Inspirational Quotes from Emma Bonino

By | December 28, 2016

The two great cultural and political currents of Italy have always only been concerned with the masses.

Emma Bonino

Women movements would form among the factory workers, a great mobilisation that destroyed the old models.

Emma Bonino

A woman must combine the role of mother, wife and politician.

Emma Bonino

I thought there had to be something I could do because it seemed crazy that, in addition to the psychological tragedy each woman has to face, came also all the rest.

Emma Bonino

I was very restless, but finally I found my way.

Emma Bonino

My family had liberal positions.

Emma Bonino

My mother was a regular church-goer and was very tolerant.

Emma Bonino

My mother’s studies stopped with the third year of primary school, my father with the first. They taught me a deep sense of duty. But nobody was involved in politics in my family.

Emma Bonino

I met the Radicals and we liked each other reciprocally.

Emma Bonino

I was on leave from local and regional politics, as long as I was a Minister.

Emma Bonino

I felt that what is personal is political.

Emma Bonino

The individual couldn’t find any attention in Italy.

Emma Bonino

I was thrown into the Parliament right away. From 1976 to 1978 I was concerned with the abortion issue, later on with that of divorce.

Emma Bonino

I should have worried about taking responsibilities for which I was not ready.

Emma Bonino

The knowledge of languages was very useful. I have a university degree in foreign languages and literature.

Emma Bonino

I mean to defend the rights of individuals in a liberal prospect.

Emma Bonino

I am positive that flexibility is a feminine characteristic.

Emma Bonino

Women are clear-headed, they are more creative and for this reason, sometimes, also more fragile.

Emma Bonino

I am now concerned with women’s issues in a different way: women from Afghanistan, from Cambodia.

Emma Bonino

I think nowadays economic liberties are an explosive issue.

Emma Bonino

Men don’t have as many difficulties and are more supported to combine the different aspects of their life.

Emma Bonino

The fact remains; chauvinism is prevailing.

Emma Bonino

We are aware of the strategic location of Kuwait, besides the stable region.

Emma Bonino

I support the recommendations made by the International Crisis Group. The primary responsibility is for Kosovo Albanians to demonstrate that their treatment of minorities is adequate.

Emma Bonino

The EU should have consolidated its different presences and purposes in Kosovo earlier.

Emma Bonino

The speed of movement towards independence will depend on Kosovo demonstrating that it is capable of treating minorities well. We have not always seen that.

Emma Bonino

Kosovo’s destiny is clearly to join the European Union at some point.

Emma Bonino

Albania has to demonstrate that it is willing to be a reliable partner in the international community.

Emma Bonino

Macedonia’s handling of ethnic relations and other issues is encouraging.

Emma Bonino

Drafting a constitution is only the first step. The constitution has to be granted legitimacy by open discussion and a fair, representative referendum.

Emma Bonino

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