Margaret Thatcher (f. 1925) er ein britisk politikar som var den første kvinnelege statsministeren i Storbritannia (1979–1990).
Nokre av utsegnene til Thatcher er blitt særs kjende i Storbritannia, nærast som munnhell.
Opphavleg mål: Engelsk
Kontekst: Reacting to doubt over her economic policies at a Conservative Party Conference (10 October, 1980)
A play on The Lady's Not for Burning, a 1948 play by Christopher Fry about a witchcraft trial.
«The lady's not for turning.»
(Interview 23 September 1987, as quoted in by Douglas Keay, Woman's Own, 31 October 1987, pp. 8–10. )
They're casting their problem on society. And, you know, there is no such thing as society. There are individual men and women, and there are families. And no government can do anything except through people, and people must look to themselves first. It's our duty to look after ourselves and then, also to look after our neighbour. People have got the entitlements too much in mind, without the obligations, because there is no such thing as an entitlement unless someone has first met an obligation(transcript of the interview at the Margaret Thatcher Foundation website)»
«There is no such thing as society.»
- A country's wealth need not depend on natural resources, it may even ultimately benefit from their absence
- The greatest resource of all is Man
- What government has to do is to set the framework for human talent to flourish.»
«Den størse ressursen av alle er Mennesket.»