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Margaret Thatcher Quotes

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Margaret Thatcher
October 13, 1925 -
Nationality: English
Category: Leader
Subcategory: English Leader

It may be the cock that crows, but it is the hen that lays the eggs.


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


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


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.


I owe nothing to Women's Lib.


Being prime minister is a lonely job... you cannot lead from the crowd.


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.


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.


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


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.


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


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


I am extraordinarily patient, provided I get my own way in the end.


Any woman who understands the problems of running a home will be nearer to understanding the problems of running a country.


If you set out to be liked, you would be prepared to compromise on anything at any time, and you would achieve nothing.


It's a funny old world.


If you want to cut your own throat, don't come to me for a bandage.


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


There is no such thing as society: there are individual men and women, and there are families.


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