"The EU is not a country and it's not going to become a country, in my view, now or ever in the future. It is a group of countries working together."
"The empires of the future are the empires of the mind."William Hague on Winston Churchill
"Every saint has a past and every sinner has a future."William Hague on Oscar Wilde
"Again, you can't connect the dots looking forward you can only connect them looking backwards. So you have to trust that the dots will somehow connect in your future. You have to trust in something - your gut, destiny, life, karma, whatever. This approach has never let me down, and it has made all the difference in my life."William Hague on Steve Jobs
"I never think of the future - it comes soon enough."William Hague on Albert Einstein
"It is not in the stars to hold our destiny but in ourselves."William Hague on William Shakespeare
"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."