Margaret Hilda Thatcher, Baroness Thatcher, LG, OM, PC, FRS, FRIC was a British stateswoman who was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 1979 to 1990 and the Leader of the Conservative Party. She was the longest-serving British prime minister of the 20th century, and the first woman to have held the office. A Soviet journalist dubbed her The Iron Lady, a nickname that became associated with her uncompromising politics and leadership style. As Prime Minister, she implemented policies that have come to be known as Thatcherism.
To Wear Your Heart On Your Sleeve Isn't A Very Good Plan; You Should Wear It Inside, Where It Functions Best.
Plan Your Work For Today And Every Day, Then Work Your Plan.
If You Want Something Said, Ask A Man; If You Want Something Done, Ask A Woman.
One Of The Things Being In Politics Has Taught Me Is That Men Are Not A Reasoned Or Reasonable Sex.
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.
If You Want To Cut Your Own Throat, Don't Come To Me For A Bandage.
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.
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.
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.
What Britain Needs Is An Iron Lady.
If My Critics Saw Me Walking Over The Thames They Would Say It Was Because I Couldn't Swim.
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 Am In Politics Because Of The Conflict Between Good And Evil, And I Believe That In The End Good Will Triumph.
If You Set Out To Be Liked, You Would Be Prepared To Compromise On Anything At Any Time, And You Would Achieve Nothing.
To Me, Consensus Seems To Be The Process Of Abandoning All Beliefs, Principles, Values And Policies. So It Is Something In Which No One Believes And To Which No One Objects.
I Seem To Smell The Stench Of Appeasement In The Air.
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.
Europe Was Created By History. America Was Created By Philosophy.
It May Be The Cock That Crows, But It Is The Hen That Lays The Eggs.
I Owe Nothing To Women's Lib.
Power Is Like Being A Lady... If You Have To Tell People You Are, You Aren't.
There Can Be No Liberty Unless There Is Economic Liberty.
Platitudes? Yes, There Are Platitudes. Platitudes Are There Because They Are True.
Democratic Nations Must Try To Find Ways To Starve The Terrorist And The Hijacker Of The Oxygen Of Publicity On Which They Depend.
Disciplining Yourself To Do What You Know Is Right And Important, Although Difficult, Is The Highroad To Pride, Self-esteem, And Personal Satisfaction.
You And I Come By Road Or Rail, But Economists Travel On Infrastructure.
No One Would Remember The Good Samaritan If He'd Only Had Good Intentions; He Had Money As Well.
I Am Extraordinarily Patient, Provided I Get My Own Way In The End.
Ought We Not To Ask The Media To Agree Among Themselves A Voluntary Code Of Conduct, Under Which They Would Not Say Or Show Anything Which Could Assist The Terrorists' Morale Or Their Cause While The Hijack Lasted.
We Were Told Our Campaign Wasn't Sufficiently Slick. We Regard That As A Compliment.
You Don't Tell Deliberate Lies, But Sometimes You Have To Be Evasive.
You May Have To Fight A Battle More Than Once To Win It.
This Lady Is Not For Turning.
The Battle For Women's Rights Has Been Largely Won.
People Think That At The Top There Isn't Much Room. They Tend To Think Of It As An Everest. My Message Is That There Is Tons Of Room At The Top.
I Usually Make Up My Mind About A Man In Ten Seconds, And I Very Rarely Change It.
It Is Not The Creation Of Wealth That Is Wrong, But The Love Of Money For Its Own Sake.
The Spirit Of Envy Can Destroy; It Can Never Build.
Standing In The Middle Of The Road Is Very Dangerous; You Get Knocked Down By The Traffic From Both Sides.
If... Many Influential People Have Failed To Understand, Or Have Just Forgotten, What We Were Up Against In The Cold War And How We Overcame It, They Are Not Going To Be Capable Of Securing, Let Alone Enlarging, The Gains That Liberty Has Made.
Being Prime Minister Is A Lonely Job... You Cannot Lead From The Crowd.
I Like Mr. Gorbachev, We Can Do Business Together.
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.
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.
Every Family Should Have The Right To Spend Their Money, After Tax, As They Wish, And Not As The Government Dictates. Let Us Extend Choice, Extend The Will To Choose And The Chance To Choose.
We Conservatives Hate Unemployment.
Of Course It's The Same Old Story. Truth Usually Is The Same Old Story.
Pennies Do Not Come From Heaven. They Have To Be Earned Here On Earth.
There Are Still People In My Party Who Believe In Consensus Politics. I Regard Them As Quislings, As Traitors... I Mean It.
To Cure The British Disease With Socialism Was Like Trying To Cure Leukaemia With Leeches.