Mustafa Kemal Ataturk

Born: May 19, 1881

Die: November 10, 1938

Occupation: Former President of Turkey

Quotes of Mustafa Kemal Ataturk

Mustafa Kemal Ataturk

Justice is the infrastructure of proprietorship.

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Mustafa Kemal Ataturk

Men, I am not ordering you to attack. I am ordering you to die. In the time that it takes us to die, other forces and commanders can come and take our place.

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A nation which makes the final sacrifice for life and freedom does not get beaten.

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Science is the most reliable guide in life.

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Mustafa Kemal Ataturk

A good teacher is like a candle - it consumes itself to light the way for others.

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A nation devoid of art and artists cannot have a full existence.

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Peace at home is peace in the country. Peace in the country is peace in the world.

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Heroes who shed their blood and lost their lives! You are now lying in the soil of a friendly country. Therefore rest in peace.

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He is a weak ruler who needs religion to uphold his government; it is as if he would catch his people in a trap.

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After having lost their lives on this land they have become our sons as well.

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Teachers are the one and only people who save nations.

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I have no religion, and at times I wish all religions at the bottom of the sea. He is a weak ruler who needs religion to uphold his government; it is as if he would catch his people in a trap. My people...

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Mankind is a single body and each nation a part of that body. We must never say "What does it matter to me if some part of the world is ailing?" If there is such an illness, we must concern ourselves with...

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You, the sons and daughters, the future of Turkiye, even under such circumstances and conditions, your duty is to save the Turkish independence and the Republic, you will find the power you need in the...

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Mustafa Kemal Ataturk

Religion is an important institution. A nation without religion cannot survive. Yet it is also very important to note that religion is a link between Allah and the individual believer. The brokerage of...

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To write history is as important as to make history. It is an unchanging truth that if the writer does not remain true to the maker, then it takes on a quality that will confuse humanity.

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Mustafa Kemal Ataturk

It was when I entered the military preparatory school and put on its uniform, that a feeling of strength came to me, as if I had become master of my own destiny.

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In order to stave off covetouness, greed, and spite, citizens world over must be educated.

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Freedom and independence form my character.

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Mustafa Kemal Ataturk

Everything we see in the world is the creative work of women.

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Mustafa Kemal Ataturk

Unless a nation's life faces peril, war is murder.

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Mustafa Kemal Ataturk

Heroes who shed their blood and lost their lives! You are now lying in the soil of a friendly country. Therefore rest in peace. There is no difference between the Johnnies and Mehmets to us where they...

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Mustafa Kemal Ataturk

Peace at home, peace in the world.

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Mustafa Kemal Ataturk

The future is in the skies.

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Mustafa Kemal Ataturk

There are two Mustafa Kemals. One the flesh-and-blood Mustafa Kemal who now stands before you and who will pass away. The other is you, all of you here who will go to the far corners of our land to spread...

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Human kind is made up of two sexes, women and men. Is it possible that a mass is improved by the improvement of only one part and the other part is ignored? Is it possible that if half of a mass is tied...

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Mustafa Kemal Ataturk

To see me does not necessarily mean to see my face. To understand my thoughts is to have seen me.

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Mustafa Kemal Ataturk

Turkey's true master is the peasant.

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Mustafa Kemal Ataturk

Sovereignty is not given, it is taken.

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Authority, without any condition and reservation, belongs to the nation.

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Every nation has the right to demand proper treatment and no country should violate the territory of any other country.

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We do not consider our principles as dogmas contained in books that are said to come from heaven. We derive our inspiration, not from heaven, or from an unseen world, but directly from life.

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In human life, you will find players of religion until the knowledge and proficiency in religion will be cleansed from all superstitions, and will be purified and perfected by the enlightenment of real...

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Mustafa Kemal Ataturk

Our true mentor in life is science.

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Mustafa Kemal Ataturk

Victory is for those who can say "Victory is mine". Success is for those who can begin saying "I will succeed" and say "I have succeeded" in the end.

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Mustafa Kemal Ataturk

On the meeting point of two worlds, the ornament of Turkish homeland, the treasure of Turkish history, the city cherished by the Turkish nation, İstanbul, has its place in the hearts of all citizens.

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