Eva Peron Quotes…
María Eva Duarte de Perón (7 May 1919 – 26 July 1952), better known as just Eva Perón or by the nickname Evita (Spanish: [eˈβita]), was an Argentine politician, activist, actress, and philanthropist who served as First Lady of Argentina from June 1946 until her death in July 1952, as the wife of Argentine President Juan Domingo Perón (1895–1974).
She was instrumental in passing a law that gave women the right to vote in Argentina in 1947. In 1948, she established the Maria Eva Duarte de Perón Foundation, which served poor children and elderly people.
Revered by the working class, Eva Perón was known as the “spiritual leader of Argentina,” for her humanitarian work and fierce dedication to economic justice.
“Don’t Cry for Me Argentina” is a song recorded by Julie Covington for the 1976 concept album Evita, later included in the 1978 musical of the same name. The song was written and composed by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice while they were researching the life of Argentine leader Eva Perón.
Eva Peron Quotes
Time is my greatest enemy.
Where there is a worker, there lies a nation.
“My biggest fear in life is to be forgotten.”
“I will come again, and I will be millions.”
I am only a sparrow amongst a great flock of sparrows.
“Where there is a worker, there lies a nation.”
To convince oneself that one has the right to live decently takes time.
“To convince oneself that one has the right to live decently takes time.”
“When the rich think about the poor, they have poor ideas.”
“You must want! You have the right to ask! You must desire.”
“One cannot accomplish anything without fanatacism.”
“I am only a simple woman who lives to serve Peron and my people.
“I demanded more rights for women because I know what women had to put up with.”
“I know that like every woman of the people, I have more strength than I appear to have.”
I demanded more rights for women because I know what women had to put up with.
“If I have to apply five turns to the screw each day for the happiness of Argentina, I will do it.”
“Charity separates the rich from the poor; aid raises the needy and sets him on the same level with the rich.”
“Keeping books on social aid is capitalistic nonsense. I just use the money for the poor. I can’t stop to count it.”
“There are some oligarchs that make me want to bite them just as one crunches into a carrot or a radish.”
“El problema de la mujer es siempre en todas partes el hondo y fundamental problema del hogar. Es su gran destino. Su irremediable destino”
“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.”
“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.”
“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.”
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 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.”
“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.”
“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.”