"It's really necessary for the United States to continue to give strong leadership to the Middle East peace process, supported by European countries at the same time."
"If you think you can do a thing or think you can't do a thing, you're right."William Hague on Henry Ford
"A genuine leader is not a searcher for consensus but a molder of consensus."William Hague on Martin Luther King, Jr.
"It is better to lead from behind and to put others in front, especially when you celebrate victory when nice things occur. You take the front line when there is danger. Then people will appreciate your leadership."William Hague on Nelson Mandela
"A leader is best when people barely know he exists, when his work is done, his aim fulfilled, they will say: we did it ourselves."William Hague on Lao Tzu
"Leadership is solving problems. The day soldiers stop bringing you their problems is the day you have stopped leading them. They have either lost confidence that you can help or concluded you do not care. Either case is a failure of leadership."William Hague on Colin Powell
"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."