Miriam Defensor Santiago Death Anniversary: Life Lessons from ‘Iron Lady’

Let’s recall the life lessons from Miriam Defensor Santiago

Former Senator Miriam Defensor Santiago died on September 29, 2016, and to commemorate her 4th death anniversary here are the memorable life lessons from the “Iron Lady”.

Aside from being a prominent personality in the world of politics, Santiago also served as the Agrarian Reform Secretary and Immigration commissioner. She was also the first Filipino judge who became part of the International Criminal Court.

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With all her achievements in life, the former lawmaker was also known for her “quotable quotes”. Based on the article from ABS-CBN, here are the unforgettable life lessons from the Miriam Defensor Santiago.

In finding the right partner in life:

“To the young ones, my advice is this: if you decide that you want to spend your life with someone, be with someone who will support your dreams, no matter how challenging they may seem.”

Posted on February 14, 2016 / @senmiriam FB

About choices in life:

“There is no template for the meaning of life. Instead, the meaning of life is what you choose to make it. Life is the consequence of our moral choices.”

Posted on September 10, 2015 / @senmiriam FB

Living up to your potential:

“Preparing for my speech on youth activism before Ateneo students tomorrow reminded me of my own youth.”

Posted on November 13, 2014 / @senmiriam FB
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The result of determination:

“The difference between a successful person and others is not a lack of strength, not a lack of knowledge, but rather a lack of will.”

Posted on May 6, 2015 / @iamsenmiriam IG

The version of the “truth”:

“There are many truths. Count how many people there are around this table. That’s how many truths there are.”

Posted on March 18, 2015 / @iamsenmiriam IG

Learn to take care of other people:

“We honor the Filipino farmer.”

Posted on May 2, 2014 / @senmiriam FB

Believe in yourself:

“We must have faith in ourselves. Magaling ang Pilipino! There is nothing to hold the Filipino back except our own lack of self-confidence.

Posted on March 1. 2016 / @iamsenmiriam IG

Live life to the fullest:

“Enjoy life while you are still young.”

Posted on June 13, 2014 / @senmiriam FB

What is your favorite quote from the one and only Miriam Defensor Santiago?

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