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The Best Margaret Thatcher Quotes

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A list of the best Margaret Thatcher quotes. This list is arranged by which famous Margaret Thatcher quotes have received the most votes, so only the greatest Margaret Thatcher quotes are at the top of the list. All the most popular quotes from Margaret Thatcher should be listed here, but if any were missed you can add more at the end of the list. This list includes notable Margaret Thatcher quotes on various subjects, many of which are inspirational and thought provoking.

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    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
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    Being powerful is like being a lady. If you have to tell people you are, you aren't.

    Margaret Thatcher
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    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
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    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.

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

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

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

    Margaret Thatcher
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    If it is once again one against forty-eight, then I am very sorry for the forty-eight.

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

    Margaret Thatcher
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    Pennies do not come from heaven -- they have to be earned here on earth.

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

    Margaret Thatcher
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    Of course, it is the same old story. Truth usually is the same old story.

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

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

    Margaret Thatcher
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    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
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    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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    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
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    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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    Most women defend themselves. It is the female of the species -- it is the tigress and lioness in you -- which tends to defend when attacked.

    Margaret Thatcher
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    One only gets to the top rung of the ladder by steadily climbing up one at a time, and suddenly all sorts of powers, all sorts of abilities which you thought never belonged to you--suddenly become within your own possibility and you think, Well, I'll have a go, too.

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

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

    Margaret Thatcher
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    This lady is not for turning.

    Margaret Thatcher
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    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.

    Margaret Thatcher
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