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10 Dr. Jose Rizal Quotes or Sayings

JOSE RIZAL QUOTES – Here is a list of ten(10) sayings of the Philippine national hero, Dr. Jose Rizal.

Today, June 19, the Filipino people are celebrating the birthday of Dr. Jose Rizal, the national hero of the Philippines. He was born on June 19, 1861 in Calamba, Laguna.

The national hero who was a writer and an ophthalmologist was born to Francisco Rizal Mercado y Alejandro and Teodora Alonso Realonda y Quintos.

Jose Rizal

Dr. Jose Rizal is one of those who fought for the freedom of the Philippines but, unlike most of the Filipino heroes, he used pen. He was into writing about the realities in the country.

Until now, a lot of sayings or quotes by Dr. Jose Rizal are being taught to the new generation. Here is a list of ten(10) of his sayings:

Dr. Jose Rizal Quotes

“He who does not love his own language is worse than an animal and smelly fish”

“He who does not know how to look back at where he came from will never get to his destination.”

“Filipinos don’t realize that victory is the child of struggle, that joy blossoms from suffering, and redemption is a product of sacrifice.”

“To foretell the destiny of a nation, it is necessary to open a book that tells of her past.”

“I die without seeing dawn’s light shining on my country. You, who will see it, welcome it for me. Don’t forget those who fell during the nighttime.”

“The youth is the hope of our future.”

“Travel is a caprice in childhood, a passion in youth, a necessity in manhood, and an elegy in old age.”

“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.”

“I don’t see why I should bow my head when I could hold it high, or place it in the hands of my enemies when I can defeat them.:

“The glory of saving a country is not for him who has contributed to its ruin.”

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