I am not a centrist.
I'm a politician. I run for office. That's my profession.
I will undoubtedly have to seek what is happily known as gainful employment, which I am glad to say does not describe holding public office.
No people in history have ever survived who thought they could protect their freedom by making themselves inoffensive to their enemies.
Failure at some point in your life is inevitable, but giving up is unforgivable.
Each man the architect of his own fate.
Give me the avowed, the erect, the manly foe,
Bold I can meet - perhaps may turn his blow!
But of all plagues, Good Heaven, thy wrath can send,
Save, save, Oh, save me from the candid friend!
It is a good thing for an uneducated man to read books of quotations ... The quotations when engraved upon the memory give you good thoughts. They also make you anxious to read the authors and look for more.
The greatest good you can do for another is not just share your riches, but to reveal to him his own.
There is no education like adversity.
I'm not giving up politics entirely - I'm just giving up leadership of a political party.
If we want to preserve the foundation of our democracy, it's vital that we find common ground that allows us to work for the greater good of this nation. This does not mean giving up our values. This does not mean swallowing a bitter compromise.
An eye for an eye will make the whole world blind.
The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong.
You can't fight against the future. Time is on our side.
Three things happen when you get to my age. First your memory starts to go ... and I have forgotten the other two.
I like a nice cup of tea in the morning,
For to start the day, you see,
And at half-past eleven
Well, my idea of Heaven
Is a nice cup of tea:
I like a nice cup of tea with me dinner
And a nice cup of tea with me tea,
And when it's time for bed
There's a lot to be said
For a nice cup of tea.
There are those who never stretch out the hand for fear it will be bitten. But those who never stretch out the hand will never feel it clasped in friendship.
Others appear frozen in the headlights - aware of the likely impact, yet paralysed by the fear of major transformations.
When I started out, people were afraid of parish priests. Now they're afraid of newspaper editors.
I just find it absolutely bizarre that we are being lectured by the Americans about giving up our sovereignty and giving up control when the Americans won't even sign up to the international convention on the law of the seas, let alone the International Criminal Court.
The time for the healing of the wounds has come. The moment to bridge the chasms that divide us has come. The time to build is upon us.
Those who don't know how to weep with their whole heart don't know how to laugh either.
Genius does what it must, and Talent does what it can.
What do we want our kids to do? Sweep up around Japanese computers?
We can pay the ecological debt by changing economic models, and by giving up luxury consumption, setting aside selfishness and individualism, and thinking about the people and the planet Earth.
I am ready to debate how we fight terrorism without giving up our liberty.
Coffee, (which makes the politician wise, and see thro' all things with his half-shut eyes).
Giving back involves a certain amount of giving up.
The cost of college education today is so high that many young people are giving up their dream of going to college, while many others are graduating deeply in debt.
Giving up even an ounce of precious freedom is a very serious thing to do.
Those who are not giving up their nefarious activities even in the holy month of Ramzan, should their activities not be called unholy?
I suppose flattery hurts no one - that is, if he doesn't inhale.
Be careful, be cautious, do not rush into negotiations ... be careful what you give away now, you may wish you had not done so should in future the balance of forces turn in your favour.
I am a sportsman and not a politician. I am a sportsman and will always remain one. I am not going to enter politics giving up cricket, which is my life. I will continue to play cricket.
No one would remember the Good Samaritan if he'd only had good intentions. He had money as well.
We shall not be diverted from our course. To those waiting with bated breath for that favourite media catch-phrase, the U-turn, I have only this to say.You turn if you want; the lady's not for turning.
Education is the passport to the future, for tomorrow belongs to those who prepare for it today.