Aung San Quote
“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
“Do not rejoice in his defeat, you men. For though the world has stood up and stopped the bastard, the bitch that bore him is in heat again.”
Referring to Arturo Ui (representing Adolf Hitler), in The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui (1941)
“I am a kind of paranoid in reverse. I suspect people of plotting to make me happy.”
―J. D. Salinger
Raise High the Roof Beam, Carpenters (1955)
“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).
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.