Muhammad Iqbal

Born: November 9, 1877

Die: April 21, 1938

Occupation: Philosopher

Quotes of Muhammad Iqbal

Muhammad Iqbal

let this be our beautiful departure from stagnation; let our minds come alive; enter another dimension; go beyond the stars eagerly struggling to find that... which our naked eyes did not know existed;...

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Muhammad Iqbal

It is the mysterious touch of the ideal that animates and sustains the real, and through it alone we can discover and affirm the ideal.

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The revealed and mystic literature of mankind bears ample testimony to the fact that religious experience has been too enduring and dominant in the history of mankind to be rejected as mere illusion. There...

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The alchemist of the West has turned stone into glass But my alchemy has transmuted glass into flint Pharaohs of today have stalked me in vain

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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.

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I have never considered myself a poet. Therefore, I am not a rival of anyone, and I do not consider anybody my rival.

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The intellect of two thousand asses cannot bring forth a single man's thought.

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Democracy is a system where people are counted not weighed.

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I tell you the sign of a believer; When Death comes, there is a smile on his lips

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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...

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Inductive reason, which alone makes man master of his environment, is an achievement and when once born it must be reinforced by inhibiting the growth of other modes of knowledge.

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It is absolutely certain that God does exist.

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My ancestors were Brahmins. They spent their lives in search of god. I am spending my life in search of man.

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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...

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Muhammad Iqbal

The thought of a limit to perceptual space and time staggers the mind.

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The ultimate aim of the ego is not to see something, but to be something.

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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.

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Muhammad Iqbal

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

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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.

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Islam is itself destiny and will not suffer destiny.

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A wrong concept misleads the understanding; a wrong deed degrades the whole man, and may eventually demolish the structure of the human ego.

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Muhammad Iqbal

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

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Muhammad Iqbal

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

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Muhammad Iqbal

God is not a dead equation!

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Muhammad Iqbal

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

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Muhammad Iqbal

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

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Muhammad Iqbal

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

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

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Muhammad Iqbal

Man is primarily governed by passion and instinct.

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

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Muhammad Iqbal

But inner experience is only one source of human knowledge.

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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.

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Words, without power, is mere philosophy.

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

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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.

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Muhammad Iqbal

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

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Muhammad Iqbal

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

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Muhammad Iqbal

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

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Muhammad Iqbal

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

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Muhammad Iqbal

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

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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.

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Conduct, which involves a decision of the ultimate fate of the agent cannot be based on illusions.

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Muhammad Iqbal

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

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Muhammad Iqbal

Sexual self-restraint is only a preliminary stage in the ego's evolution.

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Muhammad Iqbal

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

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Muhammad Iqbal

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

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Divine life is in touch with the whole universe on the analogy of the soul's contact with the body.

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Muhammad Iqbal

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

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

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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.

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It is true that we are made of dust. And the world is also made of dust. But the dust has motes rising.

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

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

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The soul is neither inside nor outside the body; neither proximate to nor separate from it.

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The standpoint of the man who relies on religious experience for capturing Reality must always remain individual and incommunicable.

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Muhammad Iqbal

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

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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...

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That is why, according to this newer psychology, Christianity has already fulfilled its biological mission, and it is impossible for the modern man to understand its original significance.

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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...

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Another way of judging the value of a prophet's religious experience, therefore, would be to examine the type of manhood that he has created, and the cultural world that has sprung out of the spirit of...

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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.

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The possibility of a scientific treatment of history means a wider experience, a greater maturity of practical reason, and finally a fuller realization of certain basic ideas regarding the nature of life...

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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.

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But the perception of life as an organic unity is a slow achievement, and depends for its growth on a people's entry into the main current of world-events.

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But the universe, as a collection of finite things, presents itself as a kind of island situated in a pure vacuity to which time, regarded as a series of mutually exclusive moments, is nothing and does...

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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...

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It may, however, be said that the level of experience to which concepts are inapplicable cannot yield any knowledge of a universal character, for concepts alone are capable of being socialized.

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The truth is that the religious and the scientific processes, though involving different methods, are identical in their final aim. Both aim at reaching the most real.

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Thus passing through the infinite varieties of space we reach the Divine space which is absolutely free from all dimensions and constitutes the meeting point of all infinities.

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Muhammad Iqbal

Yet higher religion, which is only a search for a larger life, is essentially experience and recognized the necessity of experience as its foundation long before science learnt to do so.

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