Quotes by Corazon Aquino

One must be frank to be relevant.
- Corazon Aquino
The nation was awakened by that deafening shot.
- Corazon Aquino
As I came to power peacefully, so shall I keep it.
- Corazon Aquino
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I am not embarrassed to tell you that I believe in miracles.
- Corazon Aquino
It is not I who have been consigned to the bedroom of history.
- Corazon Aquino
It's very simple, I just tell my sad story, and people weep.
- Corazon Aquino
I would rather die a meaningful death than to live a meaningless life.
- Corazon Aquino
I just do whatever it is that I believe I should do, regardless of the risks to my life.
- Corazon Aquino
I know my limitations, and I don't like politics. I was only involved because of my husband.
- Corazon Aquino
You, the foreign media, have been the companion of my people in its long and painful journey to freedom.
- Corazon Aquino
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All the world wondered as they witnessed... a people lift themselves from humiliation to the greatest pride.
- Corazon Aquino
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
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
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.
- Corazon Aquino
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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

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