Thatcher in her own words: Quotes from the Iron Lady

Margaret Thatcher in 1984. Credit: Reuters

Former Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher has been remembered as a pioneering stateswoman, and inspirational leader, and a skilled orator who used her sharp tongue to silence her many critics and delight her many fans.

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Here are some of her most famous quotes.

On being a woman:

On being the Iron Lady:

On votes:

On terrorism:

On her cabinet: