38 Margaret Thatcher Quotes That Will Inspire You

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38 Best Margaret Thatcher Quotes

1. “There is much to be said for trying to improve some disadvantaged people’s lot. There is nothing to be said for trying to create heaven on earth.” – Margaret Thatcher

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2. “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.”

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3. “You don’t tell deliberate lies, but sometimes you have to be evasive.” – Margaret Thatcher

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4. “It pays to know the enemy – not least because at some time you may have the opportunity to turn him into a friend.” – Margaret Thatcher

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5. “If you set out to be liked, you would be prepared to compromise on anything at any time, and you would achieve nothing.” – Margaret Thatcher

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6. “Any leader has to have a certain amount of steel in them, so I am not that put out being called the Iron Lady.” – Margaret Thatcher

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7. “To wear your heart on your sleeve isn’t a very good plan; you should wear it inside, where it functions best.” – Margaret Thatcher

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8. “There are still people in my party who believe in consensus politics. I regard them as Quislings, as traitors… I mean it.” – Margaret Thatcher

9. “I don’t mind how much my Ministers talk, so long as they do what I say.” – Margaret Thatcher

10. “If you want to cut your own throat, don’t come to me for a bandage.” – Margaret Thatcher

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11. “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

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

13. “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.” – Margaret Thatcher

14. “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

15. “Look at a day when you are supremely satisfied at the end. It’s not a day when you lounge around doing nothing; it’s a day you’ve had everything to do and you’ve done it.” – Margaret Thatcher

16. “Pennies do not come from heaven. They have to be earned here on earth.” – Margaret Thatcher

17. “Disciplining yourself to do what you know is right and important, although difficult, is the highroad to pride, self-esteem, and personal satisfaction.” – Margaret Thatcher

18. “Platitudes? Yes, there are platitudes. Platitudes are there because they are true.” – Margaret Thatcher

19. “There is no such thing as society: there are individual men and women, and there are families.” – Margaret Thatcher

20. “People think that at the top there isn’t much room. They tend to think of it as an Everest. My message is that there is tons of room at the top.” – Margaret Thatcher

21. “Constitutions have to be written on hearts, not just paper.” – Margaret Thatcher

22. “Any woman who understands the problems of running a home will be nearer to understanding the problems of running a country.” – Margaret Thatcher 

23. “It is not the creation of wealth that is wrong, but the love of money for its own sake.” – Margaret Thatcher

24. “Europe was created by history. America was created by philosophy.” –  Margaret Thatcher

25. “It may be the cock that crows, but it is the hen that lays the eggs.” – Margaret Thatcher

26. “I’m back… and you knew I was coming. On my way here I passed a cinema with the sign ‘The Mummy Returns’.” –  Margaret Thatcher

27. “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.” –  Margaret Thatcher

28. “It used to be about trying to do something. Now it’s about trying to be someone.” –  Margaret Thatcher

29. “The battle for women’s rights has been largely won.” – Margaret Thatcher

30. “There can be no liberty unless there is economic liberty.” – Margaret Thatcher

31. “Being prime minister is a lonely job… you cannot lead from the crowd.” – Margaret Thatcher

32. “A world without nuclear weapons would be less stable and more dangerous for all of us.” – Margaret Thatcher

33. “You and I come by road or rail, but economists travel on infrastructure.” –  Margaret Thatcher

34. “The facts of life are conservative.” – Margaret Thatcher

35. “The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other peoples’ money.” – Margaret Thatcher

36. “I am in politics because of the conflict between good and evil, and I believe that in the end good will triumph.” – Margaret Thatcher

37. “We Conservatives hate unemployment.” – Margaret Thatcher

38. “We were told our campaign wasn’t sufficiently slick. We regard that as a compliment.” – Margaret Thatcher

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