Here are some interesting quotes the Iron Lady, Mrs. Margaret Thatcher, made during her stint as Leader of the Conservatives.
- Being prime minister is a lonely job… you cannot lead from the crowd.
- I always cheer up immensely if an attack is particularly wounding because I think, well, if they attack one personally, it means they have not a single political argument left.
- I am in politics because of the conflict between good and evil, and I believe that in the end good will triumph.
- Nothing is more obstinate than a fashionable consensus.
- One of the things being in politics has taught me is that men are not a reasoned or reasonable sex.
- Standing in the middle of the road is very dangerous; you get knocked down by the traffic from both sides.
- Of course it’s the same old story. Truth usually is the same old story.
- There can be no liberty unless there is economic liberty.
- There is no such thing as society: there are individual men and women, and there are families.
- This lady is not for turning.
- To cure the British disease with socialism was like trying to cure leukaemia with leeches.
- To me, consensus seems to be the process of abandoning all beliefs, principles, values and policies. So it is something in which no one believes and to which no one objects.
- We were told our campaign wasn’t sufficiently slick. We regard that as a compliment.
- You don’t tell deliberate lies, but sometimes you have to be evasive.
- You may have to fight a battle more than once to win it.
(ed. – This is a repost, originally appearing in By George Journal in December 2010.)