Cowardice rightly understood begins with selfishness and ends with shame.
The example could encourage others who only fear to start.
Why independence? If the slaves of today will be the tyrants of tomorrow.
I die without seeing dawn’s light shining on my country… You, who will see it, welcome it for me… don’t forget those who fell during the nighttime.
For myself I think that one wrong does not right the other, and forgiveness cannot be won with useless tears or alms to the Church.
No one has a monopoly of the true God, nor is there a nation or religion that can claim, or at any rate prove, that it has been given the exclusive right to the Creator or sole knowledge of His Being.
I go where there are no slaves, hangmen or oppressors; where faith does not kill; where the one who reigns is God.
I don’t see why I should bow my head when I could hold it high, or place it in the hands of my enemies when I can defeat them.
To doubt God is to doubt one’s own conscience, and in consequence it would be to doubt everything.
It is not the criminals who arouse the hatred of others, but the men who are honest.
I honor the father in his son, not the son in his father. Each one receives a reward or punishment for his deeds, but not for the acts of others.
Each one writes history according to his convenience.