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Margaret Thatcher (1925 - 2013) was the first woman to reach the position of Prime Minister of the United Kingdom. She was born in London in 1925 as Margaret Hilda Roberts and worked as a chemist and lawyer. He married businessman Denis Thatcher in 1951 with whom he had two twin children in 1953. He was elected as a member of parliament in 1959.
He supported the laws for decriminalize homosexuality, legalize abortion and maintain capital punishment. In 1970 she was appointed Minister of Education and in 1979 she became Prime Minister. Margaret Thatcher was pointed out as a woman of strong personality which earned her the nickname "The Iron Lady".
He also wrote several books. In 2003 her husband Denis died. Margaret Thatcher died on April 8, 2013 at the age of 87 at the Ritz Hotel in London after suffering a stroke.
Famous quotes from Margaret Thatcher
Being disciplined to do what you know is right and important, but difficult, is the way to pride, self-esteem and personal satisfaction.
You may have to fight a battle more than once to win it.
When people are free to choose, they choose freedom.
It is worth knowing the enemy, especially since at some point you can have the opportunity to make him a friend.
I don't know anyone who has reached the top without working hard. That is the recipe. It will not always take you to the top, but you should get very close.
It may be the rooster who sings, but it is the chicken that lays the eggs.
Look at a day when you are extremely satisfied at the end. It is not a day when you go to bed without having done anything; It's a day when you've had a lot to do and you've done it.
Take care of your thoughts, because they will become actions. Take care of your actions, as they will become habits. Watch your habits because they will forge your personality. Take care of your personality, because it will create your destiny.
It is not the creation of wealth that is wrong, but the obsession with money.
Although the home must always be the center of life, it should not be the limit of one's ambitions. (Original by Irene Ward)
If you want something to be said, ask a man; If you want something done, ask a woman.
If my critics saw me walking on the Thames, they would say it was because I don't know how to swim.
For every idealist peacemaker willing to give up his self-defense in favor of a world free of weapons, there is at least one warrior eager to exploit the other's good intentions.
Don't follow the crowd, let the crowd follow you.
A man can climb Everest by himself, but at the top he plants the flag of his country.
He always encourages me greatly if an attack is particularly hurtful because I believe that if they attack one personally, it means they don't have a single political argument.
We want a society where people are free to make decisions, to make mistakes, to be generous and compassionate. This is what we mean by a moral society; not a society where the state is responsible for everything, and nobody is responsible for the state.
To succeed you must be selfish, or you will never achieve it. And once you reach your highest level, then you must be selfless. Stay accessible Stay in contact. Do not isolate yourself.
If you want to cut your neck, don't come ask me for a bandage.
If once again I am one against forty-eight, then I am very sorry for the forty-eight.
They have the usual socialist disease, they have run out of other people's money.
I am extraordinarily patient, as long as I achieve my purpose.
Any woman who understands the problems of running a house will be closer to understanding the problems of running a country.
I don't care how much my ministers speak, as long as they do what I say.
You don't tell lies deliberately, but sometimes you have to be evasive.
The spirit of envy can destroy; can never build.
The mission of women is not to enhance the masculine spirit, but to express the feminine; It is not to preserve a man-made world, but to create a human world by infusing the feminine element in all its activities.
We believe that everyone has the right to be different, but for us every human being is equally important.
Standing in the middle of the road is very dangerous; You are hit by traffic from both sides.
I am in politics because of the conflict between good and evil, and I believe that in the end good will triumph.
Cents do not come from heaven. They have to be won here on earth.
Usually, I decide on a man in ten seconds, and I rarely change it.
Defeat? I don't know the meaning of the word.
It is always important in matters of high politics to know what you do not know. Those who think they know, but they are wrong, and act on their mistakes, are the most dangerous people to take care of.
There is no such thing as society. There are men and women, and there are families.
I love the discussion, I love the debate. I don't expect anyone to sit there and agree with me, that's not your job.
Power is like being a lady ... if you have to tell people what you are, you are not.
There is little hope for democracy if the hearts of men and women in democratic societies cannot be motivated by something bigger than themselves.
There is much to say about trying to improve the terrain of disadvantaged people. There is nothing to say to try to create heaven on earth.
Oh, but you know, you don't achieve anything without difficulties, ever.
Constitutions should be written in hearts, not just on paper.
No one would remember the good Samaritan if he had only had good intentions; I also had money.
A week is a long time in politics.
Plan your work for today and every day, then work on your plan.
Before it was about trying to do something. Now it's about trying to be someone.
One of the great problems of our era is that we are governed by people who care more about feelings than thoughts and ideas.
If you wanted to like everyone, you would be willing to give in anything at any time, and you would not achieve anything.
Any leader must have a certain amount of steel in him, so it is not so bad that I am called the Iron Lady.
There can be no freedom unless there is economic freedom.
Topical? Yes, there are topics. The topics are there because they are true.
My policies are not based on an economic theory, but on things with which millions of people like me educated me: an honest job for an honest pay; live within your means; save for difficult times; pay your debts on time; Support the police.
I was not lucky. I deserved it.
Being free is better than not being free, always. Any politician who suggests otherwise should be treated as a suspect.
Being prime minister is a lonely job, you can't lead the crowd.
Europe was created by history. America was created by philosophy.
It is one of the great weaknesses of reasonable men and women who believe that projects that go against common sense are not serious or taken seriously.
For me it is incredibly interesting to think that the things I learned in a small town, in a very modest house, are just the things that I think have won the elections.
A world without nuclear weapons would be less stable and more dangerous for all of us.
One only reaches the last rung of the ladder constantly climbing one by one.
Freedom will destroy itself if it is not exercised within a moral framework, a set of shared beliefs, some spiritual inheritance transmitted through the Church, family and school.
I have the ability of a woman to hold on to a job and move on when everyone else leaves and leaves.