Petit recueil de citations de cette chère Maggie en langue originale :
1 - « We do not want a united Germany, » Thatcher told Soviet leader Gorbachev just two months before the Berlin Wall fell in November 1989.
2 - « Germany has veered between aggression and self-doubt. The true origin of German angst is the agony of self-knowledge. »
3 - « By its very nature, Germany is a destabilising, rather than a stabilising, force in Europe, » Thatcher wrote in her autobiography in 1993.
4 - « What you Germans are doing is not good for Europe, » Thatcher told Die Zeit publisher Josef Joffe in 1996.
5 - According to the memoirs of former Chancellor Helmut Kohl, Thatcher said prior to German reunification: « We beat the Germans twice, and now they’re back! »
6 - « Of course I did not want East Germans to live under Communism, but it seemed to me that a truly democratic East Germany would soon emerge and the question of reunification was a separate one, on which the wishes and interests of Germany’s neighbours and other powers must be fully taken into account. »
7 - « That man is so German, » Thatcher said, referring to former Chancellor Helmut Kohl.
8 - « Kohl is capable of anything. He has become a different man. He does not know who he is anymore. He sees himself as the master and is starting to act like it, » Thatcher said according to a French diplomatic memo.
9 - If there is one instance in which a foreign policy I pursued met with unambiguous failure, it was my policy on German reunification," she later admitted.
10 - « These events marked the most welcome political change of my lifetime, » she wrote of the fall of the Berlin Wall. « But no matter how much I rejoiced at the overthrow of Communism in eastern and central Europe, I was not going to allow euphoria to extinguish either reason or prudence. »