To doubt God is to doubt one's own conscience, and in consequence it would be to doubt everything.José RizalLetter to Fr. Pastells (4 April 1893)
No good water comes from a muddy spring. No sweet fruit comes from a bitter seed.José RizalLetter to the Young Women of Malolos
Filipinos don't realize that victory is the child of struggle, that joy blossoms from suffering, and redemption is a product of sacrifice.José Rizal"Como se gobiernan las Filipinas" (How one governs in the Philippines), published in La Solidaridad (15 December 1890)
He who does not love his own language is worse than an animal and a smelly fish.José RizalAs quoted in " Community Celebrates Rizal Day" in 'Asian Journal USA (31 December 2007)
I go where there are no slaves, hangmen or oppressors; where faith does not kill; where the one who reigns is God.José Rizal"Mi Ultimo Adios" st. 13 - poem written on the eve of his execution (29 December 1896) - translated from the Spanish by Charles Derbyshire.
The tyranny of some is possible only through the cowardice of others.José RizalLetter to the Young Women of Malolos (22 February 1889) - translated from Tagalog by Gregorio Zaide
Each one writes history according to his convenience.José RizalLetter to Blumentritt, written at Leipzig,(22 August 1886)
One only dies once, and if one does not die well, a good opportunity is lost and will not present itself again.José RizalLetter to Mariano Ponce, (1890)
Death has always been the first sign of European civilization when introduced in the Pacific.José RizalAnnotations to Morga's Sucesos de las Islas Filipinas
Man works for an object. Remove that object and you reduce him into inaction.José Rizal"Indolence of the Filipino" in La Solidaridad (1890)
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