Margaret Thatcher Quotes

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

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

Europe will never be like America. Europe is a product of history. America is a product of philosophy. Margaret Thatcher

We want a society where people are free to make choices, to make mistakes, to be generous and compassionate. This is what we mean by a moral society; not a society where the state is responsible for everything, and no one is responsible for the state. Margaret Thatcher

In politics if you want anything said, ask a man. If you want anything done, ask a woman. Margaret Thatcher

I owe nothing to Women’s Lib. Margaret Thatcher

There is no such thing as Society. There are individual men and women, and there are families. Margaret Thatcher

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. Margaret Thatcher

All attempts to destroy democracy by terrorism will fail. It must be business as usual. Margaret Thatcher

The desire to win is born in most of us. The will to win is a matter of training. The manner of winning is a matter of honour. Margaret Thatcher

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

We must try to find ways to starve the terrorist and the hijacker of the oxygen of publicity on which they depend. Margaret Thatcher

Nothing is more obstinate than a fashionable consensus. Margaret Thatcher

No woman in my time will be prime minister or chancellor or foreign secretary – not the top jobs. Anyway, I wouldn’t want to be prime minister; you have to give yourself 100 percent. Margaret Thatcher

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

Platitudes? Yes, there are platitudes. Platitudes are there because they are true. Margaret Thatcher

I’ve learned one thing in politics. You don’t take a decision until you have to. Margaret Thatcher

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 when you’ve had everything to do, and you’ve done it. Margaret Thatcher