Margaret Thatcher Quotes

The ‘iron lady’ was President Regan’s sister in arms throughout the 80’s and thank god for that! I ran across a quote from Prime Minister Thatcher and thought ok, I did Reagan yesterday, let’s do Maggie today. So here we go. 1st is my favorite.

  • The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people’s money
  • Any woman who understands the problems of running a home will be nearer to understanding the problems of running a country.
  • Being powerful is like being a lady. If you have to tell people you are, you aren’t.
  • Being prime minister is a lonely job… you cannot lead from the crowd.
  • Europe was created by history. America was created by philosophy.
  • 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.
  • I am extraordinarily patient, provided I get my own way in the end.
  • I am in politics because of the conflict between good and evil, and I believe that in the end good will triumph.
  • 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.
  • 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 seem to smell the stench of appeasement in the air.
  • I usually make up my mind about a man in ten seconds, and I very rarely change 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.
  • If my critics saw me walking over the Thames they would say it was because I couldn’t swim.
  • 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 want something said, ask a man; if you want something done, ask a woman.
  • If you want to cut your own throat, don’t come to me for a bandage.
  • It is not the creation of wealth that is wrong, but the love of money for its own sake.
  • It may be the cock that crows, but it is the hen that lays the eggs.
  • It pays to know the enemy – not least because at some time you may have the opportunity to turn him into a friend.
  • 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.
  • Nothing is more obstinate than a fashionable consensus.
  • Pennies do not come from heaven. They have to be earned here on earth.
  • Plan your work for today and every day, then work your plan.
  • Standing in the middle of the road is very dangerous; you get knocked down by the traffic from both sides.
  • There are still people in my party who believe in consensus politics. I regard them as Quislings, as traitors… I mean it.
  • There can be no liberty unless there is economic liberty.
  • There is no such thing as society: there are individual men and women, and there are families.
  • To cure the British disease with socialism was like trying to cure leukemia with leeches.
  • You may have to fight a battle more than once to win it.
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