"When the Lord Chancellor violates the trust of his great office of state to solicit party donations from people whose careers he can control, and then says I'm not sorry, and I'd do it again no wonder the public think that power has gone to their heads."
"Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power."William Hague on Abraham Lincoln
"Being powerful is like being a lady. If you have to tell people you are, you aren't."William Hague on Margaret Thatcher
"Knowledge will give you power, but character respect."William Hague on Bruce Lee
"All things are subject to interpretation whichever interpretation prevails at a given time is a function of power and not truth."William Hague on Friedrich Nietzsche
"Character is power."William Hague on Booker T. Washington
"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."