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Simón Bolívar

Data urodzenia: 24. Lipiec 1783
Data zgonu: 17. Grudzień 1830

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Simón José Antonio de la Santísima Trinidad Bolívar y Palacios – przywódca walk o wyzwolenie Ameryki Południowej spod władzy Hiszpanów.

Cytaty Simón Bolívar

„Nie jestem Napoleonem i nie chcę nim być.“

— Simón Bolívar
w liście do José Antonio Páeza, prezydenta Wenezueli, 1825.

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„Jeśli bowiem jest jadem śmiertelnym dla dusz zwykłych, pochwały zasłużone są pokarmem dusz wzniosłych.“

— Simón Bolívar
Źródło: Tadeusz Łepkowski, Haiti. Początki Państwa i Narodu Wyd.1. Wrocław, Państwowe Wydawnictwo Naukowe, 1964, s. 394

„Orałem morze.“

— Simón Bolívar
wypowiedziane pod koniec życia.

„Jak by to było pięknie gdyby Przesmyk Panamski stał się dla nas tym, czym Korynt dla Greków!“

— Simón Bolívar
Źródło: Tadeusz Łepkowski, Dwie biografie amerykańskie. Bolivar i Juarez, Warszawa 1970, s. 129

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„Wolność Nowego Świata jest nadzieją całej ludzkości.“

— Simón Bolívar
Źródło: German Arciniegas, Burzliwe dzieje Morza Karaibskiego, Warszawa 1968, s. 342

„Stany Zjednoczone uważają za swe przeznaczenie męczenie i dręczenie kontynentu w imię wolności.“

— Simón Bolívar
Źródło: Artur Domosławski, Gorączka latynoamerykańska, wyd. Świat Książki, Warszawa 2010, s. 231.

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„The people become accustomed to obeying him, and he becomes accustomed to commanding, hence the origin of usurpation and tyranny.“

— Simón Bolívar
Context: The continuation of authority in the same person has frequently proved the undoing of democratic governments. Repeated elections are essential to the system of popular governments, because there is nothing so dangerous as to suffer Power to be vested for a long time in one citizen. The people become accustomed to obeying him, and he becomes accustomed to commanding, hence the origin of usurpation and tyranny. As quoted in The World’s Great Speeches, Lewis Copeland and Lawrence Lamm, edit., Dover Publications Inc. (1958) p. 386

„The distinguishing characteristic of small republics is stability: the character of large republics is mutability.“

— Simón Bolívar
Context: A state too expensive in itself, or by virtue of its dependencies, ultimately falls into decay; its free government is transformed into a tyranny; it disregards the principles which it should preserve, and finally degenerates into despotism. The distinguishing characteristic of small republics is stability: the character of large republics is mutability. Letter from Jamaica (Summer 1815)

„When I contemplate this immense reunited country, my soul mounts to that height demanded by the colossal perspective of a picture so wonderful.“

— Simón Bolívar
Context: When I contemplate this immense reunited country, my soul mounts to that height demanded by the colossal perspective of a picture so wonderful. My imagination takes flight toward future ages and admiringly observes from them the prosperity, the splendor, and the life which will exist within this vast territory. I am carried away; and I seem to behold it in the heart of the universe, stretching along its extensive coasts between two oceans which nature has separated; but which our fatherland has united by long and wide canals. I see it serve as the bond, as the center, as the emporium of the human race. I see it sending to the ends of the earth the treasures of gold and silver which its mountains contain. I see it, through the healing virtue of its plants, dispensing health and life to afflicted men of the Old World. I see it disclosing its precious secrets to the sages who know that the store of knowledge is more valuable than the store of riches which nature has so prodigally bestowed upon us. I see it seated upon the throne of liberty, the scepter of justice in its hand, crowned by glory, showing to the Old World the majesty of the New World. Close of the address, as quoted in Rise of the Spanish-American Republics as Told in the Lives of their Liberators (1918) by William Spence Robertson, p. 239

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