Simon Bolivar Quotes (5 quotes)
“Among the popular and representative systems of government I do not approve of the federal system: it is too perfect; and it requires virtues and political talents much superior to our own.”
Letter from Jamaica (Summer 1815)
“The hate that the Iberian peninsula has inspired in us is broader than the sea which separates us from it; it is less difficult to join both continents than to join both countries' souls.”
The Jamaican Letter (1815)
“Far better it is to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs, even though checkered by failure, than to rank with those poor spirits who neither enjoy much nor suffer much, because they live in that grey twilight that knows neither victory nor defeat.”
The Strenuous Life: Essays and Addresses (1900), Speech to Hamilton Club, Chicago, Ill., 10 Apr. 1899
“Being an artist means ceasing to take seriously that very serious person we are when we are not an artist.”
―Jose Ortega y Gasset
The Dehumanization of Art (1948)
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Picture Source: Wikimedia CommonsSimon Bolivar
Born: July 24, 1783
Died: December 17, 1830 (aged 47)
Bio: Simón José Antonio de la Santísima Trinidad Bolívar y Palacios Ponte y Blanco, commonly known as Simón Bolívar, was a Venezuelan military and political leader. Bolívar played a key role in Hispanic America's successful struggle for independence from the Spanish Empire, and is today considered one of the most influential politicians in the history of the Americas.