"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."
"If you don't like something, change it. If you can't change it, change your attitude."George Osborne on Maya Angelou
"Change does not roll in on the wheels of inevitability, but comes through continuous struggle. And so we must straighten our backs and work for our freedom. A man can't ride you unless your back is bent."George Osborne on Martin Luther King, Jr.
"God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference."George Osborne on Reinhold Niebuhr
"Change will not come if we wait for some other person or some other time. We are the ones we've been waiting for. We are the change that we seek."George Osborne on Barack Obama
"You must be the change you wish to see in the world."George Osborne on Mahatma Gandhi
"The foundations of a strong economy don't rest alone on the decisions of Chancellors or the spending programmes of 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."
"There was a real fear that a euro-zone bank might fail, that we'd have a sovereign debt problem in one of the larger European economies. That's dissipated, thanks largely to the action of the European Central Bank."