„No Prime Minister before me has been attacked more viciously than I am today.“

At an election meeting in Pietermaritzburg on 30 April 1987, as cited in PW Botha in his own words, Pieter-Dirk Uys, 1987, p. 19

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Pieter Willem Botha
südafrikanischer Politiker, Premierminister und Staatspräsi… 1916 - 2006

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„Oh! Who am I; a mere Prime Minister before the queen of song.“

—  M. S. Subbulakshmi singer,Carnatic vocalist 1916 - 2004

Once Pandit Jawhar Lal Nehru heard Subbalakshmi when he could not help exclaiming, as quoted here in "Greatness of Spirit: Profiles of Indian Magsaysay Award Winners", page=58.
About M.S.

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„[T]he prime minister has been trying to bully me for twenty-eight years and he has not succeeded yet. I am not frightened of you. I never have been and I never will be. I think nothing of you.“

—  Helen Suzman South African politician 1917 - 2009

As quoted in "The Hon. Member For Houghton" https://web.archive.org/web/19960913173321/https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/1987/04/20/the-hon-member-for-houghton (20 April 1987), by E. J. Kahn, The New Yorker
1980s

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„I am an accidental prime minister.“

—  Manmohan Singh 13th Prime Minister of India 1932

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„In the course of a few weeks the one policy with which the Prime Minister was uniquely and personally associated, the contribution to policy of which he appears to have been most proud, has been blown apart, and with it has gone for ever any claim by the Prime Minister or the party that he leads to economic competence. He is the devalued Prime Minister of a devalued Government.“

—  John Smith Labour Party leader from Scotland (1938-1994) 1938 - 1994

Hansard http://www.publications.parliament.uk/pa/cm199293/cmhansrd/1992-09-24/Debate-2.html, House of Commons, 6th series, vol. 212, col. 22.
House of Commons speech, 24 September 1992, referring to Black Wednesday.

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„No, I am not pregnant. I am fat. And, as the Prime Minister, its my right to be fat if I want to.“

—  Benazir Bhutto 11th Prime Minister of Pakistan 1953 - 2007

When asked by a journalist if she was pregnant again, as quoted in "Benazir, the steely and vulnerable" by Lyse Doucet in BBC News (29 December 2007) http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/7163697.stm

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„I want to write to the Guinness Book of World Records that Manmohan Singh is the only Prime Minister of India among the eleven Prime Ministers that the country had who has not won even a municipal election. What is he going to tell me? Manmohan Singh is a nominated Prime Minister. He is not a representative of the people of India.“

—  Manmohan Singh 13th Prime Minister of India 1932

Natwar Singh, former External Affairs Minister, "Manmohan hasn't even won an election: Natwar" http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/Manmohan-hasnt-even-won-an-election-Natwar/articleshow/1878602.cms, The Times of India (9 August 2009)

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„I will be a true and faithful prime minister, so help me God.“

—  Moeketsi Majoro Mosotho politician 1961

Moeketsi Majoro (2020) cited in: " Moeketsi Majoro sworn in as Lesotho’s new prime minister https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2020/5/20/moeketsi-majoro-sworn-in-as-lesothos-new-prime-minister" in Aljazeera, 20 May 2020.
Statement made during the prime minister swearing-in ceremony of Moeketsi Majoro at the royal palace of King Letsie III, 20 May 2020.

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„I say that this Bill has been changed in its most vital features, and yet it has always been found perfect by hon. Members behind the Treasury Bench. The Prime Minister [William Gladstone] calls "black," and they say, "it is good": the Prime Minister calls "white," and they say "it is better." It is always the voice of a god. Never since the time of Herod has there been such slavish adulation.“

—  Joseph Chamberlain British businessman, politician, and statesman 1836 - 1914

Cheers, cries of "Progress!" and "Judas!"
Speech https://api.parliament.uk/historic-hansard/commons/1893/jul/27/committee-progress-new-clauses-26th-july#column_724 in the House of Commons (27 July 1893) against the Irish Home Rule Bill
1890s

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„I am absolutely sure to be the most democratic man to ever become Prime Minister in Italy.“

—  Silvio Berlusconi Italian politician 1936

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2002

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„I think this country allows you freedom of speech. Anybody should be allowed to say whatever they want. When you’re in my business, you can’t talk about [conservative] politics. You just can’t. You’re attacked viciously in a way that I’ve never been attacked before.“

—  Antonio Sabàto Jr. American actor and model 1972

Antonio Sabato Jr. Says Hollywood is Blacklisting Him for Supporting Donald Trump http://variety.com/2016/film/news/antonio-sabato-jr-blacklisted-for-supporting-donald-trump-republican-1201829791/ (August 3, 2016)

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„I do not attach too much importance to what astrologers say. In my case, they have never been right. Perhaps, my birth date is inaccurate. Nobody predicted I would be prime minister. Why prime minister? Nobody even predicted I would be chief minister.“

—  P. V. Narasimha Rao Indian politician 1921 - 2004

On his purported deep interest in astrological predictions.
While nobody was opening their mouths in other parties, mouths were wide open in the Congress

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„My name is Mart Laar. I have been twice Prime Minister of Estonia, and I'm not an economist.“

—  Mart Laar Estonian politician and historian 1960

Interview with Stephen J. Dubner, for 'Freakonomics Radio' podcast (24 March 2010), as published in http://www.freakonomics.com/2010/03/24/freakonomics-radio-what-would-the-world-look-like-if-economists-were-in-charge.

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„I would be a disaster as a prime minister.“

—  V. P. Singh Indian politician 1931 - 2008

Quelle: India Today 10 quotes that said it all http://indiatoday.intoday.in/story/10+quotes+that+said+it+all/1/23070.html, India Today, 19 December 2008.

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