KOSSUTH, Louis Quotes
(1802-1894), Hungarian patriot
It is on the sound education of the people that the security and destiny of every nation chiefly rest.
The palm tree grows best beneath a ponderous weight, and even so the character of man.—The petty pangs of small daily cares have often bent the character of men, but great misfortunes seldom.
The cause of freedom is identified with the destinies of humanity, and in whatever part of the world it gains ground, by and by it will be a common gain to all who desire it.
History is but the development and revelation of providence.
The instinctive feeling of a great people is often wiser than its wisest men.
Light has spread, and even bayonets think.
Neutrality, as a lasting principle, is an evidence of weakness.
I am a man of peace. God knows how I love peace. But I hope I shall never be such a coward as to mistake oppression for peace.
My principles in respect of religious interest are two,—one is, that the Church shall not meddle with politics, and the government shall not meddle with religion.
The unspoken word never does harm.