Corazon Aquino Quotes

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

Great Quotes, Pride Quotes, Wonder Quotes

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.

Vice Quotes, Criticism Quotes

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.

Life Quotes, Suffering Quotes


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.

Children Quotes, Important Quotes, Faith Quotes, Religious Quotes

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

Limitations Quotes, Politics Quotes

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.

Faith Quotes, Hope Quotes, Patience Quotes

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

Freedom Quotes, Pain Quotes

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

Death Quotes, Life Quotes

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.

Life Quotes

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

Life Quotes, Risk Quotes

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.

Hope Quotes, Justice Quotes

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

History Quotes

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.

Action Quotes, Decision Quotes, Freedom Quotes, Democracy Quotes

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.

Democracy Quotes

When you restore democracy, you cannot say that only those who worked for the restoration of democracy will be allowed to use the privileges of a democracy.

Work Quotes, Democracy Quotes

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 Quotes, Help Quotes

4 Top Corazon Aquino quotes about Power

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.

Freedom Quotes, Democracy Quotes, Power Quotes

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

Knowledge Quotes, Power Quotes

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

Power Quotes

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

Power Quotes