Jose Marti Quotes


50 Jose Marti quotes:



"Mountains culminate in peaks, and nations in men."
"Men are like the stars; some generate their own light while others reflect the brilliance they receive."
"A grain of poetry suffices to season a century."
"Charm is a product of the unexpected."
"Others go to bed with their mistresses; I with my ideas."
"Fortunately, there is a sane equilibrium in the character of nations, as there is in that of men."
"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."
"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."
"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."
"He who receives money in trust to administer for the benefit of its owner, and uses it either for his own interest or against the wishes of its rightful owner, is a thief."
"He who uses the office he owes to the voters wrongfully and against them is a thief."
"In truth, men speak too much of danger."
"It is necessary to make virtue fashionable."
"It is terrible to speak of you, Liberty, for one who lives without you."
"It is the duty of man to raise up man."
"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."
"Men of action, above all those whose actions are guided by love, live forever."
"One is guilty of all abjection that one does not help to relieve."
"The vote is a trust more delicate than any other, for it involves not just the interests of the voter, but his life, honor and future as well."
"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."



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