Margaret Thatcher Quotes

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Margaret Thatcher Quotes

"I came to office with one deliberate intent: to change Britain from a dependent to a self-reliant society — from a give-it-to-me, to a do-it-yourself nation. A get-up-and-go, instead of a sit-back-and-wait-for-it Britain." ~ Margaret Thatcher (1984)


"My policies are based not on some economics theory, but on things I and millions like me were brought up with: an honest day's work for an honest day's pay; live within your means; put by a nest egg for a rainy day; pay your bills on time; support the police." ~ Margaret Thatcher


"Pennies don't fall from heaven, they have to be earned here on earth." ~ Margaret Thatcher


"Socialist governments traditionally do make a financial mess. They always run out of other people's money. It's quite a characteristic of them." ~ Margaret Thatcher



"Socialists cry "Power to the people", and raise the clenched fist as they say it. We all know what they really mean—power over people, power to the State." ~ Margaret Thatcher


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Margaret Thatcher Quotes

"The Russians are bent on world dominance, and they are rapidly acquiring the means to become the most powerful imperial nation the world has seen. The men in the Soviet politburo don't have to worry about the ebb and flow of public opinion. They put guns before butter, while we put just about everything before guns. They know that they are a super power in only one sense—the military sense. They are a failure in human and economic terms." ~ Margaret Thatcher (1976)


"No one would remember the Good Samaritan if he'd only had good intentions; he had money as well." ~ Margaret Thatcher


"Economics are the method; the object is to change the heart and soul." ~ Margaret Thatcher


"Defeat - I do not recognize the meaning of the word!" ~ Margaret Thatcher


"If you want something said, ask a man. If you want something done, ask a woman." ~ Margaret Thatcher


"Gentlemen, there is nothing sweeter than success, and you boys have got it!" ~ Margaret Thatcher


"A man may climb Everest for himself, but at the summit he plants his country's flag." ~ Margaret Thatcher


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"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." ~ Margaret Thatcher



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