José Rizal (June 19 1861 – December 30 1896) was a Filipino nationalist, doctor, writer, and polymath whose works and martyred death made him a hero of the Philippine Revolution.
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In the Middle Ages, everything bad was the work of the devil, everything good, the work of God. Today, the French see everything in reverse and blame the Germans for it.
Middle, Ages, everything, bad, work, devil, good, God, Today
To doubt God is to doubt one's own conscience, and in consequence it would be to doubt everything.
doubt, God, own, conscience, consequence, everything
No good water comes from a muddy spring. No sweet fruit comes from a bitter seed.
good, water, muddy, spring, sweet, fruit, bitter, seed, comes
Oh how beautiful to fall to give you flight, to die to give you life, to rest under your sky; and in your enchanted land forever sleep.
beautiful, fall, give, you, flight, die, life, rest, under
Filipinos don't realize that victory is the child of struggle, that joy blossoms from suffering, and redemption is a product of sacrifice.
Filipinos, victory, child, struggle, joy, blossoms, suffering, redemption, product
He who does not love his own language is worse than an animal and a smelly fish.
who, love, own, language, worse, animal, smelly, fish
I go where there are no slaves, hangmen or oppressors; where faith does not kill; where the one who reigns is God.
there, slaves, oppressors, faith, kill, one, who, reigns, God
The tyranny of some is possible only through the cowardice of others.
tyranny, possible, cowardice, others
Virtue lies in the middle ground.
Virtue, lies, middle, ground
Travel is a caprice in childhood, a passion in youth, a necessity in manhood, and an elegy in old age.
Travel, caprice, childhood, passion, youth, necessity, manhood, elegy, old
Each one writes history according to his convenience.
one, writes, history, convenience
One only dies once, and if one does not die well, a good opportunity is lost and will not present itself again.
One, dies, once, die, good, opportunity, lost, present, again
Death has always been the first sign of European civilization when introduced in the Pacific.
Death, been, first, sign, European, civilization, when, introduced, Pacific
Man is multiplied by the number of languages he possesses and speaks.
Man, multiplied, number, languages, possesses, speaks
God has made man a cosmopolite. He created seas for ships to glide on, the wind to push them, and the stars to guide them even in darkest night.
God, man, created, seas, ships, glide, wind, push, stars
To live is to be among men, and to be among men is to struggle, a struggle not only with them but with oneself; with their passions, but also with one's own.
live, men, struggle, oneself, passions, own
The world laughs at another man's pain.
pain, world, laughs, another, man's
Man works for an object. Remove that object and you reduce him into inaction.
Man, works, object, Remove, you, reduce, him, inaction
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