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- I swear before you; I swear on the God of my parents; I swear on them; I swear on my honor and I swear on my country that I shall not give rest to my arm nor respite to my soul until I have broken the chains that oppress us by the will of the Spanish power.
- If Nature is against us, we shall fight Nature, and make it obey.
- It is harder to maintain the balance of freedom than it is to endure the weight of tyranny.
- Legislators could certainly do with a school of morals.
- Morals and lights are our first necessities.
- The art of victory is learned in defeat.
- The freedom of the New World is the hope of the Universe.
- To do something right it must be done twice. The first time instructs the second.
- An ignorant people is the blind instrument of its own destruction.
- The Ignorance the people live in leads them to commit mistakes against their own happiness
- Nations will march towards the apex of their greatness at the same pace as their education. Nations will soar if their education soars; they will regress if it regresses. Nations will fall and sink in darkness if education is corrupted or completely abandoned
- Talent without probity is a scourge.
- There is nothing as corrosive as praise. It sweetens the palate, but corrupts the soul.
- The first duty of a government is to give education to the people.
- God grants victory to perseverance.