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    At a time of such hope and optimism in the Middle East, we cannot let the Libyan government violate every principle of international law and human rights with impunity.
    — William Hague
    tags: time  human  law  right  government  hope 
     
    It's really necessary for the United States to continue to give strong leadership to the Middle East peace process, supported by European countries at the same time.
    — William Hague
    Spending only what the country can afford, rewarding savings, encouraging independence, supporting marriage: people know that these things are common sense.
    — William Hague
    We are not directly involved in Syria. But we will be working with our partners in the European Union and at the United Nations to see if we can persuade the Syrian authorities to go, as I say, more in that direction of respect for democracy and human rights.
    — William Hague
    If there’'s one thing above all that sets me apart from Tony Blair, it’s this: I’m not embarrassed to articulate the instincts of the British people.
    — William Hague
    tags: people  instinct 
     
    Turning away Turkey from the EU would be a great, long-term - a century-long - error by Europe.
    — William Hague
    It's not too late to stop the Lisbon Treaty.
    — William Hague
    How long do Syrian families have to live in fear that their children will be killed or tortured, before the Security Council will act? How many people need to die before the consciences of world capitals are stirred?
    — William Hague
    When we have a Deputy Prime Minister who tells people not to drive cars but has two Jags himself, and where the Minister who tells people not to have two homes turns out to have nine himself - no wonder the public believe politicians are hypocrites.
    — William Hague
    tags: people  believe  wonder 
     
    You have to have as many defences in place as you possibly can. But even then of course - and it's important to stress this - you cannot guarantee being able to prevent every attack or every kind of attack.
    — William Hague
    tags: stress 
     
    I have found that I get a better reaction from people once I am less bothered about their reaction.
    — William Hague
    tags: people 
     
    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.
    — William Hague
    I described the euro as a burning building with no exits and so it has proved for some of the countries in it.
    — William Hague
    You can gain in your effectiveness as a politician from a wide acquaintance with the world and from a degree of independence that having some outside interests gives.
    — William Hague
    When we said that no more areas of power should go to the EU we were right. And now thanks to the European Union Act 2011, by law that cannot happen without a referendum. And we are just as right that the EU has more power in our national life than it should, and I believe as strongly as I ever have that when the right moment comes this party should set out to reduce it.
    — William Hague
    tags: power  believe  law  moment  right 
     
    I believe we should reframe our response to climate change as an imperative for growth rather than merely being a way of being green or meeting environmental commitments.
    — William Hague
    Inspiring scenes of people taking the future of their countries into their own hands will ignite greater demands for good governance and political reform elsewhere in the world, including in Asia and in Africa.
    — William Hague
    People feel that the EU is a one-way process, a great machine that sucks up decision-making from national parliaments to the European level until everything is decided at that level.
    — William Hague
    tags: people  process  machine 
     
    Obviously a Conservative government will always leave taxes lower than they have been under Labour. Those things go with the territory of the Conservative Party.
    — William Hague
    Let's not be afraid to speak the common sense truth: you can't have high standards without good discipline.
    — William Hague
    The EU should be concentrated on adapting to globalisation and global competitiveness, not building more powerful centralised institutions in Brussels.
    — William Hague
    tags: powerful 
     
    There's only one growth strategy: work hard.
    — William Hague
    tags: work  growth 
     
    Iran's continued, widespread persecution of ethnic minorities, human rights defenders and political prisoners is a disgrace and stands as a shameful indictment of Iran's leaders.
    — William Hague
    tags: human  right  political  leader 
     
    Governments that block the aspirations of their people, that steal or are corrupt, that oppress and torture or that deny freedom of expression and human rights should bear in mind that they will find it increasingly hard to escape the judgement of their own people, or where warranted, the reach of international law.
    — William Hague
    Ambition is best tempered with self-knowledge!
    — William Hague
    tags: ambition 
     
    Britain does not normally these days play a huge part in peacekeeping.
    — William Hague
    I'm not, nor is anybody I know in government part of a nasty right wing clique.
    — William Hague
    tags: right  government  wings 
     
    I've always been opposed myself to prisoners having the vote.
    — William Hague
    It's necessary for Israelis and Palestinians to make the compromises that are required to get the direct talks back on track.
    — William Hague
    People feel that in too many ways the EU is something that is done to them, not something over which they have a say.
    — William Hague
    tags: people 
     
    I don't deny that there are problems in the intelligence world, but I would argue that in the UK we try to uphold the highest standards in the world.
    — William Hague
    To the teacher weighed down with paperwork, I say: you've been messed around too often. You came into teaching to spend your time teaching children not filling in forms.
    — William Hague
    tags: children  time  child  teaching 
     
    It makes life very simple actually. You could be giving a TV interview in howling gale and it no longer matters.
    — William Hague
    tags: giving 
     
    Governments that use violence to stop democratic development will not earn themselves respite forever. They will pay an increasingly high price for actions which they can no longer hide from the world with ease, and will find themselves on the wrong side of history.
    — William Hague
    In my view what you can't argue for is a system that is neither decisive nor proportional and can be indecisive and disproportionate at the same time.
    — William Hague
    tags: time 
     
    If some of the people who write about mojo came with me for a week, they would drop dead on their feet.
    — William Hague
    tags: people  write 
     
    Whatever happens in Mogadishu, in Somalia, will happen in Great Britain. We have interlocking interests.
    — William Hague
    People work hard and save hard to own a car. They do not want to be told that they cannot drive it by a Deputy Prime Minister whose idea of a park and ride scheme is to park one Jaguar and drive away in another.
    — William Hague
    tags: people  work  ideas 
     
    One day I will go back to my books and piano, but not yet.
    — William Hague
    tags: book 
     
    The British retreat is over and now the advance will begin.
    — William Hague
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