Long before “The Iron Chef” was the buzz, the world had the “Iron Lady” Margaret Thatcher. The first woman to serve as prime minister of Great Britain passed away Monday after suffering a stroke. She is being remembered around the world as a pioneer for women and politics. Some have called Lady Thatcher divisive and influential, noting her communication style and leadership.
The Guardian described the 87-year-old as “the most dominant British prime minister since Winston Churchill in 1940 and a global champion of the late 20th century free market economic revival.”
Thatcher, a conservative and close ally of President Ronald Reagan, served from 1979 until 1990. She was the longest-serving prime minister of the postwar era.
Here are seven quotes that capture the essence of Mrs. Thatcher’s philosophy, values, and communication.
1. “Of course, it is the same old story. Truth usually is the same old story.”
2. “In politics if you want anything said, ask a man. If you want anything done, ask a woman.”