The purpose of terrorism lies not just in the violent act itself. It is in producing terror. It sets out to inflame, to divide, to produce consequences which they then use to justify further terror.

- Tony Blair

And just as the terrorist seeks to divide humanity in hate, so we have to unify it around an idea. And that idea is liberty.

- Tony Blair

Once his wife goes to sleep it takes a minor nuclear explosion to wake her.

- Tony Blair

Those who wish to cause religious conflict are small in number but often manage to dominate the headline.

- Tony Blair

But the world is ever more interdependent. Stock markets and economies rise and fall together. Confidence is the key to prosperity. Insecurity spreads like contagion. So people crave stability and order.

- Tony Blair

I can only go one way. I've not got a reverse gear.

- Tony Blair

My faith foundation works to bring about a greater respect and understanding between different faiths. We basically work with six popular religions in the world which are the three Abrahamic religions, Hinduism and Buddhism and Sikhism.

- Tony Blair

Values unrelated to modern reality are not just electorally hopeless, the values themselves become devalued. They have no purchase on the real world.

- Tony Blair

Education is the best economic policy there is.

- Tony Blair

Anywhere, anytime ordinary people are given the chance to choose, the choice is the same: freedom, not tyranny; democracy, not dictatorship; the rule of law, not the rule of the secret police.

- Tony Blair