Corazon Aquino Quotes

María Corazón Cojuangco y Sumulong de Aquino (January 25, 1933 – August 1, 2009), popularly known as Cory Aquino, was a Filipino politician who served as the 11th President of the Philippines. Aquino was the most prominent figure of the 1986 People Power Revolution, which toppled the 20-year authoritarian rule of President Ferdinand E. Marcos and restored democracy to the Philippines. She was named Time magazine's "Woman of the Year" in 1986. Prior to this, she had not held any other elective office.

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Corazon Aquino


I would rather die a meaningful death than to live a meaningless life.

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


I am not embarrassed to tell you that I believe in miracles.

Corazon Aquino


I acknowledged that I owed my presidency to People Power. I resolved during my presidency that I would in turn empower the people.

Corazon Aquino


Keep inviolate an area of light and peace within you.

Corazon Aquino


There is much that women can bring into politics that would make our world a kinder, gentler place for humanity to thrive in.

Corazon Aquino


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.

Corazon Aquino


All the world wondered as they witnessed... a people lift themselves from humiliation to the greatest pride.

Corazon Aquino


I just do whatever it is that I believe I should do, regardless of the risks to my life.

Corazon Aquino


One must be frank to be relevant.

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


The nation was awakened by that deafening shot.

Corazon Aquino


It is not I who have been consigned to the bedroom of history.

Corazon Aquino


As I came to power peacefully, so shall I keep it.

Corazon Aquino


“I would rather die a meaningful death than to live a meaningless life.”

Corazon Aquino