Friday, October 22, 2010

Famous Filipino Quotes

Below are some of the familiar quotes by famous Filipinos. Some quotes are from some recognizable Filipinos who mangled the English language. I offer no apologies for them since, truth be told, the Philippines is not really an English-speaking country although our government claims us to be so. We may have functional English but majority do not possess a good command of the English language, proudly including myself.

1. ”Ang hindi nagmamahal sa sariling wika ay masahol pa sa malansang isda” – J.P. RIZAL

2. " belongs to no party, nor does it desire to form one; it stands for nothing save the interest of the fatherland." –Apolinario Mabini

3. “The Filipino Is Worth Dying For” – Ninoy Aquino

4. “I want our people to be like a molave tree, strong and resilient, standing on the hillsides, unafraid of the rising tide, lighting and the storm, confident of its strength.” – Manuel L. Quezon

5. “My loyalty to my party ends where my loyalty to the country begins.” – Manuel L. Quezon

6. “A strengthen national spirit can provide the motive power to rise our people from the depths and…pour new life and vigor in the national system. The reinvigoration of the national spirit must take place in the grass roots, in every city, town and barrio in the Philippines, and it must start among our own people… To be a worthy citizen of the world one must first prove himself to be a good Filipino.” –Carlos P. Romulo

7. "You stole the presidency not just once but twice!" - Susan Roces

8. “I would rather die a meaningful death than to live a meaningless life.” - Corazon Aquino

9. " He who does not know how to look back at where he came from will never get to his destination. " – Jose Rizal

10. " The youth is the hope of our future. " – Jose Rizal

11. " Brotherhood is the very price and condition of man's survival. "  - Carlos P Romulo

12. “Don't judge my brother, he is not a book! “ - Melanie Marquez

13. “I shall be honored to go to jail. Under a dictatorship, the detention cell is a place of honor.” – Sen. Miriam Defensor Santiago

14. “There can be no tyrants, where there are no slaves” – Jose Rizal

15. "Babayaran ko ang utang ng Pilipinas" -  Eddie Gil

16. "walang tulugan!!!" - kuya germs

17. “I don’t eat meat. I’m not a carnival.” – Melanie Marquez

18. “Sumasakit ang migraine ko.” -  Melanie Marquez

19. “Ang tatay ko ang only living legend na buhay!” - Melanie Marquez

20. “I don’t eat meat. I’m not a carnival.” -  Melanie Marquez

21. “Hello? Bulag ka ba? Bingi ka ba? Are you dep?” -  Melanie Marquez

22. “That’s why I’m a success, it’s because I don’t middle in other people’s lives.”- Melanie Marquez

23. “I won’t stoop down to my level.”-  Melanie Marquez

24. “You can fool me once, you can fool me twice, you can fool me thrice. But you can never fool me FOUR!”

25. “Can you repeat that for the 2nd time around once more?”

26.  “Mas mabuting mabigo sa paggawa ng isang bagay kesa magtagumpay sa paggawa ng wala” –Bob Ong

27. “Nalaman kong habang lumalaki ka, maraming beses kang madadapa. Bumangon ka man ulit o hindi, magpapatuloy ang buhay, iikot ang mundo, at mauubos ang oras.”

28. “mangarap ka at abutin mo ‘to. wag mong sisihin ang sira mong pamilya, palpak mong syota, pilay mong tuta, o mga lumilipad na ipis. kung may pagkukulang sa’yo mga magulang mo, pwede kang manisi at maging rebelde. tumigil ka sa pag-aaral, mag-asawa ka, mag-drugs ka, magpakulay ka ng buhok sa kili-kili. Sa bandang huli, ikaw din ang biktima. rebeldeng walang napatunayan at bait sa sarili.”

29. “Walang kai-kaibigan! Walang kama-kamag-anak”

30. “This is the fight of my life, this is the biggest challenge in my boxing career, and I know that if I emerge victorious in this battle, all of us will reap the blessings and we will share all the glory.” -Manny Pacquiao

31. "That’s because I am crucified between two thieves." -- Late 1970s, replying to Ferdinand Marcos' question on why there was a "sepulchral" 30-minute silence when Jaime Cardinal Sin joined Marcos and his wife Imelda in their limousine. – Cardinal Sin

32. "Separation of the Church and State is like a railroad track. It cannot be close to one another, neither can it be distant, because there will be derailment. We (Church) should cooperate with the government and the government should cooperate with us because we're serving the same people." -- February 1992, on the separation of Church and State, which he was often accused of ignoring. – Cardinal Sin

33. "We are brothers and sisters; not enemies. It is not the will of God that countrymen go to war against one another." -- May 11, 2000, upon calling for a 50-day prayer and fasting crusade as an appeal for peace in Mindanao. - Cardinal Sin

34. "It is the most important chapter of my life. I admit finding secret joy and pride in being called the Cardinal of the EDSA Revolution. I do not claim that as a right. It is a grace that I do not deserve at all. It is a blessing to have been the Archbishop of Manila at that moment in history." -- April 2004, on his role at the EDSA Revolution. - Cardinal Sin

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