"People are not perfect... very often the relationships that are strongest are those where people have worked through big crises, but they've had to work through them. So the challenge to us is to work through that."
"Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life."Patricia Hewitt on Confucius
"All labor that uplifts humanity has dignity and importance and should be undertaken with painstaking excellence."Patricia Hewitt on Martin Luther King, Jr.
"Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work."Patricia Hewitt on Thomas A. Edison
"By working faithfully eight hours a day you may eventually get to be boss and work twelve hours a day."Patricia Hewitt on Robert Frost
"Nothing will work unless you do."Patricia Hewitt on Maya Angelou
"And some of what we're doing in Government even now, some of the welfare reform programs that are helping lone mothers come into work are based on things that were very new under the Labour Government in the eighties."
"As patients and consumers, we are better informed today about our health care than any previous generation."
"A modern health and social care system has to be completely focussed on the needs of its users."
"I think he was absolutely right not to go to UN last week... First things first - that is, values and people here in their local communities, and remembering all politics is local, and trusting people more."
"We're seeing quite a lot of people who really would like a return to class-based politics."