"The history of the world shows that peoples and societies do not have to pass through a fixed series of stages in the course of development."
"Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall."Aung San Suu Kyi on Confucius
"The dogmas of the quiet past are inadequate to the stormy present. The occasion is piled high with difficulty, and we must rise with the occasion. As our case is new, so we must think anew and act anew."Aung San Suu Kyi on Abraham Lincoln
"A small body of determined spirits fired by an unquenchable faith in their mission can alter the course of history."Aung San Suu Kyi on Mahatma Gandhi
"The test of our progress is not whether we add more to the abundance of those who have much it is whether we provide enough for those who have little."Aung San Suu Kyi on Franklin D. Roosevelt
"I like the dreams of the future better than the history of the past."Aung San Suu Kyi on Thomas Jefferson
"Even one voice can be heard loudly all over the world in this day and age."
"At this age, I should be leading a quiet life."
"Maybe it is something to do with age, but I have become fonder of poetry than of prose."
"I think sometimes if you are alone, you are freer because your time is your own."
"One person alone can't do anything as important as bringing genuine democracy to a country."