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Lajos Kossuth Quotes and Sayings

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It is chiefly in New York that I feel induced to urge this,
because New York is, by innumerable ties,
connected with Europe - more connected than several parts of Europe itself.
- Lajos Kossuth

My nomination to be Governor was not to gratify ambition.
- Lajos Kossuth

Yet my humble capacity has not preserved me from calumnies.
- Lajos Kossuth

The power that is supported by force alone will have cause often to tremble.
- Lajos Kossuth

 

Neutrality, as a lasting principle, is an evidence of weakness.
- Lajos Kossuth

The principle of evil in Europe is the enervating spirit of Russian absolutism.
- Lajos Kossuth

Even in political considerations, now-a-days,
you have stronger motives to feel interested in the
fate of Europe than in the fate of the Central or Southern parts of America.
- Lajos Kossuth

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I have to thank the People, the Congress,
and the Government of the United States for my liberation.
- Lajos Kossuth

The policy of the house of Austria, which aimed at
destroying the independence of Hungary as a state,
has been pursued unaltered for three hundred years.
- Lajos Kossuth

I will not become a Napoleon nor an Alexander,
and labour for my own ambition; but I will labour for
freedom and for the moral well-being of man.
- Lajos Kossuth

I am a straightforward man.
- Lajos Kossuth

And if you cannot remain indifferent,
you must resolve to throw your weight into that balance
in which the fate and condition of man is weighed.
- Lajos Kossuth

Upon this the Hungarian ministers resigned,
but the names submitted by the president of the council,
at the demand of the king, were not approved of for successors.
- Lajos Kossuth

In exile, I have tried to profit by the past and prepare for the future.
- Lajos Kossuth

I can understand Communism, but not Socialism.
- Lajos Kossuth

You must be a power on earth, and must therefore accept
all the consequences of this position.
- Lajos Kossuth

The unspoken word never does harm.
- Lajos Kossuth

I believe that the confidence of Hungary in me is not
shaken by misfortune nor broken by my calumniators.
- Lajos Kossuth

Hungary is, in a word, in a state of WAR against the Hapsburg dynasty,
a war of legitimate defence, by which alone it can
ever regain independence and freedom.
- Lajos Kossuth

Now that I am a deputy, I will cease to be an agitator.
- Lajos Kossuth

The time draws near, when a radical change must take
place for the whole world in the management of diplomacy.
- Lajos Kossuth

In my opinion, the form of Government may be different in different countries,
according to their circumstances, their wishes,
their wants.
England loves her Queen, and has full motive to do so.
- Lajos Kossuth

Now since France has three times in sixty years failed
to obtain practical results from Political revolutions,
all Europe is apt to press forward into new Social
doctrine to regulate the future.
- Lajos Kossuth

I consider no man honest who does not observe towards
other nations the principles which he desires to be
observed towards his own:
and therefore I will not interfere in your domestic questions.
- Lajos Kossuth

I must therefore implore your indulgence for a pretty
long and plain development of my views concerning that
cause which the citizens of New York,
and you particularly, gentlemen, honour with generous interest.
- Lajos Kossuth

The Hungarian ministry begged the king earnestly to
issue orders to all troops and commanders of fortresses in Hungary,
enjoining fidelity to the Constitution,
and obedience to the ministers of Hungary.
- Lajos Kossuth

I came not to your glorious shores to enjoy a happy rest -
I came not to gather triumphs of personal distinction,
but as a humble petitioner, in my country's name,
as its freely chosen constitutional leader,
to entreat your generous aid.
- Lajos Kossuth

The house of Austria has publicly used every effort
to deprive the country of its legitimate Independence and Constitution,
designing to reduce it to a level with the other provinces
long since deprived of all freedom,
and to unite all in a common sink of slavery.
- Lajos Kossuth

Your generous part in my liberation is taken by the
world for the revelation of the fact,
that the United States are resolved not to allow the
despots of the world to trample on oppressed humanity.
- Lajos Kossuth

Men like me, who merely wish to establish political freedom,
will in such circumstances lose all their influence,
and others will get influence who may become dangerous
to all established interests whatsoever.
- Lajos Kossuth

If I had undertaken the practical direction of military operations,
and anything went amiss, I feared that my conscience would torture me,
as guilty of the fall of my country,
as I had not been familiar with military tactics.
- Lajos Kossuth

Eagles come in all shapes and sizes,
but you will recognize them chiefly by their attitudes.
- E. F. Schumacher

Not life, but good life,
is to be chiefly valued.
- Socrates

If liberty and equality, as is thought by some,
are chiefly to be found in democracy,
they will be best attained when all persons alike share
in government to the utmost.
- Aristotle

A kitten is chiefly remarkable for rushing about like mad at nothing whatever,
and generally stopping before it gets there.
- Agnes Repplier

Truth is always in harmony with herself,
and is not concerned chiefly to reveal the justice
that may consist with wrong-doing.
- Henry David Thoreau

We sought out and visited all the Indians hereabouts that we could meet with,
in number about twenty.
They were chiefly in one place, about a mile from where we lodged.
- John Woolman

On the whole, the world was friendly.
It chiefly depended on whether one were good or not.
- Georg Brandes

The world's battlefields have been in the heart chiefly;
more heroism has been displayed in the household and the closet,
than on the most memorable battlefields in history.
- Henry Ward Beecher

Man's real life is happy, chiefly because he is ever
expecting that it soon will be so.
- Edgar Allan Poe

All great art is the work of the whole living creature,
body and soul, and chiefly of the soul.
- John Ruskin

The one book necessary to be understood by a divine,
is the Bible; any others are to be read,
chiefly, in order to understand that.
- Francis Lockier

When one cannot appraise out of one's own experience,
the temptation to blunder is minimized,
but even when one can, appraisal seems chiefly useful
as appraisal of the appraiser.
- Marianne Moore

The dupe of friendship, and the fool of love;
have I not reason to hate and to despise myself? Indeed I do;
and chiefly for not having hated and despised the world enough.
- William Hazlitt

This is what sexual liberation chiefly accomplishes -
it liberates young women to pursue married men.
- George Gilder

Fork: An instrument used chiefly for the purpose of
putting dead animals into the mouth.
- Ambrose Bierce

It is Homer who has chiefly taught other poets the
art of telling lies skillfully.
- Aristotle

I have learned throughout my life as a composer chiefly
through my mistakes and pursuits of false assumptions,
not by my exposure to founts of wisdom and knowledge.
- Igor Stravinsky

Our greatest foes, and whom we must chiefly combat,
are within.
- Miguel de Cervantes

We know the past and its great events,
the present in its multitudinous complications,
chiefly through faith in the testimony of others.
- Matthew Simpson

He was of the faith chiefly in the sense that the church
he currently did not attend was Catholic.
- Kingsley Amis

Elections are won by men and women chiefly because
most people vote against somebody rather than for somebody.
- Franklin P. Adams

The danger chiefly lies in acting well;
no crime's so great as daring to excel.
- Charles Churchill

Nothing mattered except states of mind,
chiefly our own.
- John Maynard Keynes

Where is Hollywood located? Chiefly between the ears.
In that part of the American brain lately vacated by God.
- Erica Jong

Husbands are chiefly good as lovers when they are betraying their wives.
- Marilyn Monroe

They had scarcely established themselves,
however, before another company of Jackson county citizens,
chiefly from around Independence, organized to drive them off.
- Cole Younger

Falling out of love is chiefly a matter of forgetting how charming someone is.
- Iris Murdoch

Zeal is fit for wise men, but flourishes chiefly among fools.
- John Tillotson

It is difficult for a woman to define her feelings
in language which is chiefly made by men to express theirs.
- Thomas Hardy

It is virtually impossible to control Northern Kenya,
which is populated chiefly by migrant nomads.
- Richard Leakey

It has been my fate in a long life of production to
be credited chiefly with the equivocal virtue of industry,
a quality so excellent in morals, so little satisfactory in art.
- Margaret Oliphant

Our relations with the Indians have been governed chiefly by treaties and trade,
or war and subjugation.
- Nelson A. Miles

One of the reasons, surely, why women have been credited
with less perfect veracity than men is that the burden
of conventional falsehood falls chiefly on them.
- Katharine Fullerton Gerould

At present, financial crises occur, chiefly because
the paper currency is redeemable in gold only.
- John Buchanan Robinson

Probably induced by the asthma, I started reading and writing early on,
my literary efforts from the age of about nine running
chiefly to poetry and plays.
- Patrick White

The financial history of the Baltimore and Ohio since
the close of the nineteenth century is interesting
chiefly in connection with changes in the control of the property.
- John Moody

Riches are chiefly good because they give us time.
- Charles Lamb

The largest and most influential houses chiefly demonstrate
the aloofness of the French approach.
- Stephen Gardiner

If there be anything that can be called genius,
it consists chiefly in ability to give that attention
to a subject which keeps it steadily in the mind,
till we have surveyed it accurately on all sides.
- Robert Quillen

You know that I write slowly.
This is chiefly because I am never satisfied until
I have said as much as possible in a few words,
and writing briefly takes far more time than writing at length.
- Carl Friedrich Gauss


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