Whatever the time or circumstances, the feeling that I am a peasant gives me a rare self-sufficiency. Indeed, the land is always there. I can go back to it at any time.
Two places in this world make it impossible for a man to escape from himself: a battlefield and a prison cell.
To damage the sovereignty of the individual is to replace a community inspired by love, benevolence, and beauty by another based solely on power.
Land is immortal, for it harbors the mysteries of creation.
We have always felt the sympathy of the world, but we would prefer the respect of the world to sympathy without respect.
"Great suffering has a silver-lining that we can be grateful for, because it builds up a human being and puts him or her within reach of self-knowledge."
It is democracy I am really suffering from as much as I am suffering from the opposition.
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