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

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


We were told our campaign wasn't sufficiently slick. We regard that as a compliment.


Nothing is more obstinate than a fashionable consensus.


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.


This lady is not for turning.


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


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


There can be no liberty unless there is economic liberty.


To cure the British disease with socialism was like trying to cure leukaemia with leeches.


Platitudes? Yes, there are platitudes. Platitudes are there because they are true.


It pays to know the enemy - not least because at some time you may have the opportunity to turn him into a friend.


I don't mind how much my Ministers talk, so long as they do what I say.


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


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.


I am in politics because of the conflict between good and evil, and I believe that in the end good will triumph.


Democratic nations must try to find ways to starve the terrorist and the hijacker of the oxygen of publicity on which they depend.


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