10." - Lou Holtz

"I wanted to play football or be a boxer, but my dad didn't want that because of all the impact. But in 1992 I was watching short track, and it was obscure, but they looked like superheroes in their tight outfits, and I thought it was amazing. I wanted to do that. I made the national team at 14." - Apolo Ohno

"We must pass a national energy policy to continue our successes in the War on Terrorism." - Zach Wamp

"Politics is the art of making your selfish desires seem like the national interest." - Thomas Sowell

"...Skyscraper National Park" - Kurt Vonnegut

"Americans worship technology. It's an inherent trait in the national zeitgeist." - Max Brooks

"Though a revolution may call itself national, it always marks the victory of a single party." - Andre Gide

"A new star with a tremendous national appeal, the skill of a consummate showman." - Russell Baker

"I think there is a case for opening a national debate on these matters." - James Callaghan

"What is good for a country? What is the national interest?" - Moses I. Finley

"There is no national problem in the world today, which cannot be resolved by reason alone." - L Ron Hubbard

"Hi, I'm Mike Huckabee of Arkansas, wanting to say Congratulations, Canada, on preserving your national igloo." - Mike Huckabee

"We have to launch a national campaign against homophobia in the black community" - Coretta Scott King

"I do regard spinning and weaving as a necessary part of any national system of education." - Mahatma Gandhi

"Hatred is not essential for nationalism. Race hatred will kill the real national spirit." - Mahatma Gandhi

"Let the content of Swaraj grow with the growth of national consciousness and aspirations." - Mahatma Gandhi

"The attainment of national independence is to me a search for truth." - Mahatma Gandhi

"The squalid cash interpretation put on the word success ? is our national disease." - William James

"it is a longstanding principle that sitting national security advisers do not testify before the Congress." - Condoleezza Rice

"When seen from outer space, our beautiful blue planet has no national boundaries." - Dalai Lama

"I am completely honest and truthful when I say I don't want a gold for myself. I want a gold for the team. You go up there and do it as a collective group and it's so much more satisfying, I mean you look around and you see the faces and just wow, this was a team effort and we did this together. It's incredible and that's my dream. I wanna win a gold medal and see the flag go up, hear the national anthem and just know that I did it with my brothers standing next to me." - Jonathan Horton

"It was a dream start, a perfect start for us. We had to start qualification away from home in Portugal, the group favourites - and I still think they are the group favourites. It was a historic result to win against a big team in Europe, so I am very happy for my country and for my people. They were all looking to the national team. This victory is for them and we will try to do the best that we can until the end of qualification." - Lorik Cana

"I am completely honest and truthful when I say I do' want a gold for myself. I want a gold for the team. You go up there and do it as a collective group and it's so much more satisfying, I mean you look around and you see the faces and just wow, this was a team effort and we did this together. It's incredible and that's my dream. I wanna win a gold medal and see the flag go up, hear the national anthem and just know that I did it with my brothers standing next to me." - Jonathan Horton

"What motivates me is not one more championship, it is the challenge each year. I have just thoroughly enjoyed starting in spring with a new team and trying to put all the elements together to make a team." - LaVell Edwards

"Software projects fail for one of two general reasons: the project team lacks the knowledge to conduct a software project successfully, or the project team lacks the resolve to conduct a project effectively." - Steve Mcconnell

"When one team member succeeds, the entire team succeeds." - Stacy Allison



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