Words matter. These are the best Bhumibol Adulyadej Quotes, and they’re great for sharing with your friends.
Bangkok is a toilet without a flush.
I am not afraid if the criticism concerns what I do wrong, because then I know. Because if you say the King cannot be criticized, it means that the King is not human.
When people have compassion, friendship, and unity, they speak and think in a constructive way to ensure national independence and prosperity.
We need to inspire and give each other confidence so that the work we do will be fruitful for the well-being of the people and the stability and security of the country.
It is a duty of everyone to cooperate and help each other.
Nature is something outside our body, but the mind is within us.
Asking for a royally appointed prime minister is undemocratic. It is, pardon me, a mess. It is irrational.
It is true, there are many bad people; there are more of them than in the past, but that is because there are more people, meaning the population has tripled; there must be three times more bad people.
Support each other as is needed to achieve goals for the benefit of the people and the nation’s security.
The important thing for the survival of the Thai society is that the majority of those who work, both in the government and the private sector, still strive to work in the same direction; this is why the Thai nation still stands.
I became inspired while I was listening to music on the radio. I felt the music in my head sounded better, so I turned off the radio and scribbled it down on a piece of paper. I remember that it was in May. People liked that song. They said it was beautiful. I felt overjoyed.
Section 7 of the Constitution doesn’t grant a power for the king to do whatever he wishes.
It is useless to live on burned ruins.
Therefore, I think that in the celebration of the 50 years of the present reign, there must be research on the changes that the country has undergone, and in the future, it could be used as a lesson for our future actions.
It could be argued that, in Thailand, many foreigners have come and gone, and the number of people who are considered to be Thai have traveled abroad in a great number.
Goodness is something that makes us serene and content; it is magnificent. Those who are not good are evil.
My mother praised me when I did something good, and then the next moment, she would say, ‘Don’t float.’ She put me in a balloon and then pricked it.
If they want to write about me in a good way, they should write how I do things that are useful.
They say that a kingdom is like a pyramid: the king on top and the people below. But in this country, it’s upside down.
If you can ensure happiness and public order, the country will go ahead well, just like what all Thais want.
I am concerned because even in the past two years that were the jubilee years, I have seen evident signs which show that the people are still in great difficulties, and there are things that still need to be remedied and looked after in many areas.
Since that time up until the present time, there have been progress, and changes all through the time. The changes have not come by themselves; these changes have come from the doings of everyone in the country.
There also is the plight that comes from natural disasters; these natural disasters could be alleviated or dealt with; we only need some time to do it.
I want to see peace in the country.
There may be some people in the country who forget to perform their duty. You should set an example by doing your job with honesty and faithfulness.
A good person can make another person good; it means that goodness will elicit goodness in the society; other persons will also be good.
The will to work of everyone in the country is the best guarantee of national survival.
The most important thing is you should not be split or fighting each other.
If they want to criticize me, I don’t care; I don’t mind. But they must criticize me fairly. Usually, the criticism is not fair. Or the praise, even the praise sometimes is not fair.
Thailand was built on compassion.
Western people ask me whether it is a paradox that I am King but support democracy. I have to tell them that in Thailand, the King is the guarantor of democracy.
Our country will be stabilized, with all key establishments in society working in unity with full awareness among Thais of their duties and responsibilities.
Many other countries in this world are in a difficult situation, and all the Thai people are probably worried about the fate of Thailand: whether the country would survive or not.
I know things, but I shut my mouth. They don’t want me to speak, so I don’t speak.
The King has a right to make political remarks. He is a Thai citizen and has his rights and freedoms under the Constitution. Each of you is under the Constitution, and so is the King. I am using my freedom under the Constitution.