[Tatcher's Quotations Walk (English / Japanese)] The spirit of self-help efforts as a pillar of nation-building

Margaret Thatcher was the first female Prime Minister of the United Kingdom and was in charge of the government for 11 years.

She was known as the "Iron Lady" because of her strong personality and her willingness to carry out her will if she thought it would lead to the happiness of the people.

While she stabilized the British economy at the time, she was also perverted and antagonized for promoting policies that were disadvantageous to the poor, and even after her death, her policies have been controversial.

This article will introduce some of Thatcher's quotes, taking into account her background.

Thatcher's Quotes

Thatcher's Quotes 1) Road to the Top

⭐ 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.

私は努力なしにトップに立った人を知りません。努力がそのこつです。努力がいつもあなたをトップに導くわけではありませんが、かなり近くまで導くでしょう。

(『マーガレット・サッチャー―「鉄の女」の生き方』カトリーヌ キュラン
彩流社より)

There are qualities of Thatcher's soul, but from an early age, she was taught "the spirit of self-responsibility and self-help" by her respected father, who was also a politician.

It became "one of the foundations of her way of thinking" that would carry her through life.

Thatcher's quot 2) How to be successful 

⭐ What is success? I think it is a mixture of having a flair for the thing that you are doing; knowing that it is not enough, that you have got to have hard work and a certain sense of purpose.

⭐成功には素質も必要でしょう。しかし、それだけでは十分でないことを自覚し、目的を持って努力しなければ、成功は得られません。

(『新しい日本―サッチャーからの提言』PHP研究所より)

Thatcher's goal was to make the people happy. Love of people, dreams, ideals and romance are the driving forces for success.

Thatcher's Quotes 3) About Money

⭐Pennies don't fall from heaven — they have to be earned here on Earth.

⭐お金は天から降ってこない。地上で稼ぎ出さねばならない。

(『人生はニャンとかなる!2冊合本版』水野敬也・長沼直樹 ミズノオフィスより)

Thatcher pursued policies that would allow people who work hard and strive to live a good life and succeed.

Thatcher's Quotes 4) The strength of love

⭐I am extraordinarily patient, provided I get my own way in the end.

⭐最終的に自分の思い通りになるなら、私はいくらでも忍耐強くなれる。

(The Wall Street Journal 2013・4・ 9 より)

What I mean by "getting my own way" here is "making the country a better place". This shows the steel-like strength of will of love that is able to endure anything for that purpose.

Thatcher's quote 5) To achieve.

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

⭐ 好かれようとしているだけなら、いつでも何でも妥協する用意があり、何も達成しないだろう。

(『不安な未来を生き抜く知恵は、歴史名言が教えてくれる 「明日を変える力」を磨く55の言葉  SB新書 竹中 平蔵著より

It explains the essential concept for leaders that in order to improve the country, there are certain things that must be done decisively even if people around you don't like them.

In order to gain votes in elections, people must like you, but Thatcher disliked politics that would greatly corrupt the people, just as giving treats only to small children would eventually corrupt their bodies.

Thatcher's Quotes 6) A politician of conviction

⭐ I am not a consensus politician. I’m a conviction politician.

⭐私は意見の一致を求める政治家ではない。信念の政治家だ。

(「私は信念の政治家」、サッチャー元英首相語録 ロイター

Thatcher was resolute in promoting policies that she was convinced would benefit the people, without being swayed by the opinions of those around her.

Thatcher's quote 7)My job is to...

⭐My job is to stop Britain going red.

⭐私の仕事は英国が共産主義に向かうのを防ぐこと。

(映画『マーガレット・サッチャー 鉄の女の涙』より)

Those who are clearly vulnerable in the safety net must be helped.

However, Thatcher believed that it would be wrong for those who are not to live the same life as those who are working hard and those who are not, in the name of uniform equality.

Thatcher's quote 8) Days of battle

⭐I have done battle every single day of my life.

⭐私が戦わなかった日など一日たりともありません。

(TSUTAYA News2016・10・26東京国際映画祭オープニングイベント記事より)

In addition to rescuing Britain from corruption to development by articulating the spirit of self-help, she also became prime minister at a time when there were almost no female members of parliament, so it must have been a continuous battle.

This battle was both a battle of ideas and a battle with herself.

Thatcher's Quotes 9) How to change your destiny

⭐Watch your thoughts, for they become words. Watch your words, for they become actions. Watch your actions, for they become habits. Watch your habits, for they become character. Watch your character, for it becomes your destiny.

⭐考えは言葉となり、言葉は行動となり、行動は習慣となり、習慣は人格となり、人格は運命となる。

(From the movie "Margaret Thatcher: Tears of an Iron Lady". It is introduced as the words that Thatcher was taught by her father. This quote is also famous as Mother Teresa's favorite saying.)

What you think is the starting point for everything.

The maturation of truly great thoughts becomes shining words and actions. Then you think again, speak again, take action again, and make it a habit.

A habit is a continuation of effort, which becomes a personality and eventually changes our destiny. In this quote, you will find the enlightenment that comes from actual experience that you can change your destiny through hard work.

Thatcher's quote 10) about influence 

⭐Being powerful is like being a lady. If you have to tell people you are, you aren’t.

⭐影響力があるかないかは、レディーの資格があるかないかに似ている。自分で自分はレディーよと言わなければ分かってもらえないようでは、レディーの資格はない。

(『リアル・インフルエンス』マーク・ゴールストン、ジョン・ウルマン著 :ダイレクト出版より)

Like a noble woman with elegance in everyone's eyes, she must have had the goal of having an overwhelmingly good influence in politics.

Thatcher's quote 11) about politics

⭐In politics, if you want anything said, ask a man; if you want anything done, ask a woman.

⭐政治において、言ってほしいことがあれば、男に頼みなさい。やってほしいことがあれば、女に頼みなさい。

(『サッチャー回顧録―ダウニング街の日々〈上〉』日本経済新聞社より)

Politicians need to be able to do more than just say what they want. Politicians must be willing to do what they say and do what they do.

Thatcher's quote 12) Strong word spirit

⭐Defeat?   I do not recognize the meaning of the word.

⭐敗北?   私 はその言葉の意味を存じ上げ ませ ん

(『英語de名言』宮崎哲也著より)

This is a quote that is extremely strong in the power of words. Why can she say it so strongly? I think it is because she is fighting against himself, and deep inside he has a strong love for his people.

Thatcher's Quotes 13) About a Woman Prime Minister

⭐I don’t think there will be a woman Prime Minister in my lifetime.

⭐私が生きている間に女性の首相が誕生するとは思えません。

(「私は信念の政治家」、サッチャー元英首相語録 ロイター

Indeed, Prime Minister May was born three years after Thatcher's death.

Thatcher's quote 14): The importance of decision

⭐Do not follow the majority. Whatever decision on their own. And convinced also the people, to do in the lead.

⭐多数に追随するな。自分自身で決断せよ。そして人々も納得させ、リードしていけ。

(『10代のための座右の銘 今を変える未来を変える』大泉書店編集部編より)

If you truly wish for the happiness of the people and have the conviction to lead them to happiness, don't be swayed by the opinions that only sound good to the majority of people.

It is important to make your own decisions and to lead not only by your decisions but also by your persuasive power to convince people.

Thatcher's quote 15) about equality between men and women equality

⭐People who do the women's movement to loudly hate. Regardless of the other men and women, human beings is determined by the ability.

⭐女性運動を声高にやる人は嫌いです。男女の別に関係なく、人間は能力で決まる。

(光文社『女性自身』2021/06/09 サッチャー氏 死してなお世論を二分した「鉄の女の言葉」より)

Equality between men and women in the true sense of the word is being preached.

Not only in the women's movement, but also in various political policies, we need the power of wisdom to distinguish between what is excessive and what is not.

Thatcher's upbringing as a background for her quotes

As you can see from her quotes, Thatcher was a woman of conviction. The following is an introduction to the process by which such a personality was formed and the turbulent life she led until her death.

Thatcher's Childhood

In October 1925, Thatcher was born into a family of general merchants.

She respected her father, who had served as the mayor of her hometown, and took to heart his teachings of self-responsibility and self-help.

When she received an award for excellence in her school work, she told him that she deserved it because she had worked hard.

The Road to Becoming a Member of Parliament

She studied chemistry at Oxford University, and after graduating from the university, he got a job and did research mainly on colloid chemistry.

At the age of 25, he ran for election, but unfortunately was not elected.

At the age of 26, he got married, and at the age of 28, he was admitted to the bar.

However, at the age of 34, she ran again for election to the Member of the lower house of Representatives and won, and began her career as a politician.

Finally, she became the first female prime minister.

After becoming a member of the House of Representatives, she was nicknamed the "Milk Thief" and the "Iron Lady" for her aggressive policies in the hope of the true happiness of the people, but she was still elected as the first female Prime Minister in the general election at the age of 54.

She pursued Thatcherism, a policy of small government and liberal economy, and helped the British economy recover from the British disease.

During the Falklands War in 1982, she recaptured the Falkland Islands through her quick decision making and strong stance.

This earned him a high reputation among the British people.

From her resignation as Prime Minister until her death.

She served as Prime Minister of England.But her deep-thinking promotion of politics friendly to the wealthy was met with opposition, and as unemployment rose further and the economy worsened, his approval rating declined.

In 1990, his declining centripetal force came to light in the party leadership election, and he resigned as prime minister.

In his later years, he suffered from dementia, but when asked about his time as a politician, he was able to answer clearly.

Later, a tumor was found in his bladder, and he underwent surgery to remove it. The surgery was successful, but on April 8, 2013, he suffered a stroke and passed away at the age of 87.

Thatcher's Episodes

Thatcher was a strong leader with a hard-line stance, but she also had a feminine side. Here are some episodes of Thatcher's life.

· Going on a diet before the general election

It is said that Thatcher actually went on a diet before the 1979 general election because she thought that as Prime Minister, she would have more opportunities to appear in the media. He succeeded in losing minus nine kilograms by following a diet that reduced alcohol and sugar and supplemented it with high-quality protein.

· She tried to always be fashionable.

Thatcher was also particular about her clothes and hairstyle.

With few female members of Congress, she tried to make her presence felt by being fashionable.

Her standard style was an elegant blue top and skirt combined with pearl accessories.

It is said that she went to the beauty salon every three days to keep her hair curly and soft. 

· The Iron Lady" was Thatcher's favorite

Finally, let's talk about Thatcher's nickname, "Iron Lady.

Originally, it was a nickname that the official newspaper of the Ministry of Defense of the Soviet Union wrote in an ironic way when they saw Thatcher's stubborn stance against communism in the Soviet Union.

However, Thatcher herself liked the nickname so much that the media began to use it, and it spread to the public.

Prime Minister Thatcher, who carried on the spirit of self-help

Former Prime Minister Thatcher, who took a hard-line stance and carried out Thatcherism.

Although the public's opinion of her is divided, it is true that she had charisma, influencing Prime Minister Nakasone of Japan and President Reagan of the United States at the time.

When the funeral was actually held, it was attended by successive prime ministers, prime ministers of other countries, Londoners, and even Queen Elizabeth.

 By following the family motto of self-help, he became a guiding light for prosperity not only in England but also in the world. She continued to have a great impact on many people.

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