My top ten favorite Ninoy Aquino Quotes

I’ve searched online for Ninoy Aquino quotes, but I have not found some online sources. In this connection to honor the great man, and in honor of his 26th death anniversary this day, I am coming up with my top ten favorite Ninoy Aquino quotes much as I have come up with my top ten favorite Cory Aquino quotes. I have to extract the quotes in his speeches.

As a person of influence and widely considered by most Filipinos as a national hero, Ninoy Aquino’s words will echo throughout history and will continue to be quoted by men and women who dare to make a difference. Ninoy Aquino was a brilliant speaker, eloquent and full of charisma. He was full of passion for the fight for freedom. He could indeed have been a great president, but sadly in the words of former Senator Jovito Salonga he became the greatest president that we never had. Ninoy Aquino is a gifted speaker and as a journalist is a gifted writer as well. In fact he wrote a poem which is has been transformed into a song by Jose Mari Chan entitled “I have fallen in love with the same woman 3 times” This poem and song is dedicated to his dear beloved wife, President Cory Aquino. (It would be so much better if he also gave her a dereon at the same time hehehe)Ninoy Aquino may have other great quotes that can be extracted from his other speeches and writings, but these are my top ten favorite Ninoy Aquino quotes.

Ninoy Aquino quotes, number 10 – “. . There has never been a single dictator in history that has lived forever and so I tell Mr. Marcos to study the lessons of history before it is too late. . . ”

Ninoy Aquino quotes, number 9 – ”The great “legitimizer” of government is the ballot not the bullet”

Ninoy Aquino quotes, number 8 – “. . . We should not depend on one man, we should depend on all of us. All of us is expandable in the cause for freedom and therefore I say stand up now and be a leader, and when all of us are leaders, we will expedite the cause of freedom”

Ninoy Aquino quotes number 7 – “. . . I believe that we Filipinos could not fight for our freedom, we do not deserve it, we should not depend on the Americans, we should depend on ourselves . . . “

Ninoy Aquino quotes, number 6 – “. . . What can one man do if the Filipino people love their slavery, if the Filipino people have lost their voice and would not say no to a tyrant, what can one man do. I have not army, I have no following, I have no money, I only have my indomitable spirit…”

Ninoy Aquino quotes, number 5 – “. . .When you condone tyranny you share in its corruption and its lowliness”

Ninoy Aquino quotes, number 4 – “The meaning of our struggle is to be able to return the freedom. First we must return the freedom so that all segments of our community whether from the left or from the right will have the right to speak and then in that open debate in that clash of debate in the marketplace we will produce the clash between the thesis and the anti-thesis and then we will have the synthesis for the Filipino people”


Ninoy Aquino quotes, number 3 – “I do not hold the key to our liberation, I do not know all the solutions to our many problem all I know is that if the situation continues in the Philippines, then blood will flow, and when blood flows, there will be no victor and there will be no vanquished because all of us will be a victim of our folly”

Ninoy Aquino quotes, number 2 – “ . . We only ask that freedom be returned, we ask for nothing more but we will accept nothing less.”

And the number one Ninoy Aquino quote which I believe is also everybody’s favorite:


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23 Responses to My top ten favorite Ninoy Aquino Quotes

  1. These are very nice quotes. Definitely Ninoy Aquino is a hero who fought for our democracy and he will be remembered by generations to come.

  2. zigfred says:

    Tyrone: Thanks ! I definitely agree. Ninoy Aquino will certainly be remembered.

  3. One of the greats, definitely, is Benigno Servillano “Ninoy” Aquino, Jr.

  4. jessa says:

    these helps me greatly while writing our reaction paper about Ninoy’s life and contribution to the country. Thanks a lot 😛

  5. zigfred says:

    Jessa: Thanks ! Glad to be of assistance

    Glen: I definitely agree !

  6. iam_annecy says:

    hello, i’d like to share some of my fave Ninoy Aquino quotes:
    -“Welcome your suffering…when we are in glory we don’t know HIM but when we suffer, we remember HIM.” – from The 700 Club interview
    -“God will not burden you with a load you cannot carry.”
    -“We cannot always have our own way all the time.” – excerpt from Ninoy’s letter to his son Noynoy

  7. lovenia says:

    hai!.good day, tnx 4 the quotes u post here im so inspired wen mababasa ko poh ito hehehe..honestly, idol ko poh talaga c ninoy bcoz hndi lng sya good leader to lead us but as a good example poh pra ipaglaban ang karapatan ng bawat isa..ngaway nga kami ng fren ko poh kasi i insist dat marcos is not a good leader at tsaka wala syang spirit of god..hehehe..tnx poh talaga tc

  8. Dodi Enriquez says:

    I fully agree! Sana like Rizal si Ninoy may book din na itututor sa school. He has done a very good example of real hero. I am voting for Noynoy because he’s my Hero’s son. I know Noynoy is as good person as his father.He’ll never put us down.

  9. Delton Apurado says:

    i shall call this as the 10 most loved qoutes from the most charismatic person in the history of philippine democracy,,it makes me proud being a Filipino…tnx ZIGFRED

  10. zigfred says:

    Delton: You are most welcome !

  11. Arman says:

    “The moment you say no, you’re beginning to inquire. The moment you say no, you’re beginning to protest. The moment you say no to tyranny you’re beginning the struggle, the long lonely road to freedom.”

    “Learn to say no. No to tyranny, no to corruption, no to all this degradation of human dignity.”

  12. zigfred says:

    Arman: Hi ! Is This a Noynoy Aquino quote ?

  13. ceejhaye says:

    nice one yo!!!!

    m proud to be pinoy bcuz of it,..

  14. Rowena Molluso says:

    Am currently reading “NINOY AQUINO-THE MAN, THE LEGEND” by Asuncion Maramba. I am a Filipina American who went back home to PI for the first time in over 20 years. I have been captivated by this man ever since.

  15. fponcio20 says:

    Thanks Zigfred for this blog… I have been looking for this text from NinoyAquino’s speech. …“. . . We should not depend on one man, we should depend on all of us. All of us is expandable in the cause for freedom and therefore I say stand up now and be a leader, and when all of us are leaders, we will expedite the cause of freedom”…
    He’s a great man!!!
    Once again, Thank you.

  16. zigfred says:

    fponcio20: You are more than welcome ! Thanks for dropping by.

  17. donabel says:

    haaAy. . ang sarap ulit basahin nito lalo na ngayon na sobra ng gulo sa pulitika. . .ganda nito.

  18. francisco sheila anne says:

    Ninoy Aquino was really a brilliant man.. His legacy will continue.He could have been a great leader for his credentials speaks for himself.Truly a leader of wisdom and integrity…

  19. mistletoe says:

    He will always be remembered for his courage to fight for our country’s democracy

  20. primnpr0per says:

    This is great! I thought Cory’s speeches were awesome but Ninoy’s are absolutely brilliant. Great minds really do think alike.

    I agree with the poster above on Ninoy having a book and children studying it at school. I think the more realistic goal would be to have a subject in college on the life and philosophies of Ninoy Aquino Jr. wherein students would dissect his speeches like this and hope that they find a goldmine of ideals to live by.

  21. zigfred says:

    primnproper: I couldn’t agree more 🙂

  22. NOYPI says:

    thanks sa resource mo bro it helps me in my report! God bless ^_^

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