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Mustafa Kemal Ataturk (1881 – 1938)


Turkish army officer and revolutionist statesman.
Mustafa Kemal Ataturk
We did not win the war with prayers, but with the blood of our soldiers.
Mustafa Kemal Ataturk quotes
Religion is an important institution. A nation without religion cannot survive. Yet it is also very important to note that religion is a link between Allah and the individual believer. The brokerage of the pious cannot be permitted. Those who use religion for their own benefit are detestable. We are against such a situation and will not allow it. Those who use religion in such a manner have fooled our people; it is against just such people that we have fought and will continue to fight. Know that whatever conforms to reason, logic, and the advantages and needs of our people conforms equally to Islam. If our religion did not conform to reason and logic, it would not be the perfect religion, the final religion.
Mustafa Kemal Ataturk
The exploits of your leaders in many a historic field of battle; the progress of your Revolution; the rise and career of the great Ataturk, his revitalization of your nation by his great statesmanship, courage and foresight all these stirring events are well-known to the people of Pakistan.




Mustafa Kemal Ataturk quotes
Above all, he was a builder, the greatest nation-builder of modern times.
Mustafa Kemal Ataturk
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Mustafa Kemal Ataturk quotes
There are two Mustafa Kemals: One is me, the flesh-and-blood, mortal Mustafa Kemal … The second Mustafa Kemal,… I can not express it with the word “me”, it is not “me”, it is “we”. That is an intellectual and challenging society, struggling in every corner of the homeland for new ideas, new life and the great ideal. I represent their dream. My attempts are to satisfy the things they long. That Mustafa Kemal is you, all of you. That is the non provisonal Mustafa Kemal that must live and succeed.
Mustafa Kemal Ataturk
Lasting peace is sought, it is essential to adopt international measures to improve the lot of the masses. The welfare of the entire human race must replace hunger and oppression. People of the world must be taught to give up envy, avarice and rancour.
Mustafa Kemal Ataturk quotes
Men, I am not ordering you to attack. I am ordering you to die. In the time that it takes us to die, other forces and commanders can come and take our place.
Mustafa Kemal Ataturk
In human life, you will find players of religion until the knowledge and proficiency in religion will be cleansed from all superstitions, and will be purified and perfected by the enlightenment of real science.
Mustafa Kemal Ataturk
We do not consider our principles as dogmas contained in books that are said to come from heaven. We derive our inspiration, not from heaven, or from an unseen world, but directly from life.
Mustafa Kemal Ataturk
It is claimed that religious unity is also a factor in the formation of nations. Whereas, we see the contrary in the Turkish nation. Turks were a great nation even before they adopted Islam. This religion did not help the Arabs, Iranians, Egyptians and others to unite with Turks to form a nation. Conversely, it weakened the Turks’ national relations; it numbed Turkish national feelings and enthusiasm. This was natural, because Mohammedanism was based on Arab nationalism above all nationalities.




Mustafa Kemal Ataturk quotes
If you don't have ammunition, you have bayonets! FIX BAYONETS! GET DOWN!
Mustafa Kemal Ataturk
Our life here is truly hellish. Fortunately, my soldiers are very brave and tougher than the enemy.
Mustafa Kemal Ataturk quotes
Mankind is a single body and each nation a part of that body. We must never say "What does it matter to me if some part of the world is ailing?" If there is such an illness, we must concern ourselves with it as though we were having that illness.
Mustafa Kemal Ataturk
The foundation of our religion is very strong. The material is strong as well, but the building itself was neglected for hundreds of years. As the plaster dropped down, none thought to replace it and none felt the need to reinforce the building. Quite the contrary: many foreign elements and interpretations, as well as empty beliefs, came along and damaged it still more.
Mustafa Kemal Ataturk quotes
The nation has placed its faith in the precept that all laws should be inspired by actual needs here on earth as a basic fact of national life.
Mustafa Kemal Ataturk
Everything we see in the world is the creative work of women.
Mustafa Kemal Ataturk quotes
The centuries rarely produce a genius. It is our bad luck that the great genius of our era was granted to the Turkish nation. We could not beat Mustafa Kemal.
Mustafa Kemal Ataturk
[About the West] “an entity that, seeing us as an inferior society, has exerted its best efforts to encompass our destruction.”
Mustafa Kemal Ataturk
Heroes who shed their blood and lost their lives! You are now lying in the soil of a friendly country. Therefore rest in peace. There is no difference between the Johnnies and Mehmets to us where they lie side by side here in this country of ours. You, the mothers, who sent their sons from far away countries wipe away your tears; your sons are now lying in our bosom and are in peace. After having lost their lives on this land they have become our sons as well.


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