Jose Marti Quotes


50 Jose Marti quotes:



"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."
"To give one's life is a right only when one gives it unselfishly."
"To use for our exclusive benefit what is not ours is theft."
"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."
"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."
"Man is a living duty, a depository of powers that he must not leave in a brute state. Man is a wing."
"A child who does not think about what happens around him and is content with living without wondering whether he lives honestly is like a man who lives from a scoundrel's work and is on the road to being a scoundrel."
"A genuine man goes to the roots. To be a radical is no more than that: to go to the roots."
"A selfish man is a thief."
"But when women are moved and lend help, when women, who are by nature calm and controlled, give encouragement and applause, when virtuous and knowledgeable women grace the endeavor with their sweet love, then it is invincible."
"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."
"Freedoms, like privileges, prevail or are imperiled together You cannot harm or strive to achieve one without harming or furthering all."
"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."
"He who could have been a torch and stoops to being a pair of jaws is a deserter."
"He who does not see things in their depth should not call himself a radical."
"Liberty is the right of every man to be honest, to think and to speak without hypocrisy."
"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."
"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."



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