Anthony Charles Lynton Blair Quotes

It is important that those engaged in terrorism realise that our determination to defend our values and our way of life is greater than their determination to cause death and destruction to innocent people in a desire to impose extremism on the world.

Anthony Charles Lynton Blair

This mass terrorism is the new evil in our world today. It is perpetrated by fanatics who are utterly indifferent to the sanctity of human life and we, the democracies of this world, are going to have to come together to fight it together and eradicate this evil completely from our world.

Anthony Charles Lynton Blair

I can't stand politicians who wear God on their sleeves.

Anthony Charles Lynton Blair

He wants a Bill of Rights for Britain drafted by a Committee of Lawyers. Have you ever tried drafting anything with a Committee of Lawyers?

Anthony Charles Lynton Blair

I would never do anything to harm the country or anything improper. I think most people who have dealt with me think I'm a pretty straight sort of guy, and I am.

Anthony Charles Lynton Blair

My message to Sinn Fein is clear. The settlement train is leaving. I want you on that train. But it is leaving anyway and I will not allow it to wait for you.

Anthony Charles Lynton Blair

Whatever the dangers of the action we take, the dangers of inaction are far, far greater.

Anthony Charles Lynton Blair

Having our own ambassador making these statements about Karimov is acutely embarrassing. It's bad for British business interests, it's bad for the stability in the region. I mean, he sends back these dossiers full of stories of what Karimov's security forces have supposed to have done, he sends them to the foreign office or whatever, he sends them directly to us, I mean does he think I'm going to read it, does he imagine that I'm interested in this stuff?

Anthony Charles Lynton Blair

Well, Margaret Thatcher is perhaps the politician I have the greatest admiration for. I am reading her memoirs at the moment.

Anthony Charles Lynton Blair

Analogies with the past are never properly accurate and analogies especially with the rising fascism can be easily misleading, but in pure chronology I sometimes wonder if we're not in the 1920s or 1930s again... This ideology now has a state, Iran, that is prepared to back and finance terror in the pursuit of destabilising countries whose people wish to live in peace.

Anthony Charles Lynton Blair

The fear of missing out means today's media, more than ever before, hunts in a pack. In these modes it is like a feral beast, just tearing people and reputations to bits. But no-one dares miss out.

Anthony Charles Lynton Blair

The British are special. The world knows it. In our innermost thoughts we know it. This is the greatest nation on earth. So it has been an honour to serve it. I give my thanks to you, the British people, for the times that I have succeeded, and my apologies to you for the times I have fallen short. But good luck.

Anthony Charles Lynton Blair

So, of course, the visions are painted in the colours of the rainbow, and the reality is sketched in duller tones of black and white and grey. But I ask you to accept one thing. Hand on heart, I did what I thought was right. I may have been wrong. That is your call. But believe one thing, if nothing else. I did what I thought was right for our country.

Anthony Charles Lynton Blair

I couldn't live with myself if I thought that these big strategic choices for my generation were there, and I wasn't even making them or I was making them according to what was expedient rather than what I actually thought was right.

Anthony Charles Lynton Blair

That's the art of leadership. To make sure that what shouldn't happen, doesn't happen.

Anthony Charles Lynton Blair

In this day and age if you've got the technology then it's vital to use that technology to track people down. The number on the database should be the maximum number you can get.

Anthony Charles Lynton Blair
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