Simon Bolivar quotes

Born
24 July 1783 Caracas, Captaincy General of Venezuela, Spanish Empire.

Died
17 December 1830.

Occupation
Military Leader.

Simon Bolivar was a Venezuelan military and political leader who liberated what are currently the republics of Venezuela, Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, and Panama as sovereign states, independent of Spanish rule.

In the unity of our nations rests the glorious future of our peoples.
– Simon Bolivar
The freedom of the New World is the hope of the Universe.
– Simon Bolivar
The first duty of a government is to give education to the people.
– Simon Bolivar
The United States appear to be destined by Providence to plague America with misery in the name of liberty.
– Simon Bolivar
If Nature is against us, we shall fight Nature and make it obey.
– Simon Bolivar
A people that loves freedom will in the end be free.
– Simon Bolivar
When tyranny becomes law, rebellion is a right.
– Simon Bolivar
It is harder to maintain the balance of freedom than it is to endure the weight of tyranny.
– Simon Bolivar
Flee the country where a lone man holds all power: It is a nation of slaves.
– Simon Bolivar
He who serves a revolution ploughs a sea.
– Simon Bolivar
An ignorant people is the blind instrument of its own destruction.
– Simon Bolivar
The Ignorance the people live in leads them to commit mistakes against their own happiness.
– Simon Bolivar
God grants victory to perseverance.
– Simon Bolivar
The art of victory is learned in defeat.
– Simon Bolivar
Slavery is the offspring of darkness.
– Simon Bolivar
Legislators could certainly do with a school of morals.
– Simon Bolivar
The Ignorance the people live in leads them to commit mistakes against their own happiness.
– Simon Bolivar
To do something right it must be done twice. The first time instructs the second.
– Simon Bolivar
It is harder to release a nation from servitude than to enslave a free nation.
– Simon Bolivar
Damn it, how will I ever get out of this labyrinth.
– Simon Bolivar
Colombians! My last wish is for the happiness of the patria. If my death contributes to the end of partisanship and the consolidation of the union, I shall be lowered in peace into my grave.
– Simon Bolivar
War lives on despotism and is not waged with God’s love.
– Simon Bolivar
Morals and lights are our first necessities.
– Simon Bolivar
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.
– Simon Bolivar
Do not compare your material forces with those of the enemy. Spirit cannot be compared with matter. You are human beings, they are beasts. You are free, they are slaves.
– Simon Bolivar
Among the popular and representative systems of government I do not approve of the federal system: it is too perfect; and it requires virtues and political talents much superior to our own.
– Simon Bolivar