"I don't deny that there are problems in the intelligence world, but I would argue that in the UK we try to uphold the highest standards in the world."
"The difference between stupidity and genius is that genius has its limits."William Hague on Albert Einstein
"It's not that I'm so smart, it's just that I stay with problems longer."William Hague on Albert Einstein
"Any man who reads too much and uses his own brain too little falls into lazy habits of thinking."William Hague on Albert Einstein
"Intellectuals solve problems, geniuses prevent them."William Hague on Albert Einstein
"We should take care not to make the intellect our god it has, of course, powerful muscles, but no personality."William Hague on Albert Einstein
"You do have to do business with and to try to influence people you don't agree with, or find disagreeable, so it's important to stress that balance."
"The message I take all round the world is Britain is open for business."
"I gave up lots of things I love doing: writing, and business, and playing the piano and so on."
"I don't think my principles change. I think the way in which you apply those principles to modern society changes."
"We have to face the reality of climate change. It is arguably the biggest threat we are facing today."