If you lead a country like Britain, a strong country, a country which has taken a lead in world affairs in good times and in bad, a country that is always reliable, then you have to have a touch of iron about you.
If my critics saw me walking over the Thames they would say it was because I couldn’t swim.
Plan your work for today and every day, then work your plan.
You and I come by road or rail, but economists travel on infrastructure.
Nothing is more obstinate than a fashionable consensus.
I do not know anyone who has got to the top without hard work. That is the recipe. It will not always get you to the top, but should get you pretty near.
To wear your heart on your sleeve isn’t a very good plan; you should wear it inside, where it functions best.
Being prime minister is a lonely job… you cannot lead from the crowd.
It pays to know the enemy – not least because at some time you may have the opportunity to turn him into a friend.