Aung San Suu Kyi Quotes

Aung San Suu Kyi is a Burmese politician, diplomat, author, and a 1991 Nobel Peace Prize laureate who served as State Counsellor of Myanmar. She played a vital role in Myanmar’s transition from military junta to partial democracy in the 2010s. Here are some of the Aung San Suu Kyi Quotes.

“It is not power that corrupts but fear.”

“Humor is one of the best ingredients of survival.”

“You have a great many things to do when you are under house arrest. On the one hand, it is more comfortable than sitting in prison; on the other hand, you have to look after a household, which is strenuous under such circumstances.”

“I think that freedom is sometimes a state of mind. Sometimes, mind you, but not always.”


“I think that freedom is sometimes a state of mind. Sometimes, mind you, but not always.”

“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.”

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

“By helping others, you will learn how to help yourselves.”

Aung San Suu Kyi Quotes

“I’ve always thought that the best solution for those who feel helpless is for them to help others.”

“It would be difficult to dispel ignorance unless there is freedom to pursue the truth unfettered by fear.”

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

“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 Quotes

“If you are feeling helpless, help someone.”

“The peace of our world is indivisible. As long as negative forces are getting the better of positive forces anywhere, we are all at risk.”

“Peace as a goal is an ideal which will not be contested by any government or nation, not even the most belligerent.”

“Freedom and democracy are dreams you never give up.”

“Human beings the world over need freedom and security that they may be able to realize their full potential.”

fear is not the natural state of civilized people

“Agreeing to disagree is a prerogative only of those who live under a democratic system.”

“It is not a sacrifice, it’s a choice. If you choose to do something, then you shouldn’t say it’s a sacrifice, because nobody forced you to do it”

“The basis of democratic freedom is freedom of speech.”

“It is his capacity for self-improvement and self-redemption which most distinguishes man from the mere brute.”

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