Manuel L. Quezon
My fellow citizens: there is one thought I want you always to bear in mind.
And that is: that you are Filipinos. That the Philippines are your country, and
the only country God has given you. That you must keep it for yourselves,
for your children, and for your children's children, until the world is no more.
You must live for it, and die for it, if necessary.
Your country is a great country. It has a great past, and a great future.
The Philippines of yesterday are consecrated by the sacrifices of lives and
treasure of your patriots, martyrs, and soldiers. The Philippines of today
are honored by the wholehearted devotion to its cause of unselfish and
courageous statesmen. The Philippines of tomorrow will be the country of
plenty, of happiness, and of freedom. A Philippines with her head raised in
the midst of the West Pacific, mistress of her own destiny, holding in her
hand the torch of freedom and democracy.
A republic of virtuous and righteous men and women all working together for
a better world than the one we have at present.
The Greatest living Filipino continues to fight with anything that he has and
starts in making a change, not waiting for his mentor, nor master, nor leader.