Top 30 Allama Muhammad Iqbal Quotes


Born   November 9, 1877, Punjab, Pakistan
Died April 21, 1938, Lahore
Education Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich (1907–1908)


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


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


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.



From your past emerges the present, and from the present is born your future.


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


Life is a struggle and not a matter of privilege. It is nothing but one’s knowledge of the temporal and the spiritual world.


Islam is itself destiny and will not suffer destiny.


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 all knowledge is useless until it is connected with your life, because the purpose of knowledge is nothing but to show you the splendors of yourself!



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


If one cannot live the life of the brave, then it is better to die like the brave.


Thou art not for the earth, nor for the Heaven the world is for thee, thou art not for the world.


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


Man is primarily governed by passion and instinct.



Democracy is a system where people are counted not weighed.


God is not a dead equation!


When the thinking of a people becomes corrupt, the pure silver becomes impure in its hands.


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


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



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.


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


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


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


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



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


The Westerners have lost the vision of heaven, they go hunting for the pure spirit in the belly. The pure soul takes not color and scent from the body, and Communism has nothing to do save with the body.


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


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; rise like a falcon born to soar and not be alone but be present among st others.


I would like to see the Punjab, North-West Frontier Province, Sind and Baluchistan amalgamated into a single State. Self-government within the British Empire, or without the British Empire, the formation of a consolidated North-West Indian Muslim State appears to me to be the final destiny of the Muslims, at least of North-West India.

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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