Margaret Thatcher

Margaret Thatcher

Margaret Hilda Thatcher, Baroness Thatcher (13 October 1925 – 8 April 2013) was a British stateswoman, who served as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 1979 to 1990 and as Leader of the Conservative Party from 1975 to 1990. She was the longest-serving British prime minister of the 20th century, and the first woman to have held the office. A Soviet journalist dubbed her The Iron Lady, a nickname that became associated with her uncompromising politics and leadership style.

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Don't follow the crowd, let the crowd follow you.

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

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

Any woman who understands the problems of running a home will be nearer to understanding the problems of running a country.

You don't tell deliberate lies, but sometimes you have to be evasive.

Standing in the middle of the road is very dangerous, you get knocked down by the traffic from both sides.

I am in politics because of the conflict between good and evil, and I believe that in the end good will triumph.

Being prime minister is a lonely job... you cannot lead from the crowd.

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.

Of course it's the same old story. Truth usually is the same old story.

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

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.

Europe was created by history. America was created by philosophy.

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

I am extraordinarily patient provided I get my own way in the end.

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

There can be no liberty unless there is economic liberty.

You and I come by road or rail, but economists travel on infrastructure.

One of the things being in politics has taught me is that men are not a reasoned or reasonable sex.

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

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