35 Inspirational Margaret Thatcher Quotes on Politics

Margaret Thatcher was a British author and stateswoman who served as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 1979 to 1990 and Leader of the Conservative Party from 1975 to 1990. Thatcher was the longest-serving British prime minister of the 20th century. As an author, She authorized many books and some of his famous books are: The Downing Street Years, The Path to Power, Margaret Thatcher: The Autobiography, Margaret Thatcher In Her Own Words and On Europe etc. I hope these Inspirational Margaret Thatcher quotes on politics, leadership, success, democracy and socialism will be very beneficial for you to learn something new.

Margaret Thatcher Quotes on Politics, Leadership, Democracy, Socialism

35 Inspirational Margaret Thatcher Quotes

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

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

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

4. “I am extraordinarily patient, provided I get my own way in the end.”

5. “Every family should have the right to spend their money, after tax, as they wish, and not as the government dictates. Let us extend choice, extend the will to choose and the chance to choose.”

6. “In politics, If you want anything said, ask a man. If you want anything done, ask a woman.” Margret Thatcher

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

8. “Disciplining yourself to do what you know is right and important, although difficult, is the high road to pride, self-esteem, and personal satisfaction.”

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

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

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

12. “The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other peoples’ money. It is not the creation of wealth that is wrong, but the love of money for its own sake.

13. “Don’t follow the crowd, let the crowd follow you.” Margaret Thatcher

14. “When people are free to choose, they choose freedom.”

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.”

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

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

18. “You may have to fight a battle more than once to win it.” Margaret Thatcher

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19. “I do not know anyone who has gotten to the top without hard work. That is the recipe. It will not always get you to the top, but it will get you pretty near.”

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

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

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

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

24. “If you lead a country like Britain, a strong country, a country which has taken a lead in world affairs in good times and in bad, a country that is always reliable, then you have to have a touch of iron about you.”

25. “To cure the British disease with socialism was like trying to cure leukemia with leeches.” Margret Thatcher

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26. “We Conservatives hate unemployment.”

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

28. “We were told our campaign wasn’t sufficiently slick. We regard that as a compliment.”

29. “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.”

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

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

32. “Defeat? I do not recognize the meaning of the word.”

33. “Whether it is in the United States or in mainland Europe, written constitutions have one great weakness. That is that they contain the potential to have judges take decisions which should properly be made by democratically elected politicians.”

34. “To be successful you have to be selfish, or else you never achieve. And once you get to your highest level, then you have to be unselfish. Stay reachable. Stay in touch. Don’t isolate.”

35. “To be free is better than to be unfree – always. Any politician who suggests the opposite should be treated as suspect.”

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