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    We are ready to die and shall die cheerfully and proudly, you must not grieve for all of this.
    — Patrick Pearse
    tags: die 
     
    Education should foster; this education is meant to repress. Education should inspire; this education is meant to tame. Education should harden; this education is meant to enervate. The English are too wise a people to attempt to educate the Irish in any worthy sense. As well expect them to arm us.
    — Patrick Pearse
    tags: people  wise  education 
     
    Ireland unfree shall never be at peace
    — Patrick Pearse
    tags: peace 
     
    The Republic guarantees religious and civil liberty, equal rights and equal opportunities to all its citizens, and declares its resolve to pursue the happiness and prosperity of the whole nation and of all its parts, cherishing all the children of the nation equally.
    — Patrick Pearse
    A country without a language is a country without a soul.
    — Patrick Pearse
    tags: language  soul 
     
    There are in every generation those who shrink from the ultimate sacrifice, but there are in every generation those who make it with joy and laughter and these are the salt of the generations.
    — Patrick Pearse
    tags: laughter  joy  sacrifice 
     
    As long as Ireland is unfree the only honourable attitude for Irish men, women to have is an attitude of rebellion.
    — Patrick Pearse
    tags: men  women  attitude 
     
    Blood is a cleansing and sanctifying thing, and the nation that regards it as the final horror has lost its manhood... there are many things more horrible than bloodshed, and slavery is one of them!
    — Patrick Pearse
    tags: horror  lost  slavery  blood  manhood 
     
    Life springs from death; and from the graves of patriot men and women spring living nations.
    — Patrick Pearse
    tags: men  women  living  patriot 
     
    We seem to have lost. We have not lost. To refuse to fight would have been to lose; to fight is to win. We have kept faith with the past, and handed on a tradition to the future.
    — Patrick Pearse
    tags: future  past  lost  fight  faith 
     
    You cannot conquer Ireland; you cannot extinguish the Irish passion for freedom. If our deed has not been sufficient to win freedom, then our children will win it by a better deed.
    — Patrick Pearse
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