"We have a growing relationship with the EU as an institution, which has an increasing voice in the world, and we want to see a strong British voice in that EU"
Philip Gordon - State Department official 10/01/2013
I understand French very well. It is harder with some of the technical terms but je peux parler tres bien francais, mais je ne sais pais le vocabulaire parce ce que j'ai oublie. I see it as a positive, not a negative.
Baroness Ashton of Upholland 23/03/2010
It's too bad the French don't have a word for entrepreneur.
George W Bush 26/05/2002
To one of his aides on his first-ever visit to France
You still hear some people speaking as though we could decide whether the Common market existed or not.
Hugh Gaitskell 08/05/1962
Category: European Union
This is a great day for France.
At de Gaulle's funeral.
Let it be known that war with a colony is war with England.
I've spent my life fighting the Germans and fighting the politicians. It is much easier to fight the Germans.
Field-Marshal Viscount Montgomery of Alamein
My belief is, from all that I have seen of the French people and their Government, that they are much more likely to presume upon our weakness than to take offence at our strength.
Mrs Thatcher tells us she has given the French President a piece of her mind... not a gift I would receive with alacrity.
Denis Healey 05/09/1989
I do not stare at a gentleman in distress.
Arthur Balfour 1919
On the German emissary at the Versailles Peace Conference
If you open that Pandora's box you never know what Trojan 'orses will jump out.
Ernest Bevin 1949
Mixing up his Greek legends to warn about the consequences of setting up the Council of Europe.
Category: European Union
We will not be humiliated. We will not be defeated.
Richard Nixon 04/1970
I fon't believe in balck majority rule in Rhodesia...not in a thousand years.
Ian Smith 03/1976
The cumulative effects of the economic and financial sanctions might well bring the rebellion to an end within a matter of weeks rather than months.
Harold Wilson 01/1966
Referring to Rhodesia's declaration of UDI.
The day of small nations has long passed away. The day of empires has come.
Joseph Chamberlain 12/05/1904
Category: Commonwealth & Empire
We only want that which is given naturally to all peoples of the world, to be masters of our own fate, only of our fate, not of others, and in co-operation and friendship with others.
Golda Meir 25/03/1946
Statement to the Committee of Enquiry on the future of Palestine.
The wind of change is blowing through the continent and whether we like it or not, this growth of national consciousness is a political fact.
Harold Macmillan 03/02/1960
My fellow Americans, I am pleased to tell you that I have signed legislation to outlaw Russia forever. We begin bombing in five minutes.
Ronald Reagan 11/08/1984
Testing a microphone, unaware he was being recorded.
There are going to be no dramatic changes in Rhodesia.
Ian Smith 05/01/1979