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

    People   Way   Servant  
    "Then & Now: Corazon Aquino", www.cnn.com. September 19, 2005.
  • There is much that women can bring into politics that would make our world a kinder, gentler place for humanity to thrive in.

  • 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.

    Peace   Light   Cells  
  • I believe that during these times, we should not forget that many sacrificed to regain our democracy.

    "State of Emergency Issued in Philippines Amid Coup Rumors", www.foxnews.com. February 24, 2006.
  • I acknowledged that I owed my presidency to People Power. I resolved during my presidency that I would in turn empower the people.

    "Sunday Interview -- Corazon Aquino/ The former president of the Philippines reflects on losing a husband to the cause they believed in, the revolution that later swept her to power and the difficulties of ruling in a democracy". Interview With Benjamin Pimentel, www.sfgate.com. February 18, 1996.
  • 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.

    Trying   Way   Impress  
  • I am not embarrassed to tell you that I believe in miracles.

    "Borrowed Narratives: Using Biographical and Historical Grief Narratives with the Bereaving". Book by Harold Ivan Smith (p.193), 2012.
  • I know there isn't anything I can do that will please everybody. But if I have done according to my beliefs, I sleep very very well.

    Sleep   Done   Belief  
  • 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.

    "Then & Now: Corazon Aquino", www.cnn.com. September 19, 2005.
  • You, the foreign media, have been the companion of my people in its long and painful journey to freedom.

    Pain   Journey   Media  
    Corazon Cojuangco Aquino (1986). “Democracy by the Ways of Democracy: Speeches of President Corazon C. Aquino, Official Visit to the United States of America September 15-24, 1986”
  • 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.

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

    Corazon Cojuangco Aquino, Philippines. President (1986-1992 : Aquino) (1995). “In the name of democracy and prayer: selected speeches of Corazon C. Aquino”
  • 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.

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

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

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

    Light   Media   People  
  • The only thing I can really offer the Filipino people is my sincerity.

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

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

    Husband   Limits   Knows  
  • The nation was awakened by that deafening shot.

  • 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).

    Vote   Praying   Lord  
  • 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.

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

  • 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.

    Freedom   Land   People  
    Corazon Cojuangco Aquino (1986). “Democracy by the Ways of Democracy: Speeches of President Corazon C. Aquino, Official Visit to the United States of America September 15-24, 1986”
  • 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.

    "Biography/Personal Quotes". www.imdb.com.
  • I am not an icon of democracy. You are all, collectively, the icon of democracy.

  • 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.

  • The government cannot do everything all at once. It can't wave a magic wand and meet everyone's demands simultaneously.

  • 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.

    Believe   Law   Democracy  
    "State of Emergency Issued in Philippines Amid Coup Rumors", www.foxnews.com. February 24, 2006.
  • I just do whatever it is that I believe I should do, regardless of the risks to my life.

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    Corazon Aquino quotes about: Democracy

    Corazon Aquino

    • Born: January 25, 1933
    • Died: August 1, 2009
    • Occupation: Former President of the Philippines