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Corazon Aquino Quotes


The 11th President of the Philippines and the first woman to hold that office. Aquino was also the first popularly and democratically-elected female president and head of state in Asia.
(1933 - 2009)

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All the world wondered as they witnessed... a people lift themselves from humiliation to the greatest pride.
 

As I came to power peacefully, so shall I keep it.
 

Faith is not simply a patience that passively suffers until the storm is past. Rather, it is a spirit that bears things - with resignations, yes, but above all, with blazing, serene hope.
 

Freedom of expression - in particular, freedom of the press - guarantees popular participation in the decisions and actions of government, and popular participation is the essence of our democracy.
 

I am not embarrassed to tell you that I believe in miracles.
 

I don't have any formula for ousting a dictator or building democracy. All I can suggest is to forget about yourself and just think of your people. It's always the people who make things happen.
 

I guess my religious faith sustained me more than anything else. Family is also very important. If I didn't have children, it would have been too difficult. Even if you are strong, you still need people who would support you all the way.
 

I just do whatever it is that I believe I should do, regardless of the risks to my life.
 

I know my limitations, and I don't like politics. I was only involved because of my husband.
 

I would rather die a meaningful death than to live a meaningless life.
 

I've reached a point in life where it's no longer necessary to try to impress. If they like me the way I am, that's good. If they don't, that's too bad.
 

It is not I who have been consigned to the bedroom of history.
 

It is true you cannot eat freedom and you cannot power machinery with democracy. But then neither can political prisoners turn on the light in the cells of a dictatorship.
 

It wasn't until we got over the self pity that we were able to accept suffering as apart of our life with Christ. A man or woman reaches this plane only when he or she ceases to be the hero.
 

It's very simple, I just tell my sad story, and people weep.
 

National leaders who find themselves wilting under the withering criticisms by members of the media, would do well not to take such criticism personally but to regard the media as their allies in keeping the government clean and honest, its services.
 

One must be frank to be relevant.
 

Reconciliation should be accompanied by justice, otherwise it will not last. While we all hope for peace it shouldn't be peace at any cost but peace based on principle, on justice.
 

So long as I believe I have to do certain things, I will just go right ahead. That's how I run my life.
[Goals]
 

The media's power is frail. Without the people's support, it can be shut off with the ease of turning a light switch.
 


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