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Brief author info: Simon Bolivar (1783-1830) South American revolutionary leader called the Liberator of South America Venezuelan-born; raised an army in 1813 to fight the Spaniards; in 1821, became president of Colombia (consisting of modern-day Venezuela, Colombia, and New Granada); freed Ecuador (1822) and Peru (1824); named perpetual protector of upper Peru, which was renamed Bolivia; retired from office in 1830 after facing dissension in 1829, when Venezuela separated from Colombia.
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A people that loves freedom will in the end be free.
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.
I have ploughed the sea.
Slavery is the offspring of darkness.
March swiftly to revenge the dead, to give life to the dying, to free the oppressed, and to give liberty to all.
If Nature is against us, we shall fight Nature and make it obey.
Our hatred knows no bounds, and the war shall be to the death.
War lives on despotism and is not waged with God's love.
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