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The kaleidoscope has been shaken. The pieces are in flux. Soon they will settle again. Before they do, let us re-order this world around us.
The art of leadership is saying no, not saying yes. It is very easy to say yes.
I want my son to grow up in a place where the people are more powerful than the government and not the other way around.
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.
Global warming is too serious for the world any longer to ignore its danger or split into opposing factions on it.
A simple way to take measure of a country is to look at how many want in.. And how many want out.
Politics is about listening and it's about leading.
I didn't come into politics to change the Labour Party. I came into politics to change the country.
One of the paradoxes of globalization is that, in the developing world, we've seen massive reductions in property.
The emphasis placed by more and more companies on corporate social responsibility, symbolises the recognition that prosperity is best achieved in an inclusive society.
If there are further steps to European integration, the people should have their say at a general election or in a referendum.
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.
I can only go one way. I've not got a reverse gear.
You know, one of the things I've learnt since coming out of office is how much easier it is to give the advice than take the decision. I mean, you know, it's tough.
My teachers used to call me a failure
If you are trying to take a difficult decision and you're weighing up the pros and cons, you have frank conversations. Everybody knows this in their walk of life.
Education is the best economic policy there is.
...we must support and protect individuals and companies engaged in life saving medical research
It is not an arrogant government that chooses priorities, it's an irresponsible government that fails to choose.
I want to see a publicly-owned railway, publicly accountable.
This is not a battle between the United States of America and terrorism, but between the free and democratic world and terrorism.
Mine is the first generation able to contemplate the possibility that we may live our entire lives without going to war or sending our children to war.
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.
Of particular importance to us is the recognition... that what we want is a Europe of nations, not a federal super-state.
Real progress cannot be measured by money alone. We must ensure that economic growth contributes to our quality of life, rather than degrading it
We are going to expand enormously -- our economy, our consumption, over the years to come ... But the consequences of that on emissions are going to be severe unless we change direction.
Our tolerance is part of what makes Britain, Britain. Conform to it; or don't come here.
As I have said throughout, I have no doubt that they will find the clearest possible evidence of Saddam's weapons of mass destruction.
The intelligence is clear: (Saddam) continues to believe his WMD programme is essential both for internal repression and for external aggression.
So actually I only got a mobile phone the day after I left being Prime Minister.
We know the problems, and we know the solution: sustainable development. The issue is the political will.
I believe Mrs. Thatcher's emphasis on enterprise was right.
Stirring is OK. It just depends what happens in the end.
Those who wish to cause religious conflict are small in number but often manage to dominate the headline.
The blunt truth about the politics of climate change is that no country will want to sacrifice its economy in order to meet this challenge.
This mass terrorism is the new evil in our world today
Society works by putting opportunity and responsibility together.
I will do what it takes to help Ed Miliband win general election.
I think it's important for people like me to evaluate and reevaluate.
The free enterprise system has not failed; the financial system has failed.
Their barbarism will stand as their shame for all eternity.
I feel like everyone else in this country today. I am utterly devastated.
One thing, change, is what everyone says. The question is, what type of change? What's the right change to produce a different outcome for the people left behind by globalization?
But as I always say to people I'm essentially a public service person.
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.
If we are going to carry on growing, and we will, because no country is going to forfeit its right to economic growth, we have to find a way of doing it sustainably.
My dad was a militant atheist, or is a militant atheist. My mum was sort of bought up in a religious family because she was a Protestant from Ireland but wasn't especially religious.
No one is to blame for the breakdown in trust between politics, media and the public.
The British are special. The world knows it. In our innermost thoughts we know it. This is the greatest nation on earth.
I'm not asking you to agree with me, but at least open your mind.