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Motivational John Major Quotes And Sayings

John Major Quotes:- John Major (born 29 March 1943) is a British politician who served as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom and Leader of the Conservative Party from 1990 to 1997.


Inspirational John Major Quotes


“The first requirement of politics is not intellect or stamina but patience. Politics is a very long run game and the tortoise will usually beat the hare.”-John Major

Inspirational John Major Quotes

“I inherited a sick economy and passed on a sound one. But one abiding regret for me is that, in between, I did not have the resources to put in place the educational and social changes about which I cared too much; I made only a beginning, and it was not enough.”-John Major


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


“Society needs to condemn a little more and understand a little less.”-John Major

“Only in Britain could it be thought a defect to be too clever by half. The probability is that too many people are too stupid by three-quarters.”-John Major


“I don’t think it’s the role of the prime minister to court the press.”-John Major


“There are more myths about Black Wednesday than the Greeks ever created.”-John Major


“The argument that someone is a bad man is an inadequate argument for war and certainly an inadequate and unacceptable argument for regime change.”-John Major


“I think we can get respect for Parliament back providing governments and oppositions are frank.”-John Major


Famous John Major Quotes


“The politician who never made a mistake never made a decision.”-John Major

“When the euro was born, it was born in the wrong economic circumstances.”-John Major


“I have a huge admiration for the House of Lords, I have a huge admiration for the people who work in the House of Lords, they’re great public servants and they do an absolutely tremendous job.”-John Major


“You don’t forget crises and neither does the Queen.”-John Major


“Certainly, we’ve seen the enormous changes across the whole of the Middle East. The democratic genie is out of the bottle.”-John Major


“I mean if you have ever found a politician who says, ‘No, no, I would do everything exactly as I did,’ then you can tell when he is lying because his lips are moving.”-John Major


“I think the biggest mistake I made was this wretched ability to see both sides of an argument.”-John Major

“Too many people looked to me in the eye and did not tell me the truth.”-John Major


“Well, I have concerns about the effectiveness of Europe to compete.”-John Major


“If you look at things that really affect people’s lives – sport, the arts, charities – they were always at the back of the queue for government money – health, social security, defense, pensions were all way ahead. And each of those areas – sports, the arts, the lottery – got relatively petty cash from the government.”-John Major


Best John Major Quotes


“I have been reading the press more regularly than others over 50 years and it seems to me that there are things that have changed in the press that have changed its character.”-John Major


“‘Government gets things right’ does not encourage sales. ‘Government makes another blunder’ does encourage sales, so there’s a commercial imperative that pushes sensationalism.”-John Major


“I like the best of the British press. The best of the British press is very good.”-John Major

“The sight of allegedly sophisticated politicians parroting complete tripe trivializes and demeans government and it has to be stopped. It’s played a significant part in public disillusionment with politics and has led to the absurd situation where more people vote for ‘Strictly Come Dancing’ than voted in the general election.”-John Major


“I think it’s extremely unlikely that the European Union will fracture with nations dropping off the edge.”-John Major


“I’m very proud of what my parents achieved and what they stood for. They didn’t have much, but in many ways, they were richer than most.”-John Major


“I thought I could do something different from any Conservative prime minister before me. But I couldn’t.”-John Major


Greatest John Major Quotes


“I don’t think nations can stand aside for ethnic cleansing and genocide.”-John Major


“In housing in the fifties in Britain and the sixties, we pulled down the terraces – destroyed whole communities and replaced them with tower blocks and we built walkways that became rat-runs for muggers. That was a fashionable opinion. But it was wrong.”-John Major

“It is time to return to core values, time to get back to basics, to self-discipline and respect for the law, to consideration for the others, to accepting responsibility for yourself and your family – and not shuffling it off on other people and the state.”-John Major


“Let’s turn British inventions into British industries, British factories, and British jobs. Let them make pounds for us, not dollars marks or yen for others.”-John Major


“Whether you agree with me or disagree with me; like me or loathe me, don’t bind my hands when I am negotiating on behalf of the British nation.”-John Major


“If we want to deliver an opportunity for all, we need an economy that delivers jobs for the future.”-John Major


“If you look back historically, admittedly a long time ago, there were three Afghan wars in which Britain didn’t even come a good second. In more recent years the Russians were there with 120,000 men for ten years.”-John Major


Top John Major Quotes


“I think the majority of the British people are still sanguine about the need for war.”-John Major


“Well, I think there’s a distinction between sexing-up the intelligence and sexing-up the presentation of the intelligence.”-John Major


“The British don’t runaway from terrorism. We have had 30-odd years of terrorism in our own country from the Irish Republican Army. We’re used to it.”-John Major


“September the 11th was a huge shock in the United States. It was the first time you had been hit at home in your own territory by terrorists on this scale.”-John Major