Louis Riel quotes

  • My people will sleep for one hundred years, but when they awake, it will be the artists who give them their spirit back.
    -- Louis Riel

    #Sleep #Artist #Years

  • I suppose the half-breeds in Manitoba, in 1870, did not fight for two hundred forty acres of land, but it is to be understood there were two societies who treated together. One was small, but in its smallness it had its rights. The other was great, but in its greatness it had no greater rights than the rights of the small, because the right is the same for everyone.
    -- Louis Riel

    #Fighting #Greatness #Rights

  • We must cherish our inheritance. We must preserve our nationality for the youth of our future. The story should be written down to pass on.
    -- Louis Riel

    #Stories #Inheritance #Youth

  • I have nothing but my heart and I have given it long ago to my country.
    -- Louis Riel

    #Country #Heart #Long

  • I am more convinced everyday that without a single exception I did right. And I have always believed that, as I have acted honestly, the time will come when the people of Canada will see and acknowledge it.
    -- Louis Riel

    #People #Everyday #Canada

  • Deeds are not accomplished in a few days, or in a few hours. A century is only a spoke in the wheel of everlasting time.
    -- Louis Riel

    #Deeds #Wheels #Hours

  • I know that through the grace of God, I am the founder of Manitoba.
    -- Louis Riel

    #Grace #Grace Of God #Founders

  • I am glad that the Crown have proved that I am the leader of the Half-breeds in the North-West. I will perhaps be one day acknowledged as more than a leader of the Half-breeds, and if I am I will have an opportunity of being acknowledged as a leader of good in this great country.
    -- Louis Riel

    #Country #Opportunity #Leader

  • Life, without the dignity of an intelligent being, is not worth having.
    -- Louis Riel

    #Intelligent #Dignity

  • You got to be brave and have courage, believe in yourself, because that is the first thing to success is believe in yourself.
    -- Louis Riel

    #Believe #Brave #Firsts

  • People consider me more as hero. Apparently they like the way I stand up, for myself and give my opinion. The french speaking people weren't much of a person like me.
    -- Louis Riel

    #Hero #People #Giving

  • I became the leader because of my father's leadership and I was considered as powerful as same as my own father.
    -- Louis Riel

    #Powerful #Father #Leader

  • What people referred me as is the Father of Manitoba.
    -- Louis Riel

    #Father #People

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