What is the meaning to this sentence "I'd rather die on my feet than live on my knees"?
This quote was first made by Emiliano Zapata during the Mexican Revolution.
Zapata never lowered his flag, never swayed from his mission to free the simple man from the grasp of the tyrannical landowners of his time, but died fighting for his beliefs and for the benefit of his countrymen. "Es mejor morir de pie, que continuar viviendo de rodillias." ("It is better to die on your feet, than to live a lifetime on your knees.").