In politics, If you want anything said, ask a man. If you want anything done, ask a woman.
Standing in the middle of the road is very dangerous; you get knocked down by traffic from both sides.
If you just set out to be liked, you would be prepared to compromise on anything at any time, and you would achieve nothing.
People think that at the top there isn't much room. They tend to think of it as an Everest. My message is that there is tons of room at the top.
Any woman who understands the problems of running a home will be nearer to understanding the problems of running a country.
The lady's not for turning.
Standing in the middle of the road is very dangerous; you get knocked down by the traffic from both sides.
To wear your heart on your sleeve isn't a very good plan; you should wear it inside, where it functions best.
It may be the cock that crows, but it is the hen that lays the eggs.
Success is having a flair for the thing that you are doing, knowing that is not enough, that you have got to have hard work and a sense of purpose.
One only gets to the top rung of the ladder by steadily climbing up one at a time, and suddenly all sorts of powers, all sorts of abilities which you thought never belonged to you- suddenly become within your own possibility and you think, "Well, I'll have a go, too."
I've got a woman's ability to stick to a job and get on with it when everyone else walks off and leaves it.
The battle for women's rights has been largely won.
It used to be about trying to do something. Now it's about trying to be someone.
When I'm out of politics I'm going to run a business, it'll be called rent-a-spine
I always cheer up immensely if an attack is particularly wounding because I think, well, if they attack one personally, it means they have not a single political argument left.
To me, consensus seems to be the process of abandoning all beliefs, principles, values and policies. So it is something in which no one believes and to which no one objects.
If you lead a country like Britain, a strong country, a country which has taken a lead in world affairs in good times and in bad, a country that is always reliable, then you have to have a touch of iron about you.
Ought we not to ask the media to agree among themselves a voluntary code of conduct, under which they would not say or show anything which could assist the terrorists' morale or their cause while the hijack lasted.
I love argument, I love debate. I don't expect anyone just to sit there and agree with me, that's not their job.