Margaret Hilda Thatcher, Baroness Thatcher, LG, OM, PC, FRS (née Roberts) was a British politician who served as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 1979 to 1990 and Leader of the Conservative Party from 1975 to 1990. She was the first and to date only woman to hold either post.Born in Grantham in Lincolnshire, England, she went on to read Chemistry at Somerville College, Oxford.
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Being powerful 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.
I shan't be pulling the levers there but I shall be a very good back-seat driver.
Look at a day when you're supremely satisfied at the end. It's not a day when you lounge around doing nothing; it's when you've had everything to do, and you've done it.
If it is once again one against forty-eight, then I am very sorry for the forty-eight.
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've got a woman's ability to stick to a job and get on with it when everyone else walks off and leaves it.
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.
A world without nuclear weapons would be less stable and more dangerous for all of us.
Pennies do not come from heaven. They have to be earned here on earth.
One of the things being in politics has taught me is that men are not a reasoned or reasonable sex.
Democratic nations must try to find ways to starve the terrorist and the hijacker of the oxygen of publicity on which they depend.
Disciplining yourself to do what you know is right and important, although difficult, is the highroad to pride, self-esteem, and personal satisfaction.
Being prime minister is a lonely job... you cannot lead from the crowd.
If my critics saw me walking over the Thames they would say it was because I couldn't swim.
I don't mind how much my ministers talk -- as long as they do what I say.
We were told our campaign wasn't sufficiently slick. We regard that as a compliment.
People constantly requesting government intervention are casting their problems at society. And, you know, there's no such thing as society. There are individual men and women and there are families. And no government can do anything except through people, and people must look after themselves first. It is our duty to look after ourselves and then, also, to look after our neighbours.
It pays to know the enemy -- not least because at some time you may have the opportunity to turn him into a friend.
Rooster, maybe well crows, but the eggs still bears the chicken.
(On The International Criminal Court) "For the victors of the Cold War to submit to an unelected, unaccountable, and almost certainly hostile body such as that envisaged would be the ultimate irony."
Working hard may not make you rich, but it should make you successful.
The problem with socialism is that sooner or later you run out of everyone else's money.
The real case against socialism is not its economic inefficiency, though on all sides there is evidence of that. Much more fundamental is its basic immorality.
Naturally, it is with some temerity that the pupil speaks before the master, because you know more about the Common Market than anybody.
President Numeiri of Sudan is said to have remarked of Gadaffi that he was 'a man with a split personality - both of them evil'.
I believe in the acceptance of personal responsibility, freedom of choice, and the British Empire, which took freedom and the rule of law to countries which would never have known it otherwise.
I applaud strong government, but not overweening government sustained by cronies, ciphers and a personality cult.
We shall take whatever action is necessary to contain the growth of the money supply. The government, unlike so many of its predecessors, will face up to economic realities.
It must be a conviction Government. As Prime Minister I could not waste time having internal arguments.
Everything a politician promises at election time has to be paid for either by higher taxation or by borrowing.
You cannot make an omelet without breaking some balls
The Government wants a peaceful settlement. But we totally reject a peaceful sell-out.
Every family should have the right to spend their money, after tax, as they wish, and not as the government dictates. Let us extend choice, extend the will to choose and the chance to choose.
Personal virtue is no substitute for political hard-headedness.