Margaret Thatcher (1925-2013): “I fight on. I fight to win.”

Here are some of my favorite Margaret Thatcher quotations. No. 15 is the best of the lot:

  1. “No one would have remembered the Good Samaritan if he’d only had good intentions. He had money as well.”
  2. “I owe nothing to women’s lib.”
  3. “There is no such thing as Society. There are individual men and women, and there are families.”
  4. “To cure the British disease with socialism was like trying to cure leukemia with leeches.”
  5. “To me, consensus seems to be the process of abandoning all beliefs, principles, values and policies. So it is something in which no one believes and to which no one objects.”
  6. “Standing in the middle of the road is very dangerous; you get knocked down by the traffic from both sides.”
  7. “We want a society where people are free to make choices, 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 no one is responsible for the state.”
  8. “It is not the creation of wealth that is wrong, but the love of money for its own sake.”
  9. “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.”
  10. “Children who need to be taught to respect traditional moral values are being taught that they have an inalienable right to be gay.”
  11. “I fight on. I fight to win.”
  12. “It is a great night. It is the end of Socialism.”
  13. “If you just set out to be liked, you will be prepared to compromise on anything at anytime, and would achieve nothing.”
  14. “When I’m out of politics I’m going to run a business, it’ll be called rent-a-spine.”
  15. “If my critics saw me walking over the Thames they would say it was because I couldn’t swim.”
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