WiseWords: Allama Iqbal

After the success of the WiseWords: Muhammed Ali Jinnah I now present someone who Jinnah along with a majority of the Pakistani and Muslim world hold in high regard, the legendary poet and philosopher from Pakistan Allama Iqbal. Iqbal is not only known for his literary work; in the 20th century he was a key social reformist and was an integral part of the original Pakistan Movement, he has been often called the Muffakir-e-Pakistan (“The Inceptor of Pakistan”). Have a look after the cut for some of his choice wise words…

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

“Words, without power, is mere philosophy”

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

“Death does not exist. It is life that is a predominant reality, not death.”

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

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

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