109 Simon Bolivar Quotes from the Liberator of America

Simón Bolívar, a prominent South American statesman and military leader, was instrumental in leading the revolutions against Spanish dominion in regions constituting present-day Colombia, Venezuela, Ecuador, Peru and Bolivia.

Born into Venezuelan aristocracy, his European education influenced his dedication to Venezuela’s independence movement.

After initial setbacks and a period of exile, Bolívar executed a surprise attack on New Granada in 1819, securing a decisive victory.


Collaborating with Antonio Sucre, he subsequently facilitated Ecuador’s independence in 1822, completed José de San Martín’s liberation efforts in Peru by 1824 and instigated Upper Peru’s freedom in 1825.

As the president of both Colombia and Peru, Bolívar initiated a league of Hispanic American states in 1826, though infighting among the new states soon ensued.

Despite his unparalleled success in liberating nations, Bolívar found ruling them challenging, leading to self-imposed exile and his death en route to Europe.

I have made a best collection of Simon Bolivar in this article.

Best Simon Bolivar Quotes


It is difficult to do justice to whoever has offended us. ~ Simon Bolivar.


I have plowed in the sea and sowed in the wind. ~ Simon Bolivar.


Let us cast the fear on our back and save the country. ~ Simon Bolivar.


Flee from the country where one only exercises all the powers: it is a country of slaves. ~ Simon Bolivar.


If life is two days I want to live with you and only with you! ~ Simon Bolivar.


You will always see the foolish and ignorant fuming with talent and living. ~ Simon Bolivar.


It is unbearable the military spirit in the civilian command. ~ Simon Bolivar.


Legislators could certainly do with a school of morals. ~ Simón Bolívar.

The tyrants can not approach the invincible walls of Colombia without atoning with their impure blood the audacity of their delusions. ~ Simon Bolivar.


Out of the most secure things, the most secure is to doubt. ~ Simón Bolívar.

The unity of our peoples is not a mere chimera of men, but an inexorable decree of destiny. ~ Simon Bolivar.

States are slaves by the nature of their constitution or by the abuse of it. ~ Simon Bolivar.


God grants victory to perseverance. ~ Simón Bolívar.

Famous Simon Bolivar Quotes

If a man were necessary to sustain the State, that State should not exist; And in the end it would not exist. ~ Simon Bolivar.

America is ungovernable. ~ Simon Bolivar.


Let them save me the Republic and save the whole of America! ~ Simon Bolivar.

A state too expensive in itself, or by virtue of its dependencies, ultimately falls into decay. ~ Simón Bolívar.

Our hatred knows no bounds, and the war shall be to the death. ~ Simón Bolívar.


It is harder to release a nation from servitude than to enslave a free nation. ~ Simón Bolívar.

It costs more to maintain the balance of freedom than to bear the weight of tyranny. ~ Simon Bolivar.

Ingratitude is the greatest crime that men can dare to commit. ~ Simon Bolivar.


The art of winning is learned in defeats. ~ Simon Bolivar.

Absolute freedom always descends to absolute power, and the means between these two terms is the Supreme Social Freedom. ~ Simon Bolivar.

Top Simon Bolivar Quotes

The teaching of good habits or social habits is as essential as instruction. ~ Simon Bolivar.

All the peoples of the world who have fought for freedom have at last exterminated their tyrants. ~ Simon Bolivar.


The freedom of the New World is the hope of the universe. ~ Simon Bolivar.

The people must be obeyed even when they err. ~ Simon Bolivar.

Our discord has its origin in the two most abundant sources of public calamity: ignorance and weakness. ~ Simon Bolivar.

It is always noble to conspire against tyranny, against usurpation and against a desolating and innocuous war. ~ Simon Bolivar.


The most just punishment is that which one imposes. ~ Simon Bolivar.

Nations will fall and sink in darkness if education is corrupted or completely abandoned. ~ Simón Bolívar.

A happy soldier does not acquire any right to command his country. He is not the arbiter of laws or government. He is a defender of his freedom. ~ Simon Bolivar.

The continuation of authority has frequently proved the undoing of democratic governments. ~ Simón Bolívar.


A people that loves freedom will in the end be free. ~ Simón Bolívar.

It is harder to maintain the balance of freedom than it is to endure the weight of tyranny. ~ Simon Bolivar.

Flee the country where a lone man holds all power: It is a nation of slaves. ~ Simon Bolivar.

He who serves a revolution tills the sea. ~ Simon Bolivar.


Cursed be the soldier who turns his arms against his people. ~ Simon Bolivar.

Most blessed is he who, running through the reefs of war, politics, and public misfortunes, preserves his honor intact. ~ Simon Bolivar.

We can not have traitors in the ranks, otherwise we would lose our country. ~ Simon Bolivar.

The Ignorance the people live in leads them to commit mistakes against their own happiness. ~ Simón Bolívar.


We must use reason rather than force. ~ Simon Bolivar.

Do not adopt the best system of government, but the one most likely to succeed. ~ Simón Bolívar.

The union must save us, as the division will destroy us if it comes to enter among us. ~ Simon Bolivar.


Let us form one country at all costs and everything else will be tolerable. ~ Simon Bolivar.

The perfectly representative institutions are not adequate to our character, customs and current lights. ~ Simon Bolivar.

The violence of force carries with it the principles of its own destruction. ~ Simon Bolivar.

Nothing is as dangerous as letting the same citizen remain in power for a long time. The people are accustomed to obey him and he commands it, from where the usurpation and tyranny originate. ~ Simon Bolivar.


The way to govern well is to employ honest men, even if they are enemies. ~ Simon Bolivar.

Let us banish fear and lay the foundation stone of American liberty. To hesitate is to perish. ~ Simón Bolívar.

Inspiring Simon Bolivar Quotes

I represent my compatriots, relatives and friends, before posterity. ~ Simon Bolivar.


The man of good and of value must be indifferent to the clashes of bad luck. ~ Simon Bolivar.

I despised degrees and distinctions. I aspired to a more honorable destiny: to shed my blood for the freedom of my country. ~ Simon Bolivar.

He who commands should listen even though they are the hardest truths, and after hearing, he must take advantage of them to correct the evils that produce errors. ~ Simon Bolivar.


The military system is that of force, and force is not government. ~ Simon Bolivar.

War lives on despotism and is not waged with God’s love. ~ Simón Bolívar.

The first duty of a government is to give education to the people. ~ Simón Bolívar.

The United States appear to be destined by Providence to plague America with misery in the name of liberty. ~ Simón Bolívar.

Chess is a useful and honest game, indispensable in the education of youth. ~ Simon Bolivar.


The glory is in being great and being helpful. ~ Simon Bolivar.

Freedom first than literature. ~ Simon Bolivar.

Damn it! How will I ever get out of this labyrinth? ~ Simón Bolívar.

Great Simon Bolivar Quotes

The title of Liberator is superior to all that has received human pride. ~ Simon Bolivar.


The dictatorship is the stumbling block of the republics ~ Simon Bolivar.

For the achievement of the triumph it has always been indispensable to pass through the path of the sacrifices ~ Simon Bolivar.

To do something right it must be done twice. The first time instructs the second. ~ Simon Bolivar.

He who serves a revolution ploughs a sea. ~ Simón Bolívar.

Instinct is a loyal counselor; While pedantry is a metaphysical air that stifles good feelings. ~ Simon Bolivar.


The art of victory is learned in defeat. ~ Simón Bolívar.

Although war is the compendium of all evils, tyranny is the compendium of all wars. ~ Simon Bolivar.

If Nature is against us, we shall fight Nature and make it obey. ~ Simón Bolívar.

Morals and lights are our first necessities. ~ Simón Bolívar.

Powerful Simon Bolivar Quotes

When tyranny becomes law, rebellion is a right. ~ Simon Bolivar.

From the heroic to the ridiculous there is only one step. ~ Simon Bolivar.


Moral and lights are our first needs. ~ Simon Bolivar.

I am always faithful to the liberal and just system that proclaimed my country. ~ Simon Bolivar.

Nations march towards their greatness at the same pace as their education advances. ~ Simon Bolivar.

Slavery is a daughter of darkness. ~ Simon Bolivar.

We need to gather all our forces to achieve a coup capable of changing the fate of the country. ~ Simon Bolivar.

Union! Union! Or anarchy will devour you. ~ Simon Bolivar.

t is more difficult to remove a people from servitude, than to subjugate a free one. ~ Simon Bolivar.

To call oneself boss not to be one is the height of the misery. ~ Simon Bolivar.

Wise Simon Bolivar Quotes

The first of all forces is public opinion. ~ Simon Bolivar.


Lawmakers certainly need a school of morals. ~ Simon Bolivar.

Beware the nation in which one man rules, for it is a nation of slaves. ~ Simón Bolívar.

A being without studies, is an incomplete being. ~ Simon Bolivar.

You will be afflicted that the whole earth has been, and still is, the victim of their governments. ~ Simon Bolivar.

The distinguishing characteristic of small republics is stability: the character of large republics is mutability. ~ Simón Bolívar.

In the shadow of the mystery only works crime ~ Simon Bolivar.


Good morals, and not force are the pillars of the law. ~ Simón Bolívar.

God gives victory to constancy. ~ Simon Bolivar.

Simón Bolívar Quotes in Spanish

Primero el suelo nativo que nada. Nuestra vida no es otra cosa que la herencia de nuestro país. ~ Simón Bolívar.

Ako sa dostanem z toho labyrintu?! ~ Simón Bolívar.

Ils (les maîtres du monde) nous dominent plus par l’ignorance que par la force. ~ Simón Bolívar.

Um povo ignorante é um instrumento cego da sua própria destruição. ~ Simón Bolívar.


Unión, unión, unión o la anarquía os devorará. ~ Simón Bolívar.

El arte de vencer se aprende en las derrotas. ~ Simón Bolívar.

Un estado demasiado extenso en sí mismo o por sus dependencias, al cabo viene en decadencia y convierte su forma libre en otra tiránica; relaja los principios que deben conservarla y ocurre, por último, al despotismo. ~ Simón Bolívar.

En cuanto a la heroica y desdichada Venezuela, sus acontecimientos han sido tan rápidos, y sus devastaciones tales, que casi la han reducido a una absoluta indigencia y a una soledad espantosa; no obstante que era uno de los más bellos países de cuantos hacían el orgullo de la América. ~ Simón Bolívar.

Para el logro del triunfo siempre ha sido indispensable pasar por la senda de los sacrificios. ~ Simón Bolívar.

Es muy posible que la Nueva Granada no convenga en el reconocimiento de un gobierno central, porque es en extremo adicta a la federación; y entonces formará, por sí sola, un estado que, si subsiste, podrá ser muy dichoso por sus grandes recursos de todo género. ~ Simón Bolívar.

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