2013年6月1日 星期六

Margaret Thatcher 嘉言家行


倫敦市長建議牛津設立撒切爾學院

更新時間 2013年 5月 31日, 星期五 - 格林尼治標準時間11:07

鮑里斯·約翰遜
倫敦市長鮑里斯·約翰遜(Boris Johnson)表示,牛津大學應該設立一個以撒切爾夫人(Margaret Thatcher)為名的學院,紀念並彌補當年沒有授予她榮譽博士學位。
1985年,牛津大學學者拒絕授予撒切爾夫人榮譽博士學位,以表達對她的教育政策的不滿。
但是約翰遜表示,在撒切爾夫人首相任內,英國大學開始向海外學生收取全額學費,改變了高等教育機構資金來源。
牛津大學對此表示,大學校方目前沒有成立任何新的學院的計劃。

榮譽博士

約翰遜自己也是牛津大學畢業,他在全球大學峰會(Global Universities Summit)上回憶他在牛津的日子。
他說,牛津大學當年拒絕授予撒切爾夫人榮譽博士學位,使得撒切爾夫人成為英國二戰後的首相當中,牛津畢業卻沒有被授予牛津榮譽博士的第一人。
「即使撒切爾夫人是牛津畢業的校友,而且是英國第一位女首相,他們還是打破慣例決定不給她榮譽博士學位。」
他說,這一切都是因為「撒切爾夫人修法讓高等教育機構能夠向國際學生收取全額學費。」

國際學生

約翰遜談到這個改變所帶來的利益。
「光是去年一年,非歐盟學生為倫敦帶來高達8.7億英鎊的學費,為英國整體經濟所做的貢獻估計更高達80億英鎊。」
撒切爾夫人的母校,牛津大學薩默維爾學院(Somerville College)正計劃進行大規模募款活動,成立撒切爾夫人獎學金。
但是,約翰遜呼籲牛津大學採取更高規格的方式來紀念撒切爾夫人。

 2008
Margaret Thatcher

A world without nuclear weapons would be less stable and more dangerous for all of us.

Any woman who understands the problems of running a home will be nearer to understanding the problems of running a country.


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


Being prime minister is a lonely job... you cannot lead from the crowd.


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


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


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


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.


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


I am in politics because of the conflict between good and evil, and I believe that in the end good will triumph.


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 don't mind how much my Ministers talk, so long as they do what I say.


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.


I like Mr Gorbachev, we can do business together.


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


I owe nothing to Women's Lib.


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


I usually make up my mind about a man in ten seconds, and I very rarely change it.


I'm extraordinarily patient provided I get my own way in the end.


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.

If my critics saw me walking over the Thames they would say it was because I couldn't swim.


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

If you lead a country like Britain, a strong country, a country which has taken a lead in world affairs in good times and in bad, a country that is always reliable, then you have to have a touch of iron about you.


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

If you want anything said, ask a man. If you want something done, ask a woman.


If you want something said, ask a man; if you want something done, ask a woman.


If you want to cut your own throat, don't come to me for a bandage.


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


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


It may be the cock that crows, but it is the hen that lays the eggs.

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


It's a funny old world.

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.


No one would remember the Good Samaritan if he'd only had good intentions; he had money as well.


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.


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%.


Nothing is more obstinate than a fashionable consensus.


Of course it's the same old story. Truth usually is the same old story.


One of the things being in politics has taught me is that men are not a reasoned or reasonable sex.


Ought we not to ask the media to agree among themselves a voluntary code of conduct, under which they would not say or show anything which could assist the terrorists' morale or their cause while the hijack lasted.


Pennies do not come from heaven. They have to be earned here on earth.


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.


Platitudes? Yes, there are platitudes. Platitudes are there because they are true.


Power is like being a lady... if you have to tell people you are, you aren't.


Standing in the middle of the road is very dangerous; you get knocked down by the traffic from both sides.


The battle for women's rights has been largely won.


There are still people in my party who believe in consensus politics. I regard them as Quislings, as traitors... I mean it.


There can be no liberty unless there is economic liberty.


There is no such thing as society: there are individual men and women, and there are families.

This lady is not for turning.


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


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.


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


We were told our campaign wasn't sufficiently slick. We regard that as a compliment.


What Britain needs is an iron lady.


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.


You and I come by road or rail, but economists travel on infrastructure.


You don't tell deliberate lies, but sometimes you have to be evasive.


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