Watchwoman on the Wall

16 + 1 = 17 of the Greatest Margaret Thatcher Quotes


  1. On Getting Things Done:
    “If you want something said, ask a man. If you want something done, ask a woman.”
  2. An Iron Prime Minister:
    “If you just set out to be liked, you would be prepared to compromise on anything at any time, and you would achieve nothing.”
  3. I’m extraordinarily patient provided I get my own way in the end.”
  4. Where there is discord, may we bring harmony. Where there is error, may we bring truth. Where there is doubt, may we bring faith. And where there is despair, may we bring hope.”
  5. I am in politics because of the conflict between good and evil, and I believe that in the end good will triumph.”
  6. Do you think you would ever have heard of Christianity if the Apostles had gone out and said, ‘I believe in consensus?’”
  7. Standing in the middle of the road is very dangerous; you get knocked down by the traffic from both sides.”
  8. On Her Critics:
    “If my critics saw me walking over the Thames they would say it was because I couldn’t swim.”
  9. On the Start of the Falkland Wars:
    “Defeat? I do not recognize the meaning of the word.”
  10. On Government:
    “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.”
  11. On Humanity, Society, & Feminism:
    “The woman’s mission is not to enhance the masculine spirit, but to express the feminine; hers is not to preserve a man-made world, but to create a human world by the infusion of the feminine element into all of its activities.”
  12. I owe nothing to Women’s Lib.”
  13. Being powerful is like being a lady. If you have to tell people you are, you aren’t.”
  14. On America:
    “Europe will never be like America. Europe is a product of history. America is a product of philosophy.”

  15. Margaret Thatcher at President Reagan’s Funeral

    On Socialism:
    “Socialist governments traditionally do make a financial mess. They always run out of other people’s money. It’s quite characteristic of them.”

  16. And what a prize we have to fight for: no less than the chance to banish from our land the dark divisive clouds of Marxist socialism.”
  17. Margaret Thatcher’s Most Famous Quote of All (paraphrased):“The trouble with socialism is that eventually you run out of other people’s money.”

    (We see bumper stickers on many cars today with this timeless quote that characterized this Iron Lady’s philosophy that has established the admiration for her by many conservatives in the USA.)


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