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Quotes from the Iron Lady


Margaret Thatcher, daughter of a shopkeeper, rose to prominence as one of Britain’s finest Prime Ministers. She was and is appreciated for her determination, wisdom, leadership, and conservative values. Here are some of the Iron Lady’s famous sayings.

The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people’s money.

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

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

Defeat? I do not recognise the meaning of the word.

It pays to know the enemy – not least because at some time you may have the opportunity to turn him into a friend.

I am not a consensus politician. I’m a conviction politician.

If you just set out to be liked, you will be prepared to compromise on anything at anytime, and would achieve nothing.

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.

Of course it’s the same old story. Truth usually is the same old story.

The truths of the Judaic-Christian tradition, are infinitely precious, not only, as I believe, because they are true, but also because they provide the moral impulse which alone can lead to that peace, in the true meaning of the word, for which we all long. . . . There is little hope for democracy if the hearts of men and women in democratic societies cannot be touched by a call to something greater than themselves.

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