Simon Bolivar Quotes (4 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)
“No one means all he says, and yet very few say all they mean, for words are slippery and thought is viscous.”
The Education of Henry Adams (1907)
“Any man's death diminishes me, because I am involved in Mankind; And therefore never send to know for whom the bell tolls; it tolls for thee.”
John Donne: Selections from Divine Poems, Sermons, Devotions, and Prayers (1990 edition), Paulist Press - ISBN: 9780809131600
“Human beings are so made that the ones who do the crushing feel nothing; it is the person crushed who feels what is happening. Unless one has placed oneself on the side of the oppressed, to feel with them, one cannot understand.”
To her pupils at Roanne in 1934. As reported in "Utopian pessimist: the life and thought of Simone Weil" (Poseidon Press, 1990) by David McLellan, p. 93
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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.
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