Quotes by Tony Blair

Conflict is not inevitable, but disarmament is... everyone now accepts that if there is a default by Saddam the international community must act to enforce its will.
– Tony Blair
However much I dislike the idea of abortion, you should not criminalize a woman who, in very difficult circumstances, makes that choice.
– Tony Blair
I can only go one way. I've not got a reverse gear.
– Tony Blair
I didn't come into politics to change the Labour Party. I came into politics to change the country.
– Tony Blair
I feel like everyone else in this country today. I am utterly devastated.
– Tony Blair
I may find Saddam Hussein's regime abhorrent - any normal person would - but the survival of it is in his hands.
– Tony Blair
I obviously need to get to the gym.
– Tony Blair
If there is one thing Britain should learn from the last 50 years, it is this: Europe can only get more important for us.
– Tony Blair
It is not an arrogant government that chooses priorities, it's an irresponsible government that fails to choose.
– Tony Blair
Labour is the party of law and order in Britain today. Tough on crime, tough on the causes of crime.
– Tony Blair
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.
– Tony Blair
Once his wife goes to sleep it takes a minor nuclear explosion to wake her.
– Tony Blair
Power without principle is barren, but principle without power is futile. This is a party of government, and I will lead it as a party of government.
– Tony Blair
The City whizz-kids, with salaries only fractionally less than their greed, now seem not only morally dubious, but incompetent.
– Tony Blair
The threat from Saddam Hussein and weapons of mass destruction - chemical, biological, potentially nuclear weapons capability - that threat is real.
– Tony Blair
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.
– Tony Blair
This is not a battle between the United States of America and terrorism, but between the free and democratic world and terrorism.
– Tony Blair
We, therefore, here in Britain stand shoulder to shoulder with our American friends in this hour of tragedy, and we, like them, will not rest until this evil is driven from our world.
– Tony Blair
You only require two things in life: your sanity and your wife.
– Tony Blair
I just want to say this. I want to say it gently but I want to say it firmly: There is a tendency for the world to say to America, the big problems of the world are yours, you go and sort them out, and then to worry when America wants to sort them out.
– Tony Blair