#6. She wouldn’t have gone into politics in a do-over
In 1995, Thatcher told Conservative MP Lord Spicer, “If I had my time again, I wouldn’t go into politics because of what it does to your family.” Thatcher’s husband Denis died in 2003. Their son had gained a reputation for allegedly being a playboy. Thatcher wasn’t the first politician to remark on the challenges of being under constant scrutiny, and balancing work and home life.