José Martí Quotes

José Martí Quotes

The first duty of a man is to think for himself

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.

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.

A grain of poetry suffices to season a century.

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

Los Pueblos tienen los Gobiernos que se merecen.

Mientras mas honda la herida,
Es mi canto mas hermoso.

While more deeper is the wound
The more beautiful the art.

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