Alexander Bustamante
Alexander Bustamante
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Quotes

1935 - "Be not afraid, do your duty towards your countryman, towards humanity. They will thank you at least in silence, and at the right time when the good Lord sees fit, he will bless you, even though you might not be aware of it."

1938 - "Without discipline, we cannot succeed; and with disorder we will fail."

1938 - "I want the Standard [Jamaica Standard newspaper] to know that I represent the lower and middle class people in Jamaica. They have confidence in me."

1938 - [referencing two persons who were advocating his arrest] ".. they, not I, should be very careful, I am above them, for while they want to live forever, I am prepared to die today."

1939 - "I have made up my mind to fight for the workers of this country. No longer are the workers afraid of bayonets. They are prepared to fight for their rights."

1947 - "That is my teaching - to respect all womankind."

1961 - "I will be among the millions who will never die. I will just fade away."

1962 - "Let us resolve to work together under the law to build a Jamaica which will last and of which we and the generations to follow may be proud."

1962 - "So many of us forget that great asset which is known as humility."

1970 - "The youth of a nation are the trustees of posterity."

DID YOU KNOW ... that Sir Alexander Bustamante was the only Jamaican to be declared a national hero while still alive. In 1970 he was declared one of Jamaica's national heroes. He was 93 years old when he died on August 6, 1977.




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