Best Simon Bolivar Quotes On Success In Life

These Simon Bolivar quotes will motivate you. Simon Bolivar was a Venezuelan military and political leader who led what are currently the countries of Venezuela, Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, and Panama to independence from the Spanish Empire.

Bolívar was born in Caracas (Venezuela) into a wealthy family and as was common for the heirs of upper-class families in his day, was sent to be educated abroad at a young age, arriving in Spain when he was 16 and later moving to France.

Inspirational Simon Bolivar Quotes

  1. “An ignorant people is the blind instrument of its own destruction.” ~ Simon Bolivar
  2. “A people that loves freedom will in the end be free.” ~ Simon Bolivar , Simon Bolivar quotes about freedom
  3. “The art of victory is learned in defeat.” ~ Simon Bolivar
  4. “When tyranny becomes law, rebellion is a right.” ~ Simon Bolivar

  5. “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
  6. “Flee the country where a lone man holds all power: It is a nation of slaves.” ~ Simon Bolivar
  7. “To do something right it must be done twice. The first time instructs the second.” ~ Simon Bolivar
  8. “The continuation of authority has frequently proved the undoing of democratic governments. Repeated elections are essential to the system of popular governments, because there is nothing so dangerous as to suffer power to be vested for a long time in one citizen. The people become accustomed to obeying him, and he becomes accustomed to commanding, hence the origin of usurpation and tyranny.” ~ Simon Bolivar
  9. “In the unity of our nations rests the glorious future of our peoples.” ~ Simon Bolivar

  10. “It is harder to maintain the balance of freedom than it is to endure the weight of tyranny.” ~ Simon Bolivar
  11. “The United States appear to be destined by Providence to plague America with misery in the name of liberty.” ~ Simon Bolivar
  12. “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
  13. “God grants victory to perseverance.” ~ Simon Bolivar
  14. “The Ignorance the people live in leads them to commit mistakes against their own happiness” ~ Simon Bolivar
  15. “The first duty of a government is to give education to the people.” ~ Simon Bolivar

  16. “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
  17. “A state too expensive in itself, or by virtue of its dependencies, ultimately falls into decay; its free government is transformed into a tyranny; it disregards the principles which it should preserve, and finally degenerates into despotism. The distinguishing characteristic of small republics is stability: the character of large republics is mutability.” ~ Simon Bolivar
  18. “The freedom of the New World is the hope of the Universe.” ~ Simon Bolivar
  19. “If Nature is against us, we shall fight Nature and make it obey.” ~ Simon Bolivar
  20. “It is harder to release a nation from servitude than to enslave a free nation.” ~ Simon Bolivar
  21. “He who serves a revolution ploughs a sea.” ~ Simon Bolivar

  22. “Out of the most secure things, the most secure is to doubt.” ~ Simon Bolivar
  23. “Morals and lights are our first necessities.” ~ Simon Bolivar
  24. “The three greatest fools (majaderos) of history have been Jesus Christ, Don Quixote – and I!” ~ Simon Bolivar
  25. “Republican democracy is overperfect and demands political virtues and talents far superior to our own.” ~ Simon Bolivar
  26. “Legislators could certainly do with a school of morals.” ~ Simon Bolivar

  27. “War lives on despotism and is not waged with God’s love.” ~ Simon Bolivar
  28. “Let the entire system of government be strengthened, and let the balance of power be drawn up in such a manner that it will be permanent and incapable of decay because of its own tenuity.” ~ Simon Bolivar
  29. “Damn it, how will I ever get out of this labyrinth?” ~ Simon Bolivar
  30. “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
  31. “Do not adopt the best system of government, but the one most likely to succeed.” ~ Simon Bolivar

  32. “Our hatred knows no bounds, and the war shall be to the death.” ~ Simon Bolivar
  33. “Slavery is the offspring of darkness.” ~ Simon Bolivar , Simon Bolivar quotes about slavery
  34. “A state too expensive in itself, or by virtue of its dependencies, ultimately falls into decay.” ~ Simon Bolivar
  35. “If Nature is opposed, we will fight her and make her obbey us.” ~ Simon Bolivar

  36. “When mankind was in its infancy, steeped in uncertainty, ignorance, and error, was it possible to foresee what system it would adopt for preservation.” ~ Simon Bolivar
  37. “Is it conceivable that a newly emancipated people can soar to the heights of liberty, and, unlike Icarus, neither have its wings melt nor fall into an abyss? Such a marvel is inconceivable and without precedent. There is no reasonable probability to bolster our hopes.” ~ Simon Bolivar
  38. “Is it conceivable that a newly emancipated people can soar to the heights of liberty, and, unlike Icarus, neither have its wings melt nor fall into an abyss? Such a marvel is inconceivable and without precedent. There is no reasonable probability to bolster our hopes.” ~ Simon Bolivar

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