¨Si tal sucediese, si la empresa fracasase, le consolaría a V. el pensamiento de haber hecho cuanto dependía de su parte, y aun así, algo se habría ganado: poner la primera piedra, sembrar, después que se desencadene la tempestad, algún grano acaso germine, sobreviva a la catástrofe, salve la especie de la destrucción y sirva después de simiente para los hijos del sembrador muerto. El ejemplo puede alentar a los otros que sólo temen principiar.¨
- José Rizal, Noli Me Tángere

"If such a thing should happen, if the enterprise should fail, you would be consoled by the thought that you had done what was expected of you and thus something would be gained. You would have placed the first stone, you would have sown the seed, and after the storm had spent itself perhaps some grain would have survived the catastrophe to grow and save the species from destruction and to serve afterwards as the seed for the sons of the dead sower. The example may encourage others who are only afraid to begin." (Translated by Charles Derbyshire)