Quotation by Patrick Henry Pearse

Life springs from death and from the graves of patriot men and women spring living nations.... They think that they have pacified Ireland. They think that they have purchased half of us and intimidated the other half. They think that they have foreseen everything, think they have provided against everything; but the fools, the fools, the fools, they have left us our Fenian dead, and while Ireland holds these graves Ireland unfree shall never be at peace.
Patrick Henry Pearse (1879–1916), Irish nationalist leader. graveside oration, Aug. 1, 1915. Quoted in Sean O'Casey, The Plough and the Stars, act 2 (1926).

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