Jose Marti Quote
“I grow a white rose
In July just as in January
For the sincere friend
Who gives me his frank hand.
And for the cruel man who pulls out of me
the heart with which I live,
I grow neither nettles nor thorns:
I grow a white rose.”
Cultivo una rosa blanca / En julio como en enero, / Para el amigo sincero / Que me da su mano franca. Y para el cruel que me arranca / El corazon con que vivo, / Cardo ni ortiga cultivo, / Cultivo una rosa blanca. - Simple Verses (1891)
Picture Source: Wikimedia CommonsJose Marti
Born: January 28, 1853
Died: May 19, 1895 (age 42)
Occupation: Activist, poet, writer
Bio: José Julián Martí Pérez was a Cuban national hero and an important figure in Latin American literature. In his short life he was a poet, an essayist, a journalist, a revolutionary philosopher, a translator, a professor, a publisher, and a political theorist. He was also a part of the Cuban Freemasons.