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Friday, August 14, 2009

Famous quotes by Corazon Aquino

Few of famous quotes from Corazon Aquino, the first female president of the Philippines (and the first female president of any country in Asia)

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

"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.:

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

"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."

"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."

"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."

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

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

"One must be frank to be relevant."

"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."