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Showing posts with label Quotes & Inspiration. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Quotes & Inspiration. Show all posts

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.

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Quotes about our shoes

I am now working as a supervisor of a department store here in a city. The time my first day of duty, I was assigned to the footwear section. It is the department wherein a lot of customers coming in to buy shoes. Now this post is all about quotations related to shoes as follows:

A lie can travel half way around the world while the truth is putting on its shoes. 
Charles Spurgeon 

A man cannot make a pair of shoes rightly unless he do it in a devout manner. Thomas Carlyle 

Being constantly with children was like wearing a pair of shoes that were expensive and too small. She couldn't bear to throw them out, but they gave her blisters. Beryl Bainbridge 

Between saying and doing, many a pair of shoes is worn out. Iris Murdoch 

Creativity often consists of merely turning up what is already there. Did you know that right and left shoes were thought up only a little more than a century ago? Bernice Fitz-Gibbon

Don't speak ill of your predecessors or successors. You didn't walk in their shoes. Donald Rumsfeld 

Essentially, I'm untrained, so I just go with my imagination and try to put myself as solidly as I can into the shoes of whatever person I'm going to be playing. Christian Bale 

Have you ever heard the expression: Walk a mile in my shoes, and then judge me? And write your own books. Ann Rule 

I never put on a pair of shoes until I've worn them at least five years. Samuel Goldwyn 

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