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.
That so few now dare to be eccentric, marks the chief danger of the time.
We can never be sure that the opinion we are endeavouring to stifle is a false opinion; and even if we were sure, stifling it would be an evil still.
I have published a proclamation: ‘Forgive us our transgressions as we forgive those who transgress against us.’ I have ordered all citizens to return to their parishes to enjoy the benefits of this general amnesty.
He who knows only his own side of the case knows little of that.