"I believe in trying to get a balance between individual freedom on the one hand and social responsibility on the other."
"Freedom prospers when religion is vibrant and the rule of law under God is acknowledged."Chris Patten on Ronald Reagan
"For to be free is not merely to cast off one's chains, but to live in a way that respects and enhances the freedom of others."Chris Patten on Nelson Mandela
"If you want total security, go to prison. There you're fed, clothed, given medical care and so on. The only thing lacking... is freedom."Chris Patten on Dwight D. Eisenhower
"I am free because I know that I alone am morally responsible for everything I do. I am free, no matter what rules surround me. If I find them tolerable, I tolerate them if I find them too obnoxious, I break them. I am free because I know that I alone am morally responsible for everything I do."Chris Patten on Robert A. Heinlein
"Freedom is not worth having if it does not connote freedom to err."Chris Patten on Mahatma Gandhi
"But the ability to articulate what you are doing, to be clear about it, and to stick to it is, I think, the essence of political leadership."