Recovery begins from the darkest moment.
It is time to return to core values, time to get back to basics, to self-discipline and respect for the law, to consideration for the others, to accepting responsibility for yourself and your family - and not shuffling it off on other people and the state.
Life is full of surprises.
I have a huge admiration for the House of Lords, I have a huge admiration for the people who work in the House of Lords, they're great public servants and they do an absolutely tremendous job.
The politician who never made a mistake never made a decision.
I inherited a sick economy and passed on a sound one. But one abiding regret for me is that, in between, I did not have the resources to put in place the educational and social changes about which I cared to much; I made only a beginning, and it was not enough.
I think the majority of the British people are still sanguine about the need for war.
I don't think nations can stand aside for ethnic cleansing and genocide.
The first requirement of politics is not intellect or stamina but patience. Politics is a very long run game and the tortoise will usually beat the hare.
There are more myths about Black Wednesday than the Greeks ever created.
A consensus politician is someone who does something that he doesn't believe is right because it keeps people quiet when he does it.
I think the biggest mistake I made was this wretched ability to see both sides of an argument.
Certainly we've seen the enormous changes across the whole of the Middle East. The democratic genie is out of the bottle.
Only in Britain could it be thought a defect to be too clever by half. The probability is that too many people are too stupid by three-quarters.
The British don't runaway from terrorism. We have had 30-odd years of terrorism in our own country from the Irish Republican Army. We're used to it.
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