Ferdinand Marcos

(Ferdinand Emmanuel Edralin Marcos Sr.)

Ferdinand Marcos
Ferdinand Marcos
  • Born: September 11, 1917
  • Died: September 28, 1989
  • Nationality: Filipino
  • Profession: Statesman









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For the progress of the nation, what is needed is discipline. Human Nature ;Dictators, Despots, Autocrats, Autocracies & Dictatorships
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.
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.
Freedom is not just declared; it is exercised. Freedom & Liberty
History should not be left to the historians. Rather, be like Churchill. Make history, and then write it. History
I can understand the Cultural Revolution of Mao Tse-tung.
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.
I often wonder what I will be remembered in history for. Scholar? Military hero? Builder? History
I was deposed by a coup d'etat, by friends that I trusted and aided by the American Government. Government
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. Leaders & Leadership
Little boys have amazing minds.
Nobody is impervious to misfortune.
Once a champion, always a champion.
The challenge to America is to extend to Asia the defensive shield of American power in forms consonant with Asian freedom and self-respect. Power ;Freedom & Liberty
The challenge to Asia is to discard the dry, meatless bone of mysticism and fatalism.
The permissiveness of society must be balanced with authoritativeness. Society
The U.S. State Department has a consistent record of error in the assessment of Asian situations and judging Red Chinese intentions.
There are many things we do not want about the world. Let us not just mourn them. Let us change them.
What we ask of the developed countries is to let the Third World find a third way.

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