Quotations by Muhammed Iqbal

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Born: Friday, November 9, 1877
Died: Thursday, April 21, 1938 (60 years old)
Profession: Poet
Nationality: Indian


A wrong concept misleads the understanding; a wrong deed degrades the whole man, and may eventually demolish the structure of the human ego.
- Muhammed Iqbal
(Keywords: Deed, Ego, Man, May, Understanding, Wrong)

Another way of judging the value of a prophet's religious experience, therefore, would be to examine the type of manhood that he has created, and the cultural world that has sprung out of the spirit of his message.
- Muhammed Iqbal
(Keywords: Experience, Religious, Spirit, Value, World)

But inner experience is only one source of human knowledge.
- Muhammed Iqbal
(Keywords: Experience, Knowledge)

But the perception of life as an organic unity is a slow achievement, and depends for its growth on a people's entry into the main current of world-events.
- Muhammed Iqbal
(Keywords: Life, People, Achievement, Growth, Perception, Unity, World)

But the universe, as a collection of finite things, presents itself as a kind of island situated in a pure vacuity to which time, regarded as a series of mutually exclusive moments, is nothing and does nothing.
- Muhammed Iqbal
(Keywords: Time, Moments, Nothing, Universe)

Conduct, which involves a decision of the ultimate fate of the agent cannot be based on illusions.
- Muhammed Iqbal
(Keywords: Decision, Fate)

Divine life is in touch with the whole universe on the analogy of the soul's contact with the body.
- Muhammed Iqbal
(Keywords: Life, Soul, Body, Universe)

In the first period religious life appears as a form of discipline which the individual or a whole people must accept as an unconditional command without any rational understanding of the ultimate meaning and purpose of that command.
- Muhammed Iqbal
(Keywords: Life, People, Discipline, Purpose, First, Meaning, Religious, Understanding)

Inductive reason, which alone makes man master of his environment, is an achievement; and when once born it must be reinforced by inhibiting the growth of other modes of knowledge.
- Muhammed Iqbal
(Keywords: Knowledge, Achievement, Growth, Environment, Man, Reason)

It is true that we are made of dust. And the world is also made of dust. But the dust has motes rising.
- Muhammed Iqbal
(Keywords: World)

It may, however, be said that the level of experience to which concepts are inapplicable cannot yield any knowledge of a universal character, for concepts alone are capable of being socialized.
- Muhammed Iqbal
(Keywords: Experience, Knowledge, Character, Being, May, Yield)

Man is primarily governed by passion and instinct.
- Muhammed Iqbal
(Keywords: Instinct, Man, Passion)

Sexual self-restraint is only a preliminary stage in the ego's evolution.
- Muhammed Iqbal
(Keywords: Ego, Evolution, Self)

That is why, according to this newer psychology, Christianity has already fulfilled its biological mission, and it is impossible for the modern man to understand its original significance.
- Muhammed Iqbal
(Keywords: Christianity, Man, Mission, Psychology)

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.
- Muhammed Iqbal
(Keywords: History, Life, Nature, Time, Experience, Ideas, Possibility, Maturity, Reason, Treatment)

The soul is neither inside nor outside the body; neither proximate to nor separate from it.
- Muhammed Iqbal
(Keywords: Soul, Body)

The standpoint of the man who relies on religious experience for capturing Reality must always remain individual and incommunicable.
- Muhammed Iqbal
(Keywords: Experience, Man, Reality, Religious)

The thought of a limit to perceptual space and time staggers the mind.
- Muhammed Iqbal
(Keywords: Time, Thought, Mind, Space)

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.
- Muhammed Iqbal
(Keywords: Truth, Religious)

The ultimate aim of the ego is not to see something, but to be something.
- Muhammed Iqbal
(Keywords: Ego)

The ultimate purpose of religious life is to make this evolution move in a direction far more important to the destiny of the ego than the moral health of the social fabric which forms his present environment.
- Muhammed Iqbal
(Keywords: Health, Life, Purpose, Destiny, Direction, Ego, Environment, Evolution, Present, Religious)

Thus passing through the infinite varieties of space we reach the Divine space which is absolutely free from all dimensions and constitutes the meeting point of all infinities.
- Muhammed Iqbal
(Keywords: Infinite, Meeting, Space)

Yet higher religion, which is only a search for a larger life, is essentially experience and recognized the necessity of experience as its foundation long before science learnt to do so.
- Muhammed Iqbal
(Keywords: Experience, Science, Life, Religion, Necessity)







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