Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah’s Quotes have been compiled with the view to correct the misdirected vision of latter-day leaders, that have tried to dilute the founding father’s intent:
“You are free; you are free to go to your temples…to your mosques or to any other places of worship in this State of Pakistan. You may belong to any religion, caste, or creed—that has nothing to do with the business of the State.”
“You (military) don’t make national policy; it is we, the civilians, who decide these issues and it is your duty to carry out these tasks with which you are entrusted”
“I have lived as plain Mr. Jinnah and I hope to die as plain Mr. Jinnah”
“It is extremely difficult to appreciate why our Hindu friends fail to understand the real nature of Islam and Hinduism. They are not religions in the strict sense of the word, but are, in fact, different and distinct social orders, and it is a dream that Hindus and Muslims can ever evolve into a common nationality, The Hindus and Muslims belong to two different religious philosophies, social customs, litterateurs. They neither intermarry nor interdine together and, indeed, they belong to two different civilizations which are based mainly on conflicting ideas and conceptions. Their aspect of life and of life are different. It is quite clear that Hindus and Mussalmans (Muslims) derive their inspiration from different sources of history. They have different epics, different heroes, and different episodes. Very often the hero of one is a foe of the other and, likewise, their victories and defeats overlap. To yoke together two such nations under a single state, one as a numerical minority and the other as a majority must lead to growing discontent and final destruction of any fabric that may be so built for the government of such a state”.
“Make no mistake Pakistan is not a theocracy or anything like it.”
“Pakistan is now a fait accompli and it can never be undone, besides, it was the only just, honorable, and practical solution of the most complex constitutional problem of this great subcontinent”
“I sincerely hope that they (relations between India and Pakistan) will be friendly and cordial. We have a great deal to do…and think that we can be of use to each other (and to) the world.”
“Pakistan was made possible because of the danger of complete annihilation of the human soul in a society based on caste. Now that the soul is free to exist “
“If we cannot agree, let us, at any rate, agree to differ, but let us part as friends.”For it is not the life that matters, but the courage, fortitude, and determination you bring to it.”
“Develop a sound sense of discipline, Character, Initiative, and a solid Academic Background. You must learn to obey for only then you can learn to command.”
“Remember we are building up a State which is going to play its full part in the destinies of the whole Islamic World”
“Think 100 times before you make a decision, But once that decision is taken, stand by it as one man”
“There are two powers in the world; one is the sword and the other is the pen. There is a third power stronger than both, that of the women”.
“Failure is a word unknown to me”.
“If their (Hindu minority’s) exodus from Sindh still continues, it is Not because they are not wanted here, but because they are more prone to listen to people across the border who are interested in pulling them out. I am sorry for those misguided people for nothing but disillusionment awaits them in their ‘PROMISED LAND’.
“There is no power on earth that can undo Pakistan.”
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