How does one control weight? By not overeating. How does one stay in shape? One plays sports. There are no magic pills here.
More quotes by Vladimir Putin
Russia does not want confrontation of any kind. And we will not take part in any kind of ‘holy alliance.’
In the 20th century, the Soviet Union made the state’s role absolute. In the long run, this made the Soviet economy totally uncompetitive. This lesson cost us dearly. I am sure nobody wants to see it repeated.
The state security bodies should not be seen as an institution that works against society and the state; one needs to understand what makes them work against their own people.
At least in Russia, you cannot just go and tap into someone’s phone conversation without a warrant issued by court. That’s more or less the way a civilized society should go about fighting terrorism.
It’s Russia some people would like to get rid of. They are still afraid of our nuclear deterrent. We have our own foreign policy whether they like it or not.
More quotes about Sport
I don’t really care what the man on the street thinks. I never did anything to please him in the first place, and I’m not going to start now.
I was passionate about soccer. I still am. Odd, though – playing soccer always made me much more anxious than playing tennis. On soccer days, I’d be out of bed by 6 in the morning, all nervous. But I was always calm when it was time for a tennis match. I still don’t know why.
As a tennis player you can win and you can lose, and you have to be ready for both. I practised self-control as a kid. But as you get older they both – winning and losing – get easier.
It is no longer enough to play very well. You need to be able to give an answer at all times and everywhere. You cannot hide. This has something to do with maturity, and that is something you only acquire over the years.
I play because I have fun, if I don’t have fun on the court, there is something wrong. I am just a 19 year old boy that likes to do what he likes, nothing else.
I became a player who goes to a lot of effort while training, who can rely on his will and his mental strengths.