"It is the mission of the next Conservative Government to build the Responsible Society."
"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."William Hague 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."William Hague on Robert A. Heinlein
"It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society."William Hague on Jiddu Krishnamurti
"A people that values its privileges above its principles soon loses both."William Hague on Dwight D. Eisenhower
"There is more to life than increasing its speed."William Hague on Mahatma Gandhi
"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."