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    muhammad iqbal Quotes

    Why hast thou made me born in this country, The inhabitant of which is satisfied with being a slave?
    — Muhammad Iqbal
    Human intellect is natures attempt at self criticism
    — Muhammad Iqbal
    tags: criticism  nature  self  human 
     
    A community receives light from its history, it becomes aware of itself by remembrance of its history.
    — Muhammad Iqbal
    tags: community 
     
    Why should I ask the wise men: Whence is my beginning? I am busy with the thought: Where will be my end?
    — Muhammad Iqbal
    tags: wise 
     
    Vision without power does bring moral elevation but cannot give a lasting culture.
    — Muhammad Iqbal
    tags: power  culture  morals  vision 
     
    The intellect of two thousand asses cannot bring forth a single man's thought.
    — Muhammad Iqbal
    tags: thoughts 
     
    When truth has no burning, then it is philosophy, when it gets burning from the heart, it becomes poetry.
    — Muhammad Iqbal
    A wrong concept misleads the understanding; a wrong deed degrades the whole man, and may eventually demolish the structure of the human ego.
    — Muhammad Iqbal
    tags: men  human  ego  wrong 
     
    My ancestors were Brahmins. They spent their lives in search of god. I am spending my life in search of man.
    — Muhammad Iqbal
    tags: men  live  god 
     
    If faith is lost, there is no security and there is no life for him who does not adhere to religion.
    — Muhammad Iqbal
    tags: lost  faith 
     
    The man of Love follows the path of God-and shows affection to both the believer and the nonbe-liever.
    — Muhammad Iqbal
    tags: men  believer  path 
     
    The ultimate aim of the ego is not to see something, but to be something.
    — Muhammad Iqbal
    tags: ego 
     
    I lead no party; I follow no leader. I have given the best part of my life to careful study of Islam, its law and polity, its culture, its history and its literature.
    — Muhammad Iqbal
    It is true that we are made of dust. And the world is also made of dust. But the dust has motes rising.
    — Muhammad Iqbal
    tags: world  true 
     
    Words, without power, is mere philosophy.
    — Muhammad Iqbal
    tags: power  philosophy 
     
    When the thinking of a people becomes corrupt, the pure silver becomes impure in its hands.
    — Muhammad Iqbal
    tags: people  thinking  corrupt 
     
    Democracy is a system where people are counted not weighed.
    — Muhammad Iqbal
    tags: people  democracy 
     
    I tell you the sign of a believer; When Death comes, there is a smile on his lips
    — Muhammad Iqbal
    tags: death  smile 
     
    If one cannot live the life of the brave, then it is better to die like the brave.
    — Muhammad Iqbal
    tags: live  die 
     
    Look at the evils of the world around you and protect yourself from them. Our teachers give all the wrong messages to our youth, since they take away the natural flare from the soul. Take it from me that all knowledge is useless until it is connected with your life, because the purpose of knowledge is nothing but to show you the splendors of yourself!
    — Muhammad Iqbal
    tags: evil  youth  world  soul  wrong 
     
    Nations are born in the hearts of poets, they prosper and die in the hands of politicians.
    — Muhammad Iqbal
    tags: heart  die  poet 
     
    Life is a struggle and not a matter of privilege. It is nothing but one's knowledge of the temporal and the spiritual world.
    — Muhammad Iqbal
    From your past emerges the present, and from the present is born your future.
    — Muhammad Iqbal
    tags: future  past  present 
     
    People who have no hold over their process of thinking are likely to be ruined by liberty of thought. If thought is immature, liberty of thought becomes a method of converting men into animals.
    — Muhammad Iqbal
    Be aware of your own worth, use all of your power to achieve it. Create an ocean from a dewdrop. Do not beg for light from the moon, obtain it from the spark within you.
    — Muhammad Iqbal
    tags: power  ocean  achieve  moon  worth 
     
    The soul is neither inside nor outside the body; neither proximate to nor separate from it.
    — Muhammad Iqbal
    tags: soul 
     
    The ultimate purpose of religious life is to make this evolution move in a direction far more important to the destiny of the ego than the moral health of the social fabric which forms his present environment.
    — Muhammad Iqbal
    Though the terror of the sea gives to none security, in the secret of the shell. Self preserving we may dwell.
    — Muhammad Iqbal
    tags: secret  self 
     
    The spirit of philosophy is one of free inquiry. It suspects all authority. Its function is to trace the uncritical assumptions of human thought to their hiding places, and in this pursuit it may finally end in denial or a frank admission of the incapacity of pure reason to reach the ultimate reality.
    — Muhammad Iqbal
    Unbeliever is he who follows predestination even if he be Muslim, Faithful is he, if he himself is the Divine Destiny.
    — Muhammad Iqbal
    tags: divine 
     
    Be not entangled in this world of days and nights; Thou hast another time and space as well.
    — Muhammad Iqbal
    tags: time  world  space 
     
    But inner experience is only one source of human knowledge.
    — Muhammad Iqbal
    tags: experience  human 
     
    In the first period religious life appears as a form of discipline which the individual or a whole people must accept as an unconditional command without any rational understanding of the ultimate meaning and purpose of that command.
    — Muhammad Iqbal
    Destiny is the prison and chain of the ignorant. Understand that destiny like the water of the Nile: Water before the faithful, blood before the unbeliever.
    — Muhammad Iqbal
    tags: prison  water  blood 
     
    The immediacy of mystic experience simply means that we know God just as we know other objects. God is not a mathematical entity or a system of concepts mutually related to one another and having no reference to experience.
    — Muhammad Iqbal
    tags: experience  god 
     
    Islam is itself destiny and will not suffer destiny.
    — Muhammad Iqbal
    Man is primarily governed by passion and instinct.
    — Muhammad Iqbal
    tags: men  passion  instinct 
     
    Rise above sectional interests and private ambitions... Pass from matter to spirit. Matter is diversity; spirit is light, life and unity.
    — Muhammad Iqbal
    tags: ambition  spirit 
     
    The religion of that prophet [Karl Marx] who knew not the truth, is founded upon equality of the belly.
    — Muhammad Iqbal
    tags: truth  equality 
     
    I am a hidden meaning made to defy. The grasp of words, and walk away With free will and destiny. As living, revolutionary clay.
    — Muhammad Iqbal
    tags: living  meaning 
     
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