Leadership is the other side of the coin of loneliness, and he who is a leader must always act alone. And acting alone, accept everything alone.
There are many things we do not want about the world. Let us not just mourn them. Let us change them.
I do not care how brave a president is; I do not care how many medals he may wear. I do not care how well trained his guards may be. If he violates the will of the people, he shall be eliminated.
The permissiveness of society must be balanced with authoritativeness.
Filipinos are not worse than any other colonized people except that our colonization was a little longer, and the independence movement was always dictated in political terms, never in social ones. We borrowed terms, but we didn't understand them.
I often wonder what I will be remembered in history for. Scholar? Military hero? Builder?
History should not be left to the historians. Rather, be like Churchill. Make history, and then write it.
What we ask of the developed countries is to let the Third World find a third way.
Freedom is not just declared; it is exercised.
Nobody is impervious to misfortune.
Once a champion, always a champion.
The challenge to Asia is to discard the dry, meatless bone of mysticism and fatalism.
I was deposed by a coup d'etat, by friends that I trusted and aided by the American Government.
America must realize, there are conditions she must accept in Asia. The first is a diversity of Asian cultures, governments, economic and political systems; the second, that to run against the tide of Asian nationalism is worse than impractical - it is also highly dangerous.
Little boys have amazing minds.
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