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Successful entrepreneurship is ultimately a matter of flair. But there is also a fund of practical knowledge to be acquired and, of course, the right legal and financial framework has to be provided for productive enterprise to develop.
 

The battle for women's rights has largely been won.
[Women]
 

The fightback begins now!
 

The greatest resource of all is Man.
 

The habit of ubiquitous interventionism, combining pinprick strikes by precision weapons with pious invocations of high principle, would lead us into endless difficulties. Interventions must be limited in number and overwhelming in their impact.
 

The lady's not for turning.
[Politics]
 

The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other peoples' money.
 

The trouble with you John, is that your spine does not reach your brain.
 

The West as a whole in the early 1990s became obsessed with a 'peace dividend' that would be spent over and over again on any number of soft-hearted and sometimes soft-headed causes. Politicians forgot that the only real peace dividend is peace.
 

There are still people in my party who believe in consensus politics. I regard them as Quislings, as traitors... I mean it.
 

There can be no liberty unless there is economic liberty.
 

There is no such thing as society: there are individual men and women, and there are families.
 

They are casting their problems at society. And, you know, there's 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 after themselves first. It is our duty to look after ourselves and then, also, to look after our neighbours.
 

This lady is not for turning.
 

To cure the British disease with socialism was like trying to cure leukaemia with leeches.
 

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.
 

To those waiting with bated breath for that favourite media catchphrase, the U-turn, I have only one thing to say: You turn if you want to. The lady's not for turning.
 

To wear your heart on your sleeve isn't a very good plan; you should wear it inside, where it functions best.
[History]
 

U-turn if you want to.  This lady's not for turning.
 

Victorian values... were the values when our country became great.
 


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