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)
“If there were in the world today any large number of people who desired their own happiness more than they desired the unhappiness of others, we could have a paradise in a few years.”
As quoted in Think, Vol. 27 (1961), p. 32
“It is a thousand times better to have common sense without education than to have education without common sense.”
―Robert Green Ingersoll
The works of Robert G. Ingersoll (1978 edition), Library of Alexandria - ISBN: 9781465521330
“Dialogue should simply be a sound among other sounds, just something that comes out of the mouths of people whose eyes tell the story in visual terms.”
As quoted in: Hitchcock (1967) by François Truffaut
“Absolute discretion is a ruthless master. It is more destructive of freedom than any of man's other inventions.”
―William O. Douglas
Dissenting, United States v. Wunderlich, 342 U.S. 98, 101 (1951).
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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.