Vasil Levski

If I win - I win for all our people, if I lose - I lose only myself.

Vasil Levski (18 July 183718 February 1873) was a Bulgarian revolutionary, renowned as the national hero of Bulgaria. Dubbed the Apostle of Freedom, Levski ideologised and strategised a revolutionary movement to liberate Bulgaria from Ottoman rule.


  • If I win - I win for all our people, if I lose - I lose only myself.
  • Time is in us and we are in time. It changes us and we change it.
    • A letter to Panayot Hitov, written on May 10 1871
  • An exam should be passed by every man. Because we have some examples: A man today, tomorrow - a donkey.
    • to Hristo Popov, May 30 1871
  • We are to have one flag, and on it the words: Holy and Pure Republic.
    • "Svoboda" newspaper, February 13, 1871


  • Бележки по тефтерчето на Васил Левски, Николай Хайтов (in English: Notes on Vasil Levski's writing-pad, Nikolay Haytov, 2007, Artik 2001, ISBN-9789549365214)

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