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Born October 13, 1925, former British Prime Minister Margaret "The Iron Lady" Thatcher passed away Monday, April 8, 2013 at the age of 87 after suffering a stroke at the Ritz hotel in London.

Thatcher, who had the title of Prime Minister for 11 years starting in 1979, was best known for her strong will and left a legacy admired by supporters and lambasted by critics.

In honor of Lady Thatcher's birthday, here are some of her most memorable remarks:

Europe created by history
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"Europe was created by history. America was created by philosophy."

>>FILE - In this Sept. 17, 1986 file photo, British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher stands in a British tank during a visit to British forces in Fallingbostel, some 120km (70 miles) south of Hamburg, Germany.

Owe it to my father
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"I just owe almost everything to my father and it's passionately interesting for me that the things that I learned in a small town, in a very modest home, are just the things that I believe have won the election."

>>FILE - Feb, 1, 1975 file photo of the them Conservative Member of Parliament Margaret Thatcher, in her Chelsea home kitchen. She was Britain's first female leader, a strong woman who battled her way to the top of a male-dominated political system _ but don't call Margaret Thatcher a feminist.

Don't just be liked

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

>>FILE - In this June 12, 1987 file photo, British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher waves to supporters from Conservative Party headquarters in London after claiming victory in Britain's general election. Ex-spokesman Tim Bell says that Thatcher has died. She was 87. Bell said the woman known to friends and foes as "the Iron Lady" passed away Monday morning, April 8, 2013.

Smell of appeasement
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"I seem to smell the stench of appeasement in the air."

>>This is a June 9, 1983. file photo of British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher leaves the Castle lane, Westminster, London England polling station with her husband, Dennis, after casting their votes in the general election . Former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, whose conservative ideas made an enduring impact on Britain.

Starve the terrorists
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"Democratic nations must try to find ways to starve the terrorist and the hijacker of the oxygen of publicity on which they depend."

>FILE - In this Nov. 15, 2006 file photo, former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher sits in the House of Lords awaiting the Queen's speech during the State Opening of Parliament in London, Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2006. Thatcher's former spokesman, Tim Bell, said the former prime minister, known to both friends and foes as "The Iron Lady," died of a stroke Monday morning, April 8, 2013.

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

>>FILE - In this June 19, 2006 file photo, former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, a member of the Order of the Garter, leaves St. George's Chapel in Windsor, near London, after attending the annual Garter Service where the younger sons of Queen Elizabeth, the Duke of York and the Earl of Wessex, were formally admitted to the order.

Political argument
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"I always cheer up immensely if an attack is particularly wounding because I think, well, if they attack one personally, it means they have not a single political argument left."

>>FILE - This is a 1980 file photo showing British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher. Thatcher's former spokesman, Tim Bell, said Thatcher died of a stroke Monday morning, April 8, 2013. She was 87.

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

>>FILE - In this Dec. 17, 1979 file photo, British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher reviews the honor guard at the White House in Washington, as President Jimmy Carter follows. At left in Col. Stanley Bonta, commander of the guard.

Economic liberty
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"There can be no liberty unless there is economic liberty."

>>FILE - In a June 10, 1984 file photo, Britain's Queen Elizabeth II, second left, stands with, West German Chancellor Helmut Kohl, left, U.S. President Ronald Reagan, second right, and Britain's Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher at London's Buckingham Palace, prior to a dinner for summit leaders.

Wear your heart
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"To wear your heart on your sleeve isn't a very good plan; you should wear it inside, where it functions best."

FILE - In this June 9, 2004 file photo, former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher pauses at the casket of former U.S. President Ronald Reagan where he was lying in state in the Capitol Rotunda on Capitol Hill in Washington.

Creation of wealth
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"It is not the creation of wealth that is wrong, but the love of money for its own sake."

>>FILE - In a Thursday Oct.13, 2005 file photo, Queen Elizabeth of Britain is greeted by Margaret Thatcher, right, at the former British Prime Minister Thatcher's 80th birthday party in Central London.

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

>>FILE - This is a March 10, 1983 file photo of former Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher examining a minefield during her visit to the Falkland Islands when the Royal Engineers took her on a tour of the Rookery Bay beach, a heavily mined area in the Falklands. Thatcher’s former spokesman, Tim Bell, said that the former prime minister had died Monday April 8, 2013 of a stroke. She was 87.

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"To me, consensus seems to be the process of abandoning all beliefs, principles, values and policies. So it is something in which no one believes and to which no one objects."

>>FILE - In a Feb. 20, 1985 file photo, British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher is applauded by Vice President George Bush, left, as House Speaker Thomas P. O'Neill, Jr. looks on just before she addressed a joint meeting of the U.S. Congress, in Washington.

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"To cure the British disease with socialism was like trying to cure leukaemia with leeches."

>>File In this July 4, 1990 file photo, British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, left, shakes hands with ANC deputy leader Nelson Mandela outside 10 Downing Street, London, prior to talks and a luncheon. Nineteen years after the end of apartheid, South Africans are still passionately divided over whether Margaret Thatcher helped or hindered the demise of the cruel system of white rule and prolonged the jailing of Nelson Mandela. The heated discussions triggered by ThatcherÍs death on Monday, April 8, 2013, show how influential South Africans believe she was on the fate of the last bastion of white-minority rule in Africa.

Woman's ability
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"I've got a woman's ability to stick to a job and get on with it when everyone else walks off and leaves it."

>>FILE - In a Sept. 18,1975 file photo, Margaret Thatcher, right, leader of Great Britain's Conservative party, is given a look at the Capitol from a balcony of the State Department during a breakfast meeting in Washington, by U.S. Secretary of State Henry Kissinger. In background is the Washington Monument.