Aung San Suu Kyi Quote

“The quintessential revolution is that of the spirit, born of an intellectual conviction of the need for change in those mental attitudes and values which shape the course of a nation's development. A revolution which aims merely at changing official policies and institutions with a view to an improvement in material conditions has little chance of genuine success. Without a revolution in spirit, the forces which had produced inequities of the old order would continue to be operative, posing a constant threat to the process of reform and regeneration. It is not enough merely to call for freedom, democracy and human rights. There has to be a united determination to persevere in the struggle, to make sacrifices in the name of enduring truths, to resist the corrupting influences of desire, ill will, ignorance, and fear.”

~ Aung San Suu Kyi


Ratings and Comments


Mike, Norwalk

I like it

J Carlton, Calgary

When we stop being stampeded through ignorance and fear, we will become unrulable. Laws of justice, not rules, will prevail.

RBESRQ
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RBESRQ    1/4/10

Yes, and one road that leads there is called education, for education is the antiphrasis of right-wing fascists (yes, and left-wing) Hence the continued slaughter of our educational system.

E Archer, NYC

Yes!

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