Margaret Thatcher Quotes (58 quotations)

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1. A world without nuclear weapons would be less stable and more dangerous for all of us. - Margaret Thatcher

2. Being powerful is a lot like being a woman: If you have to tell someone that you are, invariably, you are not. - Margaret Thatcher

3. Being powerful is like being a lady. If you have to tell people you are, you aren't. - Margaret Thatcher

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

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

6. Europe was created by history. America was created by philosophy. - Margaret Thatcher

7. Europe will never be like America. Europe is a product of history. America is a product of philosophy. - Margaret Thatcher

8. Every trait of beauty may be referred to some virtue, as to innocence, candor, generosity, modesty, or heroism. St. Pierre To cultivate the sense of the beautiful, is one of the most effectual ways of cultivating an appreciation of the divine goodness. - Margaret Thatcher

9. 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. - Margaret Thatcher

10. I am extraordinarily patient, provided I get my own way in the end. - Margaret Thatcher

11. 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

12. I don't know what I would do without Whitelaw. Everyone should have a Willy. - Margaret Thatcher

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

14. I have a habit of comparing the phraseology of communiques, one with another across the years, and noting a certain similarity of words, a certain similarity of optimism in the reports which followed the summit meetings and a certain similarity in the lack of practical results during the ensuing years. - Margaret Thatcher

15. I have made it quite clear that a unified Ireland was one solution that is out. A second solution was a confederation of two states. That is out. A third solution was joint authority. That is out-that is a derogation of sovereignty. - Margaret Thatcher

16. I just owe almost everything to my father [and] 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. - Margaret Thatcher

17. I like Mr Gorbachev, we can do business together. - Margaret Thatcher

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

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

20. If you go into what I call a bubble boom, every bubble bursts. - Margaret Thatcher

21. 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

22. 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. - Margaret Thatcher

23. If you want anything said, ask a man. If you want something done, ask a woman. - Margaret Thatcher

24. If you want something said, ask a man; if you want something done, ask a woman. - Margaret Thatcher

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

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