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