died Monday at the age of age of 87.
She was Britain’s first female prime minister 1979 -1990.
Margaret Thatcher's bluntness, strong character, sharpness and sternness were reflected in the words that helped earn her the nickname the Iron Lady.
Some of my favourite Margaret Thatcher quotes:
"If you want something said, ask a man. If you want something done, ask a woman." 1965 speech
"Pennies don’t fall from heaven — they have to be earned here on Earth." November 1979 at a banquet
"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." October 1980, Conservative Party conference
"My policies are based not on some economics theory, but on things I and millions like me were brought up with: an honest day’s work for an honest day’s pay, live within your means, put by a nest egg for a rainy day, pay your bills on time, support the police." September 1981 interview
"Defeat? I do not recognize the meaning of the word." April 1982, start of the Falklands War
"I am extraordinarily patient, provided I get my own way in the end." April 4, 1989, in the Observer