Margaret Thatcher Quotes

Shane —  April 10, 2013 — Leave a comment

Margaret Thatcher Quotes

 13 October 1925 – 8 April 2013

In honor of the life of Margaret Thatcher, ‘The Iron Lady’ here are some of her many quotes.

– “Being powerful is like being a lady. If you have to tell people you are, you aren’t.”
~Margaret Thatcher

– “If you just set out to be liked, you would be prepared to compromise on anything at any time, and you would achieve nothing.”
~Margaret Thatcher

– “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.”

– “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.”
~Margaret Thatcher

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

– “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.”
~Margaret Thatcher

– “To wear your heart on your sleeve isn’t a very good plan; you should wear it inside, where it functions best.”
~Margaret Thatcher


– “It is not the creation of wealth that is wrong, but the love of money for its own sake.”
~Margaret Thatcher

– “You may have to fight a battle more than once to win it.”
~Margaret Thatcher

– “I seem to smell the stench of appeasement in the air.”

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

– “Being prime minister is a lonely job… you cannot lead from the crowd.”

– “Pennies do not come from heaven. They have to be earned here on earth.”

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

– “Of course it’s the same old story. Truth usually is the same old story.”
~Margaret Thatcher

– “Plan your work for today and every day, then work your plan.”
~Margaret Thatcher

– “Standing in the middle of the road is very dangerous; you get knocked down by the traffic from both sides.”

– “If you want to cut your own throat, don’t come to me for a bandage.”

– “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.”
~Margaret Thatcher

– “Nothing is more obstinate than a fashionable consensus.”
~Margaret Thatcher

– “To those waiting with bated breath for that favorite media catchphrase, the U-turn, I have only one thing to say: ‘You turn if you want to. The lady’s not for turning.'”



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