Top 10 Margaret Thatcher Quotes
Margaret Thatcher served as Prime Minister of Britain from 1979 – 1990. She is seen by many as, other than Winston Churchill, the finest leader to come out of Europe in the last century. She helped Britain recover economically and saved the country from socialism as well as breaking the strangle hold of the unions.
“I’m back… and you knew I was coming. On my way here I passed a cinema with the sign ‘The Mummy Returns’.”
“In politics, If you want anything said, ask a man. If you want anything done, ask a woman.”
“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.”
“Being powerful is like being a lady. If you have to tell people you are, you aren’t”
“Disciplining yourself to do what you know is right and important, although difficult, is the high-road to pride, self esteem and personal satisfaction.”
“To those waiting with bated breath for that favourite media catchphrase, the U-turn, I have only one thing to say: You turn if you want to. The lady’s not for turning.”
“Watch your thoughts for they become words.
Watch your words for they become actions.
Watch your actions for they become habits.
Watch your habits for they become your character.
And watch your character for it becomes your destiny.
What we think, we become.
My father always said that… and I think I am fine.”
“What is success. I think it is a mixture of having a flair for the thing you are doing, knowing that it is not enough, that you have got to have hard work and a certain sense of purpose.”
“If you just set out to be liked, you would be prepared to compromise on anything at any time and you would achieve nothing.”
“The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people’s money.”