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Gertrudis Gómez de Avellaneda
“Don Carlos was one of those peaceful and indolent men who do not know how to do evil, nor to go to great lengths to do good.”
“... jealousy is at times more powerful than love itself ...”
“But do not tell him who thirsts after gold that it will not bring him happiness, nor the one who is avid for glory that it will lead him to misfortune: they will rise up to say to you, 'No matter, my soul has need of it.'”
“... there are few souls great and gentle enough not to want to oppress when they know themselves to be the stronger.”
Gertrudis Gómez de Avellaneda, Cuban writer
(1814 - 1873)
Full name: Gertrudis Gómez de Avellaneda y Areaga