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Saturday, November 26, 2011

Quotes from the first Aquino president

I am facinated by the quotes, speeches and others from the first Aquino president. Both Ninoy Aquino, Jr and Corazon Aquino have one and the same common denominator. They were great orators in their time.

Having to quote first the sayings of Corazon Aquino thus:

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.

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

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.

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

One must be frank to be relevant.

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.

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.

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.

I know I will receive a lot of criticism for this but I will do what I think is right for our country.

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