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    aung san suu kyi Quotes

    People keep saying I've changed. I used to be confrontational. But I'm - I haven't changed. It was - it's just that circumstances have changed.
    — Aung San Suu Kyi
    tags: people  saying 
     
    Whatever help we may want from the international community now or in the future, we want to make sure that this help is tailored to help our people to help themselves.
    — Aung San Suu Kyi
    tags: people  future  community  help 
     
    Burmese authors and artists can play the role that artists everywhere play. They help to mold the outlook of a society - not the whole outlook, and they are not the only ones to mold the outlook of society, but they have an important role to play there.
    — Aung San Suu Kyi
    tags: society  help  author  artist 
     
    If I were the blushing kind, I would blush to be called a hero.
    — Aung San Suu Kyi
    tags: hero 
     
    If you do nothing you get nothing.
    — Aung San Suu Kyi
    We will not change in matters of policy until such time as dialogue has begun.
    — Aung San Suu Kyi
    tags: time 
     
    I've been repeating ad nauseam that we in Burma, we are weak with regard to the culture of negotiated compromises, that we have to develop the ability to achieve such compromises.
    — Aung San Suu Kyi
    tags: culture  achieve 
     
    This was the way I was brought up to think of politics, that politics was to do with ethics, it was to do with responsibility, it was to do with service, so I think I was conditioned to think like that, and I'm too old to change now.
    — Aung San Suu Kyi
    I don't want to be president, but I want to be free to decide whether or not I want to be president of this country.
    — Aung San Suu Kyi
    You cannot compromise unless people talk to you.
    — Aung San Suu Kyi
    tags: people 
     
    I've always been strongly on the side of non-violence.
    — Aung San Suu Kyi
    In the end, I think people prefer the good to win rather than the bad.
    — Aung San Suu Kyi
    tags: people  bad 
     
    I look forward to trying the Internet.
    — Aung San Suu Kyi
    tags: internet 
     
    Dissidents can't be dissidents forever; we are dissidents because we don't want to be dissidents.
    — Aung San Suu Kyi
    What does Burma have to give the United States? We can give you the opportunity to engage with people who are ready and willing to change a society.
    — Aung San Suu Kyi
    I think when the people in Burma stop thinking about whether or not they're free, it'll mean that they're free.
    — Aung San Suu Kyi
    tags: people  thinking 
     
    No, I was never afraid.
    — Aung San Suu Kyi
    tags: afraid 
     
    People must work in unison.
    — Aung San Suu Kyi
    tags: people  work 
     
    Sanctions and boycotts would be tied to serious political dialogue.
    — Aung San Suu Kyi
    tags: political 
     
    We always think that everybody can do a little bit more, if not a lot more.
    — Aung San Suu Kyi
    We are not out to boast that there is so much percentage of growth per year. Our real concern is how it affects the lives of people, the future of our country.
    — Aung San Suu Kyi
    tags: people  live  future  growth  real  year 
     
    I have been free for more than a month. Some people may think that that is long enough. Others may think that that is not quite long enough.
    — Aung San Suu Kyi
    tags: people 
     
    Confidence-building is not something that can go on forever. If it goes on forever then it becomes counterproductive.
    — Aung San Suu Kyi
    tags: forever 
     
    The people have given me their support; they have given me their trust and confidence. My colleagues have suffered a lot in order to give me support. I do not look upon my life as a sacrifice at all.
    — Aung San Suu Kyi
    A family is very special. So when a family splits up, it's not good, it's never good.
    — Aung San Suu Kyi
    More people, especially young people, are realising that if they want change, they've got to go about it themselves - they can't depend on a particular person, i.e. me, to do all the work. They are less easy to fool than they used to be, they now know what's going on all over the world.
    — Aung San Suu Kyi
    tags: people  work  world  young  fools 
     
    There is so much that we need to do for our country. I don't think that we can afford to wait.
    — Aung San Suu Kyi
    I am prepared to talk with anyone. I have no personal grudge toward anybody.
    — Aung San Suu Kyi
    tags: personal 
     
    I saw many aspects of the country which I needed to see in order that I might know what we need to do.
    — Aung San Suu Kyi
    It could achieve a lot if everyone in Burma could stop saying something is good if it is not good, or say something is just if it is not just.
    — Aung San Suu Kyi
    tags: saying  achieve 
     
    Regime is made up of people, so I do put faces to regimes and governments, so I feel that all human beings have the right to be given the benefit of the doubt, and they also have to be given the right to try to redeem themselves if they so wish.
    — Aung San Suu Kyi
    A revolution simply means great change, significant change, and that's how I'm defining it - great change for the better, brought about through non-violent means.
    — Aung San Suu Kyi
    tags: revolution 
     
    If I was afraid of being killed, I would never speak out against the government.
    — Aung San Suu Kyi
    tags: government  afraid 
     
    I don't think I have achieved anything that I can really be proud of.
    — Aung San Suu Kyi
    It doesn't seem right for anybody to get so much attention.
    — Aung San Suu Kyi
    tags: right  attention 
     
    Sanctions are not really an economic weapon.
    — Aung San Suu Kyi
    tags: economics 
     
    I knew some of the army quite well.
    — Aung San Suu Kyi
    Suffering degrades, embitters and enrages.
    — Aung San Suu Kyi
    tags: suffering 
     
    Fearlessness may be a gift, but perhaps most precious is courage from cultivating the habit of refusing to let fear dictate one's actions.
    — Aung San Suu Kyi
    tags: fear  action  gift  courage 
     
    Challenges mean opportunities as well.
    — Aung San Suu Kyi
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