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

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.
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M. S. Subbulakshmi
indische Sängerin karnatischer Musik 1916 - 2004

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

—  P. W. Botha South African prime minister 1916 - 2006

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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„I am an accidental prime minister.“

—  Manmohan Singh 13th Prime Minister of India 1932

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Benazir Bhutto Foto

„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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Silvio Berlusconi Foto

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

—  Silvio Berlusconi Italian politician 1936

ASCA (25 January 2002)
2002

V. P. Singh Foto

„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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„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)

Michael Howard Foto

„For once, prime minister, I believe you.“

—  Michael Howard British politician 1941

Commons flour bomb attack exposes loophole, White, Michael, 2004-05-20, the Guardian, en, 2018-06-29 http://www.theguardian.com/politics/2004/may/20/uk.houseofcommons,
Response to Tony Blair, who insisted he had not staged a Fathers 4 Justice protest which had just interrupted Prime Minister's Question.

Silvio Berlusconi Foto

„By definition, as a Prime Minister I cannot be a liar.“

—  Silvio Berlusconi Italian politician 1936

Italian Radio National Broadcast (18 January 2006)
2006

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„It is not normal for a Deputy Prime Minister to end up running a Prime Minister's diary, chairing staff meetings. It's not normal for a Deputy Prime Minister to be trying to manage so that quality speeches are given.“

—  Julia Gillard Australian politician and lawyer, 27th Prime Minister of Australia 1961

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„We never took a vote in the Cabinet that I can remember and the most important of all the Prime Minister's functions is to give a firm lead in Cabinet so that decisions can be taken quickly. The Prime Minister musn't always listen to those who talk most.“

—  Clement Attlee Former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom 1883 - 1967

Address to the Oxford University Law Society (14 June 1957), quoted in The Times (15 June 1957), p. 4.
1950s

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„I don't think there will be a woman Prime Minister in my lifetime.“

—  Margaret Thatcher British stateswoman and politician 1925 - 2013

On Val meets the V.I.P.s, BBC Television (5 March 1973) http://www.margaretthatcher.org/speeches/displaydocument.asp?docid=101992
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„It's quite a change to have a prime minister who hasn't got any political ideas at all.“

—  Michael Foot British politician 1913 - 2010

On John Major, 1991
1990s

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„I wouldn't call the Prime Minister gutless. That's all that's left of him.“

—  David Lange New Zealand politician and 32nd Prime Minister of New Zealand 1942 - 2005

Referring to Sir Robert "Piggy" Muldoon.
Quelle: NZPD 456, 1984, p. 107.

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„So I was smacked up on the Prime Minister's jet – big deal.“

—  Will Self English writer and journalist 1961

Interviewed by The Independent on Sunday, April 1997. http://web.archive.org/web/19970429201840/http://www.bbc.co.uk/election97/news/0419/brief.htm

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