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A collection of Aung San Suu Kyi Quotes on age, authority, challanges, compromise, courage, democracy, effort, failing, fear, freedom, human rights, military, sacrifice, peace, struggle, values, violence, war etc.

19 Aung San Suu Kyi Quotes That Empower You

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Political Leader (Freedom Fighter) of Myanmar

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19 June 1945 AD

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72

Aung San Suu Kyi is a celebrated Burmese politician, author and diplomat. She is the leader of the National League for Democracy and the first State Counsellor, a position equivalent to Prime Minister. She is the first female to serve as Minister of Foreign Affairs of Myanmar, the Minister of the President's Office and the Minister of Electric Power and Energy in Htin Kyaw’s cabinet. She also worked for the United Nations for a short period before being nominated as the General Secretary of the National League for Democracy. She was kept under house arrest by the ruling military junta for almost 15 years from 1989 to 2010, and became one of the world's most prominent political prisoners. She was honored with the Nobel Peace Prize, Rafto Prize, Jawaharlal Nehru Award, Sakharov Prize, Order of Australia, US Congressional Gold Medal and Presidential Medal of Freedom. An honorary member of Nelson Mandela’s elders, Aung San Suu Kyi went on to receive citizenship from various countries. We have collected her thoughts and sayings from her speeches, writings and general life. Here is a collection of Aung San Suu Kyi quotes on tyranny, freedom, equality, peace, harmony, sovereignty and democracy.

While there is wisdom in refraining from implementing change merely for the sake of change, clinging to old ways solely for the sake of their antiquity is obviously equally futile.

- Freedom from Fear, Aung San Suu Kyi

Moulmein for food, Mandalay for conversation, Rangoon for ostentation

- Freedom from Fear, Aung San Suu Kyi

Every thought, every word, and every action that adds to the positive and the wholesome is a contribution to peace. Each and every one of us is capable of making such a contribution.

- Aung San Suu Kyi

Some of the most relaxing weekends I have ever enjoyed were those I spent quietly with a sense of all work to date completed, and an absorbing mystery.

- Letters from Burma, Aung San Suu Kyi

There is a special charm to journeys undertaken before daybreak in hot lands: the air is soft and cool and the coming of dawn reveals a landscape fresh from the night dew.

- Letters from Burma, Aung San Suu Kyi

The education and empowerment of women throughout the world cannot fail to result in a more caring, tolerant, just and peaceful life for all.

- Aung San Suu Kyi

My top priority is for people to understand that they have the power to change things themselves.

- Aung San Suu Kyi

If you're feeling helpless, help someone. ” ― Aung San Suu Kyi (from Freedom from Fear)

- Freedom from Fear, Aung San Suu Kyi

Please use your liberty to promote ours

- Aung San Suu Kyi

We will surely get to our destination if we join hands.

- Aung San Suu Kyi

Government leaders are amazing. So often it seems they are the last to know what the people want.

- Aung San Suu Kyi

Fear is a habit; I am not afraid.

- Aung San Suu Kyi

It is not power that corrupts but fear.

- Aung San Suu Kyi

To view the opposition as dangerous is to misunderstand the basic concepts of democracy. To oppress the opposition is to assault the very foundation of democracy.

- Letters from Burma, Aung San Suu Kyi

You should never let your fears prevent you from doing what you know is right.

- Aung San Suu Kyi

If you're feeling helpless, help someone.

- Aung San Suu Kyi

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.

- Freedom from Fear, Aung San Suu Kyi

In societies where men are truly confident of their own worth, women are not merely tolerated but valued." (From a speech read on video on August 31, 1995 before the NGO Forum on Women, Beijing, China)

- Aung San Suu Kyi

The only real prison is fear, and the only real freedom is freedom from fear

- Aung San Suu Kyi