Watch your thoughts for they become words. Watch your words for they become actions. Watch your actions for they become habits. Watch your habits for they become your character. And watch your character for it becomes your destiny. What we think, we become. My father always said that... and I think I am fine.— Margaret Thatcher
Genuine Iron Lady quotations
If you set out to be liked, you will accomplish nothing.
We had to fight the enemy without in the Falklands.
We always have to be aware of the enemy within, which is much more difficult to fight and more dangerous to liberty.
Do you know that one of the great problems of our age is that we are governed by people who care more about feelings than they do about thoughts and ideas.
Don't follow the crowd, let the crowd follow you.
We will stand on principle or we will not stand at all.
I don't think there will be a woman Prime Minister in my lifetime.
A man may climb Everest for himself, but at the summit he plants his country's flag.
Where there is discord may we bring harmony.
Where there is error, may we bring truth. Where there is doubt, may we bring faith. Where there is despair, may we bring hope.
Plan your work for today and every day, then work your plan.
What Britain needs is an iron lady.
When you've spent half your political life dealing with humdrum issues like the environment, it's exciting to have a real crisis on your hands.
It used to be about trying to do something. Now it's about trying to be someone.
I might have preferred iron - but bronze will do.
It won't rust. This time I hope, the head will stay on.
If you make the tough decisions, people will hate you today.
But they will thank you for generations.
It's the Labour Government that have brought us record peacetime taxation.
They've got the usual Socialist disease - they've run out of other people's money.
Defeat? I do not recognize the meaning of the word.
We want a society in which we are free to make choices, to make mistakes, to be generous and compassionate. That is what we mean by a moral society - not a society in which the State is responsible for everything, and no one is responsible for the State.
Recently started flat ironing my ball hair.
Come on ladies, you know how it is; if you have curly hair you just want straight hair.
I do not know anyone who has got to the top without hard work.
Her iron will won international respect.
Her unabashed femininity gained women's. Margaret Thatcher was a lady's lady.
You turn if you want to. The Lady's not for turning.
I came to office with one deliberate intent: to change Britain from a dependent to a self-reliant society - from a give-it-to-me, to a do-it-yourself nation. A get-up-and-go, instead of a sit-back-and-wait-for-it Britain.
I was asked whether I was trying to restore Victorian values. I said straight out I was. And I am.
There are dangers in consensus: it could be an attempt to satisfy people holding no particular views about anything. ... No great party can survive except on the basis of firm beliefs about what it wants to do.
I never hugged him, I bombed him.
There's no such thing as society.
We have become a grandmother.
I am not immortal, but I've got a lot left in me yet.
One must be brave if one is to take the wheel.
All attempts to destroy democracy by terrorism will fail. It must be business as usual.
And what a prize we have to fight for: no less than the chance to banish from our land the dark divisive clouds of Marxist socialism.
Economics are the method; the object is to change the soul.
To those waiting with bated breath for that favorite media catchphrase, the U-turn, I have only this to say, ‘You turn if you want; the lady’s not for turning.
Meryl Streep, despite not being a Prime Minister, is reasonably convincing in 'The Iron Lady.'