Daw Aung San Suu Kyi

Burmese Pro-Democracy Activist, Politician
1990 Rafto Human Rights Prize Winner
1990 Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought
1991 Nobel Peace Prize Winner

1992 International Simón Bolívar Prize
2000 Presidential Medal of Freedom
2007 Congressional Gold Medal / The Elders

birthdate: June 19    birthplace: Rangoon, Burma


I've always thought that the best solution for those who feel hopeless is for them to help others.

"It is not power that corrupts, but fear. Fear of losing power corrupts."

Each man has in him the potential to realize the truth through his own will and endeavor and to help others to realize it. Human life therefore is infinitely precious.

Fear is not the natural state of civilized man.

Some believe that the only way to remove the authoritarian regime and replace it with a democratic one is through violent means. I would like to set the precedent of political change through political settlement, not through violence.

"Please use your freedom to promote ours."

The people of my country want the two freedoms that spell security: freedom from want and freedom from fear.


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