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Aung San Suu Kyi

b 19 June 1945

Burmese activist and politician, former political prisoner and winner of the Nobel Peace Prize (1991)

 

In societies where men are truly confident of their own worth, women are not merely tolerated but valued.

 

It cannot be doubted that in most countries today women, in comparison to men, still remain underprivileged.

 

It may take time, and it won't be easy, but what's ten years?

 

The democracy process provides for political and social change without violence.

 

I think I should be active politically. Because I look upon myself as a politician. That's not a dirty work you know. Some people think that there are something wrong with politicians. Of course, something wrong with some politicians.

 

If you're feeling helpless, help someone.

 

It is not power that corrupts but fear. Fear of losing power corrupts those who wield it and fear of the scourge of power corrupts those who are subject to it.

 

Fear is not the natural state of civilized people.

 

Our struggle for democracy is a struggle for our everyday life.

 

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