Yes Prime Minister??

Having had such fun finding quotes from US Presidents, a chance remark to Floating Gold gave me the impetus to do the same with British Prime Ministers.

You will notice Winston Churchill is missing. It’s my opinion that Winnie is one of – if not THE greatest statesman of all. As such, he’s getting his own day tomorrow. As Reagan was the most recent US President quoted, I kept to the same time frame for the Brits.


If you want something said, ask a man; if you want something done, ask a woman.

Being powerful is like being a lady. If you have to tell people you are, you aren’t.

Any woman who understands the problems of running a home will be nearer to understanding the problems of running a country

To wear your heart on your sleeve isn’t a very good plan; you should wear it inside, where it functions best.

It may be the cock that crows, but it is the hen that lays the eggs.


In long experience I find that a man who trusts nobody is apt to be the kind of man nobody trusts

I was determined that no British government should be brought down by the action of two tarts.


A week is a long time in politics.

I’m an optimist, but an optimist who carries a raincoat.

Courage is the art of being the only one who knows you’re scared to death.

One man’s wage increase is another man’s price increase.


A diplomat is a man who thinks twice before he says nothing.


The secret of success in life is for a man to be ready for his opportunity when it comes.

There are three kinds of lies: lies, damned lies, and statistics.

Nurture your minds with great thoughts. To believe in the heroic makes heroes.

Action may not always bring happiness; but there is no happiness without action.

The greatest good you can do for another is not just to share your riches but to reveal to him his own.


A lie can be halfway round the world before the truth has got its boots on.

……And last but not least – who but the Brits would elect someone called Bonar Law?! I don’t know about the rest of you but I’m going to take a perverse pleasure in saying “According to Bonar Law…”


I don’t care for music, I don’t care for scenery, I don’t care for women… I like bridge.

20 thoughts on “Yes Prime Minister??

  1. Harold Wilson’s quotes must be my fav. Especially “I’m an optimist, but an optimist who carries a raincoat.” and “Courage is the art of being the only one who knows you’re scared to death.”. Thanks for sharing.

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  2. “An optimist that carries a raincoat”. I love it. I’m dreadfully unaware of international politicians or their roles in the world so I’ve never heard quote this but I definitely won’t be forgetting it! Thanks for sharing!

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