Quotes by Margaret Thatcher

"In politics, If you want anything said, ask a man. If you want anything done, ask a woman."
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"Don't follow the crowd, let the crowd follow you."
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"Being powerful is like being a lady. If you have to tell people you are, you aren't."
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"The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money."
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"Look at a day when you are supremely satisfied at the end. It's not a day when you lounge around doing nothing; it's a day you've had everything to do and you've done it."
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Books by Margaret Thatcher

  • The Path to Power
  • 444 ratings
  • July 25th 1996 by HarperCollins

    (first published June 1st 1995)

  • Prince
  • 423 ratings
  • October 17th 2006 by HarperCollins Publishers

    (first published October 1st 2006)

  • On Europe
  • 42 ratings
  • May 18th 2017 by William Collins
Margaret Thatcher
  • Margaret Thatcher

  • Date of birth: October 13, 1925
  • Died: April 08, 2013
  • Born: in Grantham, Lincolnshire, England, The United Kingdom.

  • Description: Margaret Hilda Thatcher, Baroness Thatcher, LG, OM, PC, FRS (née Roberts) was a British politician who served as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 1979 to 1990 and Leader of the Conservative Party from 1975 to 1990. She was the first and to date only woman to hold either post.

    Born in Grantham in Lincolnshire, England, she went on to read Chemistry at Somerville College, Oxford. She was selected as Conservative candidate for Finchley in 1958 and took her seat in the House of Commons the following year. Upon the election of Edward Heath in 1970, Thatcher was appointed Secretary of State for Education and Science. In 1974, she backed Sir Keith Joseph for the Conservative party leader, but after falling short he dropped out of the race. Thatcher entered herself and became leader of the Conservative party in 1975. Among other things, she defiantly opposed the Soviet Union, and her tough-talking rhetoric gained her the nickname the "Iron Lady". As the Conservative party maintained leads in most polls, Thatcher went on to become Britain's Prime Minister in the 1979 General Election.

    Thatcher's tenure as Prime Minister was the longest since that of Lord Salisbury and was the longest continuous period in office since the tenure of Lord Liverpool who was Prime Minister in the early 19th century. She was the first woman to lead a major political party in the UK, and the first of only three women to have held any of the four great offices of state. After her resignation, she was ennobled as Baroness Thatcher, of Kesteven in the County of Lincolnshire, which entitled her to sit in the House of Lords. During her tenure as Prime Minister she was said to need just four hours' sleep a night.

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