Jose Rizal Quotes from El Filibusterismo

I have chosen a few lines from Jose Rizal’s El Filibusterismo novel which are reflective of the novelist’s burning love for his work and country.

“You must shatter the vase to spread its perfume, and smite the rock to get the spark.”

“There are no tyrants where there are no slaves.”

“I die just when I see the dawn break,
Through the gloom of night, to herald the day;
And if color is lacking my blood thou shalt take,
Pour’d out at need for thy dear sake,
To dye with its crimson the waking ray”

“Oh how beautiful to fall to give you flight,
To die to give you life, to rest under your sky;
And in your enchanted land forever sleep”