Born: December 25, 1876
Died: September 11, 1948
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.
Muhammad Ali Jinnah
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.
Expect the best, Prepare for the worst.
Failure is a word unknown to me.
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.
No nation can rise to the height of glory
unless your women are side by side with you.
No struggle can ever succeed without women participating side by side with men.
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.
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.
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.
Think 100 times before you take a decision,
But once that decision is taken, stand by it as one man.
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.
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.
With faith, discipline and selfless devotion to duty, there is nothing
worthwhile that you cannot achieve.
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.
Muhammad Ali Jinnah