"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."
"Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow. The important thing is not to stop questioning."Corazon Aquino on Albert Einstein
"We must accept finite disappointment, but never lose infinite hope."Corazon Aquino on Martin Luther King, Jr.
"None are more hopelessly enslaved than those who falsely believe they are free."Corazon Aquino on Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
"My great hope is to laugh as much as I cry to get my work done and try to love somebody and have the courage to accept the love in return."Corazon Aquino on Maya Angelou
"I find hope in the darkest of days, and focus in the brightest. I do not judge the universe."Corazon Aquino on Dalai Lama
"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."