“Our liberty cannot be guarded but by the freedom of the press, nor that be limited without danger of losing it.”

“It is harder to maintain the balance of liberty than it is to endure the weight of tyranny.”

“The United States appears to be destined by Providence to plague America with misery in the name of liberty.”

“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 great and fundamental principle of liberty does not consist in the right of everyone to do as they please but in the right to have everyone make room for their interests.”

“A government that robs Peter to pay Paul can always depend on the support of Paul.”

“All who served the Revolution have plowed the sea.”

“More than half a century has passed since I came to America and I have more friends here than I deserve.”

“Judging from past experience, you have no hope unless a strong government binds Vox and makes it serve the common purpose.”

“Let the knives be consigned to the outskirts – let no Venezuelan love mine better than liberty and the freedom of America!”

“We have, therefore, to resolve to conquer or to die.”

“Being an American means being free.”

“Fifteen years of experience have taught me that the only guarantee for an indigenous government that emerges from the continental state is an absolute dictatorship.”

“Under a despotic government, the noblest tendencies of the human soul lose all importance.”

“I am convinced that the greatest obstacle faced by those nations who attempt to raise themselves from ignorance is the lack of confidence they have in their own natural talents.”

“If nature has been generous with a people, it is a crime against nature to withhold those gifts from them.”

“Nobody makes a greater mistake than he who does nothing because he could only do a little.”

“All who serve the Revolution plow the sea.”

“The danger is not in forming great plans but in not believing in them enough.”

“The laws are the citizen’s ramparts.”

“Seek true honor that never does ill, and avoid the false honor that elevates itself through blood and vice.”

“There is something that attracts men to freedom and the love of it, because it encompasses all their interests.”

“A people who don’t love liberty won’t fight for it.”

“The United States is our irreparable glory and our destructive bane.”

“Spaniards, repeat with me the words: ‘I swear freedom and know-how will be yours.””

“Foreigners opine that the Venezuelans will disunite into separate states – and it is a fact that we know but little about each other.”

“By uniting our efforts, our strength will eventually break down the opposition.”

“Do not be concerned about the times, have the conviction to create them.”

“I would rather see the homeland overwhelmed by earthquakes, than to live in fear of despotism.”

“He who serves the revolution plows the sea.”