Leading Actions, Inspiring Words: Famous British Political Quotes

True leaders lead through their actions and motivated millions of people by their powerful speeches and inspiring words. These famous British political quotes are a good example.

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Have you ever wondered, why we say that words are powerful? It is certainly true that words have power because with the right words we can trigger and arouse certain emotions and can motivate people to act the way we want to. Over the centuries, many leaders have succeeded to do so. To understand how politicians and leaders use this power of words let’s have a look at famous British political quotes.

Famous British Political Quotes By Margret Thatcher:

“Being powerful is like being a lady. If you have to tell people you are, you aren’t."

“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 a day you have had everything to do and you have done it.”

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Famous British Political Quotes By 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.” 

“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.”

Famous British Political Quotes By Winston Churchill:

“You have enemies? Good. That means you've stood up for something, sometime in your life.” 

“Tact is the ability to tell someone to go to hell in such a way that they look forward to the trip.” 

Famous British Political Quotes By Boris Johnson:

"The beauty and the riddle in studying the motives of any politician is in trying to decide what is any politician is in trying to decide what is idealism and what is self-interest, and often we are left to conclude that the answer is a mixture of the two. "

“My friends, as I have discussed myself, there are no disasters, only opportunities. And, indeed for fresh disasters.” 

Famous British Political Quotes By Harold Wilson:

He who rejects change is the architect of decay. The only human institution which rejects progress is the cemetery. 

“The main essentials of a successful prime minister are sleep and a sense of history.” 

Famous British Political Quotes By Edward Heath:

"I don’t think that modesty is the outstanding characteristic of contemporary politics, do you? "

“We will have to embark on a change so radical, a revolution so quiet and yet so total, that it will go far beyond the program for a parliament.” 

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Famous British Political Quotes By  David Cameron:

"On the one hand, we have got to ask, are there some areas of universal benefits that are no longer affordable? But on the other hand, let us look at the issue of dependency where we have trapped people in poverty through the extent of welfare that they have. "

“We spend billions of pounds on welfare, yet millions are trapped on welfare. It’s not worth their while going into work.”

Famous British Political Quotes By Gordon Brown:

"Britain should be the world’s number one center for genetic and stem cell research, building on our world-leading regulatory regime in the area. "

“Take, therefore what modern technology is capable of: the power of our moral sense allied to the power of communications and our ability to organize internationally. That, in my view, gives us the first opportunity as a community to fundamentally change the world.” 

Famous British Political Quotes By Jacob Rees Mogg:

"Patience is a virtue; virtue is a grace." 

“It is in our interests that the government when buying goods or services pays the lowest price.” 

Famous British Political Quotes By John Major:

The politician who never made a mistake never made a decision. 

“A consensus politician is someone who does something that he doesn’t believe is right because it keeps people quiet when he does it.” 

Famous British Political Quotes By Sadiq Khan:

It’s not a bad thing for independent traders to come into a high street to mix things up, but what shouldn’t happen is that the traders who were there before are priced out.

“ London’s greatest strength is our diversity, and it’s wonderful to see Londoners celebrating our capital’s different traditions, determined to stand up to division.” 

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Famous British Political Quotes By Chris Patten:

But the ability to articulate what you are doing, to be clear about it, and to stick to it is, I think, the essence of political leadership. 

“I believe in trying to get a balance between individual freedom on the one hand and social responsibility on the other.” 

Famous British Political Quotes By Ben Bradshaw:

"I see no reason why we won’t start seeing a marked difference in the quality of our Neighborhoods within the next two or three years." 

“Once this legislation is enacted, our law will be worthy of our reputation as a nation of animal lovers.” 


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“I am not as funny as Chris Rock and I am not running than that, there is a lot of similarity.” -

These are just a few examples which prove that how leaders have a way with words and how they use this art to put their views strongly. 

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