"In retrospect, the Millennium marked only a moment in time. It was the events of September 11 that marked a turning point in history, where we confront the dangers of the future and assess the choices facing humankind."
"Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall."Tony Blair on Confucius
"The dogmas of the quiet past are inadequate to the stormy present. The occasion is piled high with difficulty, and we must rise with the occasion. As our case is new, so we must think anew and act anew."Tony Blair on Abraham Lincoln
"A small body of determined spirits fired by an unquenchable faith in their mission can alter the course of history."Tony Blair on Mahatma Gandhi
"The test of our progress is not whether we add more to the abundance of those who have much it is whether we provide enough for those who have little."Tony Blair on Franklin D. Roosevelt
"I like the dreams of the future better than the history of the past."Tony Blair on Thomas Jefferson
"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."