Jose Marti Quotes

50 Jose Marti quotes:

"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."
"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."
"The wretch who lives without freedom feels like dressing in the mud from the streets Those who have you, o Liberty, do not know. you. Those who do not have you should not speak of you, but win you."
"To give one's life is a right only when one gives it unselfishly."
"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."
"Every human being has within him an ideal man, just as every piece of marble contains in a rough state a statue as beautiful as the one that Praxiteles the Greek made of the god Apollo."
"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."
"The struggles waged by nations are weak only when they lack support in the hearts of their women."
"Others go to bed with their mistresses; I with my ideas."
"A grain of poetry suffices to season a century."
"Men of action, above all those whose actions are guided by love, live forever."
"It is a sin not to do what one is capable of doing."
"Love is the bond between men, the way to teach and the center of the world."
"Like bones to the human body, the axle to the wheel, the wing to the bird, and the air to the wing, so is liberty the essence of life. Whatever is done without it is imperfect."
"Like stones rolling down hills, fair ideas reach their objectives despite all obstacles and barriers. It may be possible to speed or hinder them, but impossible to stop them."
"One just principle from the depths of a cave is more powerful than an army."
"The force of passion is balanced by the force of interest."
"We light the oven so that everyone may bake bread in it."
"A selfish man is a thief."
"Freedoms, like privileges, prevail or are imperiled together You cannot harm or strive to achieve one without harming or furthering all."

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