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Better To Die On Your Feet Than To Live On Your Knees

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"Better to die on your feet than to live on your knees"

Does anyone know what that means? :wacko:

Thankyou.

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I've never come across that before, but I could make a guess that maybe it means

it's better to die with diginity than to live without?

Or to die having done everything yourself, rather than living off other people (like when people beg on their knees..)

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preserve your dignity, i guess

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Maybe like die a free man, then live at your knees like as in someone's servant or slave. Give me liberty or give me death?

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It means it's better to be able to stand on your own two feet supporting yourself financially, than to live as a beggar.

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I guess its better to die with your dignity than to beg for your life.

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Yes, as all have said above. There's a song called watch me rise by have heart that explains it all.

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^ Yeah I agree. Something like to die with dignity knowing you stand up for yourself, that you live your life on your own, your way. Rather than begging and following others, being told how told how to live your life. I think :huh:~ Something like that right?

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Die with dignity or live without it.

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I agree with the others. To die with dignity.

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i guess it means to die with dignity?

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Maybe it means it's better to live life independently, being and creating your own person, thinking for yourself, than living life trying to be like another person and depending on them to bring you up to your feet? o_o

But I'm trying to figure out why the person says to DIE on your feet/LIVE on your knees, instead of DIE on your feet/DIE on your knees...or LIVE on your feet/LIVE on your knees.

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"Better to die on your feet than to live on your knees"

Does anyone know what that means? :wacko:

Thankyou.

I believe Emiliano Zapata said those words back in the day when he was chilling with Pancho Villa and fighting against the federales. It was basically a rallying call for the Mexican Revolution and he probably said it when he began to form the Liberation Army of The South.

Given the fact that Zapata was influenced greatly by an Anarchist Communist in Oaxaca, i believe it is a challenge to the people to forget about prayer and asking God for help but to take up arms get off their knees and onto their feet and fight for their rights.

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Or if you want to take it literally, if your legs got cut off halfway, you'd rather die because now you can't walk anymore hahahaha/

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Honestly, easier said than done. 'nuff said.

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