Jose Rizal Quotes

Necessity is the most powerful divinity the world knows--it is the result of physical forces set in operation by ethical forces.

Jose Rizal
Jose Rizal
  • Born: June 19, 1861
  • Died: December 30, 1896
  • Nationality: Filipino
  • Profession: Writer

José Protasio Rizal Mercado y Realonda, widely known as José Rizal , was a Filipino nationalist and polymath during the tail end of the Spanish colonial period of the Philippines. An ophthalmologist by profession, Rizal became a writer and a key member of the Filipino Propaganda Movement which advocated political reforms for the colony under Spain.