Let us make our future now, and let us make our dreams tomorrow's reality.

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

Islam teaches tolerance, not hatred; universal brotherhood, not enmity; peace, and not violence.

Expect the best. Prepare for the worst. Capitalize on what comes.

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

A wrong concept misleads the understanding;

a wrong deed degrades the whole man, and may eventually demolish the structure of the human ego.

 image quote by Benazir Bhutto

Life is too short to spend worrying about people who opposed you.

We realize the importance of our voices only when we are silenced.

They do not understand Islam, and I think that is one area where perhaps I hope one day I will play a role in actually making people understand what we perceive Islam to be.

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

When the whole world is silent, even one voice becomes powerful.

I have always believed that one should not be scared of losing, I think that really is the key.

What I perceive, is above all justice, where everyone has the same law.

Rise above sectional interests and private ambitions.

.. Pass from matter to spirit. Matter is diversity; spirit is light, life and unity.

I'm not becoming western; I am still following my Pashtun culture, and I'm wearing a shalvar kamiz, a dupatta on my head.

I don't want to be remembered as the girl who was shot.

I want to be remembered as the girl who stood up.

We women are going to bring change. We are speaking up for girls' rights, but we must not behave like men, like they have done in the past.

Democracy is necessary to peace and to undermining the forces of terrorism.

Man is primarily governed by passion and instinct.

I have to ask Allah's forgiveness and not get angry, because they come to me out of love, and it's not fitting that I should turn to them in hatred.

The team that is going to win is the one that does its homework the best by studying its opponents.

And when the pressure was on us, the team handled it very well.

One has to learn to play well under pressure.

But having set myself these goals, I had to work really hard to achieve them.

In Pakistan politics is hereditary.

What most people didn't realize in the Western countries is that here its not a question of having supporters, its a question of getting these votes to the polling stations.

I have seen the movement of the sinews of the sky, And the blood coursing in the veins of the moon.

The Holy Book calls upon Muslims to resist tyranny.

Dictatorships in Pakistan, however long, have, therefore, always collapsed in the face of this spirit.

When the United States aligns with dictatorships and totalitarian regimes, it compromises the basic democratic principles of its foundation - namely, life, liberty and justice for all.

In 1988, when democracy was restored, the military establishment was still very powerful. The extremist groups were still there. And when the aid and assistance to Pakistan was cut, we had to adopt harsh economic policies. So in a way, it showed that democracy doesn't pay, and the military was able to reassert itself.

I was a very shy girl who led an insulated life;

it was only when I came to Oxford, and to Harvard before that, that suddenly I saw the power of people. I didn't know such a power existed, I saw people criticising their own president; you couldn't do that in Pakistan - you'd be thrown in prison.

Pakistan is heir to an intellectual tradition of which the illustrious exponent was the poet and philosopher Mohammad Iqbal. He saw the future course for Islamic societies in a synthesis between adherence to the faith and adjustment to the modern age.

While living in America when I attended Harvard in the early 1970s, I saw for myself the awesome, almost miraculous, power of a people to change policy through democratic means.

All through the years of the Soviet empire, its Politburo held 'elections.

' Of course, calling something an election and actually having it be an election are different things.

I believe that democracies do not go to war;

that's the lesson of history, and I think that a democratic Pakistan is the world community's best guarantee of stability in Asia.

Whatever my aims and agendas were, I never asked for power.

I have led an unusual life. I have buried a father killed at age 50 and two brothers killed in the prime of their lives. I raised my children as a single mother when my husband was arrested and held for eight years without a conviction - a hostage to my political career.

I found that a whole series of people opposed me simply on the grounds that I was a woman. The clerics took to the mosque saying that Pakistan had thrown itself outside the Muslim world and the Muslim umar by voting for a woman, that a woman had usurped a man's place in the Islamic society.

My father was the Prime Minister of Pakistan.

My grandfather had been in politics, too; however, my own inclination was for a job other than politics. I wanted to be a diplomat, perhaps do some journalism - certainly not politics.

As a woman leader, I thought I brought a different kind of leadership.

I was interested in women's issues, in bringing down the population growth rate... as a woman, I entered politics with an additional dimension - that of a mother.

America's greatest contribution to the world is its concept of democracy, its concept of freedom, freedom of action, freedom of speech, and freedom of thought.

Democracy needs support, and the best support for democracy comes from other democracies.

I seek to lead a democratic Pakistan which is free from the yoke of military dictatorship and that will cease to be a haven, the very petri dish of international terrorism.

A people inspired by democracy, human rights and economic opportunity will turn their back decisively against extremism.

Pakistan's future viability, stability and security lie in empowering its people and building political institutions. My goal is to prove that the fundamental battle for the hearts and minds of a generation can be accomplished only under democracy.

Extremism can flourish only in an environment where basic governmental social responsibility for the welfare of the people is neglected. Political dictatorship and social hopelessness create the desperation that fuels religious extremism.

Military dictatorship is born from the power of the gun, and so it undermines the concept of the rule of law and gives birth to a culture of might, a culture of weapons, violence and intolerance.

In this respect, the history of science, like the history of all civilization, has gone through cycles.

Alfred Nobel stipulated that no distinction of race or colour will determine who received of his generosity.

The British Government very naturally would like to see in India the form of democratic constitutions it knows best and thinks best, under which the Government of the country is entrusted to one or other political party in accordance with the turn of elections.

India's blood and India's gold was sought and unfortunately given - given to break Turkey and buy the fetters of the Rowlatt legislation.

I see no reason why the Shias should be debarred from having their voice in the elected bodies and governmental institutions in any matter which affect the Shias. We must so organise the Muslim League that justice is done to every sect and section inside it.