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Published on April 14th, 2013 | by Yellow Magpie


Margaret Thatcher Quotes: The Iron Lady’s Philosophy

Margaret Thatcher Quotes

Here is Yellow Magpie’s selection of choice Margaret Thatcher quotes.

‘Just rejoice at that news and congratulate our forces and the marines. Rejoice.’ Upon hearing that South Georgia was under British control during the  Falklands War.

‘They are casting their problems at society. And, you know, there’s no such thing as society. There are individual men and women and there are families. And no government can do anything except through people, and people must look after themselves first. It is our duty to look after ourselves and then, also, to look after our neighbours.

‘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 Quotes With Ronald Reagan (Camp David)

‘What is success? I think it is a mixture of having a flair for the thing that you are doing; knowing that it is not enough, that you have got to have hard work and a certain sense of purpose.’

‘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.’

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

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

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

Recommended Reading

For more Margaret Thatcher quotes visit The Guardian.

Check out Yellow Magpie’s Margaret Thatcher: A Costly Legacy, Winston Churchill Quotes: Britain’s War Minister and John Major Quotes: The Prime Minister Who Integrated Britain And Europe for more insight into Margaret Thatcher’s politics and other quotes by British leaders.

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