35 Inspirational Margaret Thatcher Quotes On Success

35 Inspirational Margaret Thatcher Quotes On Success

Margaret Hilda Thatcher, Baroness Thatcher, LG, OM, DStJ, PC, FRS, HonFRSC was a British stateswoman who served as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 1979 to 1990 and Leader of the Conservative Party from 1975 to 1990. She was the longest-serving British prime minister of the 20th century and the first woman to hold that office. A Soviet journalist dubbed her the “Iron Lady”, a nickname that became associated with her uncompromising politics and leadership style. As prime minister, she implemented policies that became known as Thatcherism. Thatcher studied chemistry at Somerville College, Oxford, and worked briefly as a research chemist, before becoming a barrister. She was elected Member of Parliament for Finchley in 1959. Edward Heath appointed her Secretary of State for Education and Science in his 1970–74 government. In 1975, she defeated Heath in the Conservative Party leadership election to become Leader of the Opposition, the first woman to lead a major political party in the United Kingdom, and the first woman to hold one of the Great Offices of State. On becoming prime minister after winning the 1979 general election, Thatcher introduced a series of economic policies intended to reverse high unemployment and Britain’s struggles in the wake of the Winter of Discontent and an ongoing recession. Her political philosophy and economic policies emphasised deregulation (particularly of the financial sector), flexible labour markets, the privatisation of state-owned companies, and reducing the power and influence of trade unions. Her popularity in her first years in office waned amid recession and rising unemployment, until victory in the 1982 Falklands War and the recovering economy brought a resurgence of support, resulting in her landslide re-election in 1983. She survived an assassination attempt by the Provisional IRA in the 1984 Brighton hotel bombing and achieved a political victory against the National Union of Mineworkers in the 1984–85 miners’ strike. May these Margaret Thatcher Quotes On Success inspire you to take action so that you may live your dreams.

1. “Don’t follow the crowd, let the crowd follow you.” Margaret Thatcher

2. “The government has no money of its own. It’s all your money.” Margaret Thatcher

3. “If you set out to be liked, you will accomplish nothing.” Margaret Thatcher

4. “What we should grasp, however, from the lessons of European history is that, first, there is nothing necessarily benevolent about programmes of European integration; second, the desire to achieve grand utopian plans often poses a grave threat to freedom; and third, European unity has been tried before, and the outcome was far from happy.” Margaret Thatcher

5. “You don’t win by just being against things, you only win by being for things and making your message perfectly clear.” Margaret Thatcher

6. “Each generation has to stand up for democracy. It can’t take anything for granted and may have to fight fundamental battles anew.” Margaret Thatcher

7. “Life’s greatest reward is life itself.” Margaret Thatcher

8. “We will stand on principle or we will not stand at all.” Margaret Thatcher

9. “The Labour Party believes in turning workers against owners; we believe in turning workers into owners.” Margaret Thatcher

10. “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

11. “The first step in calculating which way to go is to find out where you are.” Margaret Thatcher

12. “There is no such thing as society: there are individual men and women, and there are families.” Margaret Thatcher

13. “Individualism has come in for an enormous amount of criticism over the years. It still does. It is widely assumed to be synonymous with selfishness, But the main reason why so many people in power have always disliked individualism is because it is individualists who are ever keenest to prevent the abuse of authority.” Margaret Thatcher

14. “Disciplining yourself to do what you know is right and important, although difficult, is the highroad to pride, self-esteem, and personal satisfaction.” Margaret Thatcher

15. “That nations that have gone for equality, like Communism, have neither freedom nor justice nor equality, they’ve the greatest inequalities of all, the privileges of the politicians are far greater compared with the ordinary folk than in any other country. The nations that have gone for freedom, justice and independence of people have still freedom and justice, and they have far more equality between their people, far more respect for each individual than the other nations. Go my way. You will get freedom and justice and much less difference between people than you do in the Soviet Union.” Margaret Thatcher

16. “Marxists get up early to further their cause. We must get up even earlier to defend our freedom.” Margaret Thatcher

17. “When I’m out of politics I’m going to run a business, it’ll be called rent-a-spine.” Margaret Thatcher

18. “Many of our troubles are due to the fact that our people turn to politicians for everything.” Margaret Thatcher

19. “Socialists cry “Power to the people”, and raise the clenched fist as they say it. We all know what they really mean – power over people, power to the State.” Margaret Thatcher

20. “When you hold back the successful, you penalize those who need help.” Margaret Thatcher

21. “Communist regimes were not some unfortunate aberration, some historical deviation from a socialist ideal. They were the ultimate expression, unconstrained by democratic and electoral pressures, of what socialism is all about. In short, the state [is] everything and the individual nothing.” Margaret Thatcher

22. “Do you know that one of the great problems of our age is that we are governed by people who care more about feelings than they do about thoughts and ideas.” Margaret Thatcher

23. “Socialists have always spent much of their time seeking new titles for their beliefs, because the old versions so quickly become outdated and discredited.” Margaret Thatcher

24. “Let us never forget this fundamental truth: the State has no source of money other than money which people earn themselves. If the State wishes to spend more it can do so only by borrowing your savings or by taxing you more. It is no good thinking that someone else will pay – that ‘someone else’ is you. There is no such thing as public money; there is only taxpayers’ money.” Margaret Thatcher

25. “The price of freedom is still, and always will be, eternal vigilance.” Margaret Thatcher

26. “A man who, beyond the age of 26, finds himself on a bus can count himself as a failure.” Margaret Thatcher

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

28. “Power is like being a lady, if you have to tell people you are, you aren’t.” Margaret Thatcher

29. “There are too many people who imagine that there is something sophisticated about always believing the best of those who hate your country, and the worst of those who defend it.” Margaret Thatcher

30. “Communism produces neither dignity nor prosperity. It takes all power away from the people and places it in the hands of a self-appointed elite. And because it distorts and manipulates the distinctive talents of individuals rather than letting those talents flourish, it prevents progress and prosperity.” Margaret Thatcher

31. “I always cheer up immensely if an attack is particularly wounding because I think, well, if they attack one personally, it means they have not a single political argument left.” Margaret Thatcher

32. “My policies are based not on some economics theory, but on things I and millions like me were brought up with: an honest day’s work for an honest day’s pay; live within your means; put by a nest egg for a rainy day; pay your bills on time; support the police.” Margaret Thatcher

33. “The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other peoples’ money.” Margaret Thatcher

34. “Freedom is not synonymous with an easy life. There are many difficult things about freedom: It does not give you safety, it creates moral dilemmas for you; it requires self-discipline; it imposes great responsibilities; but such is the nature of Man and in such consists his glory and salvation.” Margaret Thatcher

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

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