"I am in politics because of the conflict between good and evil, and I believe that in the end good will triumph."
"Being powerful is like being a lady. If you have to tell people you are, you aren't."
"I am extraordinarily patient, provided I get my own way in the end."
"I love argument, I love debate. I don't expect anyone just to sit there and agree with me, that's not their job."
“The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.”
“If you just set out to be liked, you will be prepared to compromise on anything at anytime, and would achieve nothing. ”
“Don't follow the crowd, let the crowd follow you.”
“I always cheer up immensely if an attack is particularly wounding because I think, well, if they attack one personally, it means they have not a single political argument left.”
“Do you know, one of the greatest problems of our age is that we are governed by people who care more about feelings than they do about thoughts and ideas? Now, thoughts and ideas, that interests me.”
"We want a society where people are free to make choices, to make mistakes, to be generous and compassionate. This is what we mean by a moral society; not a society where the state is responsible for everything, and no one is responsible for the state."
"Look at a day when you are supremely satisfied at the end. it's not a day when you lounge around doing nothing; it's when you've had everything to do and you've done it."