Even if my country does seem to have forgotten me, I have always thought about it.” ― “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.” ― “I have observed that the prosperity or misery of each people is in direct proportion to its liberties or its prejudices and, accordingly, to the sacrifices or the selfishness of its forefathers.
Let us not put to waste what our ancestors put together. Even if this saying is true “only in their dreams can a man be truly happy and free”, let us not forget the lives of those who perish to set us free. Help them find the right path, the path of righteousness. And another thing that caught my attention is the dedication of the book to the three martyrs of Cavite, Fathers Gomez, Zamora and Burgos. He did something good for others without his own agendas in mind. Men today will do whatever it takes just to satisfy his needs and wants.
Although he was away and still just a little child when the execution of the three priests happened, he never forgot what they did.
Beyond that nothing more is explicitly said about Jose Rizal.
As I read through the chapters of the book I have come discover many more things that is admirable about this man.
Our men limit their activities to vice and their heroics to shameful acts.
Children wake up in a fog of routine, adolescents live out their best years without ideals, and their elders are sterile, and only serve to corrupt our young people by their example.” ― “Kapag may mga uban na po akong tulad ng sa inyo at ginugunita ang nakaraan at makita kong gumawa ako alang-alang sa sarili lamang, hindi ginhawa ang magagawa't nararapat gawin ukol sa bayang nagbigay sa akin ng lahat, ukol sa mga mamamayang tumutulong sa aking mabuhay, kapag nagkagayon po, magiging tinik sa akin ang bawat uban, at sa halip na ikaliwalhati ko'y dapat kong ikahiya.” ― “Napakatamis ng tubig at naiinom, bagaman lumulunod sa alak at serbesa at pumapatay sa apoy.
Thanks to Rizal for he is inspires me and thanks to our professor who imparts and explains all this knowledge for us to better understands it.
AN ESSAY ABOUT JOSE RIZAL Who is Jose Rizal to common people? When we ask most average persons today these questions, they might answer something like, he is our national hero, he died in Bagumbayan, and he wrote two great novels.
They spend more time attempting to seduce and dishonor young women than in thinking about their country's welfare.
Our women, in order to take care of the house and family of God, forget their own.