Sir Humphrey: A good speech isn't one we can prove the Minister is telling the truth, it's one in which nobody else can prove he's lying.
Hacker: Why is it Minister can't go anywhere without their briefs?
Bernard: It's in case they get caught with their trousers down.
Sir Humphrey: It's a tiny mistake, the sort anyone can make.
Hacker: A tiny mistake? 75,000 pounds? Give me an example of a big mistake.
Sir Humphrey: Letting people find out about it.
Sir Mark Spencer: Do you know what the civil service is saying about you?
Sir Mark Spencer: That you're a pleasure to work with. That's what Barbara Woodhouse says about her prize-winning spaniels.