231 Quotes filtered by Margaret Thatcher
I applaud strong government, but not overweening government sustained by cronies, ciphers and a personality cult.
Margaret Thatcher 06/2001
On the Blair government.
Category: New Labour
Gracious...I haven't paid my bill. Good Conservatives always pay their bills. Not like the Socialists who run up other people's bills.
Margaret Thatcher 05/2001
Category: 2001 General Election
Oh, those poor shopkeepers.
Margaret Thatcher 1981
On the Toxteth riots.
It's a funny olf world.
Margaret Thatcher 22/11/1990
At the Cabinet meeting announcing her resignation.
The cock may crow but it's the hen that lays the egg.
I don't mind how much my ministers talk as long as they do what I say.
Margaret Thatcher 27/01/1980
Category: Art of Government
It must be a conviction Government. As Prime Minister I could not waste time having internal arguments.
Margaret Thatcher 25/02/1979
With regard to opinion in the Thatcher household, the Prime Minister does not have a monopoly on opinion.
Margaret Thatcher 20/01/1980
Category: Margaret Thatcher (quotes about)
I usually make up my mind about a man in ten seconds and I very rarely change it.
Margaret Thatcher 1970
Category: Men & Chauvenism
The Prime Minister is stealing our clothes but he is going to look pretty ridiculous walking around in mine.
Margaret Thatcher 1974
Let's make it clear: the Conservative Party has no plans for new NHS charges.
Margaret Thatcher 18/04/1979
Category: Health Issues
We should see to it that our people are steeped in a real knowledge and understanding of our national culture.
Margaret Thatcher 05/1980
Category: English Identity
I am extraordinarily patient, provided I get my own way in the end.
Margaret Thatcher 04/04/1982
There is nothing inevitable about rising unemployment.
Margaret Thatcher 19/04/1979
Many of our troubles are due to the fact that our people turn to politicians for everything.
Category: Politicians (as a species)
I remain totally convinced that when children are young, however busy we may be with the practical duties inside the home, themost important thing of all is to devbote enoughh time and care to their needs and problems.
Margaret Thatcher 1982
To accuse me of being too inflexible is poppycock.
Margaret Thatcher 01/11/1981
We are not in politics to ignore peoples' worries, we are in politics to deal with them.
Category: Politics is...
I hope we shall see more ande more women combining marriage and a career. Prejudice against this dual role is not confined to men. I regret to say, it comes from our own sex.
Margaret Thatcher 1952
Yes, I can give you exaqmples of companies where employees have struck themselve out of jobs. And I have to say tothem, don't blame your unemployment on me. It's your fault.
Margaret Thatcher 05/05/1981