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A family is very special. So when a family splits up, it's not good, it's never good.
— Aung San Suu Kyi

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A more significant phase should mean serious political dialogue.

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A revolution simply means great change, significant change, and that's how I'm defining it - great change for the better, brought about through non-violent means.

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After all it was my father who founded the Burmese army and I do have a sense of warmth towards the Burmese army.

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All military regimes use security as the reason why they should remain in power. It's nothing original.

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All repressive laws must be revoked, and laws introduced to protect the rights of the people.

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As long as there is no law in Burma, any individual here can be arrested at any time.

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Assuming the chairmanship of ASEAN isn't going to do anything about improving the lives of people.

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At this age, I should be leading a quiet life.

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Books always help.

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Burmese authors and artists can play the role that artists everywhere play. They help to mold the outlook of a society - not the whole outlook, and they are not the only ones to mold the outlook of society, but they have an important role to play there.

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By helping others, you will learn how to help yourselves.

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Confidence-building is not something that can go on forever. If it goes on forever then it becomes counterproductive.

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Democracy is when the people keep a government in check.

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Dissidents can't be dissidents forever; we are dissidents because we don't want to be dissidents.

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Even one voice can be heard loudly all over the world in this day and age.

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Every government must consider the security of the country. That is just part of the responsibilities of any government. But true security can only come out of unity within a country where there are so many ethnic nationalities.

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Fires of suffering and strife are raging around the world.

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For me, 'revolution' simply means radical change.

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Frankly, if you do politics, you should not be thinking about your dignity.

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Freedom and democracy are dreams you never give up.

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Fundamental violations of human rights always lead to people feeling less and less human.

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History is always changing.

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Human beings the world over need freedom and security that they may be able to realize their full potential.

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Human beings want to be free and however long they may agree to stay locked up, to stay oppressed, there will come a time when they say 'That's it.' Suddenly they find themselves doing something that they never would have thought they would be doing, simply because of the human instinct that makes them turn their face towards freedom.

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Humor is one of the best ingredients of survival.

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I am not unaware of the saying that more tears have been shed over wishes granted than wishes denied.

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I am prepared to talk with anyone. I have no personal grudge toward anybody.

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I could listen to the radio and I had access to books from time to time. Not all the time.

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I do not hold to non-violence for moral reasons, but for political and practical reasons.

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I do protect human rights, and I hope I shall always be looked up as a champion of human rights.

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I don't believe in professional dissidents. I think it's just a phase, like adolescence.

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I don't think I have achieved anything that I can really be proud of.

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I don't think of myself as unbreakable. Perhaps I'm just rather flexible and adaptable.

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I don't think you can work on feelings in politics, apart from anything else, political change can come very unexpectedly, sometimes overnight when you least expect it.

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I don't understand why people say that I am full of courage. I feel terribly nervous.

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I don't want Burma to be a basket case forever.

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I don't want to be president, but I want to be free to decide whether or not I want to be president of this country.

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I don't want to see the military falling. I want to see the military rising to dignified heights of professionalism and true patriotism.

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I feel that the BBC World Service is not as versatile as it used to be - or perhaps I'm not listening at the right times.

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I felt that it was my duty not to senselessly waste my time. And since I didn't want to waste my time, I tried to accomplish as much as possible.

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I have been free for more than a month. Some people may think that that is long enough. Others may think that that is not quite long enough.

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I haven't heard any music on the BBC World Service in a long time. Maybe I'm listening at the wrong times. But not one single piece of music.

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I knew some of the army quite well.

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I learned to work on a computer years before I was placed under house arrest. Fortunately I had two laptops when I was under house arrest - one an Apple and one a different operating system. I was very proud of that because I know how to use both systems.

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I look forward to trying the Internet.

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I only used a cell phone for the first time after I was released. I had difficulty coping with it because it seemed so small and insubstantial.

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I saw many aspects of the country which I needed to see in order that I might know what we need to do.

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I think by now I have made it fairly clear that I am not very happy with the word hope. I don't believe in people just hoping.

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I think I should be active politically. Because I look upon myself as a politician. That's not a dirty work you know. Some people think that there are something wrong with politicians. Of course, something wrong with some politicians.

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A family is very special. So when a family splits up, it's not good, it's never good.

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