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  • Margaret Thatcher: If you take the tough decisions, people will hate you today, but they will love you in generations.


  • Margaret Thatcher: One of the greatest problems of our age is that we are governed by people who care more about feelings than they do about thoughts and ideas. Now, thoughts and ideas, that interests me.


  • Margaret Thatcher: Gentlemen, shall we join the ladies...
    Margaret Thatcher: Gentlemen, shall we join the ladies?


  • Margaret Thatcher: Watch your thoughts, for they will become actions. Watch your actions, for they'll become... habits. Watch your habits for they will forge your character. Watch your character, for it will make your destiny.


  • Margaret Thatcher: Well, it used to be about trying to do something. Now it is about trying to be someone.


  • Denis Thatcher: Yes, the medicine is harsh, but the patient requires it in order to live. Should we withhold the medicine? No.
    Margaret Thatcher: Yes, the medicine is harsh, but the patient requires it in order to live. Should we withhold the medicine? No.


  • Margaret Thatcher: "if you take the tough decisions, people will hate you today, but they will love you in generations. "
    Margaret Thatcher: If you take the tough decisions, people will hate you today, but they will love you in generations.


  • Margaret Thatcher: "if you take the tough decisions, people will hate you today, but they will love you in generations. "
    Margaret Thatcher: If you take the tough decisions, people will hate you today, but they will love you in generations.


  • Denis Thatcher: Margaret Thatcher: "I don't intend to die washing a teacup." Recall that the end of the film she washes a teacup and walks away...
    Margaret Thatcher: I don't intend to die washing a teacup. [recall that the end of the film she washes a teacup and walks away]


  • Margaret Thatcher: Watch your thoughts, for they become words.Watch your words, for they become actions. Watch your actions, for they become habits. Watch your habits, for they become your character. And watch your character, for it becomes your destiny. What we think, we become. My father always said that. And I think I am fine.


  • Denis Thatcher: You can rewind your past as much as you like but you can't change it.


  • Margaret Thatcher: I may be persuaded to surrender the hat. The pearls, however, are absolutely non-negotiable.


  • Cabinet Minister: "Methinks the right honorable lady doth screech too much! If she wants us to take her seriously, she must learn to calm down!"
    Cabinet Minister: Methinks the right honorable lady doth screech too much! If she wants us to take her seriously, she must learn to calm down!
    Margaret Thatcher: "If the right honorable gentlemen could perhaps attend more closely to what I'm saying, rather than how I'm saying it, he may receive a valuable education in spite of himself!"
    Margaret Thatcher: If the right honorable gentlemen could perhaps attend more closely to what I'm saying, rather than how I'm saying it, he may receive a valuable education in spite of himself!


  • Alexander Haig: Let's face it. The Falkland islands are thousands of miles away, not many of your people there, of no social or economic importance...
    Margaret Thatcher: Like Hawaii, you mean?


  • Denis Thatcher: "Gentlemen, if we don’t cut spending we will be bankrupt. Yes, the medicine is harsh, but the patient requires it in order to live. Should we withhold the medicine? No. We are not wrong. We did not seek election and win in order to manage the decline of a great nation."
    Denis Thatcher: Gentlemen, if we don't cut spending we will be bankrupt. Yes, the medicine is harsh, but the patient requires it in order to live. Should we withhold the medicine? No. We are not wrong. We did not seek election and win in order to manage the decline of a great nation.


  • Margaret Thatcher: It used to be about trying to do something. Now it's about trying to be someone.


  • Margaret Thatcher: "We will stand on principle, or we will not stand at all."
    Margaret Thatcher: We will stand on principle, or we will not stand at all.


  • Margaret Thatcher: A person's life has to mean something
    Margaret Thatcher: A person's life has to mean something.


  • Margaret Thatcher: One must be brave if one is to take the wheel.


  • Margaret Thatcher: Economics is just like managing your household.


  • Margaret Thatcher: The Falkland Islands belong to Britain and I want them back!


  • Margaret Thatcher: With all due respect sir, I have done battle, every single day of my life.


  • Margaret Thatcher: A Crime is a Crime is a Crime
    Margaret Thatcher: A crime is a crime is a crime


  • Margaret Thatcher: It's time to get up! It's time go to work! It's time to put the great, back into Great Britain!


  • Margaret Thatcher: Watch your thoughts for they become words. Watch your words for they become actions. Watch your actions for they become...habits. Watch your habits, for they become your character. And watch your character, for it becomes your destiny! What we think we become. My father always said that...and I think I am fine.
    Margaret Thatcher: Watch your thoughts for they become words. Watch your words for they become actions. Watch your actions for they become...habits. Watch your habits, for they become your character. And watch your character, for it becomes your destiny! What we think we become. My father always said that... and I think I am fine.


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