"But in terms of how people live together, how we minimize the prospects of conflict and maximize the prospects of peace, the place of religion in our society today is essential."
"You must not lose faith in humanity. Humanity is an ocean if a few drops of the ocean are dirty, the ocean does not become dirty."Tony Blair on Mahatma Gandhi
"An armed society is a polite society. Manners are good when one may have to back up his acts with his life."Tony Blair on Robert A. Heinlein
"It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society."Tony Blair on Jiddu Krishnamurti
"A people that values its privileges above its principles soon loses both."Tony Blair on Dwight D. Eisenhower
"There is more to life than increasing its speed."Tony Blair on Mahatma Gandhi
"The art of leadership is saying no, not saying yes. It is very easy to say yes."
"My view is that you still, in order to win from the Labour perspective, have to have a strong alliance with business as well as the unions. You have got to be very much in the centre ground on things like public sector reform."
"I didn't come into politics to change the Labour Party. I came into politics to change the country."
"My dad was a militant atheist, or is a militant atheist. My mum was sort of bought up in a religious family because she was a Protestant from Ireland but wasn't especially religious."
"Education is the best economic policy there is."