Margaret Thatcher Quotations

Margaret Thatcher

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

Freedom is not synonymous with an easy life... There are many difficult things about freedom: It does not give you safety, it creates moral dilemmas for you; it requires self-discipline; it imposes great responsibilities; but such is the nature of Man and in such consists his glory and salvation.

If you are guided by opinion polls, you are not practicing leadership -- you are practicing followship.

In politics, if you want anything said, ask a man; if you want anything done, ask a woman.

No one would remember the Good Samaritan if he had only had good intentions. He had money as well.

Ronald Reagan's basic beliefs were truly that -- beliefs. And because he was a believer he did not suffer from the dismal plague of doubts which has assailed so many politicians in our times and which has tendered them incapable of clear decisions.

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

The desire to win is born in most of us. The will to win is a matter of training. The manner of winning is a matter of honour.

The wisdom of hindsight, so useful to historians and indeed to authors of memoirs, is sadly denied to practicing politicians.

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