"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."
"Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect."William Hague on Mark Twain
"The hardest thing to understand in the world is the income tax."William Hague on Albert Einstein
"There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work, and learning from failure."William Hague on Colin Powell
"Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no hope at all."William Hague on Dale Carnegie
"If there is anything that a man can do well, I say let him do it. Give him a chance."William Hague on Abraham Lincoln
"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."
"Unless there is meaningful change in Syria and an end to the crackdown, President Assad and those around him will find themselves isolated internationally and discredited within Syria."