In politics, If you want anything said, ask a man. If you want anything done, ask a woman.
Being powerful is like being a lady. If you have to tell people you are, you aren't.
The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.
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.
I am extraordinarily patient, provided I get my own way in the end.
You may have to fight a battle more than once to win it.
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.
If you just set out to be liked, you will be prepared to compromise on anything at anytime, and would achieve nothing.
Don't follow the crowd, let the crowd follow you.
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.
When I'm out of politics I'm going to run a business, it'll be called rent-a-spine
Europe was created by history. America was created by philosophy.
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.
It used to be about trying to do something. Now it's about trying to be someone.
To wear your heart on your sleeve isn't a very good plan; you should wear it inside, where it functions best.
I usually make up my mind about a man in ten seconds, and I very rarely change it.
If you set out to be liked, you will accomplish nothing.
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.
Plan your work for today and every day, then work your plan
Of course it's the same old story. Truth usually is the same old story.
Socialists are happy until they run out of other people's money.
No-one would remember the Good Samaritan if he'd only had good intentions; he had money as well.
Christmas is a day of meaning and traditions, a special day spent in the warm circle of family and friends.
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.
I am extraordinarily patient provided I get my own way in the end.” - 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.
I'm back... and you knew I was coming. On my way here I passed a cinema with the sign 'The Mummy Returns'.
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.
Any leader has to have a certain amount of steel in them, so I am not that put out being called the Iron Lady.
I wasn't lucky, I deserved it.
If you want something spoken about, ask a man. If you want something done, ask a woman.
Well it used to be about trying to do something, now it is about trying to be someone
If you want something said, ask a man; if you want something done, ask a woman.
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.
The facts of life are conservative
I don't think there will be a woman prime minister in my lifetime.
Power is like being a lady... if you have to tell people you are, you aren't.
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.
It pays to know the enemy - not least because at some time you may have the opportunity to turn him into a friend.
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
Well, there’s a lot to react against![in response to the accusation that she was a reactionary]
When people are free to choose, they choose freedom
In politics, if you want something said, ask a man; if you want something done, ask a woman