You were taught to work jolly hard, you were taught to improve yourself, you were taught self-reliance, you were taught to live within your income, you were taught that cleanliness was next to godliness. You were taught self-respect, you were taught always to give a hand to your neighbour, you were taught tremendous pride in your country, you were taught to be a good member of your community.
All of these things are Victorian values. This quote is widely attributed to Margaret Thatcher on various websites, and also appears in a number of books, including The Concise Columbia Dictionary of Quotations , Columbia University Press , ed.
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Misattributed [ edit ] A man who, beyond the age of 26, finds himself on a bus can count himself as a failure. Attributed to her in Commons debates, , column and Commons debates, column According to a letter to the Daily Telegraph by Alistair Cooke on 2 November , this sentiment originated with Loelia Ponsonby, one of the wives of 2nd Duke of Westminster who said "Anybody seen in a bus over the age of 30 has been a failure in life". In a letter published the next day, also in the Daily Telegraph , Hugo Vickers claims Loelia Ponsonby admitted to him that she had borrowed it from Brian Howard.
There is no solid evidence that Margaret Thatcher ever quoted this statement with approval, or indeed shared the sentiment.
If my critics saw me walking over the River Thames they would say it was because I couldn't swim. Attributed to her in  and other sources.
Actually an adapted Lyndon Johnson quote "If one morning I walked on top of the water across the Potomac River, the headline that afternoon would read: 'President Can't Swim. If you have to tell people you are, you aren't. YeseniajuaoMccullough Follow. Published in: Education. Full Name Comment goes here. Are you sure you want to Yes No.
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