Sebastian Pinera Quotes

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Sebastián Piñera

Official presidential portrait of Piñera (2010)
36th President of Chile
In office
March 11, 2010 â€“ March 11, 2014
Preceded by Michelle Bachelet
Succeeded by Michelle Bachelet
Leader of National Renewal
In office
May 26, 2001 â€“ March 10, 2004
Preceded by Alberto Cardemil
Succeeded by Sergio Díez
Senator for Eastern Santiago
In office
March 11, 1990 â€“ March 11, 1998
Preceded by Position established
Succeeded by Carlos Bombal
Personal details
Born Miguel Juan Sebastián Piñera Echenique
(1949-12-01) December 1, 1949 (age 67)
Santiago, Chile
Political party National Renewal (Before 2010)
Independent (2011–present)
Other political
Coalition for Change
Spouse(s) Cecilia Morel (1973–present)
Children Magdalena
Alma mater Pontifical Catholic University of Chile
Harvard University
Religion Roman Catholicism
Website Official website

Economic and financial crisis are getting much more usual, and they are not confined to a given country but they immediately spread all over the world, and you have to be prepared for that.
Sebastian Pinera
I grew up middle class. My father was a public functionary who didn't leave an inheritance, just debts.
Sebastian Pinera
I would say that the U.S. has overlooked Latin America. Their priorities have always been somewhere else. And that is a problem and that is a mistake.
Sebastian Pinera
I believe in a real democratic system, with a state of law and freedom of the press. I believe in a free, open-market economy integrated with the world. And I believe in equality of opportunity. Those are my basic beliefs. On top of that, of course, I believe in some moral values.
Sebastian Pinera
Countries with deficit don't want to pay the bill, and they want to get more loans, and countries with superiority, they don't want to help the countries with problems, and they just want them to tighten their belts.
Sebastian Pinera
To have a stable economy, to have a stable democracy, and to have a modern government is not enough. We have to build new pillars of development. Education, science and technology, innovation and entrepreneurship, and more equality.
Sebastian Pinera
Chile is not a rich country in terms of gas, or oil or coal, but we are extremely rich in terms of the energies of the future.
Sebastian Pinera
I think the U.S. should assert its leadership in a more effective way.
Business is a useful tool in politics, but it's not enough. You need much more than to be a good businessman, to be a good politician.
Sebastian Pinera
No child should be left behind – I've heard this from President Obama. And here, we say in Latin America, no country should be left behind.
Sebastian Pinera
I deeply believe that marriage is by nature between a man and a woman, but that conviction does not prevent me from recognising that other forms of affective relationships exist.
Sebastian Pinera
I'm a person with a lot of affection for adventure – I scuba dive, skydive, fly helicopters.
Sebastian Pinera
Life is tough - and you have to be tougher than life to change the world.
You will never solve the American problems just by printing money.
Chile isn't the biggest, richest or most powerful country in the world, but we should dedicate ourselves to transforming it into the best country in the world. We don't have a single minute to lose.
Sebastian Pinera
We've got to move beyond the idea that the public and private sectors are at odds. Government has to lay the groundwork for private equity to productively invest in things like education. It's a partnership, not a battle.
Sebastian Pinera
On one hand, it is very important that democracy and human rights be defended across borders. But it is also very important to respect the right of each country to choose its own path.
Sebastian Pinera