You can have all the ambitions in the world, but if you don't have the money to carry them out then they're just so much pipe smoke.
Helen Liddell 2001
Object to merit and distinction, and you're setting your face against quality, independence, originality, genius against all the richness and variety of life. When you hold back the successful, you penalize those who need help.
The desire to win is born in most of us. The will to win is a matter of training. The manner of winning is a matter of honour.
Denis Thatcher 1993
I suppose I was about 20, and a crowd of us had been to a village hop and came back to make midnight cups of coffee. I was in the kitchen helping to dish up and having a fierce argument with one of the boys in the crowd when someone else interrupted to say: 'Of course Margaret, you will go into politics won't you?' I stopped dead. Suddenly it was crystalised for me. I knew.
Margaret Thatcher 1961