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John Major

British,  Politician
Total Quotes : 26
Decision Mistake Never

The politician who never made a mistake never made a decision.

- John Major

Think Role Prime

I don't think it's the role of the prime minister to court the press.

- John Major

Believe Right Politician

A consensus politician is someone who does something that he doesn't believe is right because it keeps people quiet when he does it.

- John Major

Commercial Makes Another

'Government gets things right' does not encourage sales. 'Government makes another blunder' does encourage sales, so there's a commercial imperative that pushes sensationalism.

- John Major

Field Superb Terms

Well British troops are superb in the field in terms of conflict.

- John Major

Regret Beginning Sound

I inherited a sick economy and passed on a sound one. But one abiding regret for me is that, in between, I did not have the resources to put in place the educational and social changes about which I cared to much; I made only a beginning, and it was not enough.

- John Major

Moving On Recovery Begins

Recovery begins from the darkest moment.

- John Major

Inadequate Certainly

The argument that someone is a bad man is an inadequate argument for war and certainly an inadequate and unacceptable argument for regime change.

- John Major

Think I Think Unlikely

I think it's extremely unlikely that the European Union will fracture with nations dropping off the edge.

- John Major

Thought Conservative Prime

I thought I could do something different from any Conservative prime minister before me. But I couldn't.

- John Major

Life Surprises Full

Life is full of surprises.

- John Major

Queen Forget Crises

You don't forget crises and neither does the Queen.

- John Major

Other Held Bonds

Well what would happen is that if Greece defaulted and couldn't pay its debts, all the Greek bonds that are held in other banking systems across Western Europe would suddenly have no value. You could as a knock-on effect create a banking crisis in Western Europe.

- John Major

Affect Defence Charities

If you look at things that really affect people's lives - sport, the arts, charities - they were always at the back of the queue for government money - health, social security, defence, pensions were all way ahead. And each of those areas - sports, the arts, the lottery - got relatively petty cash from the government.

- John Major

Law Basics Other

It is time to return to core values, time to get back to basics, to self-discipline and respect for the law, to consideration for the others, to accepting responsibility for yourself and your family - and not shuffling it off on other people and the state.

- John Major

Politics Game Very

The first requirement of politics is not intellect or stamina but patience. Politics is a very long run game and the tortoise will usually beat the hare.

- John Major

Think I Think Still

I think the majority of the British people are still sanguine about the need for war.

- John Major

Politician Tell Then

I mean if you have ever found a politician who says, 'No, no, I would do everything exactly as I did,' then you can tell when he is lying because his lips are moving.

- John Major

British Factories Jobs

Let's turn British inventions into British industries, British factories and British jobs. Let them make pounds for us, not dollars marks or yen for others.

- John Major

Want European Britain

I want Britain to punch its weight in the European Community.

- John Major