if you just set out to be liked, you would be prepared to compromise on anything at any time, and you would achieve nothing. - margaret thatcher
standing in the middle of the road is very dangerous; you get knocked down by the traffic from both sides.
i am extraordinarily patient provided i get my own way in the end.
i am in politics because of the conflict between good and evil, and i believe that in the end good will triumph.
if you want something said, ask a man. if you want something done, ask a woman. 1965 speech
"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." may 4, 1979, after becoming pm
any woman who understands the problems of running a home will be nearer to understanding the problems of running a country.
"pennies don’t fall from heaven — they have to be earned here on earth." november 1979 at a banquet
i love argument. i love debate. i don’t expect anyone just to sit here and agree with me——that’s not their job.
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.”
being powerful is like being a lady. if you have to tell people you are, you aren't.（margaret thatcher）