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Born: 1947-03-24
Profession: Businessman
Nation: English
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Not everybody needs to go to university; they can get out and start working straight away.

Tags: Away, Start, Working

Once you decide to work for yourself, you never go back to work for somebody else.

Tags: Else, Work, Yourself

The only people whose opinions I worry about are my wife, my children, and my employees.

Tags: Children, Wife, Worry

There's too much of a culture that exists out there, what I call an expectancy culture, of things being provided.

Tags: Call, Culture, Exists

Well, it's not hard to be number one entertaining Jew. Some of them are quite bleeding bloody miserable, really.

Tags: Hard, Miserable, Quite

When I was a kid, a policeman was someone you looked up to and respected.

Tags: Kid, Respected, Someone

Why work when you can fill out a few forms and get paid for doing nothing?

Tags: Few, Why, Work

You can't stop people printing what they want to print.

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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.

Tags: Achieved, Admire, Style

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.

Tags: Able, Children, Women

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.

Tags: Abuse, Knew, Old

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.

Tags: Business, Done, School

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.

Tags: Able, Teacher, Year

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.

Tags: Football, Job, Regret

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.'

Tags: Job, Son, Thinking

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.

Tags: Mean, Mind, 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.

Tags: Instinct, Learn, Put

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.

Tags: Best, Football, Hope

Among some of the youngsters, I think reality TV has installed that culture into them and inspired a few of them into wanting to be 'TV celebrities.'

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I am tired of hustling.

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I did not come into football to make money. I had already made millions.

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I don't like paying 50 per cent of tax.

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I don't like this young crudeness now which is supposed to be comedy on Friday nights.

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I get angry when people bring derisory actions against me.

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I have no patience at all.

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I have principles and I am not going to be forced to compromise them.

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I like things in their proper places.

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I like to be a very fair person.

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I like to keep fit.

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I never experienced any feelings of closeness and caring from my parents.

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I'm a commercial person, not an academic.

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I'm not that hands-on as a grandfather.

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In America, everybody thinks they're an entrepreneur. That's the problem. It's not a title that anybody should call oneself.

Tags: America, Everybody, Problem

It is torment to be segregated out because of some bit of clothing that you're wearing.

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It will take a brave person to cull the benefits system and analyse who deserves and who doesn't.

Tags: Brave, Deserves, System

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.

Tags: Admit, House, Understand

Money is all right but once you have it you learn it's not the be all and end all.

Tags: End, Learn, Money

My mother was a housewife. My father was a garment worker.

Tags: Father, Housewife, Mother

Nobody can honestly say that they never lie.

Tags: Honestly, Lie, Nobody