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Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Revolution in the Spirit

"The quintessential revolution is that of the spirit, born of an
intellectual conviction of the need for change in those mental attitudes and
values which shape the course of a nation's development. A revolution which
aims merely at changing official policies and institutions with a view to an
improvement in material conditions has little chance of genuine success.
Without a revolution in spirit, the forces which had produced inequities of
the old order would continue to be operative, posing a constant threat to
the process of reform and regeneration. It is not enough merely to call for
freedom, democracy and human rights. There has to be a united determination
to persevere in the struggle, to make sacrifices in the name of enduring
truths, to resist the corrupting influences of desire, ill will, ignorance,
and fear." - Aung San Suu Kyi- Burmese Prime Minster-elect, General Secretary of the National League for Democracy (Myanmar)

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