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Quotes by Margaret Thatcher


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

2016-01-06

Margaret Thatcher




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

2016-01-06

Margaret Thatcher




If my critics saw me walking over the Thames they would say it was because I couldn't swim.

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Margaret Thatcher





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

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Margaret Thatcher





There can be no liberty unless there is economic liberty.

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Margaret Thatcher





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.

2016-01-06

Margaret Thatcher




The battle for women's rights has been largely won.

2016-01-06

Margaret Thatcher




You and I come by road or rail, but economists travel on infrastructure.

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Margaret Thatcher




You don't tell deliberate lies, but sometimes you have to be evasive.

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Margaret Thatcher




This lady is not for turning.

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Margaret Thatcher




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

2016-01-06

Margaret Thatcher




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

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Margaret Thatcher





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.

2016-01-06

Margaret Thatcher





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.

2016-01-06

Margaret Thatcher





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.

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Margaret Thatcher





The spirit of envy can destroy; it can never build.

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Margaret Thatcher





I love argument, I love debate. I don't expect anyone just to sit there and agree with me, that's not their job.

2016-01-06

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.

2016-01-06

Margaret Thatcher





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.

2016-01-06

Margaret Thatcher





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

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Margaret Thatcher





I owe nothing to Women's Lib.

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Margaret Thatcher





I seem to smell the stench of appeasement in the air.

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Margaret Thatcher





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

2016-01-06

Margaret Thatcher





Disciplining yourself to do what you know is right and important, although difficult, is the highroad to pride, self-esteem, and personal satisfaction.

2016-01-06

Margaret Thatcher





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

2016-01-06

Margaret Thatcher





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

2016-01-06

Margaret Thatcher