Jose-Rizal Quotes

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Jose-Rizal Quotes

I honor the father in his son, not the son in his father. Each one receives a reward or punishment for his deeds, but not for the acts of others.
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One only dies once, and if one does not die well, a good opportunity is lost and will not present itself again.

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I have to believe much in God because I have lost my faith in man.

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Our liberty will not be secured at the sword's point ... We must secure it by making ourselves worthy of it. And when the people reaches that height, God will provide a weapon, the idols will be shattered, tyranny will crumble like a house of cards, and liberty will shine out like the first dawn.

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Cowardice rightly understood begins with selfishness and ends with shame.

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There are no tyrants if there are no slaves

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It is not the criminals who arouse the hatred of others, but the men who are honest.

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I can concede that the government has no knowledge of the people, but I believe the people know less of the government. There are useless officials, evil, if you like, but there are also good ones, and these are not able to accomplish anything because they encounter an inert mass, the population that takes little part in matters that concern them.

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The example could encourage others who only fear to start.

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Tomorrow at 7, I shall be shot; but I am innocent of the crime of rebellion. I am going to die with a tranquil conscience.

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Why independence, if the slaves of today will be the tyrants of tomorrow?

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The whys and wherefores didn't need to be said. If you are reading this have ever loved someone, you will understand. Putting it into words is useless. The uninitiated cannot understand the mysterious.

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But because their ancestors were men of righteousness, shall we consent to the abuses of their degenerate descendants? Because they did us a great good, would we be guilty if we prevented them from doing us evil?

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The righteous man pays the sinner's bill.

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Genius has no country. It blossoms everywhere. Genius is like the light, the air. It is the heritage of all.
-Dr. Jose Rizal

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Vice pays for its own freedom.

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In every instance I noted that a people's prosperity or misery lay in direct proportion to its freedom or its inhibitions and, along the same lines, of the sacrifice or selfishness of its ancestors.

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I die without seeing the dawn brighten over my native land. You who have it to see, welcome it ... and forget not those who have fallen during the night!

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