"Spending only what the country can afford, rewarding savings, encouraging independence, supporting marriage: people know that these things are common sense."
"A successful marriage requires falling in love many times, always with the same person."William Hague on Mignon McLaughlin
"By all means, marry. If you get a good wife, you'll become happy if you get a bad one, you'll become a philosopher."William Hague on Socrates
"It is not a lack of love, but a lack of friendship that makes unhappy marriages."William Hague on Friedrich Nietzsche
"How can a woman be expected to be happy with a man who insists on treating her as if she were a perfectly normal human being."William Hague on Oscar Wilde
"Don't marry the person you think you can live with marry only the individual you think you can't live without."William Hague on James C. Dobson
"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."