Every man dies. Not every man really lives.
The revolution is not an apple that falls when it is ripe. You have to make it fall.
Mankind are governed more by their feelings than by reason.
Technique is noticed most markedly in the case of those who have not mastered it.
Ideals are like the stars: we never reach them, but like the mariners of the sea, we chart our course by them.
Learning carries within itself certain dangers because out of necessity one has to learn from one's enemies.
Every man dies. Not every man really lives.
The end may justify the means as long as there is something that justifies the end.
Ideas that enter the mind under fire remain there securely and for ever.
It is better to die on your feet than to live on your knees!
I know you are here to kill me. Shoot, coward, you are only going to kill a man.
Silence is argument carried out by other means.
Not believing in force is the same as not believing in gravitation.
Better to die on ones feet than to live on ones knees.
Humanity has won its battle. Liberty now has a country.
Тоз, който падне в бой за свобода, той не умира. Who fells in fight for freedom, doesn't dies.
I don't care if I fall as long as someone else picks up my gun and keeps on shooting.
I'm William Wallace, and the rest of you will be spared.
Go back to England and tell them... Scotland is free!
True republicanism is the sovereignty of the people.
There are natural and imprescriptible rights which an entire nation has no right to violate.
It does not require a majority to prevail, but rather an irate, tireless minority keen to set brush fires in people's minds.
Better to die on one's feet than to live on one's knees.
Our contest is not only whether we ourselves shall be free, but whether there shall be left to mankind an asylum on earth for civil and religious liberty.
From the equality of rights springs identity of our highest interests;
you cannot subvert your neighbor's rights without striking a dangerous blow at your own.
My country right or wrong; when right, to keep her right; when wrong, to put her right.
Fascism is nothing but capitalist reaction.
Old age is the most unexpected of all the things that can happen to a man.
As set forth by theologians, the idea of 'God' is an argument that assumes its own conclusions, and proves nothing.
If there is no justice for the people, there be no peace for the government.
If the liberties of the American people are ever destroyed, they will fall by the hands of the clergy.
Show my head to the people, it is worth seeing.
In a serious struggle there is no worse cruelty than to be magnanimous at an inopportune time.
Revolutions are always verbose.
Insurrection is an art, and like all arts has its own laws.
You are pitiful isolated individuals;
you are bankrupts; your role is played out. Go where you belong from now on -- into the dustbin of history!
What a man has honestly acquired is absolutely his own, which he may freely give, but cannot be taken from him without his consent.
If we had more time for discussion we should probably have made a great many more mistakes.
I only regret that I have but one life to lose for my country.
One of the happiest days of my life is when I made five or six hundred pesos from a crop of watermelons I raise all on my own.
The historic ascent of humanity, taken as a whole, may be summarized as a succession of victories of consciousness over blind forces -- in nature, in society, in man himself.
There is tension all over the country.
The party in Bengal has done substantial work. They have eliminated a few officers. The Englishmen are terrified. As a result, they have started sending their families to Britain. After some time, they will realise that they cannot exercise authority over India.
'Study' was the cry that reverberated in the corridors of my mind.
Study to enable yourself to face the arguments advanced by opposition. Study to arm yourself with arguments in favor of your cult. I began to study.
No power can rule this head, who is ready to be separated from its body in the name of freedom and the good of all humanity. / Няма власт над оная глава, която е готова да се отдели от плещите си в името на свободата и за благото на цялото човечество.
If ye love wealth better than liberty, the tranquility of servitude better than the animating contest of freedom, go home from us in peace. We ask not your counsels or arms. Crouch down and lick the hands which feed you. May your chains set lightly upon you, and may posterity forget that ye were our countrymen.
Those who invalidate reason ought seriously to consider whether they argue against reason with or without reason.
You will kill 10 of our men, and we will kill 1 of yours, and in the end it will be you who tire of it.
Many will call me an adventurer - and that I am, only one of a different sort: one of those who risks his skin to prove his platitudes.
The Constitution shall never be construed.
.. to prevent the people of the United States who are peaceable citizens from keeping their own arms.
The law is an adroit mixture of customs that are beneficial to society, and could be followed even if no law existed, and others that are of advantage to a ruling minority, but harmful to the masses of men, and can be enforced on them only by terror.
...it does not require a majority to prevail, but rather an irate, tireless minority keen to set brush fires in people's minds...
Among the natural rights of the colonists are these: first, the right to life;
secondly, to liberty; thirdly, to property; together with the right to support and defend them in the best manner they can. Those are evident branches of, rather than deductions from, the duty of self-preservation, commonly called the first law of nature.
The passion for destruction is also a creative passion.
I aimed at the Archduke. I do not remember what I thought at that moment.
I am the son of peasants and I know what is happening in the villages.
That is why I wanted to take revenge, and I regret nothing.
I only know that I fired twice, or perhaps several times, without knowing whether I had hit or missed.
Judgement comes from experience, and experience comes from bad judgement.