José Rizal quotes
“One only dies once, and if one does not die well, a good opportunity is lost and will not present itself again.” ― José Rizal
“He who does not know how to look back at where he came from will never get to his destination.” ― José Rizal
“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.” ― José Rizal “Cowardice rightly understood begins with selfishness and ends with shame.” ―José Rizal, Noli Me Tangere (Touch Me Not)
“I have to believe much in God because I have lost my faith in man.” ― José Rizal,Noli Me Tangere (Touch Me Not)
“It is not the criminals who arouse the hatred of others, but the men who are honest.” ― José Rizal, Noli Me Tangere (Touch Me Not)
The people do not complain because they have no voice; do not move because they are lethargic, and you say that they do not suffer because you have not seen their hearts bleed.” ― José Rizal, Noli Me Tangere (Touch Me Not)
“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.” ― José Rizal
“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.” ― José Rizal, Noli Me Tangere (Touch Me Not)
“How long have you been away from the country?" Laruja asked Ibarra. "Almost seven years."
"Then you have probably forgotten all about it."
"Quite the contrary. Even if my country does seem to have forgotten me, I have always thought about it.”...