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Published on April 28th, 2013 | by Yellow Magpie

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Michael D. Higgins Quotes: Irish President And Passionate Debater

Michael D. Higgins Quotes

Here is Yellow Magpie’s selection of choice Michael D. Higgins quotes.

‘I hope that at the end of the seven years, people will say that I have been of some inspirational value to them at home in terms of inclusiveness and abroad, I look forward to representing Ireland.’

‘I think the important thing now is to have a celebration and then with determination move into our common, shared, different future.’

‘I will be a President for all the people, whether they voted for me or not, whether they are young or old and particularly for the Irish abroad. I’m looking forward to it and I think it will be exciting and wonderful.’

‘While the wider global environment is worrying, we are seeing some positive results in our economic affairs.’

‘Through the inspiration of Vaclav’s words, the courage of his dissidence and the integrity of his leadership, Czechoslovakia successfully transitioned from an authoritarian state to a free democracy at the heart of Europe.’

 Michael D. Higgins Quotes With His Wife Sabina And Michael Egan Photo By Conor O'Mearain Wikipedia Share-A-Like License

‘We need to discuss the basis of a new form of trust built on a meaningful form of citizenship appropriate for a republic.’

‘You are not speaking for yourself but for Ireland.’

‘The presidency is an independent office and the Irish people whom I appreciate so much and I take with such responsibility have given a very clear mandate on a very clear set of ideas to me, as the ninth president.’

‘I love our shared island, our shared Ireland and its core decency. I love it for its imagination and its celebration of the endless possibilities for our people.’

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