Find enough clever things to say, and you're a Prime Minister; write them down and you're a Shakespeare.
I don't think there will be a woman Prime Minister in my lifetime.
In my view, the ideal prime minister is patient, hard-working, compassionate and has a clear vision, driven by the fair go.
A fanatic is one who can't change his mind and won't change the subject.
Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak; courage is also what it takes to sit down and listen.
A politician needs the ability to foretell what is going to happen tomorrow, next week, next month, and next year. And to have the ability afterwards to explain why it didn't happen.
When I started out as Prime Minister I wanted to please all the people all the time. By the end I was wondering if I pleased any of the people any of the time.
At home and abroad I have repeatedly been asked what are the main essentials of a successful prime minister. Over and above communication and vigilance, there are two factors I have always mentioned. They are sleep, and a sense of history.
Never give in. Never give in. Never, never, never, never -- in nothing, great or small, large or petty -- never give in, except to convictions of honor and good sense.
I have nothing to offer but blood, toil, tears and sweat.
Being prime minister is a lonely job... you cannot lead from the crowd.
Now this is not the end. It is not even the beginning of the end. But it is, perhaps, the end of the beginning.
There are a terrible lot of lies going about the world, and the worst of it is that half of them are true.
We are masters of the unsaid words, but slaves of those we let slip out.
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.
Nothing in life is so exhilarating as to be shot at without result.
Certainly the international community is putting a lot of pressure on Iran and making clear that its nuclear program must stop. If it stops with the sanctions, the combinations of sanctions, diplomacy, other pressures, I, as the prime minister of Israel, will be the happiest person in the world.
When I warned them [the French] that Britain would fight on alone whatever they did, their generals told their Prime Minister and his divided Cabinet, In three weeks England will have her neck wrung like a chicken. Some chicken! Some neck!
The Prime Minister has an absolute genius for putting flamboyant labels on empty luggage.
The best examples of lies can be found there. To me, social media is the worst menace to society.
How can we return the occupied territories? There is nobody to return them to.
Of course I'd have loved to be Prime Minister. But I'm not nursing a grievance.
I would not wish to be Prime Minister, dear.
I don't think it's the role of the prime minister to court the press.
I don't care if I remain prime minister. I'm only interested in doing a good job as long as I'm capable and for as long as I don't get tired.
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