The only power deserving the name is that of masses, and of governments while they make themselves the organ of the tendencies and instincts of masses.
I have learned to seek my happiness by limiting my desires, rather than in attempting to satisfy them.
The duty of man is the same in respect to his own nature as in respect to the nature of all other things, namely not to follow it but to amend it.
What remains constant for me, during the last 15 years, has been the conviction that the cold war was a calamity for the entire world, and that it can be justified by no consideration of theory, nor by any supposed national interest.
Life has a certain flavor for those who have fought and risked all that the sheltered and protected can never experience.
The stage of the development of the productive forces determines the political and ideological superstructure of society which are crystallized into a system of social organization.
I am faithfully devoted to the Republic but will not serve it at the expense of my conscience and my honor.
The whites have resolved to destroy our liberty and have therefore brought a force commensurate to their intentions. The Cape, after a proper resistance, has fallen into their hands, but the enemy found only a town and plain in ashes; the forts were blown up, and all was burnt.
At the beginning of the troubles of Saint Domingo, I felt that I was destined to great things. When I received this divine intimation, I was four and fifty years of age; I could neither read nor write.
Pleasure and freedom from pain, are the only things desirable as ends.