"The standpoint of the man who relies on religious experience for capturing Reality must always remain individual and incommunicable."
"Life can only be understood backwards but it must be lived forwards."Muhammad Iqbal on Soren Kierkegaard
"The only source of knowledge is experience."Muhammad Iqbal on Albert Einstein
"Experience: that most brutal of teachers. But you learn, my God do you learn."Muhammad Iqbal on C. S. Lewis
"Experience is simply the name we give our mistakes."Muhammad Iqbal on Oscar Wilde
"A man who carries a cat by the tail learns something he can learn in no other way."Muhammad Iqbal on Mark Twain
"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."