Margaret Thatcher - Quotes

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If you want something said, ask a man; if you want something done, ask a woman.

If you want something said, ask a man; if you want something done, ask a woman.

The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other peoples' money.

The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other peoples' money.

Power is like being a lady... if you have to tell people you are, you aren't.

Power is like being a lady... if you have to tell people you are, you aren't.

If you set out to be liked, you would be prepared to compromise on anything at any time, and you would achieve nothing.

If you set out to be liked, you would be prepared to compromise on anything at any time, and you would achieve nothing.

Disciplining yourself to do what you know is right and important, although difficult, is the highroad to pride, self-esteem, and personal satisfaction. ---->>>

Standing in the middle of the road is very dangerous; you get knocked down by the traffic from both sides. ---->>>

I love argument, I love debate. I don't expect anyone just to sit there and agree with me, that's not their job. ---->>>

I am extraordinarily patient, provided I get my own way in the end.

I am extraordinarily patient, provided I get my own way in the end.

I always cheer up immensely if an attack is particularly wounding because I think, well, if they attack one personally, it means they have not a single political argument left. ---->>>

What is success? I think it is a mixture of having a flair for the thing that you are doing; knowing that it is not enough, that you have got to have hard work and a certain sense of purpose.

What is success? I think it is a mixture of having a flair for the thing that you are doing; knowing that it is not enough, that you have got to have hard work and a certain sense of purpose.

The spirit of envy can destroy; it can never build. ---->>>

People think that at the top there isn't much room. They tend to think of it as an Everest. My message is that there is tons of room at the top. ---->>>

A world without nuclear weapons would be less stable and more dangerous for all of us.

A world without nuclear weapons would be less stable and more dangerous for all of us.

There is no such thing as society: there are individual men and women, and there are families.

There is no such thing as society: there are individual men and women, and there are families.

Any woman who understands the problems of running a home will be nearer to understanding the problems of running a country.

Any woman who understands the problems of running a home will be nearer to understanding the problems of running a country.

Plan your work for today and every day, then work your plan. ---->>>

Pennies do not come from heaven. They have to be earned here on earth.

Pennies do not come from heaven. They have to be earned here on earth.

If... many influential people have failed to understand, or have just forgotten, what we were up against in the Cold War and how we overcame it, they are not going to be capable of securing, let alone enlarging, the gains that liberty has made.

If... many influential people have failed to understand, or have just forgotten, what we were up against in the Cold War and how we overcame it, they are not going to be capable of securing, let alone enlarging, the gains that liberty has made.

It is not the creation of wealth that is wrong, but the love of money for its own sake.

It is not the creation of wealth that is wrong, but the love of money for its own sake.

Being prime minister is a lonely job... you cannot lead from the crowd. ---->>>

There can be no liberty unless there is economic liberty. ---->>>

It may be the cock that crows, but it is the hen that lays the eggs.

It may be the cock that crows, but it is the hen that lays the eggs.

If my critics saw me walking over the Thames they would say it was because I couldn't swim. ---->>>

Europe was created by history. America was created by philosophy. ---->>>

It's passionately interesting for me that the things that I learned in a small town, in a very modest home, are just the things that I believe have won the election. ---->>>

No one would remember the Good Samaritan if he'd only had good intentions; he had money as well.

No one would remember the Good Samaritan if he'd only had good intentions; he had money as well.

This lady is not for turning. ---->>>

You may have to fight a battle more than once to win it. ---->>>

I do not know anyone who has got to the top without hard work. That is the recipe. It will not always get you to the top, but should get you pretty near. ---->>>

To me, consensus seems to be the process of abandoning all beliefs, principles, values and policies. So it is something in which no one believes and to which no one objects. ---->>>

I've got a woman's ability to stick to a job and get on with it when everyone else walks off and leaves it.

I've got a woman's ability to stick to a job and get on with it when everyone else walks off and leaves it.

I usually make up my mind about a man in ten seconds, and I very rarely change it.

I usually make up my mind about a man in ten seconds, and I very rarely change it.

You and I come by road or rail, but economists travel on infrastructure.

You and I come by road or rail, but economists travel on infrastructure.

We were told our campaign wasn't sufficiently slick. We regard that as a compliment. ---->>>

We Conservatives hate unemployment. ---->>>

Ought we not to ask the media to agree among themselves a voluntary code of conduct, under which they would not say or show anything which could assist the terrorists' morale or their cause while the hijack lasted. ---->>>

Democratic nations must try to find ways to starve the terrorist and the hijacker of the oxygen of publicity on which they depend.

Democratic nations must try to find ways to starve the terrorist and the hijacker of the oxygen of publicity on which they depend.

I am in politics because of the conflict between good and evil, and I believe that in the end good will triumph.

I am in politics because of the conflict between good and evil, and I believe that in the end good will triumph.

I seem to smell the stench of appeasement in the air. ---->>>

Of course it's the same old story. Truth usually is the same old story. ---->>>

If you want to cut your own throat, don't come to me for a bandage. ---->>>

It pays to know the enemy - not least because at some time you may have the opportunity to turn him into a friend. ---->>>

I just owe almost everything to my father and it's passionately interesting for me that the things that I learned in a small town, in a very modest home, are just the things that I believe have won the election.

I just owe almost everything to my father and it's passionately interesting for me that the things that I learned in a small town, in a very modest home, are just the things that I believe have won the election.

I owe nothing to Women's Lib.

I owe nothing to Women's Lib.

What Britain needs is an iron lady.

What Britain needs is an iron lady.

One of the things being in politics has taught me is that men are not a reasoned or reasonable sex. ---->>>

It's a funny old world.

It's a funny old world.

If you lead a country like Britain, a strong country, a country which has taken a lead in world affairs in good times and in bad, a country that is always reliable, then you have to have a touch of iron about you. ---->>>

I don't mind how much my Ministers talk, so long as they do what I say. ---->>>

Every family should have the right to spend their money, after tax, as they wish, and not as the government dictates. Let us extend choice, extend the will to choose and the chance to choose.

Every family should have the right to spend their money, after tax, as they wish, and not as the government dictates. Let us extend choice, extend the will to choose and the chance to choose.

To wear your heart on your sleeve isn't a very good plan; you should wear it inside, where it functions best. ---->>>

To cure the British disease with socialism was like trying to cure leukaemia with leeches. ---->>>

There are still people in my party who believe in consensus politics. I regard them as Quislings, as traitors... I mean it. ---->>>

You don't tell deliberate lies, but sometimes you have to be evasive. ---->>>

The battle for women's rights has been largely won.

The battle for women's rights has been largely won.

Nothing is more obstinate than a fashionable consensus. ---->>>

Platitudes? Yes, there are platitudes. Platitudes are there because they are true. ---->>>

I like Mr. Gorbachev, we can do business together. ---->>>

No woman in my time will be prime minister or chancellor or foreign secretary - not the top jobs. Anyway, I wouldn't want to be prime minister; you have to give yourself 100 percent. ---->>>

Biography

Nationality: English
Born: 10-13, 1925
Birthplace:
Die: 04-08, 2013
Occupation: Leader
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Margaret Hilda Thatcher, Baroness Thatcher, LG, OM, PC, FRS, FRIC (née Roberts; 13 October 1925 – 8 April 2013) was a British stateswoman who was Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 1979 to 1990 and Leader of the Conservative Party from 1975 to 1990. She was the longest-serving British prime minister of the 20th century, and the first woman to have held the office (wikipedia)