Saturday, March 24, 2012

8 Quotes from Margaret Thatcher applicable to Entrepreneurs


Words can be inspirational particularly when spoken by a public or business figure that has achieved something unique.  Here are eight quotes from Margaret Thatcher, the first woman Prime Minister, and longest serving Prime Minister (1979-1990) of Great Britain.  I think each of these quotes has direct applicability to the life of an entrepreneur.

Disciplining yourself to do what you know is right and important, although difficult, is the highroad to pride, self-esteem, and personal satisfaction.

I do not know anyone who has got to the top without hard work. That is the recipe. It will not always get you to the top, but should get you pretty near.

I love argument, I love debate. I don't expect anyone just to sit there and agree with me, that's not their job.

If you set out to be liked, you would be prepared to compromise on anything at any time, and you would achieve nothing.

It pays to know the enemy - not least because at some time you may have the opportunity to turn him into a friend.

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.

Plan your work for today and every day, then work your plan.

You may have to fight a battle more than once to win it.

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