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  • ...That Great Cocktail Cabinet in the Sky... -- Nigella Lawson
  • Men who pay their tailors never amount to anything, they never even become Cabinet ministers. -- Honore de Balzac
  • I am honored that they would include me in the Cabinet as a member and contributor. -- Darius Rucker
  • The Englishmen is at his best on the links and at his worst in the Cabinet. -- George Bernard Shaw
  • Lincoln, considering a Cabinet nominee: "He is a Radical without the petulance and fretfulness of many radicals. -- Doris Kearns Goodwin
  • I've got all of my enemies here in the Cabinet where I can keep an eye on them. -- John Diefenbaker
  • No matter what time it is, wake me, even if it's in the middle of a Cabinet meeting. -- Ronald Reagan
  • Move decisions out to the Cabinet and agencies. Strengthen them by moving responsibility, authority, and accountability their direction. -- Donald Rumsfeld
  • During the Koizumi administration, I served as the Deputy Chief Cabinet Secretary as well as the Chief Cabinet Secretary. -- Shinzo Abe
  • Nobody wants me as a Cabinet Minister and they are perfectly right. I am an agitator, not an administrator. -- Nancy Astor
  • And because of President Obama, more women than ever are serving in the Cabinet and on the Supreme Court. -- Cecile Richards
  • There are two ways of getting into the Cabinet - you can crawl in or kick your way in. -- Aneurin Bevan
  • I have never commented on a caucus issue or a shadow Cabinet issue, and I'm not about to start now. -- David Cunliffe
  • If I had to resign every time the Cabinet disagrees with me, I could not last as a Defense Minister one week. -- Moshe Dayan
  • I'm not for women, frankly, in any job. I don't want any of them around. Thank God we don't have any in the Cabinet. -- Richard M. Nixon
  • Japan has a low crime rate, unless you count the fact that approximately every fifteen minutes the entire Cabinet gets indicted for taking bribes. -- Dave Barry
  • I made a mistake by being ejected from the presidency. Next time, I will choose a Cabinet which will allow me to be life President. -- Nelson Mandela
  • True, some land was bought by a few Cabinet Ministers. They bought the land. No minister, to my knowledge acquired land which was meant for resettlement. -- Robert Mugabe
  • Note the three most important Cabinet positions. Rice said that it was better to find the weapons of mass destruction than to see a mushroom cloud. -- Andrew Greeley
  • If the basis of trust between the Prime Minister and her Defence Secretary no longer exists, there is no place for me with honour in such a Cabinet. -- Michael Heseltine
  • I have no interest or desire to be head of Fine Gael.... I am ambitious for my country and I always said I would love to sit at Cabinet... -- Lucinda Creighton
  • The Party of the Regions has won a convincing victory. We are ready to undertake responsibility for forming the Cabinet and we are calling on everyone to join us. -- Viktor Yanukovych
  • It's passing strange that Obama, carried to a second term by women, blacks and Latinos, chooses to give away the plumiest Cabinet and White House jobs to white dudes. -- Maureen Dowd
  • After the 1984 Summer Olympics, Reagan wanted to add the U.S. volleyball team to his Cabinet. He figured if they can't shove his programs down Congress' throat, nobody can. -- Bob Hope
  • I generally think the president [Donald Trump] should get his Cabinet picks, unless they're egregiously out of the range, either ethically or intellectually out of the range of what's acceptable. -- David Brooks
  • Some pretty senior young individuals in and around the Cabinet should share the responsibility for talking up an election and referring publicly on the radio to where the risk lies. -- David Winnick
  • See that the President, the Cabinet and staff are informed. If cut out of the information flow, their decisions may be poor, not made, or not confidently or persuasively implemented. -- Donald Rumsfeld
  • My preference would be to remain in the Senate, ... But you can't say I would refuse to serve in one of those (Cabinet) capacities. It's not the same as vice president. -- John McCain
  • Don't have a high school diploma? You're in my Cabinet. Why? For 200 years, a lot of Cabinets have existed in our government. Powerful men. Well-educated. So let's try something totally new. -- Dick Gregory
  • It is quite unacceptable that a member of Dáil ?ireann and in particular a Cabinet Minister and Taoiseach, should be supported in his personal lifestyle by gifts made to him personally. -- Bertie Ahern
  • The Bush Cabinet is quite interesting, there are no flashy people in there. No stars. They all seem quite focused and serious and knowledgeable about the areas to which they have been appointed. -- Morley Safer
  • I am accordingly ready; I have pressed as many Cabinet papers into trunks as to fill one carriage; our private property must be sacrificed, as it is impossible to procure wagons for its transportation. -- Dolley Madison
  • Whenever a natural disaster occurs, it is always the Red Cross that responds quickly and compassionately. I am honored to lend my voice to their cause, and thrilled to serve on the Celebrity Cabinet for 2010. -- Reba McEntire
  • The senses at first let in particular Ideas, and furnish the yet empty Cabinet: And the Mind by degrees growing familiar with some of them, they are lodged in the Memory, and Names got to them. -- John Locke
  • Bush advisers have long been worried that a lagging economy could hamper the president's re-election chances. They hope that the Cabinet shake-up will provide a needed jolt. If that doesn't work, North Korea has to go. -- Jon Stewart
  • The profound paradox is that the great man became more confident in his approach to others, including the man of his own Cabinet, but he recognized that his major confidence was not himself but in Another." -- Elton Trueblood
  • Lincoln basically pulled in all the people who had been running against him into his Cabinet because, whatever personal feelings there were, the issue was 'How can we get this country through this time of crisis?' -- Barack Obama
  • When you come from a family that has been political, and I was brought up by my grandfather in the Senate, my father was in Roosevelt's Cabinet, this is not the class that produces writers or reflective people. -- Gore Vidal
  • The government spokesman announces that there is no truth in the charges of widespread corruption within the Cabinet; nobody believes him; he knows that nobody believes him, we know that he knows it, and he knows it too. -- Terry Eagleton
  • We created the Cabinet Committee on the Environment to review the environmental implications of all government initiatives. I think what made us successful was the fact that it was a sustained approach. We did something new every year. -- Brian Mulroney
  • Critics might contend that putting former private-sector CEOs in the president's Cabinet places the fox in the henhouse. But it's unlikely such executives would expose themselves to the headaches if they weren't genuinely motivated by the call to service. -- John Sununu
  • Under President Barack Obama, the Congressional Hispanic Caucus has been invited into the White House and given a seat at the table. Hispanics are serving in unprecedented numbers at the highest levels of this administration, including in the Cabinet. -- Charlie Gonzalez
  • We further decree that the Senate of the United States elect a prominent Democrat as their presiding officer, to act as President until the next election, and to reconstruct the Cabinet according to our wishes hereafter to be declared. -- Emperor Norton
  • We further decree that the Senate of the United States elect a prominent Democrat as their presiding officer, to act as President until the next election, and to reconstruct the Cabinet according to our wishes hereafter to be declared. -- Emperor Norton
  • Families, when a child is born Want it to be intelligent. I, through intelligence, Having wrecked my whole life, Only hope the baby will prove Ignorant and stupid. Then he will crown a tranquil life By becoming a Cabinet Minister. -- Stephen King
  • I can remember the morning after President Nixon won re-election in 1972. His chief of staff, H.R. Haldeman, called a Cabinet meeting and told the members: 'You are all a bunch of burned-out volcanoes;' and asked for their resignations. -- Helen Thomas
  • There are Americans will find it difficult to believe that the Prime Minister can simply impose candidates on ridings, and can so efficiently move individuals out of private life and into the Cabinet with virtually no resort to the electorate. -- Stockwell Day
  • Presidents have the right to nominate their own cabinet secretaries. But their nominees don't have a right to confirmation. Senators have a constitutional duty to advise and consent to the appointment of all Cabinet officials. They should take that duty seriously. -- Gary Bauer
  • 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! -- Winston Churchill
  • Im happy to volunteer for the American Red Cross Celebrity Cabinet. The Red Cross is an organization that responds to those in need and it is an honor to help them with the lifesaving role they play everyday in communities nationwide. -- Peyton Manning
  • The inhabitants of Coventry, for example, continued to imagine that their sufferings were due to the innate villainy of Adolf Hitler without a suspicion that a decision, splendid or otherwise, of the British War Cabinet, was the decisive factor in the case. -- Martin Caidin
  • Canada evolved within the British Empire: it inherited the Parliamentary system, the Cabinet system and all the other features of the British constitutional system which had been in place, for the most part, for several centuries before Canada was even thought of. -- Stockwell Day
  • I say that to my colleagues, by the way, in the internal Cabinet meetings, I say, 'Look, I want to be very clear about what I want.' I just - I don't want a peace process, I want a peace result. -- Benjamin Netanyahu
  • The Prime Minister and the Chief Ministers are one team. The Cabinet Ministers and the State Ministers are another team. The Civil Servants at the Centre and the States are yet another team. This is the only way we can successfully develop India. -- Narendra Modi
  • I feel fortunate that, by the age of 40, I had crammed in an entire political career.I had been in the Cabinet and been leader of the party, so now I can branch out into other things... it is a very liberating feeling. -- William Hague
  • All Cabinet Ministers and other senior ministers are still sworn in as Privy Counsellors for life. The oath (which dates back to the thirteenth-century and has been described as Britain's oldest secrecy provision) commits them to keep all advice to the monarch secret. -- Clive Ponting
  • I began my first Cabinet meeting since the terrorist attacks. As I stepped into the room, the team broke out in sustained applause. I was surprised, and I choked up at their heartfelt support. The tears flowed for the second time in two days. -- George W. Bush
  • For a time during the 1980s the Royal Family were not just the most influential family in Britain but probably in Europe and Prince Charles specifically was very much like a defacto Cabinet member and what he said actually had impact on public policy. -- Andrew Morton
  • 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. -- Alexander Downer
  • Indigenous programs and policy will come within the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet because Indigenous policy and programs should not be an add - on, they should not be an afterthought, but they should be at the heart of a good Australian Government. -- Yitzhak Rabin
  • I think the Senate ought to realize that I have to have about me those in whom I have confidence; and unless they find a real blemish on a man, I do not think they ought to make partisan politics out of appointments to the Cabinet. -- Calvin Coolidge
  • It is important to me that everybody who has been hurt know that the sorrow I feel is genuine: First and most important, my family; also my friends, my staff, my Cabinet, Monica Lewinsky and her family, and the American people. I have asked all for their forgiveness. -- William J. Clinton
  • In your telephone call, you [Malcolm Turnbull]said that neither you nor the Cabinet would be supporting my nomination. When I asked the reasons for this, you said that neither you nor the Cabinet has the view that I had the qualifications for the position [of UN's secretary-general]. -- Kevin Rudd
  • In this context, I believe it is an imperative for the new President to select and install his team as quickly as possible, and this does not imply that he must or should appoint members of the 'other' party to his Cabinet, which could contribute to inaction and inefficiency. -- Richard V. Allen
  • When a Cabinet Minister who is sacked for telling lies is re-appointed, in the face of every constitutional convention, only for the same man to be sacked again from the same Cabinet for the same offence by the same Prime Minister no wonder the public are cynical about politics. -- William Hague
  • We have a whole lot of the president-elect's nominees that have not filled out their ethics disclosures. I can never remember a time when anybody was voted on for a Cabinet position who hadn't completed their ethics report, and certainly nobody should be allowed to vote until that's done. -- Patrick Leahy
  • 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
  • But history is neither watchmaking nor cabinet construction. It is an endeavor toward better understanding. -- Marc Bloch
  • Grime is not like messiness or some fingerprints on a cabinet; it takes a long time to accumulate. -- Roz Chast
  • If you have a certain wildness of spirit, a cabinet maker's workshop is not the place to express it. -- Daniel Day-Lewis
  • I believe the equal rights amendment is a necessity of life for all citizens. The cabinet sometimes felt that I shouldn't be so outspoken. -- Betty Ford
  • The lips of the wise are as the doors of a cabinet; no sooner are they opened, but treasures are poured out before thee. -- Akhenaton
  • Grace Portolesi is a strong, assertive passionate young woman and she is precisely the sort of person I want in my cabinet and she will have a senior role. -- Jay Weatherill
  • I guess I'm not that metrosexual. My bathroom cabinet is hardly overflowing with products. I only really have my stuff for shaving. I can't honestly say I moisturise, though I probably should. -- Clive Owen
  • The Secretary of Hygiene or Physical Culture will be far more important in the cabinet of the President of the United States who holds office in the year 2035 than the Secretary of War. -- Nikola Tesla
  • Now, most dentist's chairs go up and down, don't they? The one I was in went back and forwards. I thought 'This is unusual'. And the dentist said to me 'Mr Vine, get out of the filing cabinet. -- Tim Vine
  • I understand that computers, which I once believed to be but a hermaphrodite typewriter-cum-filing cabinet, offer the cyber literate increased ability to communicate. I do not think this is altogether a bad thing, however it may appear on the surface. -- David Mamet
  • I don't sound disloyal, but I've never had a pair of Marvel pyjamas or underwear. I do have a lot of Marvel figurines at home in a cabinet. Every time they make a new Marvel figure I put it in my cabinet. -- Stan Lee
  • The first law I passed in my cabinet was a law eliminating the double salary for the prime minister and the ministers. I have a salary as member of parliament. I don't want a double salary. So it was a very important decision. -- Enrico Letta
  • I have a problem with cabinets being messy and people just shoving things in and closing the door. I will lie in bed and not be able to sleep because I'll say to myself: 'I think I saw something in that cabinet that just shouldn't be there.' -- Charlize Theron
  • You know, my dad served in the President's Cabinet after his time as a governor. He told me he enjoyed being governor a lot more. Now, I understand why. If I do my job well, I can make a difference in people's lives and I can help our children realize their dreams. -- Mitt Romney
  • I'm going to reduce the size of the Cabinet, cut the number of ministers, reduce the size of the House of Commons, campaign for a European Parliament with 100 fewer members, halve the number of political advisers, and abolish a huge swathe of Labour's regional bureaucracies and agencies and their offices in Brussels. -- William Hague
  • The weasel under the cocktail cabinet. -- Harold Pinter
  • George W. Bush filled out his cabinet fairly quickly. -- Kristen Welker
  • I think of reading as like a medicine cabinet. -- Sandra Cisneros
  • It was as dark as the inside of a cabinet minister. -- Joyce Cary
  • The cabinet has no propositions to make, but orders to give. -- Charles de Gaulle
  • I can hardly wait until Donald Trump announces his celebrity cabinet. -- David Letterman
  • Every cabinet minister gets a mission statement from the Prime Minister. -- Brian Mulroney
  • Your eyes is camera and your brain is a file cabinet. -- George Balanchine
  • Give me better wood and I will make you a better cabinet. -- John A. Macdonald
  • In my medicine cabinet, the winter fly has died of old age. -- Jack Kerouac
  • I don't have a right to pick the president's cabinet on substance. -- Christopher Dodd
  • Gulliver was soon being read "from the cabinet council to the nursery". -- John Gay
  • I wish we had more [Dwight] Eisenhower Republicans in this [Donald]Trump cabinet. -- E. J. Dionne
  • I believe that creature is a changeling: she is a perfect cabinet of oddities. -- Charlotte Bronte
  • I wouldn't want them [kids] to raid my liquor cabinet and glug down my bourbon either. -- Cheech Marin
  • If people can't abide by the confidentiality of the cabinet room, then they should leave the cabinet. -- Ian Macfarlane
  • I want the cabinet to stand up and have a spine and a backbone and take responsibility. -- Alex Sink
  • Great wealth took possession of the government. It was reflected in Mr. Harding's selection of a cabinet. -- George William Norris
  • I have directed all of my cabinet to work to prepare a transition plan for the incoming administration. -- Scott McCallum
  • The fact that we have people who have headed up oil corporations now assigned to places in cabinet. -- Ava DuVernay
  • Mr Speaker, I withdraw my statement that half the cabinet are asses - half the cabinet are not asses. -- Benjamin Disraeli
  • I can pick a lock. How do you think I got into my parents' liquor cabinet in middle school? -- Richelle Mead
  • Our invisible governors are, in many cases, unaware of the identity of their fellow members in the inner cabinet. -- Edward Bernays
  • It all begins with the initial tone coming from the cabinet, but EQ at the board is very important. -- Scott Putesky
  • Now that I'm not running, I can appear on Fox. Let the cabinet members do the low-ratings shows on MSNBC. -- Joe Biden
  • I have left orders to be awakened at any time during national emergency, even if I'm in a cabinet meeting. -- Ronald Reagan
  • I am attracted to generic or 'industrial' colours; paper bag brown, file cabinet gray, industrial green, that kind of thing. -- Robert Mangold
  • The Fayyad cabinet may well be the best the Palestinians ever get. But whatever its good qualities, there is no democracy. -- Elliott Abrams
  • I can tell you where my Tonys are. They're in a beautiful place in my living room, in a glass cabinet. -- Chita Rivera
  • In terms of the people that President [Donald] Trump is going to have around him, the cabinet. Predominantly white, predominantly male. -- Anderson Cooper
  • I know I would have had a lot more trophies in my cabinet if I went with him [Sir Alex Ferguson]. -- Paul Gascoigne
  • When you go to an art gallery you are simply a tourist looking at the trophy cabinet of a few millionaires. -- Banksy
  • I like to think of my house as nothing more than a glorified console for my television; the ultimate stereo cabinet. -- Drew Carey
  • I have no ambitions to be a cabinet minister, or prime minister. I wouldn't wish being prime minister on my worst enemy. -- Louise Mensch
  • Ron Paul is not going to be president, so we don't have to worry about who's going to be in his cabinet. -- Charles Krauthammer
  • Olmert made a proposal on the governing of Jerusalem that I do not believe his cabinet or the Knesset would have accepted. -- Elliott Abrams
  • What about Sarah Palin. Donald Trump had suggested she would be in his cabinet if he won. Is she going to be in? -- Megyn Kelly
  • Disputing the commonsense notion that all events require the prior existence of some underlying matter or substance. There is no antecedent static cabinet. -- Alfred North Whitehead
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