José de San Martín

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Life's splendor forever lies in wait about each one of us in all its fullness, but veiled from view, deep down, invisible, far off. It is there, though, not hostile, not reluctant, not deaf. If you summon it by the right word, by its right name, it will come.
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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.


  • 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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