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Eva Peron was never officially elected as President of Argentina but she exercised power and influence within the government. While she could mobilize throngs of adoring supporters at the drop of a hat, the middle and upper classes, military leaders and some government officials were angered by this woman who seemed to have virtually taken over the country. As her celebrity and influence grew, she became progressively more vengeful as well. This only served to validate the bitter hatred some had for her.
Evita Peron Quotes
» Answer violence with violence. If one of us falls today, five of them must fall tomorrow.
» By this time I had fallen in love with him as we both came from the same type of humble back ground. Also because he put his energy behind working people. With the power of the shirtless ones (the poor) he was swept to power. He was then put under arrest so we decided to get married secretly .
» Charity separates the rich from the poor; aid raises the needy and sets him on the same level with the rich.
» I am my own woman.
» 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 was born Maria Eva Duarte in one of those miserable dry and sleepy little towns in 1919.
» I will come again, and I will be millions.
» I will return and I will be a million.
» 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.
» 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 fanatacism.
» Shadows cannot see themselves in the mirror of the sun.
» Suffer little children and come unto me.
» 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.
» 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 my father died it left me without any financial support. At the age of fifteen I ran off to Buenos Aires with a passing musician who promised to make me a film star . But soon after the musician left, I managed to stay alive by playing small parts in the theatre and films .
» When the rich think about the poor, they have poor ideas.
» When the rich think of the impoverished, they think of impoverished desires.
» Where there is a worker, there lies a nation.
» Yes, well I do have plenty of clothes, jewels and money. However I don't ask for money for myself but if some one gives me money I take it and put it in The Eva Peron Foundation which gives huge amounts of money to the poor and helps to build hospitals , schools and old peoples' homes .
» You must want! You have the right to ask! You must desire.