Margaret Thatcher Quotes
Most popular Margaret Thatcher Quotes
I was not lucky. I deserved it.
Consensus is the negation of leadership.
U-turn if you want to. The lady's not for turning.
The battle for women's rights has been largely won.
The Act of consensus is the negation of leadership.
The cocks may crow, but it's the hen that lays the egg.
You may have to fight a battle more than once to win it.
I am not hard – I'm frightfully soft. But I will not be hounded.
Victorian values....were the values when our country become great.
I am extraordinarily patient, provided I get my own way in the end.
You don't tell deliberate lies, but sometimes you have to be evasive.
Pennies do not come from heaven. They have to be earned here on earth.
I don't mind how much my Ministers talk, so long as they do what I say.
Of course, it's the same old story. Truth usually is the same old story.
Power is like being a lady ... if you have to tell people you are, you aren't.
If you want something said, ask a man; if you want something done, ask a woman.
I do not know anyone who has got to the top without hard work. That is the recipe.
I usually make up my mind about a man in ten seconds, and I very rarely change it.
Being powerful is like being a lady. If you have to tell people you are, you aren't.
No one would remember the Good Samaritan if he'd only had good intentions; he had money, too.
I seem to smell the stench of appeasement in the air—the rather nauseating stench of appeasement.
Let our children grow tall and some taller than others, if they have the ability in them to do so.
One hopes to achieve the zero option, but in the absence of that we must achieve balanced numbers.
Standing in the middle of the road is very dangerous; you get knocked down by the traffic from both sides.
To wear your heart on your sleeve isn't a very good plan; you should wear it inside, where it functions best.
It pays to know the enemy—not least because at some time you may have the opportunity to turn him into a friend.
Truthfulness with me is hardly a virtue. I cannot discriminate between truths that need and those that need not to be told.
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.
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
Karl menninger was once asked what action he would recommend if a person were to feel a nervous breakdown coming on. "Lock up your house." the famous psychiatrist advised, "go across the railroad tracks, and find someone in need and do something for him." No one would remember the Good Samaritan if he'd only had good intentions. He had money as well.
To wear your heart on your sleeve isn't a very good plan. You should wear it inside, where it functions best.
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.