We’ve sourced some of the most interesting and thought-provoking Prime Ministers Quotes from David Icke, Hugh Grant, James Surowiecki, Gavin Esler, Gordon Brown. Each of the following quotes is overflowing with creativity, and knowledge.
The reason most people don’t express their individuality and actually deny it, is not fear of what prime ministers think of us or the head of the federal reserve, It’s what their families and their friends down at the bar are going to think of them.
Some newspapers in Britain have become closer to these kind of mafia families. They wield an incredible power. They choose our governments, they choose our prime ministers, and they live above the law.
Political risk is hard to manage because so much comes down to the personal choices of policymakers, whether prime ministers or heads of central banks.
In years of interviewing presidents, prime ministers and chief executives all over the world, I can remember only a handful of times in which a leader has said: ‘I don’t know’ in answer to a question. Perhaps everyone I have ever interviewed knows everything about everything, but I doubt it.
Other prime ministers leave office and stay in London. I have come back with my whole family to Fife. This is where they are being brought up. It is better for them and better for me. It’s great to see more of the kids.
Presidents and prime ministers, whether they live in the rich or the poor world, are insulated and isolated from the devastating impact of global poverty. They read the statistics, but they rarely witness at first hand the misery and degradation of life on a dollar a day.
As an economist specializing in the global economy, international trade and debt, I have spent most of my career helping others make big decisions – prime ministers, presidents and chief executives – and so I’m all too aware of the risks and dangers of poor choices in the public as well as the private sphere.
As a student, I had stayed with Winston Churchill; later, I had lunched with Harold Macmillan – in fact, had met most of the post-war prime ministers of Great Britain from Douglas-Home to Tony Blair.
I have dealt with politicians ever since I came into the government in 1971. I have seen many prime ministers, many finance ministers.
Limos are fine for prime ministers or presidents who need the security, but there’s no need for CEOs or executives to have one as a status symbol.
You don’t try and put rockets under prime ministers.
I get to deal with presidents and prime ministers and – and employees from tellers on up. And I love it.
I think prime ministers, I actually think Cabinet ministers should be subject to intense scrutiny, I think that’s in the public interest, even if some of the allegations made aren’t right and so on, and they have to correct the record, it doesn’t matter.
This Sonia Gandhi thing should be seen in perspective – the people of India have an emotional attachment to the family. And why not? Three of the five Congress prime ministers belong to that family. The people empathise with the family name.
On the question of comfort women, when my thought goes to these people, who have been victimized by human trafficking and gone through immeasurable pain and suffering beyond description, my heart aches. And on this point, my thought has not changed at all from previous prime ministers.
Prime ministers with full majority have behaved differently from each other. Jawaharlal Nehru was a leader who ruled by consensus while Indira Gandhi was considered more unilateral in her approach.
Well, Australians should speak for the national interests of Australia, and whatever role former Australian prime ministers may have, one of the things you do is speak frankly about the country as you see the country’s best interests, you know?
Just as the England football manager starts with bells and flags and balloons and ends up reviled, so do prime ministers. Tony Blair – is there anyone more despised now? Gordon Brown – all right, nobody voted for him but, you know… just think of any of them. Margaret Thatcher. John Major. Steve McLaren. Fabio Capello.
New Zealand, by the way, where I was ambassador, has had two women prime ministers – one from either party.
Mr. President, prime ministers, let us have ambitions: ambitions to move beyond the violence and occupation, to the day when two states, Palestine and Israel, can live together side by side in peace and security.
Our laws are ultimately all that protect us from tyranny, and before them we are all equal – prime ministers and private citizens alike.
Canadians are hardly assertive or demanding. We don’t expect U.S. presidents to bow down to our prime ministers when they visit us in Ottawa, nor are we looking for the occasional kickback on an F-16 deal.
The first two Prime Ministers whom I served, Ted Heath and Margaret Thatcher drew strikingly different lessons from the Second World War.
Well, there have been periods in the past when prime ministers of Australia and New Zealand were at each others’ throats publicly and frequently. That’s not productive at all.
British prime ministers and prime ministers’ spouses and children are together becoming ever more like first families. They need to be given sufficient resources and personnel to enable them to carry out their shifting roles efficiently, decently, and safely.