Evita Perón Quotes



Best 30 Quotes by Evita Perón

“Almsgiving tends to perpetuate poverty; aid does away with it once and for all. Almsgiving leaves a man just where he was before. Aid restores him to society as an individual worthy of all respect and not as a man with a grievance. Almsgiving is the generosity of the rich; social aid levels up social inequalities. Charity separates the rich from the poor; aid raises the needy and sets him on the same level with the rich.”

“Answer violence with violence. If one of us falls today, five of them must fall tomorrow.”

“Charity separates the rich from the poor; aid raises the needy and sets him on the same level with the rich.”

“I am only a simple woman who lives to serve Peron and my people.”

“I am only a sparrow amongst a great flock of sparrows.”

“I demanded more rights for women because I know what women had to put up with.”

“I had watched for many years and seen how a few rich families held much of Argentina's wealth and power in their hands. So Peron and the government brought in an eight hour working day, sickness pay and fair wages to give poor workers a fair go.”

“I have one thing that counts, and that is my heart; it burns in my soul, it aches in my flesh, and it ignites my nerves: that is my love for the people and Peron.”

“I know that like every woman of the people, I have more strength than I appear to have.”

“I want nothing for myself. My glory is and always will be the banner of my people, and even if I leave shreds of my life on the wayside I know that you will gather them up in my name and carry them like a flag to victory.”

“I was very sad for many days when I discovered that in the world there were poor people and rich people; and the strange thing is that the existence of the poor did not cause me as much pain as the knowledge that at the same time there were people who were rich.”

“I will come again, and I will be millions.”

“If I fall, look out for the crash. There won't be anyone left standing.”

“If I have to apply five turns to the screw each day for the happiness of Argentina, I will do it.”

“In government, one actress is enough.”

“It is not philanthropy, nor is it charity. It is not even social welfare; to me, it is strict justice. I do nothing but return to the poor what the rest of us owe them, because we had taken it away from them unjustly.”

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“Keeping books on social aid is capitalistic nonsense. I just use the money for the poor. I can't stop to count it.”

“My biggest fear in life is to be forgotten.”

“One cannot accomplish anything without fanaticism.”

“Our President has declared that the only privileged person in our country are the children.”

“Shadows cannot see themselves in the mirror of the sun.”

“Sometimes I have wished my insults were slaps or lashes; I've wanted to hit people in the face and make them see, if only for a day, what I see each day I help people.”

“The nation's government has just handed me the bill that grants us our civil rights. I am receiving it before you, certain that I am accepting this on behalf of all Argentinean women, and I can feel my hands tremble with joy as they grasp the laurel proclaiming victory.”

“The problem of women is always everywhere the deep and fundamental problem of the home. It is your great destiny. His irremediable destiny”

“There are some oligarchs that make me want to bite them just as one crunches into a carrot or a radish.”

“Time is my greatest enemy.”

“To convince oneself that one has the right to live decently takes time.”

“When the rich think about the poor, they have poor ideas.”

“Where there is a worker, there lies a nation.”

“You must want! You have the right to ask! You must desire.”

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