"When a Cabinet Minister who is sacked for telling lies is re-appointed, in the face of every constitutional convention, only for the same man to be sacked again from the same Cabinet for the same offence by the same Prime Minister no wonder the public are cynical about politics."
"Let us not seek the Republican answer or the Democratic answer, but the right answer. Let us not seek to fix the blame for the past. Let us accept our own responsibility for the future."William Hague on John F. Kennedy
"Suppose you were an idiot, and suppose you were a member of Congress but I repeat myself."William Hague on Mark Twain
"One of the penalties for refusing to participate in politics is that you end up being governed by your inferiors."William Hague on Plato
"If you put the federal government in charge of the Sahara Desert, in 5 years there'd be a shortage of sand."William Hague on Milton Friedman
"It is enough that the people know there was an election. The people who cast the votes decide nothing. The people who count the votes decide everything."William Hague on Joseph Stalin
"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."