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 Corazon Aquino - “I was very privileged and really blessed with so many material and spiritual gifts that I should give back, ... I should do something for my people, but ... it's not just in politics that you can be a servant of the people, you can do it in so many other ways.”
 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 - “It is good for us to show our support to the congressmen by being out there and marching,”
 Corazon Aquino - “I salute the 51 congressmen who voted (for the impeachment complaints.) It's not over yet. There will always be hope.”
 Corazon Aquino - “I know my limitations, and I don't like politics. I was only involved because of my husband.”
 Corazon Aquino - “I have not marched for a long time,”
 Corazon Aquino - “I will march tomorrow Tuesday. People ask me if I can still do it, with the help of God, I can,”
 Corazon Aquino - “we will get to the truth. Thats what were all asking for. We lost, probably yes, but we still need to band together.”
 Corazon Aquino - “we will get to the truth. Thats what were all asking for. We lost, probably yes, but we still need to band together.”
 Corazon Aquino - “It's very simple, I just tell my sad story, and people weep.”
 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 - “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 - “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 - “My biggest disappointment was, of course, the coup attempts, ... The economy was proceeding very well, but in 1989 we had the most serious coup attempt and ... many of the investors who were set to come here had to tell me that they chose to go to other countries because of the uncertainty brought about by (the coup attempt.) If that had not happened, I'm sure our economy would just be booming today ...”
 Corazon Aquino - “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.”
 Corazon Aquino - “I am not an icon of democracy. You are all, collectively, the icon of democracy.”
 Corazon Aquino - “I would like to ask all the Filipino people to pray together, to help each other so that we will be able to preserve the democracy we restored 20 years ago.”
 Corazon Aquino - “This is really shocking. It's really a pity to lose our democracy again.”
 Corazon Aquino - “I believe that during these times, we should not forget that many sacrificed to regain our democracy. We cannot just keep quiet because that is what happened during martial law. Our dictator then believed that he can do anything to keep himself in power.”
 Corazon Aquino - “I believe that during these times, we should not forget that many sacrificed to regain our democracy.”
 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 - “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 would rather die a meaningful death than to live a meaningless life.”
 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 - “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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