"I think we can get respect for Parliament back providing governments and oppositions are frank."
"An individual who breaks a law that conscience tells him is unjust, and who willingly accepts the penalty of imprisonment in order to arouse the conscience of the community over its injustice, is in reality expressing the highest respect for the law."John Major on Martin Luther King, Jr.
"Everyone should be respected as an individual, but no one idolized."John Major on Albert Einstein
"Let every man be respected as an individual and no man idolized."John Major on Albert Einstein
"Be peaceful, be courteous, obey the law, respect everyone but if someone puts his hand on you, send him to the cemetery."John Major on Malcolm X
"If once you forfeit the confidence of your fellow-citizens, you can never regain their respect and esteem."John Major on Abraham Lincoln
"It is time to return to core values, time to get back to basics , to self-discipline and respect for the law, to consideration for the others, to accepting responsibility for yourself and your family - and not shuffling it off on other people and the state."
"If we want to deliver opportunity for all, we need an economy that delivers jobs for the future."
"If you look at things that really affect people's lives - sport, the arts, charities - they were always at the back of the queue for government money - health, social security, defence, pensions were all way ahead. And each of those areas - sports, the arts, the lottery - got relatively petty cash from the government."
"Well, I think there's a distinction between sexing-up the intelligence and sexing-up the presentation of the intelligence."
"The first requirement of politics is not intellect or stamina but patience. Politics is a very long run game and the tortoise will usually beat the hare."