My Hero

(from General Aung San)

… We cannot bank our hopes on possibilities. We must put our trust in ourselves, in our capabilities and efforts and strength and preparations not only for our success but even to avoid our own defeat. …

(Presidential Address, AFPFL Supreme Council Session, August 1946)

… I am well aware that there is such a great craving in man for heroism and the heroic, and that hero worship forms not a small motif in his complex. I am also aware that, unless man believes in his own heroism and the heroism of others, he cannot achieve much or great things. We must, however, take proper care that we do not make a fetish of this cult of hero-worship, for then we will turn ourselves into votaries of false gods and prophets. …

(Presidential Address delivered to the first Congress of AFPFL , 20th January, 1946)

…It is man’s creative power and that alone which makes himself, his stars, his history, his Karma, etc., though no doubt he has to take necessarily due account of factors and forces around him. WORK, WORK, WORK, ACTION, ACTION, ACTION, SELF-RELIANCE, SELF-RELIANCE, SELF-RELIANCE This is the stern, simple golden rule of timeless truth for any success that man makes. And there is no other rule which comes first before it. …

(Presidential Address, AFPFL Supreme Council Session, August, 1946)

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