Benazir Bhutto

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    A people inspired by democracy, human rights and economic opportunity will turn their back decisively against extremism.
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    America's greatest contribution to the world is its concept of democracy, its concept of freedom, freedom of action, freedom of speech, and freedom of thought.
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    As a woman leader, I thought I brought a different kind of leadership. I was interested in women's issues, in bringing down the population growth rate... as a woman, I entered politics with an additional dimension - that of a mother.
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    Democracy is the best revenge. After Benazir Bhutto's death, her son's brief public remarks were captured on video, and they were reported in international newspapers. Bilawal Bhutto Zardari announced, My mother always said, ' Democracy is the best revenge.'
    Source: Democracy the best revenge, says Bilawal, Dawn (Internet). December 31, 2007/Zilhaj 20, 1428.
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    Extremism can flourish only in an environment where basic governmental social responsibility for the welfare of the people is neglected. Political dictatorship and social hopelessness create the desperation that fuels religious extremism.
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    General Musharraf needs my participation to give credibility to the electoral process, as well as to respect the fundamental right of all those who wish to vote for me.
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    I don't fear death. I remember my last meeting with my father when he told me, You know, tonight when I will be killed, my mother and my father will be waiting for me. It makes me weepy... but I don't think it can happen unless God wants it to happen because so many people have tried to kill me.
    Source: Destinys daughter
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    I find that whenever I am in power, or my father was in power, somehow good things happen. The economy picks up, we have good rains, water comes, people have crops. I think the reason this happens is that we want to give love and we receive love.
    Source: As quoted in I never asked for power in The Guardian (15 August 2002)
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    I put my life in danger and came here because I feel this country is in danger. People are worried. We will bring the country out of this crisis.
    Source: At the rally in Rawalpindi after which she was assassinated. (27 December 2007)
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    I was brought up to believe that human beings are good, which is why it shocks me to the core when I see human beings behaving badly.
    Source: Destinys daughter
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    I've never had a bank account in Switzerland since 1984. Why would the Swiss do this to me? Maybe the Swiss are trying to divert attention from the Holocaust gold scandal.
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    If they only showed this much spunk when it came to containing the terrorists I don't think we would have such a problem.
    Source: On being prevented from participating in a march for democracy and being placed under house arrest. TIME video interview (13 November 2007).
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    In 1988, when democracy was restored, the military establishment was still very powerful. The extremist groups were still there. And when the aid and assistance to Pakistan was cut, we had to adopt harsh economic policies. So in a way, it showed that democracy doesn't pay, and the military was able to reassert itself.
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    It is one thing being able to contest an election and to give the people hope that I can be the next prime minister. It is a totally different situation where the people of Pakistan are told that the results are already taken and the leader of your choice is banned.
    Source: As quoted in I never asked for power in The Guardian (15 August 2002)
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    It would be so nice to have the luxury just to laze. So nice not to have to always get up and get dressed for some occasion. Always having to move from here to there, where everything is scheduled and even having lunch with my kids on their Easter break has to be slotted in. Maybe one day...
    Source: Destinys daughter
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