'If you want something said, ask a man; if you want something done, ask a woman.' (People magazine in 1975 in de rubriek 'In politics').
'I am not a consensus politician. I'm a conviction politician.' (Tijdens een toespraak voor de Conservatieve Partij in 1975).
'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.' (Naar aanleiding van een toespraak in 1980 voor de Conservatieve Partij).
'You may have to fight a battle more than once to win it.'
'I love argument. I love debate. I don't expect anyone just to sit there and agree with me - that's not their job.' (1980).
'The problem with socialism is that eventually you run out of other people's money.' (In een televisie-interview voor het programma This Week van 5 februari 1976).
'No one would remember the Good Samaritan if he'd only had good intentions; he had money as well.' (1980).
'I don't mind how much my ministers talk, as long as they do what I say.' (1980).
'I want my money back!' (in 1980 tijdens een bijeenkomst van de Europese Unie in Dublin).
'Any woman who understands the problems of running a home will be nearer to understanding the problems of running a country.' (1979, het jaar dat ze premier werd).
'Home is where you come to when you've got nothing better to do.' (mei 1991, zes maanden nadat ze Downing Street verlaten had).
'The feminists hate me, don't they? And I don't blame them. For I hate feminism. It is poison.' (1983).
'Where there is discord, may we bring harmony. Where there is error, may we bring truth. Where there is doubt, may we bring faith. And where there is despair, may we bring hope.' (10 oktober 1980).
'Being powerful is like being a lady. If you have to tell people you are, you aren't.'
'Defeat; I do not recognize the meaning of the word!' (Thatchers reactie op de kwestie rond de Falkland-eilanden).
'I don't think there will be a woman prime minister in my lifetime.' (1969, in de oppositie als partijleider voor de Conservatieven).
'I like Mr Gorbachev. We can do business together.' (In een BBC-interview op 17 december 1984).
'On my way here I passed a local cinema and it turns out you were expecting me after all, for the billboards read: The Mummy Returns.' (22 mei 2001).
'Economics are the method; the object is to change the heart and soul.' (1 mei 1981 The Sunday Times).
'Pennies don't fall from heaven, they have to be earned here on earth.' (op een liefdadigheidsdiner op 12 november 1979).
'I fight on. I fight to win.' (21 november 1990).
'A world without nuclear weapons would be less stable and more dangerous for all of us.'
'It is a great night. It is the end of socialism.' (19 april 1992).
'I usually make up my mind about men in ten seconds and I very rarely change it.'
'We're leaving Downing Street for the last time after eleven-and-a-half wonderful years, and we're very happy that we leave the United Kingdom in a very, very much better state than when we came.' (Tijdens haar afscheid als premier).