It is not an arrogant government that chooses priorities, it's an irresponsible government that fails to choose.
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Every so often, I feel I should graduate to classical music, properly. But the truth is, I'm more likely to listen to rock music.
You know, the media and politicians are always gonna be in a bit of tension with one another and probably most of the time that's healthy and indeed even creative. But it's where - it's really when news organisations are used as kind of instruments of politics that it gets tricky.
I didn't come into politics to change the Labour Party. I came into politics to change the country.
I cannot think of any circumstances in which a government can go to war without the support of parliament.
But in terms of how people live together, how we minimize the prospects of conflict and maximize the prospects of peace, the place of religion in our society today is essential.
My faith foundation works to bring about a greater respect and understanding between different faiths. We basically work with six popular religions in the world which are the three Abrahamic religions, Hinduism and Buddhism and Sikhism.
Anywhere, anytime ordinary people are given the chance to choose, the choice is the same: freedom, not tyranny democracy, not dictatorship the rule of law, not the rule of the secret police.
The threat today is not that of the 1930s. It's not big powers going to war with each other. The ravages which fundamentalist political ideology inflicted on the 20th century are memories. The Cold war is over. Europe is at peace, if not always diplomatically.
The art of leadership is saying no, not saying yes. It is very easy to say yes.
I say to the Taliban: surrender the terrorists or surrender power. It's your choice.
A chain is no stronger than its weakest link, and life is after all a chain.
In politics stupidity is not a handicap.
Everything has been figured out, except how to live.
There is adantage in the wisdom won from pain
The problem for those who assert biblical authority in support of traditional definitions of marriage is that one could, with equal validity, assert that the lending of money or certain kinds of haircuts are forbidden by God, or that slavery and the subjugation of women are authorized by the Lord.
Today's consumers are eager to become loyal fans of companies that respect purposeful capitalism. They are not opposed to companies making a profit indeed, they may even be investors in these companies - but at the core, they want more empathic, enlightened corporations that seek a balance between profit and purpose.
What material success does is provide you with the ability to concentrate on other things that really matter. And that is being able to make a difference, not only in your own life, but in other people's lives.
Give what you have. To someone, it may be better than you dare to think.
Our observation of nature must be diligent, our reflection profound, and our experiments exact. We rarely see these three means combined and for this reason, creative geniuses are not common.
The clearest explanation for the failure of any marriage is that the two people are incompatible that is, that one is male and the other female.