"Power without principle is barren, but principle without power is futile. This is a party of government, and I will lead it as a party of government."
"Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power."Tony Blair on Abraham Lincoln
"Being powerful is like being a lady. If you have to tell people you are, you aren't."Tony Blair on Margaret Thatcher
"Knowledge will give you power, but character respect."Tony Blair on Bruce Lee
"All things are subject to interpretation whichever interpretation prevails at a given time is a function of power and not truth."Tony Blair on Friedrich Nietzsche
"Character is power."Tony Blair on Booker T. Washington
"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."