"Well, I think there's a distinction between sexing-up the intelligence and sexing-up the presentation of the intelligence."
"The difference between stupidity and genius is that genius has its limits."John Major on Albert Einstein
"It's not that I'm so smart, it's just that I stay with problems longer."John Major on Albert Einstein
"Any man who reads too much and uses his own brain too little falls into lazy habits of thinking."John Major on Albert Einstein
"Intellectuals solve problems, geniuses prevent them."John Major on Albert Einstein
"We should take care not to make the intellect our god it has, of course, powerful muscles, but no personality."John Major on Albert Einstein
"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."
"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."