Benito Juarez Quotes (6 quotes)
“The government of the republic will fulfill its duty to defend its independence, to repel foreign aggression, and accept the struggle to which it has been provoked, counting on the unanimous spirit of the Mexicans and on the fact that sooner or later the cause of rights and justice will triumph.”
Proclamation to the Mexican people, shortly before the Battle of Puebla of 5 May 1862 (which is commemorated by the Cinco de Mayo celebrations).
As quoted by US President John F. Kennedy in a speech. (29 June 1962)
“Adversity, Citizen Deputies, discourages none but contemptible peoples; ours has been ennobled by great feats and we are far from being shorn of the immense obstacles, material and moral, which the country will oppose…”
Juarez and his Mexico : A Biographical History (1968) by Ralph Roeder, Vol. 2, p. 511
“There is no help but in defense but I can assure you... the Imperial Government will not succeed in subduing the Mexicans, and its armies will not have a single day of peace... we must stop them, not only for our country but for the respect of the sovereignty of the nations.”
As quoted in Hispanic Network Magazine: Vol. 17-18 (2005)
“It is not the task of the University to offer what society asks for, but to give what society needs.”
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“The Great Spirit is everywhere; he hears whatever is in our minds and our hearts, and it is not necessary to speak to Him in a loud voice.”
The Sacred Pipe (1953)
As quoted in "Life and Literature: Over two thousand extracts from ancient and modern writers, and classified in alphabetical order" by J. Purver Richardson, 1910
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Picture Source: Wikimedia CommonsBenito Juarez
Born: March 21, 1806
Died: July 18, 1872 (aged 66)
Bio: Benito Juárez born Benito Pablo Juárez García, was a Mexican lawyer and politician of Zapotec origin from Oaxaca who served five terms as president of Mexico: 1858 1861 as interim, then 1861 1865, 1865 1867, 1867 1871 and 1871 1872 as constitutional president.
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