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Muhammad Iqbal
November 9, 1877 - April 21, 1938
Nationality: Pakistani
Category: Poet

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


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


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


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.


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


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.


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


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


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


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.


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


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


God is not a dead equation!


Words, without power, is mere philosophy.


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


Islam is itself destiny and will not suffer destiny.


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


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


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


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


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