I understand the world solely as a field for cultural competition among the peoples.
Quoted in Peyo Yavorov, Complete Works, vol. 2 (Sofia, 1977), p. 13
Let us not allow the splits and splintering to frighten us. It is, indeed, a pity, but what can we do, since we are macedonians and all suffer from one common disease. If this disease had not been present in our ancestors, from whom we inherited it, they would have never fallen under the sceptre of the Turkish Sultan...
Letter to Nikola Maleševski (1 May 1899)
"I will teach you French so you can tell the world that you are macedonians"
Goce Delčev teaching in Bansko, Strumica, Macedonia.