"I support gay marriage. I support gay marriage because I believe Conservatives support the institutions of commitment."
"A successful marriage requires falling in love many times, always with the same person."George Osborne on Mignon McLaughlin
"By all means, marry. If you get a good wife, you'll become happy if you get a bad one, you'll become a philosopher."George Osborne on Socrates
"It is not a lack of love, but a lack of friendship that makes unhappy marriages."George Osborne on Friedrich Nietzsche
"How can a woman be expected to be happy with a man who insists on treating her as if she were a perfectly normal human being."George Osborne on Oscar Wilde
"Don't marry the person you think you can live with marry only the individual you think you can't live without."George Osborne on James C. Dobson
"The foundations of a strong economy don't rest alone on the decisions of Chancellors or the spending programmes of government."
"If you want to change the way your banking system is regulated, if you want to learn the mistakes of what's gone wrong, then you have to change your government."
"It's normally the kiss of death to be identified as a rising star, or someone to watch."
"Of all the public services, education is the one I'm most interested in. You get a more dynamic economy, you deal with most social problems, and it's morally right."
"I had the closest thing I have ever had to an out-of-body experience lying in bed one morning. I turned on the 'Today' programme and item four on the news was: 'The shadow chancellor has ruled himself out of the leadership.' I lay there thinking that's interesting, then I realised it was me."