Best Margaret Thatcher quotes About leadership & socialism: Margaret Hilda Roberts, later known as Margaret Thatcher was born in a small town in Lincolnshire England on 13th October 1925. In 1943 she enrolled at Oxford University and studied Chemistry. In the year 1946 Margaret joined Union Conservative Association and also became president of the organization. Before becoming a barrister, she studied chemistry at Somerville College at Oxford and also worked as a chemist. On 11th February 1975, she became the Conservative Party leader and also the leader of the opposition.
Margaret became the first prime minister of Britain and she was also the longest-running prime minister since 1827. She was given a nickname, the Iron Lady due to her strong will and firm stand in her political beliefs. She strongly believed that the trade unions were harmful to both public and ordinary trade unionists. She firmly believed in cut social welfare, free capitalism, and privatized a few state-owned companies. During her tenure, she also faced cut trade union power, Falklands War, and initiated the unpopular poll tax. She introduced a first bill that allowed the media to cover local government meetings. She slowly worked her way climbing the ladder in politics and defeated former Prime Minister Edward Heath in 1975.
In 1979 her first foreign policy crisis came with the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan. Based on their shared distrust of communism she became closely aligned with the cold war policies of US President Ronald Reagan. However, her popularity decreased while trying to implement a free-rate local tax, and thereby in 1990, she announced her resignation. After leaving the premiership she returned to the backbenches as a constituency parliamentarian.
She became a famous politician in British history mainly due to her amazing determination, leadership qualities, policies, and actions. Here are 15 best Margaret Thatcher quotes to boost your confidence and determination.
If you set out to be liked, you would be prepared to compromise on anything at any time, and you would achieve nothing. – Margaret Thatcher
A man may climb Everest for himself, but at the summit he plants his country’s flag. – Margaret Thatcher
If you want something said, ask a man; if you want something done, ask a woman. – Margaret Thatcher
Any woman who understands the problems of running a home will be nearer to understanding the problems of running a country. – Margaret Thatcher
To cure the British disease with socialism was like trying to cure leukaemia with leeches. – Margaret Thatcher
Standing in the middle of the road is very dangerous; you get knocked down by the traffic from both sides. – Margaret Thatcher
You and I come by road or rail, but economists travel on infrastructure. – Margaret Thatcher
Don’t follow the crowd, let the crowd follow you. – Margaret Thatcher
There are still people in my party who believe in consensus politics. I regard them as Quislings, as traitors… I mean it. – Margaret Thatcher
I am in politics because of the conflict between good and evil, and I believe that in the end good will triumph. – Margaret Thatcher
Oh, but you know, you do not achieve anything without trouble, ever. – Margaret Thatcher
You may have to fight a battle more than once to win it. – Margaret Thatcher
When people are free to choose, they choose freedom. – Margaret Thatcher
There is much to be said for trying to improve some disadvantaged people’s lot. There is nothing to be said for trying to create heaven on earth. – Margaret Thatcher
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. – Margaret Thatcher
Power is like being a lady… if you have to tell people you are, you aren’t. – Margaret Thatcher
The spirit of envy can destroy; it can never build. – Margaret Thatcher
Do you know that one of the great problems of our age is that we are governed by people who care more about feelings than they do about thoughts and ideas. – Margaret Thatcher
And what a prize we have to fight for: no less than the chance to banish from our land the dark divisive clouds of Marxist socialism. – Margaret Thatcher
Europe was created by history. America was created by philosophy. – Margaret Thatcher
A world without nuclear weapons would be less stable and more dangerous for all of us. – Margaret Thatcher
I do not know anyone who has got to the top without hard work. That is the recipe. It will not always get you to the top, but should get you pretty near. – Margaret Thatcher
If you want to cut your own throat, don’t come to me for a bandage. – Margaret Thatcher
I usually make up my mind about a man in ten seconds, and I very rarely change it. – Margaret Thatcher
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 when you’ve had everything to do, and you’ve done it. – Margaret Thatcher
There is no such thing as society: there are individual men and women, and there are families. – Margaret Thatcher