"A grain of poetry suffices to season a century."
"All bad poetry springs from genuine feeling."Jose Marti on Oscar Wilde
"A poet can survive everything but a misprint."Jose Marti on Oscar Wilde
"Poetry is not a turning loose of emotion, but an escape from emotion it is not the expression of personality, but an escape from personality. But, of course, only those who have personality and emotions know what it means to want to escape from these things."Jose Marti on T. S. Eliot
"Poetry is when an emotion has found its thought and the thought has found words."Jose Marti on Robert Frost
"A poem begins as a lump in the throat, a sense of wrong, a homesickness, a lovesickness."Jose Marti on Robert Frost
"An insatiable appetite for glory leads to sacrifice and death, but innate instinct leads to self-preservation and life."
"Only those who spread treachery, fire, and death out of hatred for the prosperity of others are undeserving of pity."
"Other famous men, those of much talk and few deeds, soon evaporate. Action is the dignity of greatness."
"The wretch who lives without freedom feels like dressing in the mud from the streets Those who have you, o Liberty, do not know. you. Those who do not have you should not speak of you, but win you."
"The vote is a trust more delicate than any other, for it involves not just the interests of the voter, but his life, honor and future as well."