Memorable Quotes from Margaret Thatcher
"If you want something said, ask a man; if you want something done, ask a woman." -- May 20, 1965
"To those waiting with bated breath for that favorite media catchphrase, the 'U' turn, I have only one thing to say. 'You turn if you want to. The lady's not for turning.' I say that not only to you but to our friends overseas and also to those who are not our friends." -- Oct. 1980
"You don't win by just being against things, you only win by being for things and making your message perfectly clear." -- Feb. 11, 1975
"I am extraordinarily patient, provided I get my own way in the end." -- House of Commons, March 31, 1982
"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 1979
"There is no week, nor day, nor hour, when tyranny may not enter upon this country, if the people lose their supreme confidence in themselves, and lose their roughness and spirit of defiance. Tyranny may always enter—there is no charm or bar against it." -- July 19, 1984
"Economics are the method; the object is to change the heart and soul." May 1, 1981
"There is no such thing as society. There are individual men and women, and there are families." -- Oct. 31, 1987
"If you just set out to be liked, you would be prepared to compromise on anything at any time and you would achieve nothing." -- May 3, 1989
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