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Margaret Thatcher – 34 Quotes

 

34 Quotes by Margaret Thatcher

 

It’s a funny old world.

– Margaret Thatcher


I owe nothing to Women’s Lib.

– Margaret Thatcher


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

– Margaret Thatcher


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

– Margaret Thatcher


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

– Margaret Thatcher


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

– Margaret Thatcher


I’m extraordinarily patient provided I get my own way in the end.

– Margaret Thatcher


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

– Margaret Thatcher


Of course it’s the same old story. Truth usually is the same old story.

– Margaret Thatcher


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

– Margaret Thatcher


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

– Margaret Thatcher


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

– Margaret Thatcher


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

– Margaret Thatcher


Being powerful is like being a lady. If you have to tell people you are, you aren’t.

– Margaret Thatcher


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

– Margaret Thatcher


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

– Margaret Thatcher


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

– Margaret Thatcher


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

– Margaret Thatcher


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

– Margaret Thatcher


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

– Margaret Thatcher


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

– Margaret Thatcher


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

– Margaret Thatcher


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

– Margaret Thatcher


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

– Margaret Thatcher


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

– Margaret Thatcher


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

– Margaret Thatcher


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

– Margaret Thatcher


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

– Margaret Thatcher


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.

– Margaret Thatcher


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.

– Margaret Thatcher


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.

– Margaret Thatcher


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.

– Margaret Thatcher


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.

– Margaret Thatcher


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.

– Margaret Thatcher


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