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Though the terror of the sea gives to none security,
by 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

When truth has no burning, then it is philosophy,
when it gets burning from the heart,
it becomes poetry.
- Muhammad Iqbal

Plants and minerals are bound to predestination.
The faithful is only bound to the Divine orders.
- Muhammad Iqbal

The wing of the Falcon brings to the king,
the wing if the crow brings him to the cemetery.
- Muhammad Iqbal

 

It is the nature of the self to manifest itself,
In every atom slumbers the might of the self.
- Muhammad Iqbal

If the object of poetry is, to make men,
then poetry is the heir of prophecy.
- Muhammad Iqbal

The Ego is partly free.
partly determined, and reaches fuller freedom by approaching
the Individual who is most free:
God.
- Muhammad Iqbal

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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

But only a brief moment is granted to the brave one breath or two,
whose wage is the long nights of the grave.
- Muhammad Iqbal

I have seen the movement of the sinews of the sky,
And the blood coursing in the veins of the moon.
- Muhammad Iqbal

Words, without power, is mere philosophy.
- 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

Islam is itself destiny and will not suffer destiny.
- 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

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

The scientific observer of Nature is a kind of mystic
seeker in the act of prayer.
- Muhammad Iqbal

Be not entangled in this world of days and nights;
Thou hast another time and space as well.
- Muhammad Iqbal

God is not a dead equation!
- Muhammad Iqbal

Art: If the object of poetry is, to make men,
then poetry is the heir of prophecy.
- Muhammad Iqbal

Rise above sectional interests and private ambitions...
Pass from matter to spirit.
Matter is diversity; spirit is light,
life and unity.
- Muhammad Iqbal

Thou art not for the earth, nor for the Heaven the world is for thee,
thou art not for the world.
- Muhammad Iqbal

Why should I ask the wise men: Whence is my beginning?
I am busy with the thought:
Where will be my end?
- Muhammad Iqbal

Become dust - and they will throw thee in the air;
Become stone -
and they will throw thee on glass.
- Muhammad Iqbal

I have never considered myself a poet.
I have no interest in poetic artistry.
- Muhammad Iqbal

If faith is lost, there is no security and there is
no life for him who does not adhere to religion.
- Muhammad Iqbal

I, therefore, demand the formation of a consolidated
Muslim State in the best interest of India and Islam.
- Muhammad Iqbal

Indeed, in view of its function, religion stands in
greater need of a rational foundation of its ultimate
principles than even the dogmas of science.
- Muhammad Iqbal

Ends and purposes, whether they exist as conscious
or subconscious tendencies,
form the wrap and woof of our conscious experience.
- Muhammad Iqbal

Vision without power does bring moral elevation but
cannot give a lasting culture.
- Muhammad Iqbal

Nations are born in the hearts of poets,
they prosper and die in the hands of politicians.
- Muhammad Iqbal

Physiologically less violent and psychologically more
suitable to a concrete type of mind.
- Muhammad Iqbal

Why hast thou made me born in this country,
The inhabitant of which is satisfied with being a slave?
- Muhammad Iqbal

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

Since love first made the breast an instrument Of fierce lamenting,
by its flame my heart Was molten to a mirror,
like a rose I pluck my breast apart,
that I may hang This mirror in your sight.
- Muhammad Iqbal

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

It is the lot of man to share in the deeper aspirations
of the universe around him and to share his own destiny
as well as that of the universe,
now by adjusting himself to its forces,
now by putting the whole of his energy to his own ends and purposes.
- Muhammad Iqbal

A true friend is someone who
thinks that you are a good egg
even though he knows that
you are slightly cracked.
- Bernard Meltzer

There are only two ways to live your life.
One is as though nothing is a miracle.
The other is as though everything is a miracle.
- Albert Einstein

We act as though comfort and luxury
were the chief requirements of life,
when all that we need to make us really happy
is something to be enthusiastic about.
- Charles Kingsley

Look at everything as though you were seeing it
either for the first or last time.
Then your time on earth will be filled with glory.
- Betty Smith

Love like you've never been hurt,
dance like no one is watching,
live as though heaven is on earth.
- Satchel Paige

Whoever does not regard what he has
as most ample wealth, is unhappy,
though he be master of the world.
- Epictetus

We cling to our own point of view,
as though everything depended on it.
Yet our opinions have no permanence;
like autumn and winter, they gradually pass away.
- Zhuangzi

Though we travel the world over to find the beautiful,
we must carry it with us or we find it not.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

When love beckons to you, follow him,
Though his ways are hard and steep.
- Khalil Gibran

Trust your instinct to the end,
though you can render no reason.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

God is, even though the whole world deny him.
Truth stands, even if there be no public support.
It is self-sustained.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Far better is it to dare mighty things,
to win glorious triumphs,
even though chequered by failure,
than to take rank with those poor spirits
who neither enjoy much nor suffer much,
because they live in the grey twilight
that knows not victory or defeat.
- Theodore Roosevelt

Life is a series of experiences,
each one of which makes us bigger,
even though sometimes it is hard to realize this.
- Henry Ford

Even though your kids will consistently do the exact
opposite of what you're telling them to do,
you have to keep loving them just as much.
- Bill Cosby

Piglet noticed that even though he had a Very Small Heart,
it could hold a rather large amount of Gratitude.
- A. A. Milne (Winnie-The-Pooh)

I have found out that though the ways in which
I can make myself useful are few,
yet the work open to me is endless.
- Helen Keller

Our desires always disappoint us;
for though we meet with something that gives us satisfaction,
yet it never thoroughly answers our expectation.
- Elbert Hubbard

Friendship is a thing most necessary to life,
since without friends no one would choose to live,
though possessed of all other advantages.
- Aristotle

Though I am a servant, I am not your servant.
- Ursula K. Le Guin

Though no one can go back and make a brand new start,
anyone can start from now and make a brand new ending.
- Carl Bard

Though lovers be lost love shall not.
- Dylan Thomas

We should live our lives as though
Christ were coming this afternoon.
- Jimmy Carter

I never saw a discontented tree.
They grip the ground as though they liked it,
and though fast rooted, they travel about as far as we do.
- John Muir

Whatever your work and whatever its worth,
No matter how strong or clever,
Some one will sneer if you pause to hear,
And scoff at your best endeavor.
For the target art has a broad expanse,
And wherever you chance to hit it,
Though close be your aim to the bull's-eye fame,
There are those who will never admit it.
- Ella Wheeler Wilcox

She generally gave herself very good advice,
(though she very seldom followed it).
- Lewis Carroll

Always vote for principle, though you may vote alone,
and you may cherish the sweetest reflection that your vote is never lost.
- John Quincy Adams

Love comes to those who still hope
even though they've been disappointed,
to those who still believe
even though they've been betrayed,
to those who still love
even though they've been hurt before.
- Anonymous

It is now quite lawful for a Catholic woman to avoid
pregnancy by a resort to mathematics,
though she is still forbidden to resort to physics or chemistry.
- H. L. Mencken

I'm afraid I talk a lot, too much, perhaps.
I should have been a lawyer or a college professor or a windy politician,
though I'm glad I am not any of these.
- Tom Glazer

What beauty is, I know not, though it adheres to many things.
- Albrecht Durer

I was raised by free-spirited people,
though my father gave me a very strong work ethic.
- Diane Lane

Garden as though you will live forever.
- William Kent

A few minutes ago every tree was excited,
bowing to the roaring storm,
waving, swirling, tossing their branches
in glorious enthusiasm like worship.
But though to the outer ear these trees
are now silent, their songs never cease.
- John Muir

He who draws noble delights from sentiments of poetry is a true poet,
though he has never written a line in all his life.
- George Sand

I sang in the choir for years, even though my family
belonged to another church.
- Paul Lynde


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