A world without nuclear weapons would be less stable and more dangerous for all of us.
Do you know that one of the great problems of our age is that we are governed by people who care more about feelings than they do about thoughts and ideas.
If you just set out to be liked, you would be prepared to compromise on anything at any time, and you would achieve nothing.
And I will go on criticising Socialism, and opposing Socialism because it is bad for Britain (...) It's the Labour Government that have brought us record peace-time taxation. They've got the usual Socialist disease – they've run out of other people's money.
I am in politics because of the conflict between good and evil, and I believe that in the end good will triumph.
It may be the cock that crows, but it is the hen that lays the eggs.
I just owe almost everything to my father and it's passionately interesting for me that the things that I learned in a small town, in a very modest home, are just the things that I believe have won the election.
Any leader has to have a certain amount of steel in them, so I am not that put out being called the Iron Lady.
This lady is not for turning.
No woman in my time will be prime minister or chancellor or foreign secretary - not the top jobs. Anyway, I wouldn't want to be prime minister; you have to give yourself 100 percent.
Of course it's the same old story. Truth usually is the same old story.
I seem to smell the stench of appeasement in the air.
They might have beaten us at our national sport, but we managed to beat them at their national sport twice in the 20th century.
I don't think there will be a woman prime minister in my lifetime.
Socialists are happy until they run out of other people's money.
Every family should have the right to spend their money, after tax, as they wish, and not as the government dictates. Let us extend choice, extend the will to choose and the chance to choose.
Don't follow the crowd, let the crowd follow you.
I usually make up my mind about a man in ten seconds, and I very rarely change it.
Look at a day when you are supremely satisfied at the end. It's not a day when you lounge around doing nothing; it's when you've had everything to do, and you've done it.
The spirit of envy can destroy; it can never build.
I'm not hard, I'm frightfully soft. But I will not be hounded.