"I am extraordinarily patient, provided I get my own way in the end."
"Let us not seek the Republican answer or the Democratic answer, but the right answer. Let us not seek to fix the blame for the past. Let us accept our own responsibility for the future."Margaret Thatcher on John F. Kennedy
"Suppose you were an idiot, and suppose you were a member of Congress but I repeat myself."Margaret Thatcher on Mark Twain
"One of the penalties for refusing to participate in politics is that you end up being governed by your inferiors."Margaret Thatcher on Plato
"If you put the federal government in charge of the Sahara Desert, in 5 years there'd be a shortage of sand."Margaret Thatcher on Milton Friedman
"It is enough that the people know there was an election. The people who cast the votes decide nothing. The people who count the votes decide everything."Margaret Thatcher on Joseph Stalin
"To wear your heart on your sleeve isn't a very good plan you should wear it inside, where it functions best."
"I like Mr. Gorbachev, we can do business together."
"I usually make up my mind about a man in ten seconds, and I very rarely change it."
"The battle for women's rights has been largely won."
"It's a funny old world."