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Muhammad Iqbal Quotes and Sayings

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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

Unbeliever is he who follows predestination even if he be Muslim,
Faithful is he, if he himself is the Divine Destiny.
- Muhammad Iqbal

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Islam is itself destiny and will not suffer destiny.
- Muhammad Iqbal

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

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

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

God is not a dead equation!
- Muhammad Iqbal

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

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

Though the terror of the sea gives to none security,
in the secret of the shell.
Self preserving we may dwell.
- Muhammad Iqbal

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

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

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

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

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

Words, without power, is mere philosophy.
- 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

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

The only thing necessary for evil to triumph
is for enough good men to do nothing.
- Edmund Burke

Hate is never conquered by hate,
Hate is only conquered by love.
- The Buddha

Darkness cannot drive out darkness;
only light can do that.
Hate cannot drive out hate;
only love can do that.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

There are no facts, only interpretations.
- Friedrich Nietzsche

Play with life, laugh with life,
dance lightly with life,
and smile at the riddles of life,
knowing that life's only true lessons
are writ small in the margin.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

You're only here for a short visit.
Don't hurry. Don't worry.
And be sure to smell the flowers along the way.
- Walter Hagen

Life is an adventure.
I can only wonder what treasure
awaits at the top of the path.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

People only see what they are prepared to see.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

If the only prayer you said in your whole life was,
Thank you, that would suffice.
- Meister Eckhart

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

Choose Inner Peace.
Nothing is worth losing your inner peace.
Take action as circumstances require,
but never surrender your inner peace.
Stop. Breathe deeply.
Close your eyes and breathe deeply again.
Then, and only then, take action -
from a peaceful heart.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

One can not reflect in streaming water.
Only those who know internal peace can give it to others.
- Lao Tzu

Only those who dare to fail greatly can ever achieve greatly.
- Robert F. Kennedy

Life is NOT "Supposed to be Fair."
Know that there is no single way that life is "supposed" to be.
Demanding that life meet our expectations
is a sure fire recipe for a miserable existence.
Life is a game with no rules.
Life just happens to us regardless of our best intentions.
Our only path to happiness lies in being open
to receiving whatever life throws at us -
with Gratitude. Have NO Expectations of life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Nothing in life is to be feared.
It is only to be understood.
- Marie Curie

Minds are like parachutes.
They only function when they are open.
- James Dewar

Imagine all the people living life in peace.
You may say I'm a dreamer,
but I'm not the only one.
I hope someday you'll join us,
and the world will be as one.
- John Lennon

Universal compassion is the only guarantee of morality.
- Arthur Schopenhauer

We can only be said to be truly alive in those moments
when our hearts are conscious of our treasures.
- Thornton Wilder

A thankful heart is not only the greatest virtue,
but the parent of all other virtues.
- Cicero

Don't hurry. Don't worry.
You're only here for a short visit.
So don't forget to stop and smell the roses.
- Walter Hagen

Majority rule only works if you're also
considering individual rights,
because you can't have five wolves and one sheep
voting on what to have for dinner.
- Larry Flynt

There are only two or three human stories,
and they go on repeating themselves as fiercely
as if they had never happened before.
- Willa Cather

We have only this moment,
sparkling like a star in our hand -
and melting like a snowflake.
- Marie B. Ray

Move out of your comfort zone. You can only
grow if you are willing to feel awkward and
uncomfortable when you try something new.
- Brian Tracy

The essence of all religions is one.
Only their approaches are different.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Just stop it. Seriously.
Whatever it is. Just stop it.
If only for an hour, a day, a week.
Stop doing it long enough to get a glimpse
of what the change would actually look like.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

For some of us, the world appears to provide
only a fixed quantity of each resource -
a limited amount of food, of money,
of love, of success, of appreciation.
For others, life is unlimited.
Their world expands with the generosity, compassion,
inventiveness, and service that they contribute.
In this world-view, money that is spent
or given away returns multiplied.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Life only
appears to be
rushing toward us
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Feeling sorry for yourself, and your present condition,
is not only a waste of energy
but the worst habit you could possibly have.
- Dale Carnegie

Miracles are the natural way of the Universe -
our only job is to move our doubting minds aside
and let the miracles flow.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Friendship is born at that moment
when one person says to another,
"What! You too? I thought I was the only one."
- C. S. Lewis

You are important. You are the star -
the only star - of your own life show.
Everyone else is a bit player in the great drama of your life.
Be of service to humanity, but never be anyone's doormat.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

People are like stained glass windows,
they sparkle and shine when the sun is out,
but when darkness sets in their true beauty
is revealed only if there is a light from within.
- Elisabeth Kubler-Ross

Find your balance and stand with it.
Find your song and sing it out.
Find your cadence and let it appear like a dance.
Find the questions that only you know how to ask and
The answers that you are content to not know.
- Mary Anne Radmacher


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