Quotes by Aung San Suu Kyi

Human beings the world over need freedom and security that they may be able to realize their full potential.
– Aung San Suu Kyi
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.
– Aung San Suu Kyi
It is often in the name of cultural integrity as well as social stability and national security that democratic reforms based on human rights are resisted by authoritarian governments.
– Aung San Suu Kyi
Peace as a goal is an ideal which will not be contested by any government or nation, not even the most belligerent.
– Aung San Suu Kyi
Sometimes I didn't even have enough money to eat. I became so weak from malnourishment that my hair fell out, and I couldn't get out of bed.
– Aung San Suu Kyi
The democracy process provides for political and social change without violence.
– Aung San Suu Kyi
The history of the world shows that peoples and societies do not have to pass through a fixed series of stages in the course of development.
– Aung San Suu Kyi
The provision of basic material needs is not sufficient to make minority groups and indigenous peoples feel they are truly part of the greater national entity. For that they have to be confident that they too have an active role to play in shaping the destiny of the state that demands their allegiance.
– Aung San Suu Kyi
The struggle for democracy and human rights in Burma is a struggle for life and dignity. It is a struggle that encompasses our political, social and economic aspirations.
– Aung San Suu Kyi
The value systems of those with access to power and of those far removed from such access cannot be the same. The viewpoint of the privileged is unlike that of the underprivileged.
– Aung San Suu Kyi
The only real prison is fear, and the only real freedom is freedom from fear.
– 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
War is not the only arena where peace is done to death.
– Aung San Suu Kyi
The Nobel Peace Prize opened up a door in my heart.
– Aung San Suu Kyi
Since we live in this world, we have to do our best for this world.
– Aung San Suu Kyi
One wants to be together with one's family. That's what families are about.
– Aung San Suu Kyi
One person alone can't do anything as important as bringing genuine democracy to a country.
– Aung San Suu Kyi
Of course I regret not having been able to spend time with my family.
– Aung San Suu Kyi
My opinion is the greatest reward that any government could get is the approval of the people. If the people are happy and the people are at peace and the government has done something for them, that's the greatest reward I think any government could hope for.
– Aung San Suu Kyi
My attitude to peace is rather based on the Burmese definition of peace - it really means removing all the negative factors that destroy peace in this world. So peace does not mean just putting an end to violence or to war, but to all other factors that threaten peace, such as discrimination, such as inequality, poverty.
– Aung San Suu Kyi