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Chen Shui-bian Quotes: The road to democracy may be winding and is like a river taking many curves, but eventually the river will reach the ocean.
         

The road to democracy may be winding and is like a river taking many curves, but eventually the river will reach the ocean.


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We sincerely ask the Beijing authorities across the Strait to view the election result from a positive perspective, to accept the democratic decision of the Taiwanese people.

We sincerely ask the Beijing authorities across the Strait to view the election result from a positive perspective, to accept the democratic decision of the Taiwanese people.



It has been well over half a century and I'm glad to say we have taken the right path from authoritarianism to democracy and this is a road of no return.

It has been well over half a century and I'm glad to say we have taken the right path from authoritarianism to democracy and this is a road of no return.



Even if I were knocked down by one gunshot it wouldn't affect our democracy and I wasn't knocked down and I have great confidence in our democracy and in Taiwan and in the people of Taiwan.

Even if I were knocked down by one gunshot it wouldn't affect our democracy and I wasn't knocked down and I have great confidence in our democracy and in Taiwan and in the people of Taiwan.



Taiwan is an independent, sovereign country.

Taiwan is an independent, sovereign country.



If we really love and cherish Taiwan, we should hold our hands in unity to protect our country and our democratic values with the most humble and tolerant hearts.

If we really love and cherish Taiwan, we should hold our hands in unity to protect our country and our democratic values with the most humble and tolerant hearts.



I believe that this is not only the view of the people on both sides of the Strait. It is also the common expectation of the US, Japan and the international community.

I believe that this is not only the view of the people on both sides of the Strait. It is also the common expectation of the US, Japan and the international community.



A defensive referendum is for avoiding war and to help keep the Taiwanese people free of fear.

A defensive referendum is for avoiding war and to help keep the Taiwanese people free of fear.



Even if one tree falls down it wouldn't affect the entire forest.

Even if one tree falls down it wouldn't affect the entire forest.



We will make every effort to unify all ethnic groups, to strengthen belief in Taiwan and to persist in reform.

We will make every effort to unify all ethnic groups, to strengthen belief in Taiwan and to persist in reform.



The grandeur and strength or our people and democracy are as big as a forest.

The grandeur and strength or our people and democracy are as big as a forest.





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