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Jose Marti
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The first duty of a man is to think for himself Jose Marti

Perhaps the enemies of liberty are such only because they judge it by its loud voice. If they knew its charms, the dignity that accompanies it, how much a free man feels like a king, the perpetual inner light that is produced by decorous self-awareness and realization, perhaps there would be no greater friends of freedom than those who are its worst enemies. Jose Marti

Perhaps the enemies of liberty are such only because they judge it by its loud voice. Jose Marti

The spirit of a government must be that of the country. The form of a government must come from the makeup of the country. Government is nothing but the balance of the natural elements of a country. Jose Marti

I know that when the world surrenders, pallid, to repose, the murmur of a tranquil stream through the deep silence flows. Jose Marti

A genuine man goes to the roots. To be a radical is no more than that: to go to the roots. He who does not see things in their depth should not call himself a radical. Jose Marti

Hatred, slavery's inevitable aftermath. Jose Marti

Cultivo una rosa blanca, En julio como en enero, Para el amigo sincero Que me da su mano franca. Y para el cruel que me arranca El corazon con que vivo, Cardo ni oruga cultivo Cultivo una rosa blanca. I have a white rose to tend In July as in January; I give it to the true friend Who offers his frank hand to me. And to the cruel one whose blows Break the heart by which I live, Thistle nor thorn do I give: For him, too, I have a white rose. Jose Marti

America is a land of creators and rebels. Jose Marti

Our wine is bitter, but it is our wine. Jose Marti

Do something useful and you will have everything you want. Doors are shut for those who are dull and lazy; life is secure for those who obey the law of work. Jose Marti

In Cuba, there is no fear of a racial war. Men are more than whites, mulattos or Negroes. Cubans are more than whites, mulattos or Negroes. On the field of battle, dying for Cuba, the souls of whites and Negroes have risen together into the air. Jose Marti

Liberty is the right of every man to be honest, to think and to speak without hypocrisy. Jose Marti

We are free, but not to be evil, not to be indifferent to human suffering, not to profit from the people, from the work created and sustained through their spirit of political association, while refusing to contribute to the political state that we profit from. Jose Marti

A selfish man is a thief. Jose Marti

Peoples are made of hate and of love, and more of hate than love. Jose Marti

Only those who spread treachery, fire, and death out of hatred for the prosperity of others are undeserving of pity. Jose Marti

The force of passion is balanced by the force of interest. Jose Marti

Day and night I always dream with open eyes." - Jose Marti Jose Marti

We light the oven so that everyone may bake bread in it. If I survive, I will spend my whole life at the oven door seeing that no one is denied bread and, so as to give a lesson of charity, especially those who did not bring flour. Jose Marti

A poem is something sacred. Let no one Take it for anything except itself. Jose Marti

Only oppression should fear the full exercise of freedom. Jose Marti

Amor cuerdo, no es amor. (Sane love, is not love) Jose Marti

Life on earth is a hand-to-hand mortal combat... between the law of love and the law of hate. Jose Marti

Love is... born with the pleasure of looking at each other, it is fed with the necessity of seeing each other, it is concluded with the impossibility of separation! Jose Marti

I have lived in the monster and I know its insides; and my sling is the sling of David. Jose Marti

The trees must form ranks to keep the giant with seven-league boots from passing! It is the time of mobilization, of marching together, and we must go forward in close ranks, like silver in the veins of the Andes. Jose Marti

I grow a white rose In July just as in January For the sincere friend Who gives me his frank hand. And for the cruel man who pulls out of me the heart with which I live, I grow neither nettles nor thorns: I grow a white rose. Jose Marti

Everything that divides men, everything that specified, separates or pens them, is a sin against humanity. Jose Marti

Happiness exists on earth, and it is won through prudent exercise of reason, knowledge of the harmony of the universe, and constant practice of generosity. Jose Marti

But love, like the sun that it is, sets afire and melts everything. what greed and privilege to build up over whole centuries the indignation of a pious spirit, with its natural following of oppressed souls, will cast down with a single shove. Jose Marti

A grain of poetry suffices to season a century. Jose Marti

One just principle from the depths of a cave is more powerful than an army. Jose Marti

Freedoms, like privileges, prevail or are imperiled together You cannot harm or strive to achieve one without harming or furthering all. Jose Marti

There is happiness in duty, although it may not seem so. Jose Marti

Just as he who gives his life to serve a great idea is admirable, he who avails himself of a great idea to serve his personal hopes of glory and power is abominable, even if he too risks his life. Jose Marti

The struggles waged by nations are weak only when they lack support in the hearts of their women. Jose Marti

A child, from the time he can think, should think about all he sees, should suffer for all who cannot live with honesty, should work so that all men can be honest, and should be honest himself. Jose Marti

Men of action, above all those whose actions are guided by love, live forever. Jose Marti

He who could have been a torch and stoops to being a pair of jaws is a deserter. Jose Marti

No fruit on earth can rival the cemetery's crop Jose Marti

Many houses were still full of light when, at the close of March 22, the people of the Circulo returned to their homes, which were gladdened with a fleeting gladness by an hour of justice for there are still many slaves, black and white, in Puerto Rico! Jose Marti

This is the age in which hills can look down upon the mountains. Jose Marti

My poems please the brave : My poems, short and sincere , Have the force of steel Which forges swords . Jose Marti

Men of action, above all those whose actions are guided by love, live forever. Other famous men, those of much talk and few deeds, soon evaporate. Action is the dignity of greatness. Jose Marti

A nation is not a complex of wheels, nor a wild horse race, but a stride upward concerted by real men. Jose Marti

The vote is the most effective and merciful instrument that man has devised to manage his affairs. Jose Marti

Books console us, calm us, prepare us, enrich us and redeem us. Jose Marti

It is a sin not to do what one is capable of doing. Jose Marti

Men are like the stars; some generate their own light while others reflect the brilliance they receive. Jose Marti

Man loves liberty, even if he does not know that he loves it. He is driven by it and flees from where it does not exist. Jose Marti

Culture, which makes talent shine, is not completely ours either, nor can we place it solely at our disposal. Rather, it belongs mainly to our country, which gave it to us, and to humanity, from which we receive it as a birthright. Jose Marti

One is guilty of all abjection that one does not help to relieve. Jose Marti

Charm is a product of the unexpected. Jose Marti

It is terrible to speak of you, Liberty, for one who lives without you. Jose Marti

Fortunately, there is a sane equilibrium in the character of nations, as there is in that of men. Jose Marti

In truth, men speak too much of danger. Jose Marti

A knowledge of different literatures is the best way to free one's self from the tyranny of any of them. Jose Marti

All is beautiful and unceasing, all is music and reason , and all, like diamond, is carbon first, then light . Jose Marti

To busy oneself with what is futile when one can do something useful, to attend to what is simple when one has the mettle to attempt what is difficult, is to strip talent of its dignity. It is a sin not to do what one is capable of doing. Jose Marti

Barricades of ideas are worth more than barricades of stones. There is no prow that can cut through a cloudbank of ideas. A powerful idea, waved before the world at the proper time, can stop a squadron of iron-clad ships, like the mystical flag of the Last judgement. Jose Marti

Let the world be grafted onto our republics, but the trunk must be our own. And let the vanquished pedant hold his tongue, for there are no lands in which a man may take greater pride than in our long-suffering American republics. Jose Marti

The general holds back his cavalry to a pace that suits his infantry, for if its infantry is left behind, the cavalry will be surrounded by the enemy. Jose Marti

Racist is a confusing word, and it should be clarified. Men have no special rights simply because they belong to one race or another. When you say men, you have already imbued them with all their rights. Jose Marti

Terrible times in which priests no longer merit the praise of poets and in which poets have not yet begun to be priests. Jose Marti

Others go to bed with their mistresses; I with my ideas. Jose Marti

To busy oneself with what is futile when one can do something useful, to attend to what is simple when one has the mettle to attempt what is difficult, is to strip talent of its dignity. Jose Marti

Man is a living duty, a depository of powers that he must not leave in a brute state. Man is a wing. Jose Marti

To change masters is not to be free. Jose Marti

The dagger plunged in the name of freedom is plunged into the breast of freedom. Jose Marti

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