Vasil Levski (18 July 1837 – 18 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.
- A letter to Panayot Hitov, written in March/April 1868.
- 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
- It's deeds we need, not words.
- To Lyuben Karavelov, January 27, 1872
- 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)