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My function in life is not to be a politician in Parliament: it is to get something done.

Bernadette Devlin, politician

Israel is the only country in the Middle East where Arabs can be elected to the parliament in a democratic election.

Adam Michnik, editor

I am glad to learn that the Parliament Bill has been passed for the Darlington Railway.

George Stephenson, inventor

You behold a range of exhausted volcanoes. Not a flame flickers on a single pallid crest.

Benjamin Disraeli, prime minister

We all know what Parliament is, and we are all ashamed of it.

Robert Louis Stevenson, writer

As states subsist in part by keeping their weaknesses from being known, so is it the quiet of families to have their chancery and their parliament within doors, and to compose and determine all emergent differences there.

John Donne, poet

We have used the presence of UNMIK, as well as other European and American agencies to establish a legal framework compatible with the European Union and that is already an advantage. We have seen the positive effects of this and our parliament will continue to go this way.

Ibrahim Rugova, statesman

Only that Swiss in the heart want still a king or at least a strong Upper House of Parliament. Swiss long themselves for less democracy and more dictatorship.

Peter Bichsel, writer

It is conceivable that a party might gain the majority in parliament and claims the government for itself.

Franz von Papen, politician

Indeed I did not stand as a beggar at the Parliament door, for I never was at the Parliament-House, nor stood I ever at the door as I do know or can remember; not as a petitioner I am sure.

Margaret Cavendish, writer

You may see the emergence of a new political party from the body of the trade union movement which represents a very clear-cut socialist alternative policy and which gives expression to the views of the trade union movement in parliament.

Arthur Scargill, politician

It is with deep regret that the determination to assemble Parliament has been so long delayed.

Henry Addington, statesman

Russian Parliament today is a bunch of puppets that just fall in with the instructions from Kremlin.

Garry Kasparov, celebrity

The real political life in Russia unfortunately is not in the parliament but on the streets and in the media.

Garry Kasparov, celebrity

The Russian parliament has condemned the Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact.

Vladimir Putin, statesman

It is, and long has been my opinion, and I have heard honourable members in this House declare it to be theirs - that it is the duty of Parliament equally to protect all the different interests in the country.

Joseph Hume, scientist

The majority of the members of the Irish parliament are professional politicians, in the sense that otherwise they would not be given jobs minding mice at crossroads.

Flann O'Brien, writer

I don't mind being a symbol but I don't want to become a monument. There are monuments all over the Parliament Buildings and I've seen what the pigeons do to them.

Tommy Douglas, clergyman

More and more people in my country recognise the dangers of having their governors appointed by Putin and having no influence in parliament because Parliament today is also following instructions from Kremlin and no longer represents its people.

Garry Kasparov, celebrity

As to the question of elected or not elected, each member of the European Commission has been appointed jointly by the governments of the 15 member states, and undergone individual scrutiny and a vote of confidence from the European Parliament.

Mario Monti, public servant

I was a Member of the European Parliament for a period of time and I saw a lot of European laws and treaties.

Jean-Pierre Raffarin, politician

I felt that if we, as the Met, were not intervening once one person starts digging up Parliament Square, then someone else is going to join in and you have a spiral.

Michael Todd, producer

The Government and the Parliament, even the House of Lords, will consent to a large increase of electors; and men who have not considered the subject fully will imagine they have gained much by the concession.

John Bright, politician

A year ago I was in the city of Genoa, and I found that it returned seven representatives to the Sardinian Parliament at Turin, seven being its fair share, calculated according to the population of the various cities and districts of the Sardinian kingdom.

John Bright, politician

We believed that growth through Local Government, and perhaps through some special machinery for bringing the wishes and influence of women of all classes to bear on Parliament, other than the Parliamentary vote, was the real line of progress.

Mary Augusta Ward, novelist

After that his Majesty was beheaded, the Parliament for some years effected nothing either for the publick peace or tranquillity of the nation, or settling religion as they had formerly promised.

William Lilly, celebrity

Until the control of the issue of currency and credit is restored to government and recognized as its most conspicuous and sacred responsibility, all talks of the sovereignty of Parliament and of democracy is idle and futile.

William Lyon Mackenzie King, politician

I knew it to be very doubtful whether the Cabinet, Parliament, and the country would take this view on the outbreak of war, and through the whole of this week I had in view the probable contingency that we should not decide at the critical moment to support France.

Edward Grey, politician

Now, I think that in acknowledging that every individual Member of Parliament and indeed every individual member of the Labour Party, has rights to express their view in a spirit of tolerance.

Ron Davies, politician

Well it's not a matter for me to say what Llew Smith can or cannot do, he's an elected Member of Parliament.

Ron Davies, politician

The Massachusetts Land Bank, during Colonial times, prospered, and brought prosperity to the community, until it was forcibly suppressed by special act of Parliament.

John Buchanan Robinson, politician

While not widely reported, our victories in Iraq are plentiful. National elections, a democratic parliament and the drafting of a constitution are just some of the victories throughout this embattled country.

Paul Gillmor, politician

The Western media tends to place a lot of emphasis on official institutions in Ukraine such as its supreme court, the central election commission, and the parliament. In reality, the people of Ukraine now control their destiny.

Bob Schaffer, politician

The extraordinary exertions of the colonies, in cooperation with British measures, against the French, in the late war, were acknowledged by the British parliament to be more than adequate to their ability.

Mercy Otis Warren, playwright

A severe though not unfriendly critic of our institutions said that the cure for admiring the House of Lords was to go and look at it.

Walter Bagehot, author

The House of Commons starts its proceedings with a prayer. The chaplain looks at the assembled members with their varied intelligence and then prays for the country.

Lord Denning,

Would it be possible to stand still on one spot more majestically -- while simulating a triumphant march forward -- than it is done by the two English Houses of Parliament?

Alexander Herzen, journalist

I would walk from here to Drogheda and back to see the man who is blockhead enough to expect anything except injustice from an English Parliament.

Daniel O'Connell, politician

A Parliament is that to the Commonwealth which the soul is to the body. It behooves us therefore to keep the facility of that soul from distemper.

John Pym, politician

Parliament must not be told a direct untruth, but it's quite possible to allow them to mislead themselves.

Norman Tebbit, statesman

I am confident that you brothers in parliament will champion the will of the people over that of the occupier.

Muqtada al Sadr, clergyman

The oppressed are allowed once every few years to decide which particular representatives of the oppressing class are to represent and repress them in parliament.

Vladimir Lenin, leader

If you want to be a government in a minority Parliament, you have to work with other people.

Stephen Harper, politician

The Leader of the Opposition's constitutional obligation - the obligation to Parliament - it's the reason we did the merger! - is to make sure Canadians have an alternative for government.

Stephen Harper, politician

We'll support the government on issues if it's essential to the country but our primary responsibility is not to prop up the government, our responsibility is to provide an opposition and an alternative government for Parliament and for Canadians.

Stephen Harper, politician

Individuals have little opportunity to get elected to Parliament under the label of the government party... unless they are in good standing with the Prime Minister and pledged to be cooperative.

Stockwell Day, politician

If politicians continue to promote separatism in Australia, they should not continue to hold their seats in this parliament. They are not truly representing all Australians, and I call on the people to throw them out.

Pauline Hanson, politician

You have sat too long for any good you have been doing. Depart, I say, and let us have done with you. In the name of God, go!

Oliver Cromwell, soldier

Well, we know that eighteen years after that solemn declaration it was disregarded, and the Irish Parliament, which lasted for five hundred years, was destroyed by the Act of Union. Gentlemen, the Act of Union was carried by force and fraud, by treachery and falsehood.

John Edward Redmond, politician

Canadians can get Parliament working again. Here's how to do that: elect more New Democrats.

Jack Layton, politician

The responsibility of a minister is to step aside when there is a criminal investigation of the department. That protects the propriety of Parliament and of responsible government.

Jack Layton, politician

Pakistan has not recognized Israel... any such decision would be taken in supreme national interests after due consultation of the parliament.

Shaukat Aziz,

We are demonstrating for services for all the people and not just services for money. It's very important that this message goes to the European Parliament today.

John Monks, leader

May the soul of the late President Milton Obote... a long-time member of this parliament, rest in peace.

Yoweri Museveni,

Basically, I have no place in organized politics. By coming to the British Parliament, I've allowed the people to sacrifice me at the top and let go the more effective job I should be doing at the bottom.

Bernadette Devlin, politician

And think of how we challenged the idea of a male dominated Parliament with All-Women shortlists and made the cause of gender equality central to our government. We were right to do so.

Ed Miliband, politician

I tend to discourage people from calling me 'Sir Ian,' because I don't like being separated out from the rest of the population. Of course, it can be useful if you're writing an official letter, like trying to get a visa or something passed through Parliament. They're impressed by these things.

Ian Mckellen, actor

I want you to know what I have told Australia's Parliament in Canberra - what I told General Petraeus in Kabul - what I told President Obama in the Oval Office this week. Australia will stand firm with our ally the United States.

Julia Gillard, statesman

Well, if you look at the programme that we're offering, I think that is a future which is fair for women as well as men. We're still heavily outnumbered - we're still four to one in parliament - but we are pioneers! We are forging a new path.

Harriet Harman, politician

Women are not making it to the top. A hundred and ninety heads of state; nine are women. Of all the people in parliament in the world, thirteen per cent are women. In the corporate sector, women at the top - C-level jobs, board seats - tops out at fifteen, sixteen per cent.

Sheryl Sandberg, businesswoman

Civility is perhaps a quaint notion but civility in Parliament is something we should always strive to uphold.

Jay Weatherill, politician

It wasn't long before people discovered the final horrors of letting an urchin into Parliament.

Bernadette Devlin, politician

A Parliament is that to the Commonwealth which the soul is to the body. It behoves us therefore to keep the facility of that soul from distemper.

John Pym, politician

In 1765, Parliament passed the Stamp Act, which, as any American high school student can tell you, was an act that apparently had something to do with stamps.

Dave Barry, journalist

An influential member of parliament has not only to pay much money to become such, and to give time and labour, he has also to sacrifice his mind too - at least all the characteristics part of it that which is original and most his own.

Walter Bagehot, author

A Parliament is nothing less than a big meeting of more or less idle people.

Walter Bagehot, author

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