„Only Napoleon did more than I have done. But I am definitely taller.“

—  Silvio Berlusconi

As quoted in Reuters (9 February 2006), "Berlusconi's boundless modesty: first it's Napoleon, now he's Jesus" by John Hooper, in The Guardian (13 February 2006) http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2006/feb/13/italy.johnhooper, and "Did I say This? in The Observer (20 April 2008) http://www.guardian.co.uk/politics/2008/apr/20/italy
2006

„Only the prosecutors' witnesses were admitted, those of the defence were chucked out … Can there be worse justice than this? I am treated like a criminal.“

—  Silvio Berlusconi

As quoted in "Silvio Berlusconi says judges out to 'destroy' him" in The Telegraph (16 February 2012) http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/silvio-berlusconi/9086144/Silvio-Berlusconi-says-judges-out-to-destroy-him.html
2012

„The real Italian anomaly is not Silvio Berlusconi but communist prosecutors and communist judges in Milan who have attacked him again and again since he entered politics.“

—  Silvio Berlusconi

As quoted in "Silvio Berlusconi booed by audience after angry TV rant" in The Telegraph (29 October 2009) http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/europe/italy/6455488/Silvio-Berlusconi-booed-by-audience-after-angry-TV-rant.html
2009

„The journalist Enzo Biagi left the RAI out of free will … he did it for the money.“

—  Silvio Berlusconi

As reported in "Veteran Italian journalist Enzo Biagi, 87, dies in Milan" in Herald Tribune (6 November 2007) http://web.archive.org/web/20081210192053/http://www.iht.com/articles/ap/2007/11/06/europe/EU-GEN-Italy-Obit-Biagi.php; Enzo Biagi was one of the journalists that had to leave the RAI after the Editto Bulgaro of in 2002, in which he was accused by Berlusconi of making criminal use of television.
2007

„In absolute terms, I am the most legally persecuted man of all times, in the whole history of mankind, worldwide.“

—  Silvio Berlusconi

On prosecutions against him, as quoted in "Silvio Berlusconi: I am inferior to no one in history" in The Guardian (10 October 2009) http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2009/oct/09/berlusconi-boast-best-in-history
2009

„I am the Jesus Christ of politics. I am a patient victim, I sacrifice myself for everyone.“

—  Silvio Berlusconi

At the launch of his 2006 campaign, as quoted in "In quotes: Berlusconi in his own words" at BBC News (2 May 2006) http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/3041288.stm, and "Did I say This? in The Observer (20 April 2008) http://www.guardian.co.uk/politics/2008/apr/20/italy
2006

„Churchill liberated us from the Nazis, Silvio Berlusconi is liberating us from communists.“

—  Silvio Berlusconi

Speech in Ancona (11 February 2006), as quoted in "Did I say This? in The Observer (20 April 2008) http://www.guardian.co.uk/politics/2008/apr/20/italy
2006

„I hope that in Egypt there can be a transition toward a more democratic system without a break from President Mubarak, who in the West, above all in the United States, is considered the wisest of men and a precise reference point.“

—  Silvio Berlusconi

On Hosni Mubarak, in the relation to the 2011 Egyptian protests, as quoted in Berlusconi: Hosni Mubarak Is 'The Wisest Of Men http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/02/04/silvio-berlusconi-hosni-m_n_818651.html, in The Huffington Post (4 February 2011), and Berlusconi: Mubarak is a wise man at al Jazeera (February 2011) http://english.aljazeera.net/news/europe/2011/02/201124194950335734.html
2011

„I know in Italy there is a producer, producing a film on Nazi concentration camps. I will suggest you for the role of kapo. You would be perfect for that role.“

—  Silvio Berlusconi

Statement to German MEP Martin Schulz, European Parliament (2 July 2003), as quoted in "In quotes: Berlusconi in his own words" at BBC News (2 May 2006) http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/3041288.stm, "Did I say This? in The Observer (20 April 2008) http://www.guardian.co.uk/politics/2008/apr/20/italy, and in Italian at "Silvio Berlusconi vs MEP Martin Schulz; relive the moment" at YouTube (16 April 2008) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0bPqaqGJ5Js
2003

„Obviously the government of [Mussolini's] time, out of fear that German power might lead to complete victory, preferred to ally itself with Hitler's Germany rather than opposing it … The racial laws were the worst fault of Mussolini as a leader, who in so many other ways did well.“

—  Silvio Berlusconi

In a speech in Milan, while heading a coallition which includes parties with fascist roots, as quoted in "Berlusconi praises Mussolini on Holocaust Memorial Day" at BBC News (27 January 2013) http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-21222341
2013

„I used all my playboy skills and courted the Finnish President.“

—  Silvio Berlusconi

At the opening of the European Food Authority in Parma (21 June 2005), when asked to explain how Italy managed to get the support of its biggest competitor over the EU Food Authority dispute), as reported in "Foreign Ministry summons Italian Ambassador over Berlusconi comments" in Helsingin Sanomat (22 June 2005) http://www.hs.fi/english/article/1101980006828
2005

„Let's talk about football and women. … Gerhard, why don't you start?“

—  Silvio Berlusconi

At the Brussels summit, turning to the four-times-married German Chancellor Gerhard Schröder, at the end of Italy's EU presidency, in December 2003, as quoted in "In quotes: Berlusconi in his own words" at BBC News (2 May 2006) http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/3041288.stm
2003

„Thank you dear Father Massimiliano, I'll try not to let you down and I promise you two and a half months of complete sexual abstinence until April 9 [election].“

—  Silvio Berlusconi

Speaking at his party's convention in Sardinia (28 January 2006), as reported in Il Giornale (29 January 2006)
Variant translation: I'll try not to let you down and I promise you two and a half months of complete sexual abstinence until election day.
As reported in "Did I say This? in The Observer (20 April 2008) http://www.guardian.co.uk/politics/2008/apr/20/italy
2006

„On Edge of abyss.“

—  Silvio Berlusconi

On Italy, as reported in "Italy on 'edge of abyss', says Silvio Berlusconi, offering a hand" in The Guardian (9 December 2012) http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2012/dec/09/italy-edge-abyss-silvio-berlusconi
2012

„I wish luck to you and your nation that loves you as the election results we can see testify.“

—  Silvio Berlusconi

On Alexander Lukashenko, as quoted in Results of the official visit of Silvio Berlusconi to Belarus at belarus.by (1 December 2009) the official website of the Republic of Belarus http://www.belarus.by/en/press-center/news/results-of-the-official-visit-of-silvio-berlusconi-to-belarus_i_0000000549.html
2009

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