In no relationship at the top of any walk of life is it always easy, least of all in politics which matters so much and which is conducted in such a piercing spotlight.
The purpose of terrorism lies not just in the violent act itself. It is in producing terror. It sets out to inflame, to divide, to produce consequences which they then use to justify further terror.
Sometimes it is better to lose and do the right thing than to win and do the wrong thing.
The art of leadership is saying no, not saying yes. It is very easy to say yes.
Education is the best economic policy there is.
Anywhere, anytime ordinary people are given the chance to choose, the choice is the same: freedom, not tyranny; democracy, not dictatorship; the rule of law, not the rule of the secret police.
Be a doer and not a critic.
However much I dislike the idea of abortion, you should not criminalize a woman who, in very difficult circumstances, makes that choice.
We, therefore, here in Britain stand shoulder to shoulder with our American friends in this hour of tragedy, and we, like them, will not rest until this evil is driven from our world.
Whatever the dangers of the action we take, the dangers of inaction are far, far greater.
I feel like everyone else in this country today. I am utterly devastated.
There is no meeting of minds, no point of understanding with such terror. Just a choice: Defeat it or be defeated by it. And defeat it we must.
Power without principle is barren, but principle without power is futile. This is a party of government, and I will lead it as a party of government.
It is not an arrogant government that chooses priorities, it's an irresponsible government that fails to choose.
And just as the terrorist seeks to divide humanity in hate, so we have to unify it around an idea. And that idea is liberty.
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