Top 399 Minister Quotes

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If you asked me if I'd rather be Speaker or a very seni

If you asked me if I’d rather be Speaker or a very senior minister, I’d say Speaker.
John Bercow
But first, the news: The House of Commons was sealed off today after police chased an escaped lunatic through the front door during Prime Minister’s question time. A spokesman at Scotland Yard said it was like looking for a needle in a haystack.
Ronnie Barker
People still talk about ‘Yes, Minister.’ Americans, too; they love it. It was a happy period for me and it did change my life.
Nigel Hawthorne
We have agreed with Prime Minister Ariel Sharon to cease all acts of violence against the Israelis and against the Palestinians wherever they are. Tranquility and quiet that will be witnessed and in our land, starting today, is the beginning for a new era.
Mahmoud Abbas
In 60 years I’m yet to meet a Chief Minister who blames others for his own inability to work.
Amarinder Singh
I became a prime minister within four-and-a-half years, the shortest kind of career ever in Israeli political history.
Ehud Barak
I won’t allow any party to evade the question of which leader they support for prime minister.
Reuven Rivlin
When the president and the prime minister decide to implement reforms, they have all the measures they need to pass them and enforce them.
Emmanuel Macron
Baalbek is so beautiful. It is the heart of beauty in the Middle East – I want to embrace these people with my music. I will try so hard for them. Their president is a Christian, their prime minister is a Muslim. Music is for everyone.
Mstislav Rostropovich
My grandfather was the minister at the Lutheran church. My dad owned a car dealership in town. My mom was the consummate volunteer and cheerleader for me.
Gretchen Carlson
Books minister to our knowledge, to our guidance, and to our delight, by their truth, their uprightness, and their art.
George Henry Lewes
Francois Hollande, the president of France, and Segolene Royal, a senior cabinet minister who once ran for that post herself, have an exceptionally complicated relationship. The two lived together for 25 years, raising four children over that time.
Elaine Sciolino
I kept on hearing the voice of God saying if you are going to be the minister that your mom mentioned… then you have to act. My pulpit is acting.
Omari Hardwick
If Advaniji did not want, I would never have been Prime Minister.
Atal Bihari Vajpayee
There was a kind of madness in the country. Eamon De Valera, the prime minister, had this vision of an Ireland where we’d all be in some kind of native costume – which doesn’t exist – and we’d be dancing at the crossroads, babbling away in Gaelic, going to Mass, everyone virginal and pure.
Frank McCourt
We need to give the prime minister of the day a chance. If he or she cannot win an election, so be it. But no prime minister can push through the reforms we need if they cannot even finish a term in office.
Frank Lowy
As chief minister, I have worked towards implementing programmes strongly.
H. D. Kumaraswamy
My father was the Prime Minister of Pakistan. My grandfather had been in politics, too; however, my own inclination was for a job other than politics. I wanted to be a diplomat, perhaps do some journalism – certainly not politics.
Benazir Bhutto
As the resignation letter which I wrote to the Prime Minister clearly implies, it was not the outcome I sought, but it is one that I accept without rancour, despite what might be described as the hard landing involved.
Nigel Lawson
In 2014, I heard Modi ji speak about toilets. For the first time, I saw a prime minister with such an outlook. I was impressed.
Ravi Kishan
Transparency is the hallmark of Prime Minister Modi’s government.
Piyush Goyal
I see myself in public service in Zimbabwe. I would prefer an advisory role – cabinet secretary, minister of trade or the arts, or something like that. I don’t want to be just a writer.
Petina Gappah
My grandmother was a minister as well, which was not that common in the 1930s.
Colin Firth
What a holler would ensue if people had to pay the minister as much to marry them as they have to pay a lawyer to get them a divorce.
Claire Trevor
Closer to home, the one person who I really admire and take inspiration from is a relatively unknown man in today’s day and age. He was the second Prime Minister of India – Lal Bahadur Shastri, a man of impeccable integrity, amongst other traits.
Pritam Singh
I’m a very happy, content member of David Cameron’s team. I fought very hard to get my friend elected as leader of the Conservative party, then elected as the prime minister of this country, and I’m very happy being part of that team that is bringing change to this country.
George Osborne
Stephen Harper, who’s the prime minister of Canada, he is saying that this – we have to give him a majority government, otherwise there will be a Separatist coalition. And he says it every minute.
Rick Mercer
If I am prime minister, we will come out of the European Union, and part of that will be control of free movement.
Theresa May
Religious institutions should have religious freedom on this issue. No church or minister should ever have to conduct a marriage that is inconsistent with their religious beliefs. But I think as a civil institution, this issue’s time has come and we need to move forward.
Kay Hagan
I am 73 years old. I was born in Jerusalem. I’m the first prime minister of Israel to be born here. I am the only former general to become a prime minister.
Yitzhak Rabin
One day, when I have advertising out of my system, I want to be Prime Minister of Australia.
David Droga
It would be easy to assume that the open letter is a sy

It would be easy to assume that the open letter is a symptom of the Internet age. Such is not the case. In 1774, Benjamin Franklin wrote an open letter to the prime minister of Great Britain, Lord North – a satirical call for the imposition of martial law in the colonies.
Roxane Gay
Prime Minister Maliki, released from American restraint, acted on his worst instincts, creating enormous distrust in Iraq’s Kurdish population and deeply embittering Sunnis in western Iraq’s Al Anbar, who lost any confidence in a Baghdad government they saw as adversarial.
Jim Mattis
I am not only a State Senator but I am a pastor, a minister, and the President of an organization comprised of more than 150 Pentecostal ministers throughout the City and State of New York. I am the one who preaches the Word of God every Sunday.
Ruben Diaz Sr.
One of my grandfathers, actually, having gone out there as a minister, decided he would better serve the people as a doctor. So at a very late age – at the age of 38 in fact – he changed course and decided to become a doctor.
Colin Firth
I never criticized Modi. All I said was that Modi cannot be a chief minister and still nurse prime ministerial ambitions. I only suggested that he should resign as the chief minister and then stake his claim to be prime minister.
Raj Thackeray
The whole of the situation of the Conservative Party today springs from that night when they dismissed the best prime minister the country had had since Churchill.
Denis Thatcher
I think the first decision I took when I became a government minister was to reverse the planned closure of Monklands Accident and Emergency. It’s an issue close to my heart.
Nicola Sturgeon
The prime minister does not represent a particular political party; he is a representative of the whole country.
Rajnath Singh
As Minister for the Cabinet Office, working to maintain the integrity of our Union has been one of my most rewarding responsibilities.
David Lidington
No woman in my time will be prime minister or chancellor or foreign secretary – not the top jobs. Anyway, I wouldn’t want to be prime minister; you have to give yourself 100 percent.
Margaret Thatcher
When I addressed international forums as prime minister, the Israeli people expected me to present bold political initiatives that would bring peace – not arguments outlining why achieving peace now is not possible.
Ehud Olmert
As a shadow minister I’ve been working with the Treasury team for years and they’ve been clear we couldn’t make unfunded commitments.
Liz Kendall
I have never been bribed as a Prime Minister.
Kamisese Mara
Every day, the Prime Minister is a 24-hour servant of the people of India.
Manmohan Singh
I am not so naive to think that I can make every problem in the health service go away. No minister can. And never will be able to.
Leo Varadkar
As foreign minister of Norway, I learnt how natural changes provoked by climate change are creating new sources of political instability.
Jonas Gahr Store
It requires guts to leave the chair of chief minister.
Arvind Kejriwal
I was elected prime minister in 2014 under incredibly difficult circumstances: A third of the country was overrun by terrorists, the economy was struggling, people were divided by sectarianism, and relations with the wider world were strained.
Haider al-Abadi
As minister for business and minister for women and equalities, it is clear to me that promoting equality of opportunity simply makes good business sense.
Jo Swinson
As far as I know, Kamala Haasan does not choose the prime minister of this country.
J. Jayalalithaa
With Boris Johnson leading the Conservative Party and as Prime Minister, the United Kingdom, at long last, will have a Prime Minister who believes in Britain and is in tune with the views of the millions of people who voted – over three years ago now – to leave the E.U.
Priti Patel
The visits Prime Minister Koizumi made to the Yasukuni Shrine, I believe, had nothing to do with approval ratings. He paid respects at the Yasukuni Shrine to pay respects to the people of Japan who fought and lost their lives for the country and to pray for the peace of their souls.
Shinzo Abe
The minister and the priest teach that the organization is greater. No great philosophy has ever come from an organization, but from an individual whose research has been a personal study of God and ITS ways.
Paul Twitchell
The prime minister in Belgium gave our album to Barack Obama. I was really surprised that he decided to give a CD of us.
As Prime Minister Netanyahu and Defense Minister Barak have repeatedly said, the intelligence and security relationship between the United States and Israel at present is unprecedented. It has never been stronger.
Susan Rice
My great-grandfather was prime minister of Canada, and I had a very Edwardian upbringing. It was a beautiful, romantic way of growing up, until the family lost its money. And I decided to be bad and rough and find the streets rather than the gates.
Christopher Plummer
When I was agriculture minister, we drafted specific policies to tackle the agrarian crisis.
Sharad Pawar
How I’d like to start a new life in a distant land. Not because of racism or politics. But to be in a place that I knew hardly anything about, in a place where I wouldn’t even care to know the prime minister’s name. A place where names and faces would have no meaning for me.
Sayed Kashua
I’m a minister, and I serve as a minister in addition to being a university professor.
Tony Campolo
I’ve been around the block. And I have had the privilege of having been a senior Minister.
Anna Soubry
The first visit I made to Australia was in 1996 when I was the prisons’ minister and was looking at other countries’ penal systems.
Ann Widdecombe
My brother Kobi made my mother very proud when he was e

My brother Kobi made my mother very proud when he was elected deputy mayor of Jerusalem. My sister made her proud when she got an advanced university degree, finishing cum laude, and I could not have given my mother a better present than having her come to the Knesset to witness my swearing-in as a minister.
Moshe Kahlon
When Nawaz Sharif was Prime Minister in 1997, we were combating a different kind of terrorism at that time. It was what you call sectarian terrorism, and 9/11 had not happened. And we were tackling that with success and dedication.
Shehbaz Sharif
Asking for a royally appointed prime minister is undemocratic. It is, pardon me, a mess. It is irrational.
Bhumibol Adulyadej
I have no ambitions to be a cabinet minister, or prime minister. I wouldn’t wish being prime minister on my worst enemy.
Louise Mensch
As Prime Minister of Israel, I will introduce a bill into the Knesset that will simply pay the Arabs not to shoot at the Jews.
Roseanne Barr
Pretty much every prime minister since I can remember has made me mad.
Sam Fender
If any foreign minister begins to defend to the death a ‘peace conference’, you can be sure his government has already placed its orders for new battleships and airplanes.
Joseph Stalin
I didn’t think I would be prime minister, because I didn’t consider it. But that’s the power of saying yes, because there will be a moment when someone asks you to do something beyond your comfort zone. I am not unique.
Jacinda Ardern
I do believe it is true that the people of India regard the prime minister as the most important political leader.
Sanjaya Baru
The whole world is moving to Kyoto II, but Australia is not there on the same basis because it is now seen as a delinquent country. Prime Minister Howard has led a delinquency because we signed up, and then we reneged on it. The world will be expecting that next time around as well.
Bob Brown
I am growing and understanding more of who God is in my life and how I am to minister.
Jeremy Camp
Boris Johnson’s experience in life is telling a lot of porkies about the European Union in Brussels and then becoming prime minister.
Nicholas Soames
My mum made me feel if I wanted to become prime minister, I could do it.
Hannah Ware
My ordination in the Church of God in Christ was at age 9, and I later became a Baptist minister, which I am today.
Al Sharpton
I want to work with Peter Robinson as first minister in a positive, constructive way and leave the elections to the electorate.
Martin McGuinness
The King of Spain displayed his esteem for me in a manner that I confess flattered me pleasantly when, after the death of Don Luis de Haro, he stated publicly in front of all the foreign ambassadors that he wanted to follow my example in not having a prime minister any longer.
Louis XIV
I have to confess that there have been some times when I was less than glad to be a minister, and some Sundays still when I tremble under the weight of trying to speak a word for God.
James Green Somerville
Chancellor Angela Merkel and Wolfgang Schaeuble, her finance minister, are right to oppose fiscal and bank unions without political union.
Edmund Phelps
No minister should be able to whisk through Parliament agreements that are negotiated behind closed doors.
Barry Gardiner
I worked with a group of people who argued day and night – professors, officials, the Minister of Finance – but there were decisions that I had to make.
Shimon Peres
As the crisis in Syria grows and the humanitarian tragedy becomes more clear, I appreciated Prime Minister Netanyahu’s perspective on the changes and volatility in the region.
Rob Portman
My role as the energy minister is to implement my government’s constructive and responsible role and stabilizing the world’s energy markets accordingly, contributing to global economic development.
Khalid A. Al-Falih
It is our job to work for the government of the day and so that means working for Gordon Brown as Prime Minister, and we need to do those preparations just to be sure that we’re ready for whoever you, the British public, elect and that’s core to our civil service values over the last 150 years.
Gus O’Donnell
My mother is an ordained minister. I’m a Muslim. She didn’t do back flips when I called her to tell her I converted 17 years ago. But I tell you now, you put things to the side, and I’m able to see her, and she’s able to see me. We love each other. The love has grown.
Mahershala Ali
I think we will be able to work with Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto to reduce tension and concentrate efforts in both the countries on real problems of the people – poverty, social injustice, and development.
Rajiv Gandhi
When I was first named as Deputy Prime Minister, there was a feeling of shock that I should be chosen because I was labeled as being an ultra and very anti-Chinese.
Mahathir Mohamad
No British Prime Minister should be treated with barely concealed disrespect by our allies.
Damian Green
Right from the beginning, it was clear that Karnataka chief minister S M Krishna had come with the intention of not giving more water to Tamil Nadu.
J. Jayalalithaa
Yeah, well I’m not aspiring to be the Prime Minister.
Alexander Downer
I firmly believe that my dual roles as secretary of state for education and minister for women and equalities are closely linked. Never is this more apparent than when tackling the gender pay gap.
Nicky Morgan
We have to be eyes-wide-open with China. If I’m prime minister, we will have a serious, mature approach with China that I think shows our concerns with them on the global stage.
Erin O’Toole
The minister of the Gospel is really the yardstick by w

The minister of the Gospel is really the yardstick by which the nation measures its morals.
Jimmy Swaggart
The entire country is rallying behind Prime Minister Narendra Modi, and there is no alternative to Modiji.
Yogi Adityanath
It is a high honour to be elected Prime Minister of Australia.
Kevin Rudd
I don’t believe that any prime minister would send our troops into conflict without the assurance from the military that they had the equipment necessary for the operation.
Gordon Brown
My father was a minister, and my mother was a music teacher.
Walter F. Mondale
When we say, ‘We’re here for you,’ we mean it to this point – everything we do, everything we preach, every broadcast we come on, everywhere we minister, everything we say and do is prayed, engineered, designed to minister to the people.
Kenneth Copeland
So far, I have not come to any of the positions that I have filled through wanting to be there. I was sought – people wanted me to come to those posts. I am talking about all my positions: mayor of Istanbul, chairman of the party, prime minister.
Recep Tayyip Erdogan
I have found myself under a wave of investigation and criticism from the moment I was elected. Since my first days in the Prime Minister’s Office I have had to fight against evil attacks while I have been busy making decisions on crucial matters related to Israel’s security and existence.
Ehud Olmert
There is no rule of law in Zimbabwe; there’s selective application of the rule of law. Patrick Chinamasa, who is the minister of justice, destroyed the independent judiciary.
Roy Bennett
If there will be a serious Palestinian prime minister who makes a 100 percent effort to end terrorism, then we can have peace. Each side has to take steps. If terror continues, there will not be an independent Palestinian state. Israel will not accept it, if terror continues.
Ariel Sharon
I’m inspired by the example of Prime Minister Abe, who overcame many challenges after his first term as prime minister to successfully return to the highest office in Japan six years later, and is now hopefully leading Japan in an extremely promising direction.
John Roos
As someone who grew up with a father who was the prime minister, many people liked me, and many didn’t. I don’t pay much attention to labels and certainly don’t let people define me through the labels they apply. I stay focused on what I need to do.
Justin Trudeau
If the prime minister really believes it, he must be the only person left who thinks that the recent bombs in London had no connection at all with his policy in Iraq.
Kenneth Clarke
In Jordan, where the prime minister is always a commoner, the king has announced some new reforms that would tend to move the country toward a more democratic system: Notably, the prime minister would emerge from the victorious political party, not from back room conversations in the royal palace.
Elliott Abrams
The daughter of an ordained minister, I had been forced to go to church since I was a toddler. I hated church and resented being forced to recite the Apostle’s Creed, mumbling, ‘I believe… ‘ when I didn’t.
Lionel Shriver
In Japan, usually, once you become prime minister, you do not have a second chance.
Shinzo Abe
It was announced as a French victory by the French Minister of War. I did not see any sign of victory but only the retreat of the French forces engaged in the battle.
Philip Gibbs
When I served as prime minister last time, I failed to prioritize my agenda. I was eager to complete everything at once, and ended my administration in failure. After resigning, for six years I traveled across the nation simply to listen.
Shinzo Abe
Minister Farrakhan absolutely says anti-Semitic, misogynistic and homophobic remarks. And we have unequivocally rejected all forms of racism and hate, including anti-Semitism, Islamophobia, homophobia, transphobia, etc.
Linda Sarsour
It is evident that not all people that have the confidence of the prime minister are the same ones that have the confidence of the head of state.
Jose Eduardo dos Santos
The first law I passed in my cabinet was a law eliminating the double salary for the prime minister and the ministers. I have a salary as member of parliament. I don’t want a double salary. So it was a very important decision.
Enrico Letta
The newspapers are always reminding the public that I am an unpopular prime minister.
Ehud Olmert
In 2004, President Bush gave Prime Minister Sharon certain guarantees about American policy, but the Obama administration treated those as a kind of private letter having no binding policy impact.
Elliott Abrams
When the congregation becomes the norm by which sermons are measured, a minister has put a mortgage on his soul.
Ralph W. Sockman
In the long term, Germany didn’t need a finance minister who was absent during important negotiations in the European Council. But the chancellor strongly encouraged me to stay. And everything did work out for the best in the end.
Wolfgang Schauble
I’m going to say yes, I reckon we’ll have the first BME (black or minority ethnicity) prime minister.
James Cleverly
I’m aware that beyond my own need to find a personal balance, I should be sending a signal to society as women’s minister about the importance of work-life balance.
Najat Vallaud-Belkacem
It is even more damaging for a minister to say foolish things than to do them.
Jean Francois Paul de Gondi
I’ll be prime minister and a mum, and Clarke will be ‘first man of fishing’ and stay-at-home dad. I think it’s fair to say that this will be a wee one that a village will raise, but we couldn’t be more excited.
Jacinda Ardern
In Yugoslavia, I’d asked for additional forces too. I even went to meet the French prime minister, and I proposed additional forces… Nobody wanted to send troops.
Boutros Boutros-Ghali
For example, the Prime Minister earlier this year talked about the importance of the Arctic to our future. He’s right. A hundred years from now, the strength of Canada is going to be coming from our resources in the Arctic.
Brian Mulroney
I completely believe in the leadership and vision of Pr

I completely believe in the leadership and vision of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and it is because of this that I have joined the BJP.
Himani Shivpuri
As prime minister, I was conscious of walking in Whitlam’s footsteps as our government set about creating a companion to Medicare, the National Disability Insurance Scheme.
Julia Gillard
When India conducted nuclear tests in 1974, I wrote a letter to then-Prime Minister Zulfikar Ali Bhutto from Holland and offered my services for Pakistani nuclear programme.
Abdul Qadeer Khan
No prime minister, no government can expect to be unanswerable or unchallenged.
Gina Miller
I imagine the Wall Street protesters would embrace Greece’s unusually generous benefits and massive welfare state, which were put in place by Socialist Prime Minister Andreas Papandreou in the 1980s.
Kayleigh McEnany
There’s no actual title. Except sometimes ‘wife of the prime minister,’ which, you know, we could be a little more progressive.
Sophie Gregoire Trudeau
It’s a bit bold to go around saying, ‘Prime Minister, if there’s an opportunity I really want to be in this department,’ but that’s what I did.
Sam Gyimah
I first felt the addictive power of ‘Game of Thrones’ when I was prime minister, living in a world where power was also pursued relentlessly, albeit far less colourfully. Certainly, the characters of my world were nowhere near as good looking or exotically dressed.
Julia Gillard
Spying on the prime minister of Israel and Congress has nothing to do with national security – only politics.
Mark Meadows
Dr. King, if he were alive today, probably would simply be a minister, a pastor. His initial intent was, indeed, just to be a preacher. He didn’t have any egotistical desire or need to be a public figure or celebrity. He got drafted – or, really, dragged into it – initially in Montgomery.
David Garrow
On the same day I was sworn in as Prime Minister of Canada, I announced the most sweeping reform ever undertaken in the structure of our federal government.
Kim Campbell
The Brexit referendum showed us to be divided, and those of us who campaigned for remain have to accept that we lost. But that does not mean that we have to agree to the deal the prime minister has brought back – a deal that satisfies no one.
Hilary Benn
We can trust our doctors to be professional, to minister equally to their patients without regard to their political or religious beliefs. But we can no longer trust our professors to do the same.
David Horowitz
Rahul Gandhi cannot be a prime minister because he is a citizen of Britain, and his Indian citizenship will be cancelled; he won’t even be an MP.
Subramanian Swamy
When I was a minister I only went on about things I was going to make happen. I very rarely talked about things I wasn’t.
Andrew Adonis, Baron Adonis
At the end of the day, the law is the same for the Prime Minister or a common man of India.
Akshaye Khanna
Prime Minister Abe’s top-level relation-building is tremendous. I can’t do the same.
Yoshihide Suga
Richard Nixon made a toast to me as a future Prime Minister of Canada when I was 4 months old, sitting as a centerpiece in the middle of a table as my father had plonked me down there. It was more about politeness than any great vision.
Justin Trudeau
Going to a grammar school, you mixed with all sorts of different types and I used to listen to how they talked. When I did my imitations, I could sound like someone really rough, or I could sound like a cabinet minister.
Steve Coogan
I do not rule out the possibility of being prime minister of India one day, but there is still time.
Lalu Prasad Yadav
When I was defense minister, I was very popular, and now that I’m president, I’m unpopular because I’m trying to make peace. It’s much easier to make war and get trophies.
Juan Manuel Santos
My father was a minister and so rock music was banned in our house.
Tori Amos
As an Indian, and now as a politician and a government minister, I’ve become rather concerned about the hype we’re hearing about our own country, all this talk about India becoming a world leader, even the next superpower.
Shashi Tharoor
Ministry is the least important thing. You cannot not minister if you are in communion with God and live in community.
Henri Nouwen
I started off tagging stuff – I’m not meant to be having tea and biscuits with the prime minister.
Ben Eine
You can’t hope for a better result as a campaigner than to have the prime minister announce a major policy change within 48 hours of your documentary.
Heather Brooke
I’ve been a minister and I know how cautious you have to be.
Thomas Watson, Jr.
I’m the first Thai prime minister in history that first time win half of parliament seats and second time win 76% of parliamentary seats and I was ousted because too popular.
Thaksin Shinawatra
What people admire about Prime Minister Modi is that he is an ambitious leader who is trying to elevate India economically, and enlisting all Indians in that project will make it more successful.
Ben Rhodes
A prime minister must not promise things that can’t be fulfilled.
Ehud Olmert
My mother was a minister, so I grew up in a church. My grandfather was a minister; there are a bunch of ministers in my family.
Gregory Porter
In the sense that you're not at the centre of power, li

In the sense that you’re not at the centre of power, like a president or prime minister of a major power, everyone is marginalised; my position doesn’t isn’t unique in that respect. I think there are different sorts of relevance in different contexts.
Peter Singer
I grew up thinking that if I wanted to go be prime minister, I could.
Caroline Rhea
I’ve been making the NHS’s case that we need significant and sustainable funding increases to meet the demographic challenges we face, and the prime minister completely appreciates that.
Jeremy Hunt
A Republican in my state of Arkansas feels about as out of place as Michael Vick at the West Minister dog show.
Mike Huckabee
I don’t want to be Prime Minister of England, I want to be Prime Minister of the whole of the United Kingdom.
David Cameron
The Prime Minister in the UK thinks spending and borrowing more is the right thing to do in the circumstances, and is busily trying to bail out chunks of the private sector which would otherwise have to adjust more quickly to the painful reality that we have been living beyond our means.
John Redwood
Prime Minister, I see you’ve already mastered the essential craft of the European politician, namely, the ability to say one thing in this chamber and a very different thing to your home electorate.
Daniel Hannan
I’ve often had people ask me, would you allow a homosexual to be your friend. Yes, I will. And the reason I will is because I know that that person has problems, and if I can minister to those problems, I will.
Reggie White
My childhood dream was to be prime minister.
Jess Phillips
As the law minister, I had ensured that the government’s right to natural resources was protected. The result was evident. The honourable Supreme Court gave the landmark decision in RIL vs RNRL case that the government is the owner of all natural resources.
Veerappa Moily
I wish the government and the Minister of Justice would address these legal and constitutional arguments, but they refuse to. They want Canadians to go blindly into their brave new world, but it is not wise for a society to move blindly in any direction.
Stockwell Day
When I was the finance minister, I got on well with the RBI Governor.
Manmohan Singh
The Goldstone Committee was formed in April of 2009, after I was not prime minister. So it was a new political situation.
Ehud Olmert
I don’t know anyone who thinks the SNC Lavalin mess was well handled, and it was all driven by Justin Trudeau. A smart prime minister would have realized early that the situation was unwinnable, that trying to have a prosecutor overruled was unwise in the extreme, and let it go.
Neil Macdonald
I am honoured to be invited by our respected Prime Minister Shri Narendrabhai Modi to join the ‘Swachh Bharat Abhiyan.’ I dedicate myself to this movement and will invite nine other leading Indians to join me in the ‘Clean India’ campaign.
Anil Ambani
So actually I only got a mobile phone the day after I left being Prime Minister.
Tony Blair
I am a tough minister.
Piyush Goyal
In 1988, my mother led a nationwide election campaign, wrote a bestselling book, had her first child, and became the youngest and first female prime minister of the Muslim world. All in one year! For her detractors, this wasn’t good enough. She was unacceptable because she was a woman.
Bilawal Bhutto Zardari
I went to Ayodhya, offered my prayers, I got respect even when I was not the Chief Minister.
Uddhav Thackeray
The main reason why historians have skated over the relationship of Victorian PMs with the press is that they haven’t been looking for it. It takes a lecturer in media studies such as Paul Brighton to point out that media management was part of the job of a Victorian prime minister.
Jane Ridley
No one involved in corruption will be spared, no matter who they are, I assure you. Whether a minister, a prince, or anyone. Anyone who is guilty of corruption will be held accountable.
Mohammad bin Salman
I have completed 43 years in politics and have been a minister of state, chief minister, and a Cabinet minister. A person who survives so many years is bound to face some attacks. It doesn’t affect me because I know the truth.
Sharad Pawar
When I will become prime minister, SC Mishra, Naseemuddin Siddiqui and Swami Prasad Maurya will be Union ministers with with important portfolios but the chief minister of UP will only be a Dalit who has dedicate his life for BSP.
Ed Timpson is a fantastic minister for early intervention, and Liz Truss is a fantastic minister for Sure Start.
Andrea Leadsom
I was on leave from local and regional politics, as long as I was a Minister.
Emma Bonino
I expect every prime minister to have his own imprint.
Mahathir Mohamad
Tony Abbott is the Prime Minister of Australia. Tony Abbott will be coming to Victoria on a regular basis.
Denis Napthine
Every prime minister … has the responsibility to provide security for his people.
Ehud Olmert
Prime minister Manmohan Singh has put the country on global platform by adopting the right economic measures.
Zeenat Aman
I’d be prouder still to say I was Canada’s 10th woman prime minister.
Kim Campbell
Barbara Castle should have been Labour’s – and Britain’s – first female prime minister. What a role model she would have been: passionate, fiery, and absolutely committed to social justice.
Patricia Hewitt
The woman pastor would often be, especially for women a

The woman pastor would often be, especially for women and children, a better minister than the clergyman; for them also, the woman judge might often surpass the man in penetration and understanding.
Ellen Key
Something is going to have to give because, if it doesn’t, not only will we get Jacob Rees-Mogg as our prime minister, we will get a devastating hard Brexit which will cause huge damage to our economy for generations to come. And I am not prepared to sit by any longer and put up with this nonsense.
Anna Soubry
My father was a minister, so I was raised in the church.
LeToya Luckett
We are committed to the development of friendship and good neighbourly relations with Pakistan. I believe that Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto shares this commitment.
Rajiv Gandhi
Brian Mulroney came to power in 1984 and privatized Petro-Canada, brought in the GST and signed the free trade agreement with the U.S. He was a great prime minister and made bold conservative changes. That’s all I want to do.
Maxime Bernier
None who has passed through the portals of UAA has been a failure. From the former Chief Minister, Jayalalithaa, to Lakshmi, Cho, Nagesh, Moulee, Srikanth, ARS and I, all have been a part of UAA.
Radha Ravi
For me, personally, it has been humbling since I became First Minister to speak to women and girls and have them tell me how much it means to them to have a woman in the top job in politics in Scotland.
Nicola Sturgeon
I want to be, like, a fertility minister. Like, someone who takes you by the hand and tells you that it’ll be OK.
The government that came into power after the April 1994 elections was going to need a budget. It was drafted by our finance minister, Derek Keys, and he convinced them of the necessity to stay within the free-market principles that had been in force in South Africa for decades.
F. W. de Klerk
The fact that I was a believer, a Christian, everybody immediately thought this guy’s a minister, he’s so nice and, oh by the way, he can play a little bit. The other thing for me is being undersized. What a great story, what an overachiever, kind of like Rudy.
Mike Singletary
Since I’ve left ‘Blue Peter’ I’ve presented all sorts of different things. I’ve done a music show, for instance, and ‘Blue Peter’ had music on it. I’ve done a politics show, but on ‘Blue Peter’ I interviewed the Prime Minister. I’ve done travel stuff where I’ve gone abroad, but ‘Blue Peter’ had that within it as well.
Konnie Huq
Being a prime minister is a very demanding job. And as long as I have the strength, I will continue to do this and be of benefit to my country.
Dmitry Medvedev
I’m simply saying that there are advantages in sending a skilled diplomat who can always say, ‘I’ll get back to you on that, Mr. Minister’.
Theodore C. Sorensen
I’m quite sure that, had Twitter been of an age when my grandfather was prime minister, I’m sure they would have used it. He was a brilliant and gifted communicator.
Nicholas Soames
I have become the chief minister not with a selfish motive.
H. D. Kumaraswamy
God has allowed me through the BSB to minister in a positive way, encouraging people to stand up for what they believe.
Brian Littrell
At the beginning, because the lives of the hostages were at stake, then during this silent period we have taken several measures like not accepting the ultimatum of the terrorists threatening to kill our foreign affairs minister.
Alberto Fujimori
When the Tories came to power in 2010, the ground-breaking Equality Act had just become law. But the newly appointed Equalities Minister wasted no time in systematically undermining both the Act itself and the Commission responsible for enforcing it.
Emily Thornberry
I remember from my father’s funeral that the minister kept using a metaphor about life of a prism. And I took that away like a cherished image.
Anna Deavere Smith
In 1957, which is now 57 years ago, my grandfather and then-Prime Minister Nobusuke Kishi welcomed Prime Minister Menzies as the first Australian Prime Minister to visit Japan after World War II and drove the conclusion of the Japan-Australia Agreement on Commerce.
Shinzo Abe
I want to try and do as much as I can as an actor. So far I think I’ve done pretty well with being a minister’s son. And now I know I’m pretty darn good at playing a woman too.
Barry Watson
Our first Prime Minister saw a country that would be known for its generosity of spirit. And so it is.
Kim Campbell
If you’re Iran’s minister of defense, I think you’d try to develop at least one nuclear weapon to save yourself from what happened to Iraq.
George McGovern
Christians – whether as a priest, a nun, a minister, whatever – have just been stereotyped to death. You try to be a model of kindness and love and forgiveness to all those around you, because you have received kindness and love and forgiveness from God through Christ. That’s what Christianity is.
Patricia Heaton
I am not a newcomer, you know, so I want to be judged for what I did when I was prime minister last time in Italy and president of the European Commission for more than five years.
Romano Prodi
One of the things I’m so determined to preserve and restore is the fact that you can be the kid who was born in Dinsdale and find yourself working for the British government in the U.K., to being prime minister.
Jacinda Ardern
The policeman must be a minister, a social worker, a diplomat, a tough guy, and a gentleman. And, of course, he’d have to be a genius… For he will have to feed a family on a policeman’s salary.
Paul Harvey
Looking back now, I realise why, as prime minister of Malaysia, I was described as a dictator. There were many things I did which were typically dictatorial.
Mahathir Mohamad
One congressman asked ‘I just want to know if you’ve accepted Jesus Christ as your personal savior. The minister looked stunned, and he said ‘no.’ The whole table almost fell on the floor. The congressman was quite serious. That was his litmus test.
Jim Sasser
I might be popular, but that is not sufficient in a parliamentary democracy set-up. One has to assess every chief minister, his success and rating in terms of how far he has succeeded in developing his colleagues.
Sharad Pawar
I became the prime minister of Pakistan through votes, whereas five honourable judges sent me home.
Nawaz Sharif
You're running to be prime minister - it's hard to be t

You’re running to be prime minister – it’s hard to be the person who makes jokes.
Ed Miliband
I don’t just want a better deal for Britain. I want a better deal for Europe too. So I speak as British prime minister with a positive vision for the future of the European Union. A future in which Britain wants, and should want, to play a committed and active part.
David Cameron
I grew up in a Hindu household but went to a Roman Catholic school. I grew up with a mother who said, ‘I’ll arrange a marriage for you at 18,’ but she also said that we could achieve anything we put our minds to an encourage us to dream of becoming prime minister or president.
Indra Nooyi
When I went to Spain, the tourism minister told me a lot of people want to come to India, as they love Bollywood, but they don’t have direct flights and find it difficult to get visas on arrival that is currently offered to only citizens of nine countries.
Well, I think women across Australia, particularly, are a bit fed up with this constant attack and belittling of women in politics, and particularly the role of a female as a prime minister.
Christine Milne
I have always ensured that law and order was maintained during my tenures as Chief Minister of the state.
A doctor today would never prescribe the treatments my grandfather used in the Confederate Army, but a minister says pretty much the same thing today that a minister would have said back then.
John Templeton
Each visible planet is the embodiment of a great and exalted spiritual intelligence Who is the minister of God in that department of His Kingdom, endeavoring to carry out His Will, the latter having in view the ultimate highest good, regardless of temporary ill.
Max Heindel
Unfortunately, America doesn’t have a minister of culture, and I don’t understand why. It’s really bad for young people.
Quincy Jones
In fact, the Iraqi foreign minister admitted in March 2003 that Iraqi funds were sent to families of Palestinian suicide bombers who attacked and killed innocent Israeli citizens, and also 12 Americans in Israel in 2003.
Jim Gerlach
Prince Felipe is the best ambassador for Spain: I have already told Jose Manuel Garcia-Margallo, minister of foreign affairs, that the prince should travel to the U.S. more often.
James Costos
As a foreign minister, I have to respect the authority to look after the best interest of the child is, as always, in my country like in India, with the parents and the family. But in extreme cases, the situation is open for the child protection authority to intervene.
Jonas Gahr Store
I’m an opposition leader. But Mr Modi is also my prime minister. Mr Modi has certain skills. He’s a very good communicator.
Rahul Gandhi
Every time a government minister or spokesman lauds Magna Carta, let us boo or hiss. Shame them. And let us celebrate what it really means to our history: the ability of an emerging class to make demands against the state for new liberties and rights.
Guy Standing
I believe that Prime Minister Modi will respond positively to development projects for backward areas. That is why I am promising them.
Tamilisai Soundararajan
My Dad always maintained that although Mrs. Thatcher did not look like us, she absolutely thought like us. He referred to her as the first British Asian Prime Minister. Because she shared our core values and beliefs.
Alok Sharma
Well, you have a defence attache here, that’s a step forward. Your Defence Minister has been here, our defence people have exchanges with you. So friendly relations at the military level are already in existence.
Sellapan Ramanathan
Because I spent many years during my previous life as an academic researching game theory, some commentators rushed to presume that as Greece’s new finance minister, I was busily devising bluffs, stratagems and outside options, struggling to improve upon a weak hand. Nothing could be further from the truth.
Yanis Varoufakis
President or Prime Minister are not any individuals. They are an institutions in itself, and in democracy, we should ensure that the dignity of the institutions is not lowered.
Rajnath Singh
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says nice words but he’s really all about looking out for his rich and powerful friends, just like the Conservatives.
Jagmeet Singh
The false black preacher is only too happy to reinforce the idea of the white man as scapegoat. His sermons make the congregation angrier and more bitter. And the angrier they become, the easier it is for the minister to control them.
Jesse Lee Peterson
As the Chief Minister, I make it a point that review meetings are conducted every day – sometimes more than thrice a day – involving heads of all departments concerned.
Pinarayi Vijayan
I appreciate my brother, His Highness Sheikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the U.A.E. and Ruler of Dubai, and the Council of Ministers, who face every morning challenges, but plan and remove all obstacles to score achievements.
Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan
I have an ambivalent relationship with Margaret Thatcher. She came to power in May 1979 – a month before my 11th birthday. I was far too young to have developed a great deal of political awareness. I remember it, though – my mother excited at the dinner table because Britain had its first female prime minister.
Sara Sheridan
The Prime Minister is head of team but its not a one woman act. I’ve been called all those things. Intellectual, sharp-tongued, all true. But what New Zealander is like is to know that someone is in charge and in the end the buck stops with the Prime Minister.
Helen Clark
When I became minister for employment, that was my ideal job because it meant I was able to reflect on what I saw growing up and actually try to change it.
Esther McVey
For a man once called the Indian Obama by the historian and public intellectual Ramachandra Guha, the diminishing of Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar could not be more dramatic.
Barkha Dutt
I am going to be prime minister.
Benny Gantz
Positioning one leader against another is not necessarily how our democracy functions. We do not directly elect the president or the prime minister. We choose parties based on their policies, and their efficacy depends on how well they implement their policies.
Pinarayi Vijayan
Inevitably, the role of being a backbench Member of Parliament is completely different from being a minister bound by collective responsibility.
Nicky Morgan
I am sick and tired of an administration that treats Raul Castro and Ayatollah Khamenei better than it treats the prime minister of Israel.
Ron DeSantis
I opened about a dozen employment centers for Arab wome

I opened about a dozen employment centers for Arab women across Israel during my two years as minister of economy.
Naftali Bennett
The Prime Minister has an absolute genius for putting flamboyant labels on empty luggage.
Aneurin Bevan
I, as prime minister, never went to Washington. Certainly never went to a presidential ranch. I hate to say this, but I wasn’t going to be the pilot fish to the shark, whereas Australia quite happily bobbed along like a happy little pilot fish with a shark who was a messy eater, and I just couldn’t feel like that.
David Lange
If a minister can lead the Senate in prayer every day… what is so wrong with beginning every day of school with an ecumenical prayer?
Jim Webb
I wasn’t allowed to go to movies when I was kid; my father was a minister. 101 Dalmatians and King of Kings, that was the extent of it.
Denzel Washington
From the beginning of this century, for a decade as chief minister of Gujarat and for just over four years as India’s PM, Modi has made an indelible mark in the annals of our history.
Nirmala Sitharaman
I had a martyr complex as a child. I longed to attend the parties my classmates gave. But I was a minister’s daughter. I couldn’t stay out after 9:30 at night til I went to college. I never went to a dance till I was grown up and -away from home.
Agnes Moorehead
Prime Minister Narendra Modi worked to make the country safe.
Amit Shah
I had a very good relationship with President Bill Clinton when I was prime minister.
Nawaz Sharif
Having spent six years as Europe Minister, I am in no doubt about the technical challenge Brexit presents lawmakers.
David Lidington
My father established the first women’s university in the kingdom, abolished slavery, and tried to establish a constitutional monarchy that separates the position of king from that of prime minister.
Basmah bint Saud
We have this extraordinarily unbalanced constitution, in which we have an elected dictatorship of the prime minister.
David Starkey
Definitely, a non-tribal can become chief minister in Jharkhand.
Kariya Munda
It’s no rare thing for the Israeli prime minister to enrage the Jews of the diaspora.
Bari Weiss
I am not helpless. Any timid minister will not go forward… I have come here to strive hard for the sake of the country, to work for the country. If anybody thinks that decision making process in the oil sector will be prevented, they are totally wrong.
Veerappa Moily
After a proposal made by us, Saudi Arabia has had a major government reshuffle. Ibrahim al-Assaf has replaced Adel al-Jubeir as foreign minister, and the Saudi ambassador to the U.K. has been recalled to advise King Salman.
Crispin Blunt
I carry out my full duties as Deputy First Minister and accept I have tinnitus but appreciate the hearing that I do have and that it does not limit me in a professional or personal capacity.
Martin McGuinness
When I appointed the Minister of the Environment to major cabinet status, the Planning and Priorities committee, the signals that that sent through Ottawa were major, because that’s what the bureaucracy understands.
Brian Mulroney
People said I was king, but I was never king, and I say I’m the prime minister.
Chuck Berry
Much to my surprise, not a moment have I been made to feel, ‘Alright, a woman – probably the prime minister wanted to make a token gesture.’ The ease with which people have taken this thought of a woman minister has been a great strength for me and has made my job far easier.
Nirmala Sitharaman
I wasn’t one of those people who had some grand plan to become Prime Minister. I’m a normal person. When I was being foolish in my twenties, when I was at university, I wasn’t thinking I was going to become an MP.
Chuka Umunna
The average Liberian, it turns out, does not share the same assumptions as the average black Methodist minister from Chicago.
Tucker Carlson
It’s the job of a special advisor to be the eyes and ears of a minister and it’s the job of a corporate lobbyist to represent the best interests of their organization.
Thomas Watson, Jr.
There is an honourable tradition in British public life that those charged with authority at the top of an organisation should accept responsibility for what happens in that organisation. I am therefore writing to the prime minister today to tender my resignation as chairman of the BBC.
Gavyn Davies
I want to make one thing clear: I am proud to be a citizen of a country in which a prime minister can be investigated like any other citizen.
Ehud Olmert
I once had an extraordinary experience with former prime minister Ted Heath. Both of his eyes, including the whites, turned jet black, and I seemed to be looking into two black holes.
David Icke
When I become prime minister, I’m going to buy one of those Margaret Thatcher handbags, and I’ll bang it on the table and demand my money back from the government for past bad services.
Pim Fortuyn
Writing ‘Deathstroke’ presents a number of challenges to me. As a Christian, as a minister, it’s difficult for me to write a comic book that all but glorifies violence. So my take on ‘Deathstroke’ has been to not so much celebrate violence but to deal with the consequences of violence.
Christopher Priest
Individuals have little opportunity to get elected to Parliament under the label of the government party… unless they are in good standing with the Prime Minister and pledged to be cooperative.
Stockwell Day
If there were an election today, Netanyahu would win. Yet, his standing in the polls is also a reflection of the weakness of Ehud Olmert, the current prime minister – who stands at 2 percent in a recent poll – and the enduring weaknesses of the Labor Party.
Dennis Ross
In my experience, not all women want to run the world. Not all women want to run a big banking conglomerate. Not all women want to be prime minister. What a lot of women want is a good career that respects them… and high-quality, affordable childcare.
Karren Brady
I will be the defence minister round-the-clock.

I will be the defence minister round-the-clock.
Nirmala Sitharaman
I very much wanted to be editor of the ‘New Statesman!’ But I never wanted to be prime minister, except maybe as a little boy.
Paul Johnson
When I became chief minister of Punjab in 1985, I got Murree Road carpeted for the first time.
Nawaz Sharif
My training in Science of Mind had begun with my mother. She took me to a different church every Sunday, and she encouraged me to question the minister afterward.
Esther Williams
My old boss, former British prime minister David Cameron, thought Obama was one of the most narcissistic, self-absorbed people he’d ever dealt with.
Steve Hilton
When I was three, I wanted to be four. When I was four, I wanted to be prime minister.
Jeffrey Archer
I wasn’t a party apparatchik. I think too many of today’s people in both parties come forward, university, ‘What party will I join? Oh, yes, I know somebody here. I might get a job working for this member or for that shadow minister or minister.’
Malcolm Fraser
Every cabinet minister gets a mission statement from the Prime Minister.
Brian Mulroney
I won’t say I’ve never felt in Alex Salmond’s shadow, but latterly, when Alex was leader, I didn’t. It’s more about my awareness of the fact I became First Minister during a parliamentary term. That means you’re First Minister, but you haven’t been elected in your own right as First Minister.
Nicola Sturgeon
When I was 14, I told all the girls in my class that I wanted to be the first woman prime minister. Someone else beat me to that!
Cherie Blair
My mother says I was two-and-a-half when I started playing. My father was a minister, and when he went to church in the morning, she would put on Fats Waller, Billie Holiday, Nat King Cole and Cole Porter records. I’d crawl up on the piano stool, sit on a phone book and play.
Tori Amos
I’ve realised that doctors can only help change a certain number of patients, but a Minister of Health can really change things.
Leo Varadkar
I think I would rather be a prime minister than a taxi driver.
Jens Stoltenberg
This is not to say that the Scots are not fine people, but they were all sort of… well, my grandfather was a minister and sort of Protestant, and this was rather depressing to me.
Alan Hovhaness
Today is indeed an historic occasion when as a first chair-in-office woman I hand over to another woman chair in office, your Prime Minister, Julia Gillard, in the presence of a woman head of the Commonwealth, Her Royal Highness, Her Majesty the Queen of England.
Kamla Persad-Bissessar
I was Minister for the Armed Forces in the Ministry of Defence for two years prior to being appointed Defence Secretary.
Bob Ainsworth
For 14 years I had that run in Canada as a newscaster. When I decided to quit in 1953 I was making more money than the prime minister. Then I was a freelance actor for six years in Canada, the U.S., and England. Then ‘Bonanza’ came along and I had another 14 year run.
Lorne Greene
Denis Healey refused to contribute an article to the ‘Guardian’ about his intentions, and was punished by the electorate – and then all Labour MPs – for his presumption in assuming they already knew everything about him. He became famously the best prime minister we never had. Perhaps.
Simon Hoggart
Do you know what prepares you for the mental hospital? Being a prime minister’s wife.
Margaret Trudeau
The E.U. referendum was promised by a Conservative Prime Minister fearful of losing votes and of mass defections to UKIP.
Nigel Farage
I was a Presbyterian minister at a small church in Omaha, Nebraska.
Sam Barry
In 1971, when Prime Minister Indira Gandhi defeated Pakistan, and our leader, A. B. Vajpayee, who was in the Opposition, praised her, and she was credited with the military victory, similarly, why can’t Prime Minister Narendra Modi be credited for the Balakot air strike?
Rajnath Singh
The people took to the streets in July 2018 to demand change. I heard you. That’s why I chose an electoral rival – notary public Jean Henry Ceant – as my prime minister.
Jovenel Moise
I promise: I will be a prime minister to everyone. For right and left, for settlers, Haredim, Druze, Arabs, Circassians. I will be prime minister for the center and for the periphery, for students and senior citizens.
Isaac Herzog
I don’t do my job as minister based on polls.
Matteo Salvini
You cannot name a Canadian prime minister who has done as many significant things as I did, because there are none.
Brian Mulroney
The sitting prime minister, Jose Aznar, who had strongly backed the U.S.-led Iraq War, was unseated by a challenger who then pulled Spanish troops out of Iraq. The Madrid terrorist attacks are generally regarded as being the key to why Aznar, who had been leading in the polls, was defeated.
Peter Bergen
I grew up with Bible stories, which are like fairy tales, because my father was a minister. We heard verses and prayers every day. I liked the gorier Bible stories. I did have a book of Chinese fairy tales. All the people except the elders looked like Italians. But we were not a family that had fiction books.
Amy Tan
Chiki Sarkar edited ‘Mrs Funnybones,’ and she is a ruthless but kind editor to work with. The only lesson I learnt during this process was to say, ‘Yes, Prime Minister,’ and re-write.
Twinkle Khanna
I have been an MP and government minister.
Gyles Brandreth
I think I am the first person to have made a statement that Narendra Modi should be the Prime Minister of India.
Raj Thackeray
Yes, I don't think I shall ever become Prime Minister.

Yes, I don’t think I shall ever become Prime Minister. Hard as that is to swallow, I tell you one person who is very happy always to see me say that, and that’s my wife.
Alexander Downer
I think what happens when you are prime minister is no day is the same and every day you are under pressure. And there is always so much happening that the days just flash by and flash into weeks.
John Key
It was a mistake. I was wrong, but I discovered this many years later. I was acting on the basis of this mandate given me by the most important leaders of the world: President Bush’s father, prime minister of France, President Mitterand, the Chinese, everybody.
Boutros Boutros-Ghali
As a prime minister, my job is not to try and influence or opine on what a leader of a different country should be doing.
Justin Trudeau
I’d rather rule the world now than be prime minister.
Poppy Delevingne
My claim has always been that defeatism pervaded the conservative parties in the 1930s and that it was the defining characteristic of Menzies and his first period as prime minister.
Paul Keating
There are Americans will find it difficult to believe that the Prime Minister can simply impose candidates on ridings, and can so efficiently move individuals out of private life and into the Cabinet with virtually no resort to the electorate.
Stockwell Day
Vallabhbhai Patel was known as the Iron Man of India, and it is said that if he was the Prime Minister then the issue of Kashmir wouldn’t have come about. And if Savarkar was the Prime Minister, Pakistan wouldn’t have come into existence.
Uddhav Thackeray
My father was the prime minister and we had Tamil Nadu’s support.
H. D. Kumaraswamy
I want to leave New Zealand in better shape than I found it. I know the job of prime minister is not forever and I’m going to do the best I can every day to make that difference.
John Key
Recall when the Congress-led government was in power; then-Prime Minister Manmohan Singh had talked about who had rights to the country’s resources. He had, taking the name of a religion, planted the seed of appeasement politics in the country. The result of Congress’ appeasement policy is terrorism.
Yogi Adityanath
While Labour Party orators readily remember the 1980s for Conservative Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher’s free-booting variety of entrepreneurial meritocracy, what gets forgotten is that Thatcher also gave the heave-ho to the old establishment’s notion of merit – good breeding, a posh school, and so on.
Terry Glavin
I wince at some of the things I did as the young wife of Canada’s fifteenth prime minister, Pierre Elliott Trudeau.
Margaret Trudeau
As equalities minister, I am responsible for promoting equality of opportunity for everyone.
Kemi Badenoch
I am not entering politics to be another Knesset member. If I enter the political arena I want to be prime minister. Period.
Ami Ayalon
I grew up here in New York City and New Jersey, performing on Broadway shows, surrounded by some of my closest friends from the LGBT community. My father, a minister from New Jersey, shaped my view that love is love, that we are all equal.
Nick Jonas
I can claim with total honesty that no home minister has visited Kashmir as many times as I have.
Rajnath Singh
Any spat involving the name of my mother, Britain’s longestserving Prime Minister of the 20th century, seems to have pulling power.
Carol Thatcher
I like the story about Henry David Thoreau, who, when he was on his death bed, his family sent for a minister. The minister said, ‘Henry, have you made your peace with God?’ Thoreau said, ‘I didn’t know we’d quarreled.’
Stewart Udall
It was only on sympathy wave had KCR won the elections in 2014 and became the chief minister.
I’m not going to be known as the Sinn Fein Minister who did the bidding of a Tory administration which is focused on decimating the welfare state.
Martin McGuinness
It’s my responsibility, and entirely my fault, Of course I regret it. It’s the kind of locker-room conversation we all use, but as prime minister I shouldn’t have used it.
Brian Mulroney
I have written to Cabinet Minister Venkaiah Naidu to add a stuntman category in the National Awards to appreciate the work they do.
Aishwarya R. Dhanush
During my tenure as Minister of Health of Ethiopia from 2005 to 2012, we achieved tremendous progress in tackling the many infectious diseases prevalent in resource-poor countries such as my own.
Tedros Adhanom
Would I love to think that one day I would be First Minister of an independent Scotland? Of course.
Nicola Sturgeon
I loathe all political parties, which I regard as inventions of the devil. My favourite prime minister was Sir Alec Douglas-Home, not because he was on the Right, but because he spent a year in office without, on his own admission, doing a damned thing.
George MacDonald Fraser
I got divorced, which was not a good thing for a revivalist minister. It did not go down well. I’d already been banned from a couple churches for my jokes. So one day I woke up and decided it was time to start living for myself.
Sam Kinison
I was pretty young when my father was prime minister, so it wasn’t really a big part of my life. My folks were away a lot, meeting foreign dignitaries and that sort of thing, but it never struck me as odd. If anything it allowed me to get into all sorts of mischief.
Julian McMahon
To save and keep our country secure, we need a Prime Minister like Modiji.
Hema Malini
One of my contemporaries, a colorless chap who worked much harder at his law studies, is now Prime Minister.
Alex Cox
In our local Baptist church, I sang in the choir and formed a gospel quartet. When our minister caught me messing with his guitar, he taught me three positions – one, four and five. After that, I taught myself to play.
B. B. King
Well football teams are perhaps easier to control than

Well football teams are perhaps easier to control than political parties, I’m sure the Prime Minister would agree with me, but yeah I think every team needs discipline and a sense of self-belief and that’s important, that’s what leadership’s all about.
Iain Duncan Smith
I have been represented as a Protestant minister; there was not one of the canvassers of the honourable gentlemen opposite that did not represent to the people that I was not a Minister of the Crown, but that I was a Protestant minister.
Wilfrid Laurier
The reality is that we only have one person whom the public sees as appropriate to be prime minister, and that’s a shame. I think that if there were more, it would be better for everyone, including Netanyahu.
Reuven Rivlin
I was encouraged to stand for Parliament by David Cameron, and he has given me the opportunity to serve in what I believe is a great, reforming government. I think he is an outstanding Prime Minister.
Michael Gove
When a terrorist goes to Parliament Hill, he’s looking for the prime minister and his cabinet.
Pierre Poilievre
What kind of signal is Prime Minister Narendra Modi giving by closeting himself with tainted politicians and financial fraud-accused of YSR Congress undergoing trial?
N. Chandrababu Naidu
The fact I’m the third female Prime Minister, I never grew up believing my gender would stand in the way of doing anything I wanted.
Jacinda Ardern
Traditionally, diplomacy was done in an environment of information scarcity. Ambassadors would send back telegrams to foreign ministries, comfortable in the knowledge that their views of a country would be the only source of information the minister would see.
Douglas Alexander
The decision to trigger Article 50 is in the hands of the next prime minister. If that is me, I will make a judgement as to when is right for Britain, and I won’t be hurried or hassled by anyone into pressing that button or triggering that article until I believe it is right for this country.
Michael Gove
When the Congress was in power, the educated – especially the engineers – were jobless and they could not even sell pakodas and the UPA government could not bestow attention. But Prime Minister Narendra Modi created employment opportunities for the educated youth.
Tamilisai Soundararajan
My view is, the most important thing as prime minister is trying to make the right judgments. In order to make good judgments, you need good advice; you need good principles, and you need a clear head, and you need to have a sense of equilibrium.
David Cameron
Fortunately, when Benazir Bhutto was prime minister, she banned public whipping of women – banned whipping of women, period, which is a marvelous thing she did.
Asma Jahangir
A prime minister’s job is to make sure the government works for those who have elected him, and not for big corporations.
Jack Layton
This past year has been very turbulent for the Middle East, and my conversation with Prime Minister Netanyahu strengthened my belief that we need to remain vigilant in our support of our critical ally.
Rob Portman
While security of national leadership is of paramount significance, expenditure on permanent civil structures at the family home of the prime minister and chief minister from public exchequer will be a burden on their conscience.
Shehbaz Sharif
I’m proud to say that we are the party of Canada’s first prime minister, the father of our federation, and the visionary who made this land possible.
Andrew Scheer
No one likes when debate gets stifled, when these events get cancelled, whether it’s a former president or prime minister of Israel, whether it’s a discussion on a panel.
Andrew Scheer
For all the criticism I’ve been showered with – people calling me a betrayer, a backstabber – frankly, the only criticism I have of Manmohan Singh is that he weakened the office of the prime minister, and he brought down the dignity of the office.
Sanjaya Baru
If I had to resign every time the Cabinet disagrees with me, I could not last as a Defense Minister one week.
Moshe Dayan
I had to divorce my husband, the prime minister. I found it terribly overwhelming.
Margaret Trudeau
Bharatiya Jan Sangh and its founder Shyama Prasasd Mukherjee, who hailed from West Bengal, quit his job as a minister and fought for the state of Jammu and Kashmir. Ours is a party of fight and fightbacks.
Anurag Thakur
When I was minister of sport in Brazil, I tried to bring in a law that would make the chairmen of clubs reveal their accounts like other businesses. It was turned down, but I think it is an important story that will make a good film.
Men and women of western Sydney, it’s appropriate, you apparently believe, that Australia’s oldest surviving Prime Minister should make the concluding remarks in Australia’s oldest surviving Government House. I hope the building’s foundations are a bit more substantial than mine.
Gough Whitlam
When I was Prime Minister, it’s right – we had a close relationship – but that did not prevent me, when I believed the United States position was wrong, arguing against them.
Bob Hawke
For decades, British governments – including the Blair-Brown government in which I was an education minister – have done a good job of enhancing higher education but paid too little attention to apprenticeships and technical education.
Andrew Adonis, Baron Adonis
To many American Jews, it is a truism that Barack Obama was the anti-Israel president. It was Mr. Obama who signed the Iran deal, which Israel portrayed as a mortal danger. It was Mr. Obama whose most contentious relationship with a foreign leader was with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.
Bari Weiss
It is a shame and the moral bankruptcy of the Congress that its leaders, who were at the forefront of the freedom struggle and fought against foreigners, should think of having a foreigner as the Prime Minister.
J. Jayalalithaa
I have been chief minister twice. In 1997 I was in office for six months, and during that period I did a lot of work, much more than what anybody can do in six years.
‘Kane and Abel’ is the best popular fiction of all time. As a kid, I wanted to be prime minister when I read ‘First Among Equals.’
Louise Mensch
Chidamabaram has ruined the economy. He has turned out to be a third-rate failure as finance minister.
Subramanian Swamy
I was really quite geeky at school. At one point, I wanted to be prime minister or a mathematician.
Bel Powley
Although I never wanted Theresa May to be our Prime Min

Although I never wanted Theresa May to be our Prime Minister, I had been prepared to give her the benefit of the doubt.
Nigel Farage
I am surprised that I cannot recall whether my desire to become a minister transformed itself into a wish to lead the more militant life of missionary, by a slow process or suddenly.
Pierre Loti
As prime minister, I will never make a decision that will be an injustice to Serbia and its citizens.
Ivica Dacic
Being prime minister is a lonely job… you cannot lead from the crowd.
Margaret Thatcher
My relationship with Modiji is exactly how the relationship between a Prime Minister and party president should be. It is a clean, healthy relationship.
Amit Shah
I wish to strengthen the hand of the Prime Minister and the heads of the security agencies in the unrelenting battle for our right to maintain normal daily life in every place in Israel.
Reuven Rivlin
The prime minister found something hopeful in the man’s eyes and manner. The 30 or so people who run this world analyze one another that way and then make decisions of life and death for us. Scary, but true.
Hugh Sidey
I have never declared myself an Indigenous politician; I am not an Indigenous Chief Minister.
Adam Giles
Every government secretary of state or minister should jolly well go to the theatre, go to a concert, go to an art gallery, go to a museum, become somehow interested in these things. If they’re not interested, they shouldn’t be in government, full stop.
Philip Pullman
I became a minister of the Eucharist when I was 17. My parents aren’t very strict Catholics, but for some reason I decided this is what I want to do, and I have kept it up.
Sarah Bolger
The historical kings of England are all strong soldiers and leaders, but can you be a sensitive leader? It’s the same in politics, we talk about how proud we are to have had two women prime ministers, but would we be less ready for a sensitive prime minister?
Josh O’Connor
As Minister for Women and Equalities, I introduced shared parental leave, extended flexible working rights and won government support to bring in gender pay gap reporting. I’m not going to lie: it was a constant battle.
Jo Swinson
I think the Prime Minister has embarked on a journey and he has no idea where he’s taking us.
John Hewson
I was a minister in the Vajpayee government. Atalji wanted to do so many things. But, since he was heading a coalition government, he could not do all those things.
Sushma Swaraj
As a former economy minister, I can’t not think about economic growth. The central bank should also think about this but through its own instruments.
Elvira Nabiullina
As prime minister, I was the Israeli leader who walked the greatest distance in his offers to the Palestinians.
Ehud Barak
In 2008, Damian Green, then shadow immigration minister, had his parliamentary office raided without a warrant, by the Metropolitan police, after he was implicated in leaking Home Office documents that were politically embarrassing to the then Labour government.
Crispin Blunt
The real minister’s name that we honor is Jesus, not Schuller.
Robert H. Schuller
Minister and writer Barbara Kaufmann has addressed the subject of guerrilla decontextualization on both the ‘Voices Compassionate Education’ website and on ‘Inner Michael’, where she offers the kind of insights into the spiritual aspects of Michael Jackson’s creative artistry that mainstream media mostly ignores.
I’m the prime minister who removed 400 checkpoints, barriers, road-blocks and so on to facilitate the growth of the Palestinian economy.
Benjamin Netanyahu
We’re under the Arts Council under the Minister for the Arts. The Minister for the Arts and the Minister for Industrial Development have great difficulty in agreeing over who should fund what in terms of film.
Ann Macbeth
As much as I am very critical of Ariel Sharon in the first Lebanon war, I think that he was the right person at the right time in the right place as prime minister. He made a series of very significant decisions, not one of which was popular or seemed justified at the time.
Ronen Bergman
Ever since Theresa May’s premiership, I have become suspicious of the ‘lectern moment’. That is when the prime minister steps outside Downing Street to address the nation on Brexit.
Sam Gyimah
A minister has to be able to read a clock. At noon, it’s time to go home and turn up the pot roast and get the peas out of the freezer.
Garrison Keillor
I did get the opportunity to become prime minister once when TDP had 42 Lok Sabha seats. I had turned it down only in the interest of the then united Andhra Pradesh.
N. Chandrababu Naidu
Every MP in the NDA wants to become a minister, which is not possible. So they keep pulling each other down.
The successful conduct of economic policy is possible only if there is – and is seen to be – full agreement between the Prime Minister and the Chancellor of the Exchequer.
Nigel Lawson