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Sunday, August 2, 2009

Corazon "Cory" Aquino Quotes to Remember

Narito po ang ilang mga quotes o mga di malilimutang salita at pangungusap na binigkas ng ating minamahal na si Tita Cory (Cory Aquino Quotes):

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

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

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

"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."

"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."

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

"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."

"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."

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

"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."

"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 efficient and timely, and its commitment to democracy strong and unwavering."

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

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

"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."

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

"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 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.”

“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”

“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.”

“The nation was awakened by that deafening shot.”

“You, the foreign media, have been the companion of my people in its long and painful journey to freedom.”

“Somebody asked me if I can still do it. I think I still can.”

“worst of all, intrigues.”

“Maybe this is one way of telling them how much it means not only to me but to all of us who love our democracy and who are searching for the truth.”

“It is good for us to show our support to the congressmen by being out there and marching,”

“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),”

“we will get to the truth. That’s what we’re all asking for. We lost, probably yes, but we still need to band together.”

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

“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 ...”

“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.”

“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.”

“I will repeat what I had said before last year 'step down'.”







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