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Jose Marti Quotes and Sayings

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

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

A selfish man is a thief.
- Jose Marti

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

 

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

He who does not see things in their depth should not call himself a radical.
- Jose Marti

To use for our exclusive benefit what is not ours is theft.
- Jose Marti

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Talent is a gift that brings with it an obligation to serve the world,
and not ourselves, for it is not of our making.
- Jose Marti

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.
- Jose Marti

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

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

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

Other famous men, those of much talk and few deeds,
soon evaporate.
Action is the dignity of greatness.
- Jose Marti

He who uses the office he owes to the voters wrongfully
and against them is a thief.
- Jose Marti

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.
- Jose Marti

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

We light the oven so that everyone may bake bread in it.
- Jose Marti

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

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

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

A genuine man goes to the roots.
To be a radical is no more than that:
to go to the roots.
- Jose Marti

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

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.
- 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

Mountains culminate in peaks, and nations in men.
- Jose Marti

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

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

Love is the bond between men, the way to teach and the center of the world.
- Jose Marti

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.
- Jose Marti

It is the duty of man to raise up man.
- Jose Marti

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

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.
- 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

It is necessary to make virtue fashionable.
- 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

Charm is a product of the unexpected.
- Jose Marti

An insatiable appetite for glory leads to sacrifice and death,
but innate instinct leads to self-preservation and life.
- Jose Marti

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

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

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

To give one's life is a right only when one gives it unselfishly.
- 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 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.
- 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

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 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.
- 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

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

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.
- 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

It isn't the mountain ahead that wears you out;
it's the grain of sand in your shoe.
- Robert W. Service

If you may count every drop of water in the ocean and
count every grain of sand in the sea -
multiply it by a thousand and that's how much I love you.
- George of Langkloof

I give you this one thought to keep -
I am with you still - I do not sleep.
I am a thousand winds that blow,
I am the diamond glints on snow,
I am the sunlight on ripened grain,
I am the gentle autumn rain.
When you awaken in the morning's hush,
I am the sweet uplifting rush,
of quiet birds in circled flight.
I am the soft starts that shine at night.
Do not think of me as gone -
I am with you still in each new dawn.
- Traditional Native American Prayer

I am but a grain of sand on the beach of life.
My footprints in the sands of time soon wash away.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Oh, the comfort, the inexpressible comfort
of feeling safe with a person;
having neither to weigh thoughts nor measure words,
but to pour them all out, just as they are,
chaff and grain together,
knowing that a faithful hand will take and sift them,
keep what is worth keeping, and then,
with a breath of kindness, blow the rest away.
- George Eliot

To see the world in a grain of sand,
and to see heaven in a wild flower,
hold infinity in the palm of your hands,
and eternity in an hour.
- William Blake

The wise ones fashioned speech with their thought,
sifting it as grain is sifted through a sieve.
- The Buddha

Analysis kills spontaneity.
The grain once ground into flour springs and germinates no more.
- Henri Frederic Amiel

We had grain but no mills, so I designed a special
mill of wood so we could make flour.
- Mikhail Kalashnikov

If a farmer fills his barn with grain,
he gets mice.
If he leaves it empty, he gets actors.
- Walter Scott

Hemingway hated me.
I sold 200 million books, and he didn't.
Of course most of mine sold for 25 cents,
but still...
you look at all this stuff with a grain of salt.
- Mickey Spillane

Ibrahim tells his story without a grain of complaint,
and this was true for all of the band members.
This is very much part of the Cuban spirit and soul.
- Wim Wenders

I always wanted to go against hat grain because it was too restricting.
- Donna Mills

Energy, like the biblical grain of the mustard-seed,
will remove mountains.
- Hosea Ballou

Anyone with a grain of sense would know that if I punched
my wife I would rip her head off.
It's all lies.
I have never laid a finger on her.
- Mike Tyson

I have not been able to get any grain yet.
It is all in the country, and the people talk instead of working.
- John Buford

We had high and boisterous winds last night and this morning:
the Indians continue to purchase repairs with grain of different kinds.
- Meriwether Lewis

Be master of your petty annoyances and conserve your energies for the big,
worthwhile things.
It isn't the mountain ahead that wears you out -
it's the grain of sand in your shoe.
- Robert Service

I think being different, going against the grain of
society is the greatest thing in the world.
- Elijah Wood


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