Muhammed Ali Jinnah Quotes And Sayings

Muhammad Ali Jinnah Quotes: Muhammad Ali Jinnah, the founder of Pakistan is famous as Quaid-e-Azam ( a great leader) for the Muslims of Sub Continent. He was a great politician as well as a famous lawyer.

Jinnah served in All-India Muslim League from 1913 until Pakistan’s independence on 14 August 1947, and then as Pakistan’s first Governor-General until his death.

Short Quotes By Muhammad Ali Jinnah

“I do not believe in taking the right decision, I take a decision and make it right.”


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“Expect the best, prepare for the worst.”

“Think a hundred times before you take a decision, but once that decision is taken, stand by it as one man.”

“With faith, discipline and selfless devotion to duty, there is nothing worthwhile that you cannot achieve.”

“Failure is a word unknown to me.”


“My message to you all is hope, courage and confidence.”

“No struggle can ever succeed without women participating side by side with men.”

“No nation can rise to the height of glory unless your women are side by side with you.”

“If you will work in co-operation, forgetting the past, burying the hatchet, you are bound to succeed.”

“Nations who love and sacrifice for their countries, find the honorable place in history.”

“Think a hundred times before you take a decision, but once that decision is taken, stand by it as one man.”


“Religion should not be allowed to come into politics. Religion is merely a matter between man and God.”

“India is not a nation, nor a country. It is a subcontinent of nationalities.”

“I have full faith in my people that they will rise to every occasion worthy of our past Islamic history, glory, and traditions.”

“There is no power on earth that can undo Pakistan.”

“I insist you strive. Work, Work and only work for satisfaction with patience, humbleness and serve thy nation.”


“Religion should not be allowed to come into Politics…Religion is merely a matter between man and God.”

“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 honors and I will be more than happy if there was no prefix to my name.”

“I have nothing to do with this pseudo-religious approach that Gandhi is advocating.”

“Any idea of a United India could never have worked and in my judgment, it would have led us to terrific disaster.”

“Islam expects every Muslim to do this duty, and if we realize our responsibility time will come soon when we shall justify ourselves worthy of a glorious past.”


“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.”

“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.”

“I am not going to respect… gray hairs unless there is wisdom beneath them.”

“No settlement with the majority is possible as no Hindu leader speaking with any authority shows any concern or a genuine desire for it.”

“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.”

“I am almost inclined to say that India will get Dominion Responsible Government the day the Hindus and Muslims are united.”

“India’s blood and India’s gold was sought and unfortunately given – given to break Turkey and by the fetters of the Rowlatt legislation.”

“What I am afraid of is… Gandhi. He has brains and always tried to put me in the wrong. I have to be on guard and alert all the time.”

“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.”

“You are free to go to your mosques or to any other place of worship in this State of Pakistan.”

“When Mrs. Jinnah feels cold, she will say so and ask for a wrap herself.”

“With faith, discipline and selfless devotion to the duty, there is nothing worthwhile that you cannot achieve.”

“I shall never come to Punjab again; it is such a hopeless place.”

“No struggle can ever succeed without women participating side by side with men.”

“There are two powers in the world; one is the sword, and the other is the pen. There is great competition between the two. There is a third power stronger than both, that of the women.”

Inspiring Quotes By Muhammad Ali Jinnah

“We follow the teachings of Prophet Muhammad (صلی اللہ علیہ وسلم). We are members of the brotherhood of Islam in which all are equal in right, dignity and self-respect. Consequently we have a special and very deep sense of unity.”


“For a real New India to arise, all petty and small things must be given up. To be redeemed, all Indians must offer to sacrifice not only their good things but all those evil things they cling to blindly – their hates and their divisions, their pride in what they should be thoroughly ashamed of, their quarrels and misunderstandings.”

“If we want to make this great State of Pakistan happy and prosperous, we should wholly and solely concentrate on the well-being of the people, and especially of the masses and the poor.”

“You will have to make up for the smallness of your size by your courage and selfless devotion to duty, for it is not the life that matters, but the courage, fortitude, and determination you bring to it.”

“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.”

“One of the biggest curses from which India is suffering – I do not say that other countries are free from it, but I think our condition is much worse – is bribery and corruption. That really is a poison.”

“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.”


“Come forward as servants of Islam, organize the people economically, socially, educationally and politically and I am sure that you will be a power that will be accepted by everybody.”

“I know there are people who do not quite agree with the division of India and the partition of the Punjab and Bengal. Much has been said against it, but now that it has been accepted, it is the duty of every one of us to loyally abide by it and honorably act according to the agreement which is now final and binding on all.”

“There is no parallel in the history of the world. This mighty subcontinent with all kinds of inhabitants has been brought under a plan which is titanic, unknown, unparalleled. And what is very important with regard to it is that we have achieved it peacefully and by means of an evolution of the greatest possible character.”

“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.”

“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.”

“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.”

“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.”


“We maintain and hold that Muslims and Hindus are two major nations by any definition or test of a nation.”

“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.”

“Our object should be peace within and peace without. We want to live peacefully and maintain cordial friendly relations with our immediate neighbors and with the world at large.”

“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.

“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.”

“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.”

“We have undoubtedly achieved Pakistan, and that too without a bloody war, practically peacefully, by moral and intellectual force, and with the power of the pen, which is no less mighty than that of the sword and so our righteous cause has triumphed. Are we now going to besmear and tarnish this greatest achievement for which there is no parallel in the history of the world? 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. Let us now plan to build and reconstruct and regenerate our great nation…”