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Top 43 Quotes About Toussaint Louverture

#1. We went to labor in the fields, my wife and I, hand in hand. Scarcely were we conscious of the fatigues of the day. Heaven always blessed our toil. - Author: Toussaint Louverture
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#2. I was born a slave, but nature gave me a soul of a free man. - Author: Toussaint Louverture
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#3. Her conclusion: "You just have to follow your own heart" when it comes to medical decision-making. - Author: Emily Matchar
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#4. Live positively.
Live gratefully.
Live blissfully.
Live lovingly. - Author: Matshona Dhliwayo
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#5. Let's choose all over nothing - Author: Megan McCafferty
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#6. We are free today because we are the stronger; we will be slaves again when the government becomes the stronger. - Author: Toussaint Louverture
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#7. Again, all the true shamans were wiped out long ago. - Author: Shaman Elder Maggie Wahls
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#8. I have published a proclamation: 'Forgive us our transgressions as we forgive those who transgress against us.' I have ordered all citizens to return to their parishes to enjoy the benefits of this general amnesty. - Author: Toussaint Louverture
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#9. My marriage had been impulsive. That marriage should have been short-lived instead of the 23 years it spanned. - Author: Joseph Barbera
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#10. Whenever I went to an historical moment that was sad or where something terrible happened, it was, for me, a learning moment, a teaching moment for those who survived. - Author: Fred D'Aguiar
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#11. I have need of Rigaud. He is violent. I want him for carrying on war; and that war is necessary to me. - Author: Toussaint Louverture
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#12. The Spanish offered me their protection, and liberty to those who would fight for the cause of the kings. I accepted their offers, seeing myself entirely abandoned by my brethren, the French. - Author: Toussaint Louverture
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#13. At the beginning of the troubles of Saint Domingo, I felt that I was destined to great things. When I received this divine intimation, I was four and fifty years of age; I could neither read nor write. - Author: Toussaint Louverture
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#14. God, who knows our most secret thoughts and who sees all, is witness to the purity of my principles. They are not founded on this barbarous ferocity that takes pleasure in shedding human blood. - Author: Toussaint Louverture
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#15. The heads of regiments are required to see that the troops join in prayer morning and evening as far as the service will permit. - Author: Toussaint Louverture
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#16. I am kind; I am humane. I open to you my fatherly arms. Come, all of you; I will receive you all - no less those of the South than those of the West, and of the North, who, gained over by Rigaud, have deserted your firesides, your wives, your children, to place yourselves at his side. - Author: Toussaint Louverture
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#17. Sometimes I wonder if we don't see Christ's love as much in the people he tolerated as in the pain he endured. - Author: Max Lucado
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#18. It is not a liberty of circumstance, conceded to us alone, that we wish; it is the adoption absolute of the principle that no man, born red, black or white, can be the property of his fellow man. - Author: Toussaint Louverture
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#19. I have taken my flight in the region of eagles; when I alight, it must be on a rock, and that rock must be a constitutional government, of which I shall be the head so long as I shall be among men. - Author: Toussaint Louverture
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#20. General Biassou is a simple, vulnerable man without much knowledge, and he is easily led astray by the scoundrels surrounding him. He has sworn eternal hatred for me, and for some time now, he has been trying to destroy me using whatever means he can. - Author: Toussaint Louverture
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#21. Whatever defamation of character my enemies are spreading about me, I do not feel the need to justify myself toward them. While discretion obliges me to remain silent, my duty compels me to prevent them from doing any more harm. - Author: Toussaint Louverture
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#22. Unite; for combination is stronger than witchcraft. - Author: Toussaint Louverture
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#23. Very few people are capable of sustained effort, and that's the reason why we have comparatively few outstanding successes. - Author: Roger McDonald
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#24. It's not because I like him. I'm just disappointed. Disappointed in love. - Author: Kim A-joong
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#25. They have in me struck down but the trunk of the tree; the roots are many and deep - they will shoot up again! - Author: Toussaint Louverture
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#26. The revolution of Saint Domingo was taking its course. I saw that the whites could not endure, because they were divided and because they were overpowered by numbers; I congratulated myself that I was a black man. - Author: Toussaint Louverture
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#27. I have undertaken vengeance. I want Liberty and Equality to reign in Saint-Domingue. I work to bring them into existence. Unite yourselves to us, brothers, and fight with us for the same cause. - Author: Toussaint Louverture
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#28. He's the path lined with wildflowers, And I'm Red Riding Hood. I've been warned, but I just can't resist the blossom and perfume that calls me over. - Author: Liz Reinhardt
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#29. I accept everything which is favorable for the people and the army; for myself, I wish to live in retirement. - Author: Toussaint Louverture
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#30. It is easy to cut down the tree of liberty, but not so easy to restore it to life. - Author: Toussaint Louverture
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#31. The one sentence I regret? "Let's watch some porn. - Author: Sarina Bowen
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#32. Avoid sloth, the mother of all vices! - Author: Toussaint Louverture
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#33. Mastered by deadly passions, Rigaud has dug a gulf at your feet; he has laid snares which you could not avoid. He wished to have you as partisans in his revolt; and to succeed in his object, he has employed falsehood and seduction. - Author: Toussaint Louverture
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#34. If you're not having fun - I don't care what you're doing - don't do it. Move on. Find something else, life's too short. - Author: Jerry Doyle
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#35. I know how to move the people, but I know also where to stop in my own actions so that, when I strike, I shall be felt and not seen. - Author: Toussaint Louverture
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#36. My sister's looking off to the side so half her face is in shadow and her smile is neatly cut in half. It's like one of those Greek tragedy masks in a textbook that's half one idea and half the opposite. Light and dark. Hope and despair. Laughter and sadness. Trust and loneliness. - Author: Haruki Murakami
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#37. The whites have resolved to destroy our liberty and have therefore brought a force commensurate to their intentions. The Cape, after a proper resistance, has fallen into their hands, but the enemy found only a town and plain in ashes; the forts were blown up, and all was burnt. - Author: Toussaint Louverture
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#38. I took up arms for the freedom of my color. It is our own - we will defend it or perish. - Author: Toussaint Louverture
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#39. Thy judgment seat, which is also Thy mercy seat.' All - Author: Willa Cather
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#40. I am faithfully devoted to the Republic but will not serve it at the expense of my conscience and my honor. - Author: Toussaint Louverture
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#41. And in her reverence of his skin, he felt that shame wither and curl, like paper on a flame, and float upward, disintegrating into nothing more substantial than ash, and with her breath, she blew it all away. - Author: Amy Harmon
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#42. I invite you, citizens, to open your eyes and to give serious attention to the future. Reflect on the disasters which may ensue from longer obstinacy. Submit to lawful authority, if you wish to preserve the South untouched. Save your families and your property. - Author: Toussaint Louverture
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#43. This gun is liberty; hold for certain that the day when you no more have it, you will be returned to slavery. - Author: Toussaint Louverture
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