Benito Juarez was born into a poor family in San Pablo Guelatao, Mexico. With his determination, strength and will power, he became a lawyer and later rose to become the President of Mexico. He started showing interest in politics during his student days, and held a number of political posts. He became a Congressman, Governor of Oaxaca, Minister for Justice and finally President of Mexico. He played an important role in Mexico's march to modernization. He is fondly called as the 'Abraham Lincoln of Mexico' for his continuous fight for human rights and justice to common people. During his long political and public career, he shared his views on a wide range of subjects and issues. We have excerpted some of Benito Juarez's famous quotes from his speeches, writings, interviews, etc.