We are now all Pakistanis — not Baluchis, Pathans, Sindhis, Bengalis, Punjabis and so on — and as Pakistanis, we must feet behave and act, and we should be proud to be known as Pakistanis and nothing else.— Muhammad Ali Jinnah
The most successful Muhammad Ali Jinnah quotes to get the best of your day
I do not believe in taking the right decision, I take a decision and make it right.
There are two powers in the world; one is the sword and the other is the pen. There is a great competition and rivalry between the two. There is a third power stronger than both, that of the women.
Character, courage, industry and perseverance are the four pillars on which the whole edifice of human life can be built and failure is a word unknown to me.
No nation can rise to the height of glory unless your women are side by side with you.
With faith, discipline and selfless devotion to duty, there is nothing worthwhile that you cannot achieve.
Think 100 times before you take a decision, But once that decision is taken, stand by it as one man.
There is no power on earth that can undo Pakistan.
I insist you to strive. Work, Work and only work for satisfaction with patience, humbleness and serve thy nation.
My message to you all is hope, courage and confidence.
I am not going to respect... gray hairs unless there is wisdom beneath them.
The great majority of us are Muslims.
We follow the teachings of the Prophet Mohammed (may peace be upon him). We are members of the brotherhood of Islam in which all are equal in rights, dignity and self-respect. Consequently, we have a special and a very deep sense of unity. But make no mistake: Pakistan is not a theocracy or anything like it.
The story of Pakistan, its struggle and its achievement, is the very story of great human ideals, struggling to survive in the face of great odds and difficulties.
Expect the best. Prepare for the worst. Capitalize on what comes.
I have full faith in my people that they will rise to every occasion worthy of our past Islamic history, glory and traditions.
You are free; you are free to go to your temples, you are free to go to your mosques or to any other place or worship in this State of Pakistan. You may belong to any religion or caste or creed - that has nothing to do with the business of the State.
Any idea of a United India could never have worked and in my judgment it would have led us to terrific disaster.
We are victims of evil customs. It is a crime against humanity that our women are shut up within the four walls of the houses as prisoners. There is no sanction anywhere for the deplorable condition in which our women have to live.
It is only with united effort and faith in our destiny that we shall be able to translate the Pakistan of our dreams into reality.
No struggle can ever succeed without women participating side by side with men.
Pakistan not only means freedom and independence but the Muslim Ideology which has to be preserved, which has come to us as a precious gift and treasure and which, we hope other will share with us.
We must work our destiny in our own way and present to the world an economic system based on true Islamic concept of equality of manhood and social justice. We will thereby be fulfilling our mission as Muslims and giving to humanity the message of peace which alone can save it and secure the welfare, happiness and prosperity of mankind.
I don't take right decisions, I take decisions and make them right
My message to you all is of hope, courage and confidence.
Let us mobilize all our resources in a systematic and organized way and tackle the grave issues that confront us with grim determination and discipline worthy of a great nation.
India is not a nation, nor a country. It is a subcontinent of nationalities.
Every Mussalman should serve Pakistan honestly, sincerely and selflessly.
I have one underlying principle in mind: the principle of Muslim democracy.
It is my belief that our salvation lies in following the golden rules of conduct set for us by our great lawgiver, the Prophet of Islam.
My guiding principle will be justice and complete impartiality, and I am sure that with your support and co-operation, I can look forward to Pakistan becoming one of the greatest Nations of the world.
Come forward as servants of Islam, organise the people economically, socially, educationally and politically and I am sure that you will be a power that will be accepted by everybody.
I have lived as plain Mr. Jinnah and I hope to die as plain Mr. Jinnah. I am very much averse to any title or honours and I will be more than happy if there was no prefix to my name.
Islam expect every Muslim to do this duty, and if we realise our responsibility time will come soon when we shall justify ourselves worthy of a glorious past.
In Pakistan lies our deliverance, defence and honour.
..In our solidarity, unity and discipline lie the strength, power and sanction behind us to carry on this fight successfully. No sacrifice should be considered too great. We shall never accept any future constitution on the basis of a united India.
Democracy is in the blood of Musalmans, who look upon complete equality of manhood [mankind]…[and] believe in fraternity, equality and liberty.
You will have to make up for the smallness of your size by your courage and selfless devotion to duty, for it is not life that matters, but the courage, fortitude and determination you bring to it.
Our object should be peace within, and peace without.
We want to live peacefully and maintain cordial friendly relations with our immediate neighbours and with the world at large.
You have to stand guard over the development and maintenance of Islamic democracy, Islamic social justice and the equality of manhood in your own native soil.
My message to you is: build up physical strength not for aggression, not for militarism, but for becoming fighting fit, all your life and all the time in every walk of life of your nation wherever you be and always to be a force for peace, international amity and goodwill.
The prosperity and advancement of a nation depend upon its intelligentsia, and Muslim India is looking forward to her young generation and education classes to give a bold lead for our guidance and a brilliant record of histrorical achievements and traditions.
We should have a State in which we could live and breathe as free men and which we could develop according to our own lights and culture and where principles of Islamic social justice could find free play.
Do not forget that the armed forces are the servants of the people.
You do not 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 am NOT fighting for Muslims, believe me, when I demand Pakistan.
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.
No settlement with the majority community is possible, as no Hindu leader speaking with any authority shows any concern or genuine desire for it.
I have nothing to do with this pseudo-religious approach that Gandhi is advocating.
That freedom can never be attained by a nation without suffering and sacrifice has been amply borne out by the recent tragic happenings in this subcontinent.
Failure is a word unknown to me.
Think well before selecting your leader, and when you have selected him, follow him. But in case you find his policy detrimental to your interests, kick him out.
The first duty of a government is to maintain law and order so that the life, property, and religious beliefs of its subjects are fully protected by the State.
We are starting in the days where there is no discrimination, no distinction between one community and another, no discrimination between one caste or creed and another. We are starting with this fundamental principle: that we are all citizens, and equal citizens, of one State.
If you will work in co-operation, forgetting the past, burying the hatchet, you are bound to succeed.