Corazon Aquino quotes

  • I would rather die a meaningful death than to live a meaningless life.
    -- Corazon Aquino

    #Wise #Meaningful #Powerful

  • 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
    -- Corazon Aquino

    #Government #Media #Leader

  • 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.
    -- Corazon Aquino

    #Inspirational #Faith #Patience

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

    #Light #Media #People

  • Keep inviolate an area of light and peace within you.
    -- Corazon Aquino

    #Light #Peace Within

  • There is much that women can bring into politics that would make our world a kinder, gentler place for humanity to thrive in.
    -- Corazon Aquino

    #Our World #Humanity #World

  • As I came to power peacefully, so shall I keep it.
    -- Corazon Aquino

  • You have spent many lives and much treasure to bring freedom to many lands that were reluctant to receive it. And here you have a people who won it by themselves and need only the help to preserve it.
    -- Corazon Aquino

    #Freedom #Land #People

  • 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.
    -- Corazon Aquino

    #Peace #Justice #Diversity

  • I am not embarrassed to tell you that I believe in miracles.
    -- Corazon Aquino

    #Believe #Miracle #Embarrassed

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

    #Pride #People #World

  • One must be frank to be relevant.
    -- Corazon Aquino

    #What Matters #Relevant #Frank

  • Let's continue to pray for each other and ask the Lord to bring us closer to each other. He (God) will bring us not only 79 votes, but more than 79 (votes),
    -- Corazon Aquino

    #Vote #Praying #Lord

  • I salute the 51 congressmen who voted (for the impeachment complaints.) It's not over yet. There will always be hope.
    -- Corazon Aquino

    #Salute #Complaints #Congressman

  • As our country bled . . . its leader's wife came to this podium piously to call for a new human order, this when thousands of Filipinos were political prisoners.
    -- Corazon Aquino

    #Country #Order #Wife

  • It is not I who have been consigned to the bedroom of history....
    -- Corazon Aquino

    #Bedroom

  • You, the foreign media, have been the companion of my people in its long and painful journey to freedom.
    -- Corazon Aquino

    #Journey #Media #Long

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

    #Husband #Limits #My Husband

  • 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.
    -- Corazon Aquino

    #Hero #Men #Self

  • I acknowledged that I owed my presidency to People Power. I resolved during my presidency that I would in turn empower the people.
    -- Corazon Aquino

    #People #Empowering #Turns

  • The nation was awakened by that deafening shot.
    -- Corazon Aquino

    #Rehabilitation #Shots

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

    #Simple #People #Stories

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

    #Believe #Risk #I Believe

  • 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.
    -- Corazon Aquino

    #Trying #Way #Impress

  • 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.
    -- Corazon Aquino

    #Government #Expression #Essence

  • The politicians think that I have not included enough of them; the nonpoliticians think that I have gone back to the old ways; and the mass public groups think I have forgotten them.
    -- Corazon Aquino

    #Leadership #Thinking #Groups

  • The only thing I can really offer the Filipino people is my sincerity.
    -- Corazon Aquino

    #People #Sincerity #Filipino

  • I would like to ask the many Filipino people to pray together, to help each other so that we will be able to preserve the democracy we restored 20 years ago.
    -- Corazon Aquino

    #Years #People #Together

  • It's not just in politics that you can be a servant of the people, you can do it in so many other ways.
    -- Corazon Aquino

    #People #Way #Servant

  • I am not an icon of democracy. You are all, collectively, the icon of democracy.
    -- Corazon Aquino

    #Icons #Democracy

  • I believe that during these times, we should not forget that many sacrificed to regain our democracy.
    -- Corazon Aquino

    #Believe #Democracy #Forget

  • 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.
    -- Corazon Aquino

    #Peace #Light #Cells

  • 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.
    -- Corazon Aquino

    #Thinking #People #Democracy

  • I believe that during these times, we should not forget that many sacrificed to regain our democracy. We cannot just keep quiet because that is what happened during martial law. Our dictator then believed that he can do anything to keep himself in power.
    -- Corazon Aquino

    #Believe #Law #Democracy

  • I was very privileged and really blessed with so many material and spiritual gifts that I should give back, ... I should do something for my people, but ... it's not just in politics that you can be a servant of the people, you can do it in so many other ways.
    -- Corazon Aquino

    #Spiritual #Blessed #Giving

  • My biggest disappointment was, of course, the coup attempts, ... The economy was proceeding very well, but in 1989 we had the most serious coup attempt and ... many of the investors who were set to come here had to tell me that they chose to go to other countries because of the uncertainty brought about by (the coup attempt.) If that had not happened, I'm sure our economy would just be booming today ...
    -- Corazon Aquino

    #Country #Disappointment #Today

  • 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.
    -- Corazon Aquino

    #Religious #Strong #Children

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