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A collection of quotes by Margaret Thatcher on socialism, society, Europe, woman, work, power, politics, business, success, history, time, truth, and more.

43 Famous Quotes By Margaret Thatcher

Famous As: Former British Prime Minister

Born On: October 13, 1925

Died On: April 8, 2013

Born In: Grantham, Lincolnshire, England, United Kingdom

Died At Age: 87

Margaret Thatcher was a celebrated British stateswoman. From 1979 to 1990 she served as ‘Prime Minister’ of the ‘United Kingdom’ and was the first woman to hold that position. Her leadership style and uncompromised politics lead to her being called ‘The Iron Lady.’ She also became the longest-serving Prime Minister of the country. She implemented policies called ‘Thatcherism’ during her tenure as the Prime Minister. Following is a corpus of empowering and enlightening quotes and sayings by Margaret Thatcher which have been excerpted from her works, speeches, interviews, thoughts, life, public utterances and life. Go through the collection of motivational and inspiring quotes and thoughts by Margaret Thatcher on campaign, danger, compliment, father, disease, earth, heaven, money, wisdom, battle, disease, roles, gender, leadership, appearances, challenge, accomplishment etc.

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In politics, If you want anything said, ask a man. If you want anything done, ask a woman.

Margaret Thatcher

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

Margaret Thatcher

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

Margaret Thatcher

Look at a day when you are supremely satisfied at the end. It's not a day when you lounge around doing nothing; it's a day you've had everything to do and you've done it.

Margaret Thatcher

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

Margaret Thatcher

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

Margaret Thatcher

Do you know that one of the great problems of our age is that we are governed by people who care more about feelings than they do about thoughts and ideas.

Margaret Thatcher

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

Margaret Thatcher

Don't follow the crowd, let the crowd follow you.

Margaret Thatcher

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.

Margaret Thatcher

When I'm out of politics I'm going to run a business, it'll be called rent-a-spine

Margaret Thatcher

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

Margaret Thatcher

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

Margaret Thatcher

It used to be about trying to do something. Now it's about trying to be someone.

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

Margaret Thatcher

If you set out to be liked, you will accomplish nothing.

Margaret Thatcher

Being democratic is not enough, a majority cannot turn what is wrong into right. In order to be considered truly free, countries must also have a deep love of liberty and an abiding respect for the rule of law.

Margaret Thatcher

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

Margaret Thatcher

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

Margaret Thatcher

Socialists are happy until they run out of other people's money.

Margaret Thatcher

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

Margaret Thatcher

Christmas is a day of meaning and traditions, a special day spent in the warm circle of family and friends.

Margaret Thatcher

To those waiting with bated breath for that favorite media catchphrase, the U-turn, I have only this to say, ‘You turn if you want; the lady’s not for turning.

Margaret Thatcher

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

Margaret Thatcher

Watch your thoughts, for they will become actions. Watch your actions, for they'll become... habits. Watch your habits for they will forge your character. Watch your character, for it will make your destiny.

Margaret Thatcher

I'm back... and you knew I was coming. On my way here I passed a cinema with the sign 'The Mummy Returns'.

Margaret Thatcher

Do you know, one of the greatest problems of our age is that we are governed by people who care more about feelings than they do about thoughts and ideas? Now, thoughts and ideas, that interests me.

Margaret Thatcher

I wasn't lucky, I deserved it.

Margaret Thatcher

Any leader has to have a certain amount of steel in them, so I am not that put out being called the Iron Lady.

Margaret Thatcher

If you want something spoken about, ask a man. If you want something done, ask a woman.

Margaret Thatcher

Well it used to be about trying to do something, now it is about trying to be someone

Margaret Thatcher

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

Margaret Thatcher

The facts of life are conservative

Margaret Thatcher

Freedom will destroy itself if it is not exercised within some sort of moral framework, some body of shared beliefs, some spiritual heritage transmitted through the Church, the family, and the school.

Margaret Thatcher

I don't think there will be a woman prime minister in my lifetime.

Margaret Thatcher

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

Margaret Thatcher

For every idealistic peacemaker willing to renounce his self-defence in favour of a weapons-free world, there is at least one warmaker anxious to exploit the other's good intentions.

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

Margaret Thatcher

Well, there’s a lot to react against![in response to the accusation that she was a reactionary]

Margaret Thatcher

When people are free to choose, they choose freedom

Margaret Thatcher

In politics, if you want something said, ask a man; if you want something done, ask a woman

Margaret Thatcher