Eugenio Maria de Hostos (y Bonilla)

Eugenio
Maria de Hostos (y Bonilla)
1839
1903

Puerto Rican Educator, Social Reformer

Author Quotes

By educating women to use all their brains, men will not only be just, but will also ensure the future of a new social order in which women will apply their intelligence and warm feelings to the problems of living. Men are fools to entrust the upbringing of their sons, whom they expect to grow up to love freedom, to women who have never known freedom themselves.

If you wish to know what justice is, let injustice pursue you. When you cannot be just because of your nature, be so through your pride.

Nearly all human beings love, but nearly none know how to love.

Slavery has as many shapes among us as there are things we need.

Ideas are born, they struggle, triumph, change and they are transformed; but is there a dead idea which in the end does not live on, transformed into a broader and clearer goal?

All men are good when free from passion, interest, or error.

Lend your light to the blind. Why should the wickedness of men irritate you, when it is only blindness?

Under every social skin there lurks some barbarism.

When you cannot be just because of your nature, be so through your pride.

There are complete men and incomplete men. If you would be a complete man, put all of your soul’s strength into all of your life’s actions.

Author Picture
First Name
Eugenio
Last Name
Maria de Hostos (y Bonilla)
Birth Date
1839
Death Date
1903
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Puerto Rican Educator, Social Reformer