"If the object of poetry is, to make men, then poetry is the heir of prophecy."
"All bad poetry springs from genuine feeling."Muhammad Iqbal on Oscar Wilde
"A poet can survive everything but a misprint."Muhammad Iqbal on Oscar Wilde
"Poetry is not a turning loose of emotion, but an escape from emotion it is not the expression of personality, but an escape from personality. But, of course, only those who have personality and emotions know what it means to want to escape from these things."Muhammad Iqbal on T. S. Eliot
"Poetry is when an emotion has found its thought and the thought has found words."Muhammad Iqbal on Robert Frost
"A poem begins as a lump in the throat, a sense of wrong, a homesickness, a lovesickness."Muhammad Iqbal on Robert Frost
"It may, however, be said that the level of experience to which concepts are inapplicable cannot yield any knowledge of a universal character, for concepts alone are capable of being socialized."
"Inductive reason, which alone makes man master of his environment, is an achievement and when once born it must be reinforced by inhibiting the growth of other modes of knowledge."
"I lead no party I follow no leader. I have given the best part of my life to careful study of Islam, its law and polity, its culture, its history and its literature."
"But inner experience is only one source of human knowledge."
"Ends and purposes, whether they exist as conscious or subconscious tendencies, form the wrap and woof of our conscious experience."