"I know my limitations, and I don't like politics. I was only involved because of my husband."
"Let us not seek the Republican answer or the Democratic answer, but the right answer. Let us not seek to fix the blame for the past. Let us accept our own responsibility for the future."Corazon Aquino on John F. Kennedy
"Suppose you were an idiot, and suppose you were a member of Congress but I repeat myself."Corazon Aquino on Mark Twain
"One of the penalties for refusing to participate in politics is that you end up being governed by your inferiors."Corazon Aquino on Plato
"If you put the federal government in charge of the Sahara Desert, in 5 years there'd be a shortage of sand."Corazon Aquino on Milton Friedman
"It is enough that the people know there was an election. The people who cast the votes decide nothing. The people who count the votes decide everything."Corazon Aquino on Joseph Stalin
"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 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."
"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."
"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."