„It's not a difficult choice, I know what I want. The future is already written. I have made my choice.“

—  Zlatan Ibrahimović, When asked about playing in the United States http://www.espn.in/football/soccer-transfers/story/2880702/zlatan-ibrahimovic-has-made-choice-amid-manchester-united-talk
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—  Surya Bonaly French figure skater 1973
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—  Ursula Goodenough American biologist 1943
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„The history of free men is never really written by chance-but by choice-their choice.“

—  Dwight D. Eisenhower American general and politician, 34th president of the United States (in office from 1953 to 1961) 1890 - 1969
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