The video above is from Margaret Thatcher’s last House of Commons Speech on November 22, 1990, where she addresses income inequality and a single European currency.
Here are some Margaret Thatcher quotes:
“The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people’s money.”
“Do you know that one of the great problems of our age is that we are governed by people who care more about feelings than they do about thoughts and ideas.”
“I think we’ve been through a period where too many people have been given to understand that if they have a problem, it’s the government’s job to cope with it. ‘I have a problem, I’ll get a grant.’ ‘I’m homeless, the government must house me.’ 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 neighbor. People have got the entitlements too much in mind, without the obligations. There’s no such thing as entitlement, unless someone has first met an obligation.”
“No one would remember the Good Samaritan if he’d only had good intentions; he had money as well.”