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Benazir Bhutto

  • What is not recorded is not remembered.

    • Benazir Bhutto,
    • quoting a friend although this is attributed to Bhutto, in Benazir Bhutto, Daughter of the East ()
  • Like all children I had taken my father for granted. Now that I had lost him, I felt an emptiness that could never be filled. But I did not let myself cry, believing as a Muslim that tears pull a spirit earthward and won't let it be free.

  • We learned at an early age that it was men's interpretation of our religion that restricted women's opportunities, not our religion itself. Islam in fact had been quite progressive toward women from its inception ...

  • [On Richard M. Nixon:] Americans began with a president who couldn't tell a lie and now they have one who can't tell the truth.

  • ... you can imprison a man, but not an idea. You can exile a man, but not an idea. You can kill a man, but not an idea.

  • Oppression does not know the meaning of provincial boundaries. Aren't our energies better spent fighting the common enemy instead of each other?

  • What is important is that a political party articulates the mood of a generation.

  • Democracy is the best revenge.

    • Benazir Bhutto,
    • quoted by her son in Time ()
  • Every dictator uses religion as a prop to keep himself in power.

    • Benazir Bhutto,
    • interview, "60 Minutes" ()

Benazir Bhutto, Pakistani prime minister

(1953 - 2007)