Remembering My Moment with Lady Thatcher
From her views on being a woman in a very male world (“If you want something said, ask a man. If you want something done, ask a woman”), to her reputation as Britain’s Iron Lady (“I love argument. I love debate. I don’t expect anyone just to sit there and agree with me – that’s not their job”) – Thatcher’s career can be tracked through her many quotes, which have gone down in history.
I loved this article on a reader’s personal interaction with Thatcher. I am also a bit dismayed on the rise of the, “Ding Dong, the Witch is Dead” on the musical charts. Whatever your beliefs on her politics or personal life, I personally believe it is distasteful and inappropriate.
“The Iron Lady” didn’t always have my support in her official decisions, but she has my respect. Here are some of my favorite quotes from her time in power:
“I love argument. I love debate. I don’t expect anyone just to sit there and agree with me – that’s not their job.”
“Being powerful is like being a lady. If you have to tell people you are, you aren’t.”
“Disciplining yourself to do what you know is right and important, although difficult, is the high road to pride, self-esteem, and personal satisfaction.”
“What is success? I think it is a mixture of having a flair for the thing that you are doing; knowing that it is not enough, that you have got to have hard work and a certain sense of purpose.”
“If you want something said, ask a man; if you want something done, ask a woman.”