Jim Paredes Famous Quotes & Sayings

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4 Jim Paredes Famous Sayings, Quotes and Quotation.

Jim Paredes Sayings: Only those who have awakened know that they were sleeping. Only those who have awakened know that they were sleeping.
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Jim Paredes Sayings: We were all ready to die for the country but what we did not discover We were all ready to die for the country but what we did not discover was we have to live for the country.
Jim Paredes Sayings: First World countries may have great infrastructure, material comfort and modernity, but these cannot compare First World countries may have great infrastructure, material comfort and modernity, but these cannot compare with the way the homeland speaks to a Filipino's heart. There may be potholes in the street where I live but they 'speak' to me in a way that a flawless highway in a developed foreign country cannot. I may be upset by the potholes, but the feeling is a familiar one, and it is easier to endure than alienation in a foreign land. The things that upset me about the country 'speak' to me in that same familiar language. In fact, it is so familiar that my sense of humor can run circles around the very things I complain about. But that is precisely the problem: because these have become too familiar, I am no longer moved by them - at least not enough to be able to change things. Indeed, they have become 'my' potholes. Life in the Philippines may be hell at times, but it remains our home.
Jim Paredes Sayings: Tagalog sounds like boiling water. Tagalog sounds like boiling water.