José de San Martín

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José de San Martín (February 25, 1778August 17, 1850) "The Libertador". Argentine general and the prime leader of Argentine's, Chile's and Peru's successful struggle for independence from Spain.

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  • De lo que mis granaderos son capaces, solo lo sé yo, quien los iguale habrá quien los exceda no.
    • Translation: Of what my Granadiers (argentine soldiers) are capable, only I know, who matches them there will be, who exceeds them there won't.
  • Si hay victoria en vencer al enemigo, la hay más cuando el hombre se vence a si mismo.
    • Translation: If there is victory in overcoming the enemy, there is a greater victory when the man overcomes it in himself.
  • La conciencia es el mejor juez que tiene un hombre de bien.
    • Translation: Conscience is the best judge that a righteous man has.
  • Serás lo que debas ser y si no, no seras nada.
    • Translation: You will be what you must be, or else you will be nothing.
  • Hace más ruído un solo hombre gritando que cien mil que están callados.
    • Transaltion: More noise does a single man yelling, than a hundred who remain quiet.
  • Solo quiero Leones en mi regimiento.
    • I only want Lions in my regiment.
  • Seamos libres, lo demás no importa nada.
    • Translation: Let us be free, the rest matters not.
  • Mi mejor amigo es el que enmienda mis errores o reprueba mis desaciertos.
    • Translation: My best friend is he who rights my wrongs or reproaches my mistakes.
  • Los soldados de la patria no conocen el lujo, sino la gloria.
    • Translation: The soldiers of our land know no luxury, but glory.
  • Una derrota peleada vale más que una victoria casual
    • Translation: A well-fought defeat is worth more than a casual victory.

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