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)
“Liberty is the right of every man to be honest, to think and to speak without hypocrisy.”
Martí : Thoughts/Pensamientos (1994)
“As one digs deeper into the national character of the Americans, one sees that they have sought the value of everything in this world only in the answer to this single question: how much money will it bring in?”
―Alexis de Tocqueville
Letter to Ernest de Chabrol, 9 June 1831 Tocqueville Reader, p. 41
“I know not where His islands lift
Their fronded palms in air;
I only know I cannot drift
Beyond His love and care.”
―John Greenleaf Whittier
The eternal Goodness, reported in Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. (1919).
“Man is his own star, and the soul that can
Render an honest and a perfect man
Commands all light, all influence, all fate.
Nothing to him falls early, or too late.
Our acts our angels are, or good or ill,
Our fatal shadows that walk by us still.”
The Honest Man's Fortune, (1613; published 1647)
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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.