"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."
"To keep the body in good health is a duty... otherwise we shall not be able to keep our mind strong and clear."John Major on Buddha
"The wish for healing has always been half of health."John Major on Lucius Annaeus Seneca
"A healthy attitude is contagious but don't wait to catch it from others. Be a carrier."John Major on Tom Stoppard
"Everybody needs beauty as well as bread, places to play in and pray in, where nature may heal and give strength to body and soul."John Major on John Muir
"'Tis healthy to be sick sometimes."John Major on Henry David Thoreau
"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."
"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."
"Whatever efforts for peace President Gorbachev had in mind, they were pretty substantially undercut very swiftly by Saddam Hussein."