Margaret Thatcher Quotes

- Notable Margaret Thatcher Quotes Index -

Born: 1925-10-13, Grantham, Lincolnshire, England, UK
Birth Country: England, UK
Died: London, 2013-04-08
Occupation: Prime Minister of United Kingdom, Politician Ideology: Conservative

1.
A world without nuclear weapons would be less stable and more dangerous for all of us.
- Margaret Thatcher

2.
Any woman who understands the problems of running a home will be nearer to understanding the problems of running a country.
- Margaret Thatcher

3.
Being powerful is like being a lady. If you have to tell people you are, you aren't.
- Margaret Thatcher

4.
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

5.
Europe was created by history. America was created by philosophy.
- Margaret Thatcher

6.
I am extraordinarily patient, provided I get my own way in the end.
- Margaret Thatcher

7.
I am in politics because of the conflict between good and evil, and I believe that in the end good will triumph.
- Margaret Thatcher

8.
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

9.
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

10.
I like Mr. Gorbachev, we can do business together.
- Margaret Thatcher

11.
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

12.
I owe nothing to Women's Lib.
- Margaret Thatcher

13.
I usually make up my mind about a man in ten seconds, and I very rarely change it.
- Margaret Thatcher

14.
I'm extraordinarily patient provided I get my own way in the end.
- Margaret Thatcher

15.
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

16.
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

17.
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

18.
It is not the creation of wealth that is wrong, but the love of money for its own sake.
- Margaret Thatcher

19.
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

20.
It's a funny old world.
- Margaret Thatcher

21.
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

22.
No one would remember the Good Samaritan if he'd only had good intentions he had money as well.
- Margaret Thatcher

23.
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

24.
Of course it's the same old story. Truth usually is the same old story.
- Margaret Thatcher

25.
One of the things being in politics has taught me is that men are not a reasoned or reasonable sex.
- Margaret Thatcher

26.
Plan your work for today and every day, then work your plan.
- Margaret Thatcher

27.
Power is like being a lady... if you have to tell people you are, you aren't.
- Margaret Thatcher

28.
The battle for women's rights has been largely won.
- Margaret Thatcher

29.
The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other peoples' money.
- Margaret Thatcher

30.
There are still people in my party who believe in consensus politics. I regard them as Quislings, as traitors... I mean it.
- Margaret Thatcher

31.
There is no such thing as society: there are individual men and women, and there are families.
- Margaret Thatcher

32.
To wear your heart on your sleeve isn't a very good plan you should wear it inside, where it functions best.
- Margaret Thatcher

33.
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

34.
You and I come by road or rail, but economists travel on infrastructure.
- Margaret Thatcher

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