Sir Allama Iqbal, the poet of east, was indeed one of the best poets, philosophers and politicians of nineteenth century. He was also given the title of ‘Sir’ by a British officials. He joined All India Muslim League and delivered his most famous Allahabad Address, which is believed to be the turning point in history after which the sub-continent’s Muslims presented their demand for a separate state.

Today marked the 140th birth anniversary of the Iqbal Iqbal which also known as Iqbal Day. We have gathered some of his most influential quotes to remember him on this big day. Read below;

  • Nations are born in the hearts of poets, they prosper and die in the hands of politicians.
    I tell you the sign of a believer; When Death comes, there is a smile on his lips.
  • 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.
  • Words, without power, is mere philosophy.
  • When truth has no burning, then it is philosophy, when it gets burning from the heart, it becomes poetry.
  • It is true that we are made of dust. And the world is also made of dust. But the dust has motes rising.
  • Death does not exist. It is life that is a predominant reality, not death.
  • Why should I ask the wise men: Whence is my beginning? I am busy with the thought: Where will be my end.
  • Become dust – and they will throw thee in the air; Become stone – and they will throw thee on glass.
  • Man is primarily governed by passion and instinct.
  • 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.
  • 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 and time.


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