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Ten of Margaret Thatcher's best quotes

08 APRIL 2013

HELLO! Online looks back at some of Margaret Thatcher's key quotes from her remarkable career in politics. Here are ten of the best snippets from Britain's first female prime minister.

"I started out in life with two great advantages: No money and good parents."

"I am extraordinarily patient, provided I get my own way in the end."

"Don't follow the crowd, let the crowd follow you."

 



"Being powerful is like being a lady. If you have to tell people you are, you aren't."

"Any woman who understands the problems of running a home will be nearer to understanding the problems of running a country."

"I don't think there will be a woman prime minister in my lifetime." – she said as education secretary in 1973.

"To those waiting with bated breath for that favourite media catchphrase, the U-turn, I have only one thing to say: You turn if you want to. The lady's not for turning."

"There's no such thing as society. There are individual men and women and there are families."

"If you want something said, ask a man. If you want something done, ask a woman."

"If you set out to be liked, you would be prepared to compromise on anything at any time, and you would achieve nothing."

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