Aung San Quotes (3 quotes)
“It would be consistent and proper for us to join the war for democratic freedom, only if we would likewise be assured that democratic freedom in theory as well as in practice.”
Address delivered at the meeting of East and West Association held on August 29, 1945, at the City Hall of Rangoon
“We cannot bank our hopes on possibilities. We must put our trust in ourselves, in our capabilities and efforts and strength and preparations not only for our success but even to avoid our own defeat.”
Presidential address to the AFPFL Supreme Council Session (August 1946)
“In so far as nationalism inculcates in us a sense of national and social justice which call upon us to fight any system that is oppressive or tyrannical both in our country and the world, there I am completely with nationalism. I hate Imperialism whether British or Japanese or Burmese.”
Address to a meeting of the Anglo-Burman Council at the City Hall, Rangoon (8 December 1946)
“They who lack talent expect things to happen without effort. They ascribe failure to a lack of inspiration or ability, or to misfortune, rather than to insufficient application. At the core of every true talent there is an awareness of the difficulties inherent in any achievement, and the confidence that by persistence and patience something worthwhile will be realized. Thus talent is a species of vigor.”
Between the Devil and the Dragon: The Best Essays and Aphorisms of Eric Hoffer (Harper & Row, 1982), p. 67
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Picture Source: Wikimedia CommonsAung San
Born: February 13, 1915 (age 104)
Bio: Bogyoke Aung San ; 13 February 1915 19 July 1947) was a Burmese revolutionary, nationalist, and founder of the modern Burmese army, and considered to be the Father of Burma.