One of Britain's most famous prime ministers of all time has died. Margaret Thatcher, the first woman to hold the highest office in Britain, was 87. It was a stroke that took the Iron Lady from us, the same ailment that first took her out of the spotlight way back in 2002, when she cut back her public life and the speaking engagements that brought us the quotes she was most known for.
Thatcher served from 1975 to 1990 as leader of Britain's Conservative Party, leading the country through the Cold War and a war with Argentina over the Falkland Islands. But the Iron Lady was perhaps best known for her unfailing ability to speak her mind, often cutting right to the heart of the matter.
It seems only right to honor her legacy with a look back on the quotes that made her a dominant force in the world: