Political extremism involves two prime ingredients: an excessively simple diagnosis of the world's ills, and a conviction that there are identifiable villains back of it all.
Sir Anthony Eden has been pretending that he is now invading Egypt in order to strengthen the United Nations. Every burglar of course could say the same thing, he could argue that he was entering the house in order to train the police. So, if Sir Anthony Eden is sincere in what he is saying, and he may be, he may be, then if he is sincere in what he is saying then he is too stupid to be a Prime minister.Aneurin Bevan
It is one thing being able to contest an election and to give the people hope that I can be the next Prime minister. It is a totally different situation where the people of Pakistan are told that the results are already taken and the leader of your choice is banned.benazir bhutto
Much of my life seems in retrospect to have been spent in the company of putative national leaders passing through the process of being denounced and imprisoned for sedition, as part of the inevitable progression towards the Prime Ministership and the ritual tea-party at Windsor Castle.james cameron
Layton: After all these years of inaction, will the Prime Minister finally get something done and do something the former government would not do and that is to cancel the subsidies to big oil and big ass--I mean big gas and start putting--Stephen Harper: Mr. Speaker, I promise to get to the bottom of it.jack layton
The obvious mathematical breakthrough would be development of an easy way to factor large Prime numbers.bill gates
The rose is fragrant, but it fades in time: The violet sweet, but quickly past the Prime White lilies hang their heads, and soon decay, And white snow in minutes melts away.john dryden
The Canadian kid who wants to grow up to be Prime Minister isn't thinking big, he is setting a limit to his ambitions rather early.Mordecai Richler
On Sundays, at the matin-chime, The Alpine peasants, two and three, Climb up here to pray; Burghers and dames, at summer's Prime, Ride out to church from Chamberry, Dight with mantles gay, But else it is a lonely time Round the Church of Brou.Matthew Arnold
There arethree classes whichneed sanctuary morethan othersbirds, wild flowers, and Prime Ministers.
The main essentials of a successful Prime Minister are sleep and a sense of history.
This was a secret meeting on a secret tour which nobody is supposed to know about. It means that there are men, and perhaps women, in this country walking around with eggs in their pockets, just on the off-chance of seeing the Prime Minister.edward heath
So I was smacked up on the Prime Minister's jet – big deal.will self
I refer to the misunderstanding of Soviet Russia as an aggressive power, militaristically and ideologically bent upon world domination 'seeing', to quote a recent speech of the British Prime Minister, 'the rest of the world as its rightful fiefdom.' How any rational person, viewing objectively the history of the last thirty-five years, could entertain this 'international misunderstanding' challenges, if it does not defeat, comprehension. The notion has no basis in fact... If Russia is bent on world conquest, she has been remarkably slothful and remarkably unsuccessful.enoch powell
Farewell, Optimus Prime. Victory is all yours. Now go look after your men, they need you!galvatron
Oh roses for the flush of youth, And laurel for the perfect Prime; But pluck an ivy branch for me Grown old before my time.
One's Prime is elusive.You little girls, when you grow up, must be onthealertto recognise your primeat whatever time of your life it may occur.You must live it to the full.
It has become clear that following the Prime minister's decision not to hold an election, questions about leadership are getting in the way of further progress by the party. Accordingly I now submit my resignation as leader with immediate effect.menzies campbell
My suspicion was that Manning knew he could never become Prime minister of Canada because of Quebec and, consequently, that he wouldn't have been terribly sorry to see it leave the federation.preston manning
History should remember Blair and Bush as the killers of children or as the lying Prime minister and president.mahathir bin mohamad
In our researches on the likely economic apocalypse it's become clear what is the Prime survival tool for hard times: friends. Good friends. Lots of them.stewart brand
I saw Len Hutton in his Prime, Another time, another time.Harold Pinter
The Prime minister of Canada had to apologise to the Indians… the other day the Prime minister of Australia apologised [for historical injustices]. There is something useful in that apology. Although I wasn't involved during the 2007-2008 [crisis]… I say I apologise for what has happened as a leader of this nation something has gone wrong.
The problem of distinguishing Prime numbers from composite numbers and of resolving the latter into their Prime factors is known to be one of the most important and useful in arithmetic. It has engaged the industry and wisdom of ancient and modern geometers to such an extent that it would be superfluous to discuss the problem at length. ... Further, the dignity of the science itself seems to require that every possible means be explored for the solution of a problem so elegant and so celebrated.
I call'd the devil, and he came, And with wonder his form did I closely scan; He is not ugly, and is not lame, But really a handsome and charming man. A man in the Prime of life is the devil, Obliging, a man of the world, and civil; A diplomatist too, well skill'd in debate, He talks quite glibly of church and state.Heinrich Heine