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
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
I couldn't live without work. That's what makes me so sympathetic towards those people who are unemployed. I don't know how they live without working.
Margaret Thatcher 04/05/1980
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)