Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Great Thatcherisms . . .

An amazing lady passed away yesterday, the former research chemist turned barrister and then later, British Prime Minister serving from 1979 to 1990. She was nick-named the "Iron Lady" because of her uncompromising political views and leadership style.  In honor of the passing of the great Iron Lady, Margaret Thatcher, here are 16 of the best Thatcherisms:


“If you want something said, ask a man. If you want something done, ask a woman.”

“If you just set out to be liked, you would be prepared to compromise on anything at any time, and yu would achieve nothing.”

“I’m extraordinarily patient provided I get my own way in the end.”


“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.”

“I am in politics because of the conflict between good and evil, and I believe that in the end good will triumph.”

“Do you think you would ever have heard of Christianity if the Apostles had gone out and said, ‘I believe in consensus?’”

“Standing in the middle of the road is very dangerous; you get knocked down by the traffic from both sides.”


“If my critics saw me walking over the Thames they would say it was because I couldn’t swim.”


“Defeat? I do not recognize the meaning of the word.”


“We want a society where people are free to make choices, to make mistakes, to be generous and compassionate. This is what we mean by a moral society; not a society where the state is responsible for everything, and no one is responsible for the state.”


“The woman’s mission is not to enhance the masculine spirit, but to express the feminine; hers is not to preserve a man-made world, but to create a human world by the infusion of the feminine element into all of its activities.”

“I owe nothing to Women’s Lib.”

“Being powerful is like being a lady. If you have to tell people you are, you aren’t.”


“Europe will never be like America. Europe is a product of history. America is a product of philosophy.”


“Socialist governments traditionally do make a financial mess. They always run out of other people’s money. It’s quite characteristic of them.”

“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."

(taken from the article by Becket Adams on TheBlaze.com)

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