MAZZINI, Giuseppe Quotes
(1805-1872), Italian patriot
Nations, like individuals, live or die, but civilization cannot perish.
Constancy is the complement of all other human virtues.
By the law of God, given by him to humanity, all men are free, are brothers, and are equals.
The great men of the earth are but marking stones on the road of humanity; they are the priests of its religion.
Slumber not in the tents of your fathers. The world is advancing. Advance with it.
The epoch of individuality is concluded, and it is the duty of reformers to initiate the epoch of association. Collective man is omnipotent upon the earth he treads.
Human judgment, like Luther's drunken peasant, when saved from falling on one side, topples over on the other.
Labor is the divine law of our existence; repose is desertion and suicide.
Music is the harmonious voice of creation; an echo of the invisible world one note of the divine concord which the entire universe is destined one day to sound.
Pardon is the virtue of victory.
The moral law of the universe is progress. Every generation that passes idly over the earth without adding to that progress remains uninscribed upon the register of humanity, and the succeeding generation tramples its ashes as dust.
Men of great genius and large heart sow the seeds of a new degree of progress in the world, but they bear fruit only after many years.
The obscurest sayings of the truly great are often these which contain the germ of the profoundest and most useful truths.
Great revolutions are the work rather of principles than of bayonets, and are achieved first in the moral, and afterwards in the material sphere.