Love your country. Your country is the land where your parents sleep, where is spoken that language in which the chosen of your heart, blushing, whispered the first word of love; it is the home that God has given you that by striving to perfect yourselves therein you may prepare to ascend to him.— Giuseppe Mazzini
The most devotion Giuseppe Mazzini quotes that are little-known but priceless
Love and respect woman. Look to her not only for comfort, but for strength and inspiration and the doubling of your intellectual and moral powers. Blot out from your mind any idea of superiority; you have none.
A Country is not a mere territory; the particular territory is only its foundation. The Country is the idea which rises upon that foundation; it is the sentiment of love, the sense of fellowship which binds together all the sons of that territory.
Every mission constitutes a pledge of duty.
Every man is bound to consecrate his every faculty to its fulfilment. He will derive his rule of action from the profound conviction of that duty.
No nation deserves freedom or can long retain it which does not win it for itself. Revolutions must be made by the people and for the people.
Great revolutions are the work rather of principles than of bayonets, and are achieved first in the moral, and afterwards in the material sphere.
We form an association of brothers in all points of the globe .
.. yet there is one unseen that can hardly be felt, yet it weighs on us. Whence comes it? Where is it? No one knows ... or at least no one tells. This association is secret even to us the veterans of the Secret Societies.
The epoch of individuality is concluded, and it is the duty of reformers to initiate the epoch of association. Collective man is omnipotent upon the earth he treads.
The mother's first kiss teaches the child love;
the first holy kiss of the woman he loves teaches man hope and faith in life; and love and faith create a desire for perfection and the power of reaching towards it step by step; create the future, in short, of which the living symbol is the child, link between us and the generations to come.
The theory of rights enables us to rise and overthrow obstacles, but not to found a strong and lasting accord between all the elements which compose the nation.
Without Country you have neither name, token, voice, nor rights, no admission as brothers into the fellowship of the Peoples.
Pardon is the virtue of victory.
The Family is the Country of the heart.
There is an angel in the Family who, by the mysterious influence of grace, of sweetness, and of love, renders the fulfillment of duties less wearisome, sorrows less bitter. The only pure joys unmixed with sadness which it is given to man to taste upon earth are, thanks to this angel, the joys of the Family.
Insurrection by means of guerrilla bands is the true method of warfare for all nations desirous of emancipating themselves from a foreign yoke. It is invincible, indestructible.
Liberty and equality--lovely and sacred words!
The mother's first kiss teaches the child love;
the first holy kiss of the woman he loves teaches man hope and faith in life.
Nations, like individuals, live and die; but civilization cannot die.
Music is the harmonious voice of creation; an echo of the invisible world.
Slumber not in the tents of your fathers. The world is advancing.
So long as you are ready to die for humanity, the life of your country is immortal.
Good council has no price.
The family is the country of the heart.
To be mistaken is a misfortune to be pitied;
but to know the truth and not to conform one's actions to it is a crime which Heaven and Earth condemn.
God has given you your country as cradle, and humanity as mother;
you cannot rightly love your brethren of the cradle if you love not the common mother.
Sorrow is not evil, since it stimulates and purifies.
Ideas grow quickly when watered with the blood of martyrs.
Labor is the divine law of our existence.
The great men of the earth are but the marking-stones on the road of humanity;
they are the priests of its religion.
In ourselves, rather than in material nature, lie the true source and life of the beautiful. The human soul is the sun which diffuses light on every side, investing creation with its lovely hues, and calling forth the poetic element that lies hidden in every existing thing.
A nation isthe universality of citizens speaking the same tongue.
What is the most important duty? One's duty toward one's parent.
The republic, as I at least understand it, means association, of which liberty is only an element, a necessary antecedent. It means association, a new philosophy of life, a divine Ideal that shall move the world, the only means of regeneration vouchsafed to the human race.
Every Age has its own peculiar faith.
Any attempt to translate into facts the mission of one Age with the machinery of another, can only end in an indefinite series of abortive efforts. Defeated by the utter want of proportion between the means and the end, such attempts might produce martyrs, but never lead to victory.
Shakespeare's personages live and move as if they had just come from the hand of God, with a life that, though manifold, is one, and, though complex, is harmonious.
The obscurest sayings of the truly great are often those which contain the germ of the profoundest and most useful truths. Genius rapidly traverses the living present to bury itself in the deepest mysteries of the universe; often making the grandest discoveries at a single glance.
The religion of humanity is love.
The honor of a country depends much more on removing its faults than on boasting of its qualities.
Life is not given to us that we might live idly without work.
No, our life is a struggle and a journey. Goof should struggle with evil; truth should struggle with falsehood; freedom should struggle with slavery; love should struggle with hatred. Life is movement, a walk along the way of life to the fulfillment of those ideas which illuminate us, both in our intellect and in our hearts, with divine light.
Every nation is destined, by the law of God and humanity, to form a free and equal community of brothers.
O my Brothers! love your Country. Our Country is our home, the home which God has given us, placing therein a numerous family which we love and are loved by, and with which we have a more intimate and quicker communion of feeling and thought than with others; a family which by its concentration upon a given spot, and by the homogeneous nature of its elements, is destined for a special kind of activity.
Men of great genius and large heart sow the seeds of a new degree of progress in the world, but they bear fruit only after many years.
Liberty, understood by materialists as the right to do or not to do anything not directly injurious to others, we understand as the faculty of choosing, among the various modes of fulfilling duty, those most in harmony with our own tendencies.
Poetry is enthusiasm with wings of fire;
it is the angel of high thoughts, that inspires us with the power of sacrifice.
The obscurest sayings of the truly great are often those which contain the germ of the profoundest and most useful truths.
Preach in the name of God. The learned will smile; ask the learned what they have done for their country. The priests will excommunicate you . . .
God holds with the strong.
Tradition and conscience are the two wings given to the human soul to reach the truth.
Preach in the name of God. The learned will smile; ask the learned what they have done for their country. The priests will excommunicate you; say to the priests that you know God better than all of them together do, and that between God and His law you have no need of any intermediary. The people will understand you, and repeat with you: We believe in God the Father, who is Intelligence and Love, Creator and Teacher of Humanity. And in this saying you and the People will conquer.
Without country you have neither name, token, voice, nor rights, no admission as brothers into the fellowship of the Peoples. You are the bastards of Humanity. Soldiers without a banner, Israelites among the nations, you will find neither faith nor protection; none will be sureties for you. Do not beguile yourselves with the hope of emancipation from unjust social conditions if you do not first conquer a Country for yourselves.
Art does not imitate, but interpret. It searches out the idea lying dormant in the symbol, in order to present the symbol to men in such form as to enable them to penetrate through it to the idea. Were it otherwise, what would be the use or value of art?