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.
If my critics saw me walking over the Thames they would say it was because I couldn’t swim.
Plan your work for today and every day, then work your plan.
You and I come by road or rail, but economists travel on infrastructure.
Nothing is more obstinate than a fashionable consensus.
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.
To wear your heart on your sleeve isn’t a very good plan; you should wear it inside, where it functions best.
Being prime minister is a lonely job… you cannot lead from the crowd.
It pays to know the enemy – not least because at some time you may have the opportunity to turn him into a friend.
No woman in my time will be prime minister or chancellor or foreign secretary – not the top jobs. Anyway, I wouldn’t want to be prime minister; you have to give yourself 100 percent.