While my shoulder carries a gun, Macedonia is beyond the
reach of the Bulgarian officer.
• • •
We Macedonians have many enemies, and must combat them
all, wherever they come from. In the first place the External
Committee are our enemies. They are loyal servants of King
Ferdinand, and even though they are Macedonians, do not work
for Macedonia, but for him.
• • •
If once you take money from the government under current
political conditions, that implies engagement and ties…The
Bulgarian government harbors the desire to rule Macedonia. As
soon as it begins to provide money, it will know how to use the
situation which its help will create and will not be content with a
platonic relationship, only with tangible benefits. Moreover,
other Balkan and European countries already maintain that the
Organization is inspired by Sofia ruling circles… All these
considerations force us to look for other means, other sources,
always independent of Bulgaria.
• 1899.05 •
Let us not allow the splits and splintering to frighten us. It is,
indeed, a pity, but what can we do, since we are Macedonians
and suffer from one common disease. If this disease had not
been present in our ancestors, from whom we inherited it, they
would have never fallen under the scepter of the Turkish Sultan.
• 1897 •
I will teach you French, so you can tell the world that you are
• 1900 •
Macedonia has its own politics and interests that belong to the
Macedonians. He who works for the joining of Macedonia to
Greece, Bulgaria, or Serbia, can call himself a good Greek,
Bulgarian, or Serb, but not a good Macedonian.