Tony Blair is a British political that served as the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom for more than a decade 1997-2007 as the Leader of the Labour Party. Considered to be a Left Wing party with a Socialist past, many of Blair’s support of foreign policy existed with the Bush Administration. With strong criticism given to him during this time of war, Blair continued to press forward before being succeeded by Prime Minister Gordon Brown. Here is a look at some of the most notable Tony Blair quotes.
“And just as the terrorist seeks to divide humanity in hate, so we have to unify it around an idea. And that idea is liberty.”
“Be a doer and not a critic.”
“Education is the best economic policy there is.”
“Human progress has never been shaped by commentators, complainers or cynics.”
“I can only go one way. I’ve not got a reverse gear.”
“I cannot think of any circumstances in which a government can go to war without the support of parliament.”
“I didn’t come into politics to change the Labour Party. I came into politics to change the country.”
“I have long believed this interdependence defines the new world we live in.”
“It is not an arrogant government that chooses priorities, it’s an irresponsible government that fails to choose.”
“Leaders lead but in the end it’s the people who deliver.”
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“Limited but solid achievement.”
“Mine is the first generation able to contemplate the possibility that we may live our entire lives without going to war or sending our children to war.”
“Power without principle is barren, but principle without power is futile. This is a party of government and I will lead it as party of government.”
“Sometimes it is better to lose and do the right thing than to win and do the wrong thing.”
“The art of leadership is saying no, not yes. It is very easy to say yes.”
“The spread of freedom is the best security for the free.”
“There is no meeting of minds, no point of understanding with such terror. Just a choice: Defeat it or be defeated by it. And defeat it we must.”
“What we hold dear in this country and in other civilized nations throughout the world.”
“Whatever the dangers of the action we take, the dangers of inaction are far, far greater.”
“You know, one of the things I’ve learnt since coming out of office is how much easier it is to give the advice than take the decision. I mean, you know, it’s tough.”
Here is a brief interview with Tony Blair as he talks about Trump winning the election.
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