Adam Mickiewicz Quotes

Adam Bernard Mickiewicz ([mit?s?k??vit??]; 24 December 1798 – 26 November 1855) was a Polish poet, dramatist, essayist, publicist, translator, professor of Slavic literature, and political activist. He is regarded as national poet in Poland, Lithuania and Belarus. A principal figure in Polish Romanticism, he is counted as one of Poland's "Three Bards" ("Trzej Wieszcze") and is widely regarded as Poland's greatest poet. He is also considered one of the greatest Slavic and European poets and has been dubbed a "Slavic bard". A leading Romantic dramatist, he has been compared in Poland and Europe to Byron and Goethe

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Adam Mickiewicz


Today Gustaw has died, today Konrad was born

Adam Mickiewicz


Then shoulder to shoulder! Let us engirdle the little circle of the earth with the chains that bind us to each other. To one end let us aim our thoughts, and to one end let us aim our souls. Hail, dawn of liberty, behind thee is the redeeming sun.

Adam Mickiewicz


Whoever comes to me, will be free and equal, because I am FREEDOM.

Adam Mickiewicz


You [Chopin] have in your fingers an orchestra of butterflies.

Adam Mickiewicz


The nectar of life is sweet only when shared with others.

Adam Mickiewicz


Now my soul is incarnate in my country, My body has swallowed her soul, And I and my country are one. My name is million, for I love and suffer for millions.

Adam Mickiewicz


I am the master! I stretch forth my hands, even to the skies! I lay my hands upon the stars, as on the crystal wheels of the harmonica. Now fast, now slow, as my soul wills, I turn the stars. I weave them into rainbows, harmonies. I feel immortality! I create immortality!

Adam Mickiewicz