"Let's not be afraid to speak the common sense truth: you can't have high standards without good discipline."
"The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing."William Hague on Edmund Burke
"It is very important to generate a good attitude, a good heart, as much as possible. From this, happiness in both the short term and the long term for both yourself and others will come."William Hague on Dalai Lama
"If people are good only because they fear punishment, and hope for reward, then we are a sorry lot indeed."William Hague on Albert Einstein
"Despite everything, I believe that people are really good at heart."William Hague on Anne Frank
"When I do good, I feel good. When I do bad, I feel bad. That's my religion."William Hague on Abraham Lincoln
"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."