José Joaquín de Olmedo, fully José Joaquín de Olmedo y Maruri

José Joaquín de
Olmedo, fully José Joaquín de Olmedo y Maruri
1780
1847

Ecuadorian Poet, Statesman

Author Quotes

He who does not hope to win has already lost.

The foolish man seeks happiness in the distance; the wise grows it under his feet.

They set the slave free, striking off his chains. Then he was as much of a slave as ever. He was still chained to servility. He was still manacled to indolence and sloth, he was still bound by fear and superstition, by ignorance suspicion and savagery. His slavery was not in the chains, but in himself. They can only set free men free. And there is no need of that. Free men set themselves free.

We are what we create.

Author Picture
First Name
José Joaquín de
Last Name
Olmedo, fully José Joaquín de Olmedo y Maruri
Birth Date
1780
Death Date
1847
Bio

Ecuadorian Poet, Statesman