The best dreams are the dreams we made come true for the world.
To forgive, you must love the world and everything in it. Anything less is hypocrisy.
Today, you can pick your own news. At no time has the world been this compatible with apathy.
Reality is a construct. You are what you think you are.
I once stood on a road and found I had no friends. And I was glad. Better to have no friends than to have people claim they were your friends when they were not. It is a source of strength to come to terms with your right to be alone.
I dream of a morning when Filipinos can wake up from the centuries-long sleep that took them from their past and denied them their destiny as a people.
Fathers are the future’s keepers, as it was in the beginning when the only begotten Son became Father to Man and the Great Circle of Father to Son; Son to Father began.
In the end, class will out. So much talk about helping the poor. It’s all words and class interest— in the end.
Beware! Balance rules the cosmos. It is not concerned with good or bad. You can be struck by misfortune and be buried in grief if that is what it takes to restore the imbalance you have wrought unto the world.
The battle for hearts and minds begins in the field of memory. And in that field, age has no limit.
Kindness is fate’s currency for good fortune. And like all currencies, it is without value when faked.
Only two things in man’s consciousness defy discussion: faith and one’s marriage.
Faith is one of only two things in mankind’s consciousness that defies discussion. The other is one’s marriage.
Don’t die famous. The things they will say you did and said would make you rise up in anger if you were alive.
Hate is a very strong, pure emotion to be wasted on people you don’t care about.
It is the kernel of truth in every story that makes its writing beautiful beyond standards.
There are those who live and die giving love, without receiving any. And those who live life just taking, never giving. So the universe gives a boon to a few lucky souls: Who they love will love them back—all their lives.
Writers, when they’re good, open windows to worlds held precious and priceless by the soul. It is a sad day when they leave the earth, like having the windows shut for good. Where will the world be without good writers?
The road to home is when we find our hearts filled with the stories of our people.
It is in the little moments that we live the longest. Everything else is existence.
The world is old and full of lessons. We will not lack for examples. We only have to look around carefully, earnestly, so we can learn and realize that success, to be genuine, must not be propelled by greed.
We spend our lives striving to be persons of influence and consequence, when all that is required is to consistently do good to others.
A lie is more profitable than the truth. That is why we have elections.
I firmly believe that if you pray long enough, if you wish hard enough, God will grant you at least one wish in your lifetime.
It’s just proper for old people to die. Otherwise, they’d go insane in a world too different from the one they knew.
The most difficult lesson is not being bitter—that balancing you need to do so you don’t become bitter, even as you cease being gullible.
The time we were together, we were the best we can be for each other.
You will always be special to someone. Unless you grow so old, everyone you knew went ahead