Margaret Thatcher, The Iron Lady-Powerful Quotes

Margaret Thatcher, The Iron Lady-Powerful Quotes


To wear your heart on your sleeve isn’t a very good plan; you should wear it inside, where it functions best.


You may have to fight a battle more than once to win it.


 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.


The battle for women’s rights has been largely won.

Ought we not to ask the media to agree among themselves a voluntary code of conduct, under which they would not say or show anything which could assist the terrorists’ morale or their cause while the hijack lasted.


 The spirit of envy can destroy; it can never build.


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


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.


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.


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.


Nothing is more obstinate than a fashionable consensus.


It may be the cock that crows, but it is the hen that lays the eggs.


Plan your work for today and every day, then work your plan.


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


The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other peoples’ money.


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


No one would remember the Good Samaritan if he’d only had good intentions; he had money as well.


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.


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


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


 If my critics saw me walking over the Thames they would say it was because I couldn’t swim.


 It is not the creation of wealth that is wrong, but the love of money for its own sake.


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


Power is like being a lady… if you have to tell people you are, you aren’t.


 I seem to smell the stench of appeasement in the air.