Here are some patriotic quotes from previous Philippine Independence Day Celebrations to live by:
“He who does not know how to look back at where he came from will never get to his destination.”—Jose Rizal
“I would rather have a country run like hell by Filipinos than a country run like heaven by the Americans, because however bad a Filipino government might be, we can always change it.”—Manuel L. Quezon
“Let us teach our people again to be proud that they are Filipinos. Let us teach them to realize anew that being a Filipino means having as rich and noble a heritage of language, culture, patriotism and heroic deeds as any nation on earth. Let us teach a steadfast faith in Divine Providence, a stable family institution, the unhampered enjoyment of civil liberties, the advantages of constitutional government, the potentials of a rich and spacious land.”—Carlos P. Romulo
“Only he is truly a patriot who, whatever his post, high or low, tries to do the greatest possible good to his countrymen.”—Apolinario Mabini
“I want to show to those who deprive people the right to love of country, that when we know how to sacrifice ourselves for our duties and convictions, death does not matter if one dies for those one loves—for his country and for others dear to him.”—Jose Rizal
“The strength of the nation lies in the well-being of the common man.”—Diosdado Macapagal
“It is an honor to die for one’s country. Not everybody has that chance.”—José Abad Santos
“I have carefully weighed the virtues and the faults of the Filipino and I have come to the conclusion that he is worth dying for.”—Benigno Aquino, Jr.
“Nationalism is nourished by a sense of history. It is of its essence to know profoundly the past, so that we may be in complete openness with the men who made that history and in intimate communion with their thoughts, their deeds, and their noble lives.”—Claro M. Recto, Jr.
“This country [the Philippines] is like a pyramid, like a tower. It is made up of millions of stones… and the foundation stone of this pyramid is the common man.”—Ramon Magsaysay
“You might wonder that I who have served you in the field of diplomacy should set so much store by the power of nationalism. This is because I know from personal experience that in order to become an effective internationalist, one must strive to be a good nationalist. To be a worthy citizen of the world one must first prove himself to be a good Filipino.”—Carlos P. Romulo
The attached video contains the original version of “Panatang Makabayan (Patriotic Oath)”
Iniibig ko ang Pilipinas
Ito ang aking lupang sinilangan
Ito ang tahanan ng aking lahi
Ako’y kanyang kinukupkop at tinutulungan
Upang maging malakas, maligaya at kapakipakinabang
Bilang ganti, ay diringgin ko ang payo ng aking mga magulang
Susundin ko ang mga tuntunin ng aking paaralan
Tutuparin ko ang mga tungkulin ng isang mamamayang makabayan at masunurin sa batas
Paglilingkuran ko ang aking bayan nang walang pag-iimbot at ng buong katapatan
Sisikapin kong maging isang tunay na Pilipino sa isip, sa salita, at sa gawa.
Guitar Rendition is attributed to : https://www.youtube.com/c/BoyHapay