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Bhumibol Adulyadej Quotes


King of Thailand. Publicly acclaimed "the Great", he is also known as Rama IX. Having reigned since 9 June 1946, he is the world's longest-serving current head of state and the longest-reigning monarch in Thai history.
(1927 - )

A good person can make another person good; it means that goodness will elicit goodness in the society; other persons will also be good.
 

Everyone must correct his own self; this is something more difficult to cope with, but it is not impossible.
 

Goodness is something that makes us serene and content; it is magnificent. Those who are not good are evil.
 

I am concerned because even in the past two years that were the jubilee years, I have seen evident signs which show that the people are still in great difficulties, and there are things that still need to be remedied and looked after in many areas.
 

I have been extremely touched by these signs of affection on the part of all the Thai people.
 

In Thailand's history there have been dissensions from time to time, but in general, unity has prevailed.
 

It could be argued that, in Thailand, many foreigners have come and gone, and the number of people who are considered to be Thai have traveled abroad in a great number.
 

It is true, there are many bad people; there are more of them than in the past, but that is because there are more people, meaning the population has tripled; there must be three times more bad people.
 

Many other countries in this world are in a difficult situation, and all the Thai people are probably worried about the fate of Thailand: whether the country would survive or not.
 

Nature is something outside our body, but the mind is within us.
 

Since that time up until the present time, there have been progress, and changes all through the time. The changes have not come by themselves; these changes have come from the doings of everyone in the country.
 

Some say that now that 50 years have passed, we would like another 50 more years to celebrate once again; that means it will be 100 years. After one hundred years, I will be 118 years old.
 

The attainment of the present status of Thailand has to depend on the ability or the actions of all the inhabitants of the country.
 

The important thing for the survival of the Thai society is that the majority of those who work, both in the government and the private sector, still strive to work in the same direction; this is why the Thai nation still stands.
 

The will to work of everyone in the country is the best guarantee of national survival.
 

There also is the plight that comes from natural disasters; these natural disasters could be alleviated or dealt with; we only need some time to do it.
 

Therefore, I think that in the celebration of the 50 years of the present reign, there must be research on the changes that the country has undergone, and in the future, it could be used as a lesson for our future actions.