his THOUGHTS and
Prepared by Raizza P.
1. PRO DEO ET PATRIA ( FOR GOD AND COUNTRY)
2. ANG BAYAN HIGIT SA LAHAT (THE COUNTRY
3. JOSE P. LAUREL’S FILIPINISM
4. JOSE P. LAUREL ON DEMOCRACY AND
5. JOSE P. LAUREL ON MORALITY
6. JOSE P. LAUREL ON FREEDOM
7. JOSE P. LAUREL ON NATIONALISM
8. JOSE P. LAUREL ON LEADERSHIP
9. THE CHEERFUL TEACHER
10.A FRIENDLY ADVISE
11.SEVERAL QUOTES OF JOSE P LAUREL
JOSE P. LAUREL’S THOUGHTS
PRO DEO ET PATRIA ( FOR GOD AND
The Ten Basic Principles of Jose P. Laurel
• 1. I believe in one Eternal God, Creator and
Sustainer of the Universe.
• 2. There is no power but of God: The powers
that be are ordained of God.
• 3. I am a Christian and as such hold that
every man is man's brother and equal. I am
against any discrimination on account of race,
creed or color.
• 4. Man lives in a triple world: physical,
intellectual and moral. To live a purposive and
fruitful life he must abide by the laws that
govern this triple world.
• 5. The foundation of good government is
morality: The basis of morality is
righteousness which is divine.
• 6. Freedom is a divine endowment and is
not a matter of grant or concession by the
earthly powers that be.
• 7. The fruitful enjoyment of freedom does
not depend upon any fixed political
formula but upon the observance of
freedom's own inherent limitations.
• 8. The essence of republicanism is popular
representation and control. Republicanism
vitalized by state socialism is the best form
of government for the Filipinos in this
• 9. Until the unity of religion is achieved, the
Church and the State must remain
completely apart and separate.
• 10. Not mere material prosperity or
physical prowess but intellectual
development and moral perfection should
be the Goal. National planning is
essential if the Philippines is to extricate
herself from her present condition of
helplessness and puppetry and if she is to
play a more effective role in the moral
integration of the world and the
establishment of universal peace.
-- Written in Sugamo Prison, Tokyo, December 25,
ANG BAYAN HIGIT SA LAHAT (THE
COUNTRY ABOVE ALL)
The Nationalist Thoughts of Jose P. Laurel
• The foundation of good leadership is morality,
and the basis of morality is righteousness...
righteousness means devotion
to truth and justice; it is fortitude
and benevolence; it is courage in action.
• What we need as a people is a renovation of our
sense of values, a re-awakening of our moral
sensibilities, a turning back to the old but simple
Christian principle of caring for the welfare of
• » The crying need of the hour for
economic well-being and security--bread
with freedom, liberty with security--will then
be met, as it must, but always through the
means and exertions anchored on respect
for the worth and uniqueness of the
individual in an organized society.
• » In the midst of confusion... the Filipino
youth are called upon to take a vigilant and
militant attitude towards public questions
confronting the country and contribute in
their own way to the formation of a
vigorous and courageous public opinion.
• » In the Philippines... we have abundant
resources, gifted to us by a generous
Providence, we have idle manpower by
the millions, we have a population... which
our land and resources can comfortably
sustain. The challenge to this generation,
therefore, is to put our available manpower
to work on the resources of the country to
produce abundance enough for all, but
also in the fullest atmosphere of freedom.
• The most that we can do... is to be able to
launch and assist in the best way we can
our young champions of integrity and
patriotism, of genuine love for the common
people... As they strive ceaselessly in
unseflish dedication and with the good of
the greatest number steady in their mind's
vision, I am confident that they will
JOSE P. LAUREL’S FILIPINISM
• Filipinism is the assertion of one's national
birthright with patriotism defined as love of
country as a primary element. It takes the
form of a passion for self-development
alone. A colonized people cannot hope to
be developed by its masters except along
lines that suit the vanity and cupidity of the
masters. For a nation to find itself and its
souls and achieve its God-given destiny, it
has to develop itself with as little help from
outsiders as possible.
• The supreme ideal is to have one
flag, one heart, one soul, one language.
• An outstanding attribute of Filipinism
is civic duty and social responsibility
motivated by national self-respect. By
loving justice and greatness, the people
must make themselves worthy of reforms
then effectuate the necessary reforms and
finally make sure that the sun of liberty
shines undimmed over the whole nation.
• Filipinism means to make a deep and
thorough study of the social and economic
problems of the self-help efforts.
• For Filipinism to prosper...
• We must drink deep from the rich
stream of Philippine history.
• We must study the lives of Philippine
heroes like Mabini, Rizal, Bonifacio,
Tandang Sora, Del Pilar, Lopez Jaena,
Jacinto, Luna, Burgos.
• We must love and appreciate
• We must make ourselves familiar with
Philippine geography, economy, society,
• We must study, learn, appreciate, and
love our country, the Philippines, together
with her culture, and all she stands for.
• Filipinism is the universality and love
for the common people. It is the
mainspring of all good Filipinos' efforts to
bring about social, political, and economic
• Filipinism is incorruptible love of
country and people, the courageous taking
up of the cause of the people and heedful
of their cries, uniting of one's self with
• No other people can love the
Philippines better than the Filipinos
JOSE P. LAUREL ON DEMOCRACY
• The essence of republicanism is popular
representation and control. Republicanism
vitalized by social control for the promotion
of the people's welfare is the desirable
government for Filipinos.
• What secures to a representative
democracy its popular character is the
ultimate control that the people possess
over their government. This implies not
only the adoption of a clean, honest, and
wise electoral system, but the political
education of the citizens that they may
intelligently participate in the affairs of
• Popular government in order to fulfill its
mission must be grounded on the
fundamental proportion that the state
exists for the individual and not the
individual for the state.
• Republicanism can only compete with
communism successfully in a country like
the Philippines by centering its efforts
principally on the wide though fairly
concrete area of social justice and social
JOSE P. LAUREL ON
MORALITYA AND FREEDOM
• Freedom not slavery nor subjection nor
subservience to the will of another is the
natural God-given status of a man and of a
• A nation fights for independence and tries
to achieve the maximum of safety, and not
only because it is its God-given right to be
independent and free from molestation but
because, without freedom and security it
does not have full opportunity to work out
its own destiny nor will it have fair and
ample opportunities to develop its own
resources for its own benefit, and the
capabilities of its citizens for their
happiness and success.
• The fruitful enjoyment of freedom does not
depend upon any fixed political formula
but upon the observance of its inherent
• To live a purposive life, man must abide by
the laws that govern his
phyical, intellectual, and spirituo-moral life.
THE CHEERFUL TEACHER
• Teaching is a noble profession.
• A selfless teacher toiling
uncomplainingly, diligently is abnegation
makes our a happy world.
• At break of down, this meek moulder of
man’s character faces the day with
renewed faith and enthusiasm in his noble
mission to enlighten the plastic minds of
the youth of the land.
• At dusk when the day’s work becomes a
prelude to another, a teachers smiles with
pride and in solid contentment – for he
has unselfishly contributed his just share
to cause public service
• In the deep silence of night, he burns his
oil for the next lesson olan that will forge
man’s primitive instincts on the anvil of
learning and equal opportunity.
• Within the four walls f the
classroom, he radiates wisdom,
understanding and cheerfulness, by
destiny, he is a maker of future citizens
• And like Him, ansuayed by misgivings ,
“unawed by opinion, unseduced by
flattery, undismayed by disaster”, a
cheerful teacher leads a full life of love,
courage and Christian hope.
• A teacher has every reason to be
• He has a beautiful soul.
• All honor to Him!
JOSE P. LAUREL ON
• Love of country is not shown by words but
by deeds... not an occassional virtue to be
exhibited now and then. It is an unflinching
determination to serve and defend one's
country at all times and at all costs.
• A nation will not long endure if it is
wrought in the midst of foreign and exotic
ideals. Just as a tree will not grow
straight, strong, and luxuriant unless it is
native to the soil and air, so a nation will
not acquire girth and strength unless its
roots are planted deep in its own
• Nationalism should not be permitted to
degenerate into jingoism or anti-foreignism
or a fanatical rejection of foreign influences
that are useful, desirable, and conducive
to speedier economic progress or to the
surer preservation of free institutions.
• We, the Filipinos today, are a free
people. We should think and act as free
men not freed men. We must confidently
and courageously depend upon
ourselves... fully assume the grave
responsibility of seeking, devising, carrying
out, and maintaining what's best for our
A FRIENDLY ADVICE
BE RESERVED, BUT NOT SOUR;
GRAVE, BUT NOT FORMAL;
BOLD, BUT NOT RUSH;
HUMBLE, BUT NOT SERVILLE;
PATIENT, BUT NOT INSENSIBLE;
CONSTANT, BUT NOT OBSTINATE;
CHEERFUL, BUT NOT LIGHT;
RATHER, BE SWEET-TEMPERED THAN
AND INTIMATE WITH VERY FEW, AND
ON GOOD GROUND WITH ALL AROUND
SEVERAL QUOTES OF JOSE P
• "Truthfulness, honesty, justice and charity
are qualities of the man of character." -
Jose P. Laurel
"We should realize that national and
individual progress can only be attained
through work, more work, and more hard
hard work." -Jose P. Laurel
"Strong of will and true of honor, the
leader, like magnet, attracts, respects, and
commands obedience." -Jose P. Laurel
SEVERAL QUOTES OF JOSE P
• "There is one eternal God, Creator
and Sustainer of the universe." -Jose P.
"How can we love our country? Not by
words but by deeds." -Jose P. Laurel
"The starting point in life and education is
the recognition of and faith in one eternal
God, the Creator and Sustainer of the
universe." -Jose P. Laurel
• Honor is closely associated with virtue and
finds its most sublime expression in
defense of the purity of womanhood." -
Jose P. Laurel
"Under modern condition, with economic
productivity as the paramount concern of
every nation. An unhealthy man is not only
an unhappy man, he is also a forfeited
economic asset of the country." -Jose P.