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Contemporary Turkish Novelist & Playwright Mehmet Murat ildan (MMI), Member of the International PEN Writers.

This account is consists of the Collection of His Quotes, Quotations, Aphorisms, Apothegms, Words of Wisdom, Maxims, Wise Words and Sagacious Sayings.

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* If a supernatural power tries to make you a saint or an emperor,
refuse it, because the greatest beauty of life hides in having no position
whatsoever! Positionless is the best position! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* A man who smiles when he falls gives the Devil a good slap! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

If there was a little shine of gold on the moon, the mankind would have
been to the moon even in the 19th century! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

If you are alive and healty, you must know that this is your greatest
success and your greatest chance in life! Celebrate this success with all your heart,
with all your gratitude! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

Autumn is an honest month; it does not delude man like spring does!
It shows him the dark face of life, the tragedy, the rot, the separation, the sadness!
~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

We must either rearrange this unstable universe or we must exit from here!
If we are not a mosquito or a crocodile, we must either dry out the marsh or exit
from it! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* The best advice I’ve ever heard about anything is this: Don’t exaggerate!
When you work hard, when you sleep long, when you love much, when you are very sad, always remember this advice: Don’t exaggerate! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* In theatre, the main objective is to make the art happy, not the audience!
If you have to choose between the audience and the art, always choose the second!
You must know that the audience will constantly pull you down; resist it and fly
at the heights like an eagle! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* In peace, continue your art; in war, continue your art; in freedom, continue
your art; in captivity, continue your art! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

If there is a rotten government in a democracy, the main reason for this
is that there is a rotten majority over there! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

Ignore the people who advise you patience! There is no time for
patience! Those who are patient for many years about anything are mad! ~ (Mehmet
Murat ildan)

No man can claim to be free in real terms unless he is fully in control
of his own destiny! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

If the truth is with you, let anything else be against you! You will win!
If the truth is not with you but everything else is on your side, it doesn’t matter,
you will lose! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

When you walk alone, when everybody is against you, if you are sure with
your ideas, walk strongly and proudly as if there is an army of angels by your side!
~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

Life is a house with millions of doors. Here is a good strategy of
life: Open the doors, open as much as you can, open as much as possible, open the
doors! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

The power of the river is to flow wildly! The power of the lake is to
think calmly! Wise man both flows like a river and thinks like a lake! ~ (Mehmet
Murat ildan)

When a dictator dies, oxygen increases in the world! ~ (Mehmet Murat

Lynching is the method of vulgar men! He who is deprived of compassion
is deprived of everything! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

Flowers are almost perfect; their only flaw is that they are weak; they
can’t protect themselves against the evil! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

Even if you are the Sun itself, don’t be haughty, because you will nevertheless
die down! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

Rock is a great master of life. It teaches us this simple philosophy:
Stay firm! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

What is a throne? A chair; ornamented but a poisonous chair! ~ (Mehmet
Murat ildan)

* Kings need the world, but the world does not need the kings! Let them
disappear like the horrible ghosts of the nightmares! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

For God’s sake, take the religion out of your life or all kind of absurdities
will take the reason out of your life! Keep God, get rid of religion! God, Love
and Science; the Magnificent Trinity! All you need is these three things! ~ (Mehmet
Murat ildan)

* When your dream dies, create another dream; don’t waste your time to
resurrect the dead one! Remember that you are mortal and don’t stuck on one
dream! Give other dreams a chance! Be just! Remember, you are mortal and your time is very short! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

When you are very successful, you fly at the very high altitudes and up
there you long for to be applauded by the Stars or by the Moon or by the God
Himself, not by the people down on earth! In this case, I advice you this: Be humble;
only then you will get the applause of the sublimes; only then, of the noble heights!
~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Man! What are you? Who are you? Just a shadow in this universe! You always
forget this and the truth will always remind you what you really are! Do you want
to be a real thing, not just a shadow? Improve your science ten thousand times;
improve your science hundred thousand times! If you can’t improve your science,
you will remain as a miserable shadow! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* There is no rain beyond the clouds; there is no humanity beyond the compassion!
~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

For the ignorant, even the most stupid things can be accepted as the most
perfect! They can easily declare a blockheaded as a genius! Their opinions are invalid
and must be ignored! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Wherever you see a wall, demolish it to broaden the horizons of the world!
Wherever you see a tyrant, take him down to increase the light of the world! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* There is a great volcano sleeping in every laziness! ~ (Mehmet Murat

* Only the dull don’t doubt! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Always find a time to sit on a humid autumn bench to feed the poor birds
or to think the dying leaves! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Midnight is another planet! When the clock strikes twelve and if you are
asleep, wake up, friend, and discover the beauties of this new planet: Discover
the silence; discover the tranquillity; speak to the owls, speak to the moon; greet
the hedgehogs and disappear in the midst of the mists! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* If you are a very intelligent person, you will see this: All the
realities in the universe can be changed! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Let me tell you something big: Give importance to little things! ~ (Mehmet
Murat ildan)

I recognize only the Holy Pilgrimage of Science to the Land of Truths!
All other pilgrimages are nothing but touristic trips! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

Crying has no potential for solving the problems! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* If you are not lucky enough, you can’t reach the future! You might be very
intelligent, you might be very talented and a very good planner, but you still need
‘luck’ to reach tomorrow, you still need to be lucky to reach the future! ~ (Mehmet
Murat ildan)

* If rising makes you famous, don’t give up rising, but find a safe port
where you can be unreachable! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Don’t be afraid of loneliness, because everything is a door; even loneliness
is a door, it opens to somewhere! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Be the inner journeys, be the outer travels, all trips elevate man, all
voyages lift him up! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Strong jealousy in a beautiful love is the autumn in the middle of a hot
summer! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* If you are afraid of the sunlight, you ain’t a good man! ~ (Mehmet
Murat ildan)

* Sometimes, man must refuse to win, especially against the nature! ~ (Mehmet
Murat ildan)

* Woodrow Wilson says that if you want to make enemies, try to change something!
Well, I think there is an easier way to make enemies: Tell the truths! ~ (Mehmet
Murat ildan)

* After 73 years of his death, the war is still going on between the
primitive religious forces and the modern Turks of Atatürk! The defeat of the
reactionary forces is inevitable! The reason, the science, the modernization,
in short, Atatürk will triumph again! No force can ever defeat the reason and
the science! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

The giant wave of the science has no mercy; when this colossal wave
comes, it will sweep away anything untrue!  ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* As long as a man has a golden heart, it does not matter whether he has
green blood or blue skin! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* It is wonderful to have great ambitions and splendid dreams as long as
these ambitions and dreams are wonderful for the humanity too! ~ (Mehmet Murat

* Dalai Lama once said that ‘My religion is simple. My religion is
kindness.’ This is a great thought! Humanity has never seen and will never see
any religion better than this! Seek no religion other than the religion of
kindness! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* If you are a real perfectionist, you can’t finish any job! We, the mortals,
we don’t have enough time to be perfectionist! Perfectionism is the art of immortals!
~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* An ordinary visit to a beautiful
garden always creates an extraordinary time! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* General Napoleon says that ‘Never interrupt your enemy when he is making
a mistake.’ Well, I suggest doing the opposite: Interrupt your enemy when he is
making a mistake. Don’t be opportunist; don’t benefit from the weakness of your
enemy! Be just even to your enemy! Try to find a way to defeat him without harming
him; prove to be as intelligent as to find such a way! Only then, your victory will
be meaningful and honourable! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* All good that you have done for the humanity, keep it like a secret; do your goodness in the shadow! Let one day others find this secret, preferably long after you have passed away! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Jean Paul Sartre says that ‘Hell is other people!’ In the name of completing this sentence we must also say this: ‘Heaven is other people too! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* No lake is beautiful without the sky, without the mist or without the trees and the autumn leaves! No beauty is beautiful in itself! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* If you really want to help the people, tell them the truth! They may not like it and they may even hate you; yet again, tell them the truth! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* The road may be beautiful or ugly; it may be easy or hard, smooth or rough, it doesn’t matter; what matters most is where the road will take you! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Nobody knows what will happen after five minutes later! Strangely, this ambiguity makes life very interesting!  ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* For all the doors locked, love is the best locksmith! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* In defeat, stay calm; in victory, stay calm! When you see the Devil, stay calm; when you see the angel, stay calm! When booed, stay calm; when applauded, stay calm! Stay calm in every situation! Just stay calm! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Update your belief! If necessary, throw it to the bin! Don’t exaggerate your belief! Remember that your belief is not that much important; the important thing is what the science, what the reason and the truth say! And remember also that with the earthquake of knowledge many beliefs have collapsed and again many more will collapse! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* A giant that became the giant through unethical ways is undoubtedly the smallest dwarf ever! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Art is beyond the enmity! That’s why you can always love the art of your enemy, even though you hate him! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

If you can remain as an atheist in a falling plane, then it means you are a real atheist! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Science is a seagull, it knows the sky; it is a squirrel, it knows the forest; it is a mole, it knows the underground; it is a dolphin, it knows the ocean! Science is a multi-talented creature! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* A reactionary revolution is nothing but a high-speed evolution backwards! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Wherever there is a religious regime, over there there is ignorance, misery and absurdity! No religious state can ever elevate its own people! Sooner or later, the primitiveness of the religious administrations and the irrationality of the religious rules will cause a great collapse of those countries! The downfall is inevitable! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* A Tibetan proverb says that it is better to live for one day as a tiger than to live for a thousand years as a sheep. Well, I think the opposite, because the most important thing is to exist! Living sheep is superior to dead tiger! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

Put no limit to your thinking or you can never go far and never find the truth! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

 * Every day spend at least an hour in a forest to stay healthy, and much more than this, to stay sane in this insane world! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* West is too materialist; East is too spiritual; North is too cold; South is too loose! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Master Seneca says that ‘No one can wear a mask for very long.’ This is true; but someone can wear different masks for very long! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* The universe does not have a purpose, but we do have! Our purpose is to re-shape this purposeless universe in a way that it will not be able to kill us! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Josef Stalin once said that ‘Gratitude is a sickness suffered by dogs.’ Let us correct this: Ingratitude is a horrible disease belongs to the callous rocks! A grateful dog is a being much more developed than an ungrateful man! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Between wisdom and a good shield, always prefer the wisdom, because no shield can protect us better than wisdom! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* When the way looks infinitely long, if you are sure that it is the right way, ignore the distance and start walking! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* A magnificent natural view is a pink curtain. Open the curtain; you will then see the most horrible life struggles over there! Could it be that the beauty of the nature is a bribe given to us by God to forget the atrocities of the nature? ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Everyday, spend some time in solitude to repair the damages done by the crowds! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Love all the seasons, because every season has its own treasures! Winter does not own the treasures of the spring; the spring does not own the treasures of the winter! If you know only the autumn, you are poor; if you know only the summer, you are poor! To be rich, love all the seasons and live all the seasons! Wise and rich man is the one who knows all the treasures of all the seasons! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* What is a defeat? It is just a good opportunity to make a new start, nothing else! Defeat is by no means a tragedy, but to consider it as a tragedy is in fact the greatest tragedy! In your every defeat, you must know that the paths of the victory never disappear; try those roads again! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Be just to everyone and don’t look for an honour greater than this! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Bewilderment is often the child of the ignorance! If you are bewildered to some things, it means that you are not yet a wise man! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* If a quote changes your life in a good way, keep it in your mind and in your heart to give it to someone else too! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* By creating an intelligent thought, you open the road for many other intelligent thoughts! By producing a stupid thought, you open the path for many other stupid thoughts! Beware of your thoughts! Create pearl, and then pearls will increase! Create mud, and then mud will increase! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* The real wealth of a good gardener is not his salary but the marvellous flowers he is raising in the garden! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* If there is moonlight outside, don’t stay inside! If there is candle inside, don’t stay outside! Moments of romanticism are too valuable to be missed! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Today’s religions are nothing but the long-lived mythologies! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* When everything is going greatly, you can never see the real faces of the people! Wait for the hard times to see the true face! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Man without compassion is the coldest thing ever in this universe! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* It is winter time, my friend; buy couple of breads; find a place calm and quiet and feed the birds; and for this action of yours, ask no more reward than their cheerful singings! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Visit the graveyards sometimes and read the headstone epitaphs! There is much to learn from the dark face of the life! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* If you want to own the life, you must first own the death! To own the death, you must understand it! To understand it, you must know to think like the death! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* We don’t like the storms because they challenge us! But for this very reason exactly, we must like them! Whoever challenges us gives us the opportunity to rise higher! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* The goodness you do when you are very happy is not as valuable as the goodness you do when you are very unhappy! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* The right thoughts of the clever man are a ladder which takes you higher places. By climbing these ladders, one day you yourself become such a ladder itself! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Fisherman deceives the fish with bait; this action makes the fisherman dishonest! For a fisherman to be honest, he must not put any bait to his fishhook! He who dares to be ideally honest, let him know how hard it is to be such an honest! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Whenever we touch someone’s life, we leave a trace over there. Always leave good traces so that you can walk in the streets freely! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Beautiful roads do not always lead to beautiful places! Heaven may be hidden at the end of an ugly road! Do not be deceived by the beginning; try to see the end! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* İnsanoğlunun bir büyük alışkanlığı var, kötü bir alışkanlığı: Tanrı adına kurallar koymak! Gökyüzünde bir Tanrı belirip de ‘işte kurallar bunlar’ demedikçe hiçbir kuralı ciddiye alma! Unutma ki bu evrende akıl ve bilimden başka sığınacağın bir liman yok! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Mankind has one great habit, a bad habit: To create rules on behalf of God! Unless A God appears on the sky and says ‘Here are the rules,’ do not take any rule serious! Remember that in this universe, there is no port that you can take refuge apart from the reason and the science! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* If you do not read and listen to the opposite ideas, you can always remain a stupid person! Opposite ideas, however contrary they may sound, are your greater chances on the way to truth! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* We are all the people we knew; all the books we read; all the roads we travelled; all the mistakes we made; all the dreams we dreamed! We are… We are all of them! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* We need clear days to see the horizons; we need foggy nights to see beyond the horizons! Man sometimes can think much deeper when he sees less! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Some countries and some people are so primitively religious and so underdeveloped that they don’t need a time machine to go back to the past; they are already in there, in the very distant and dark past! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Science is going to build a base on the Moon! This is a very necessary and a very possible mission! Start and finish! Thousands of problems will arise in this mission, thousands of solutions will be found! Start and finish! Moon is a good hole to enter the blood vessels of the universe. Start and finish! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Man needs two important things: Firstly, to know the truths; secondly, to change them if they are not ideal! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Do not bless all the changes; change must be progressive; if not, we must not call it as change; the correct name is deterioration or decaying! Beware of the changes! Any change which is not progressive is just a rotting! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Ignorant have always the tendency to see the donkey as the noble horse, to see the pig as the lion! Ignore the judgements of the ignorant, because ignorant makes the ant elephant; he declares the stupid as the intelligent; he carries the silly on his shoulders! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Self-immolation as a way to protest against the injustices or as a way to fight for freedom cannot be accepted! All the fights must be done in the dimension of existence! Your body is your road to everywhere; if you destroy it, you lose all the roads! Stay firm and fight alive; no cause is more valuable than a man’s life! Keep your body out of the fire! Don’t ever praise the self-immolations; condemn them! Suicide is a defeat! Power is to fight, to fight peacefully, and not to die in agony! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Violence is the tool of the barbarian; aggression is the method of the primitive; bloodshed is the way of the savage; cruelty is the manner of the brutish! To be called as a ‘civilised,’ man must be peaceable! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* All the buildings of justice will remain idle on the day when all men have high conscience! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* The simplest secret of reaching any place is to start walking! If people say you can’t reach there, close your ears to them and continue walking! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Your mind is your spirit; do not seek any other hidden soul inside you! All is in the brain! The depiction of a spirit rising to the sky is no more real than a medieval Scandinavian fairytales! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Cities make people sick; they create living dead! Get away from the cities in every possible occasion! River does no harm to you; forest does no harm to you; wild flowers do no harm to you! When you are in nature, you are amongst the friends! Be clever, be in the nature! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Everything cannot be possible without thinking that everything is possible! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Starting from the primary schools, there must be compulsory ‘Cosmos’ classes throughout the education period. If a man thinks about and understands the universe, he will have wider horizons; he will be much less conceited and much more realistic. ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* The wise man is he who is not surprised when he finds stale tea in a beautiful teapot! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Much less than a man, a little bit more than a jackal! This is the person without compassion! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* What is better than a peaceful man? What is worse than an aggressive man? ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* A royal garden is a very big place for slug, because slug is too slow, but it is small for a swallow which is too fast! Universe is a very big place for us simply because we are too slow! The day man becomes a swallow, universe will get smaller! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* It would be nice to find a ‘planet of trees and birds’ in the space; only trees and birds, millions of different trees and millions of different birds! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* It is ok if you talk to a rock, but it is not ok if you expect any reply! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* All cultures have things to learn from all other cultures. Don’t get stuck in your culture! Go beyond it!  Get out of your aquarium; get out of your farm; get out of your castle; break your bell jar! Give chance to other cultures and to other opinions! This is the best way for you to see the insufficiencies, absurdities and stupidities in your culture! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* What a magnificent accomplishment to be able to stay alive as an innocent lamb in the land of guilty wolves! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* The Moon shows us only one side of its face and there is no man on Earth who can succeed this! Every man’s other face has its time to be seen! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* We will continue talking about the beauty of the deserts as long as the forests exist on Earth! But when the last forest is gone, no beauty of deserts will remain too! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Here is the best wish for the New Year: Let there be more freedom of thought throughout the world! Fields need rain; truths need freedom of thought! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Never wish the death of anyone or you will lose your goodness inside you! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* No matter which path you are on, always do this: Question your path! If you are on the wrong path, change it; no matter on which mile of the road, change it! Till you find the right path, change all the paths! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* The day you start giving importance to the life of even a little fly, you turn into a holy man! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* To get fruits from the tree branches, shake them with hands; to get fruits from men, shake them with clever ideas! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Bird cage is nice only when it is empty! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Go to the streets that you have never been to! Wander in the places that you have never known! There is light in the hidden corners of life too! Expand your frontiers and the frontiers will expand you! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* If you have discovered a truth, tell it first to a parrot! Every new truth needs an insistent repetition! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* A great idea can change the world; but to change the universe, men need even much greater ideas! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Ideas are the invisible Gods of our universe! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* The universe has no mind and that’s why it can never reach perfection! Perfection is the art of meticulous high-mind! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Sometimes man seeks for wealth for eighty years, but cannot find, and then realises that life itself is the wealth itself! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Are you happy? It doesn’t matter! Are you unhappy? It doesn’t matter! What matters is whether you exist or not! Are you laughing? It doesn’t matter! Are you crying? It doesn’t matter! What matters is whether you exist or not! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Woody Allen once said that ‘I don’t want to achieve immortality through my work. I want to achieve it through not dying.’ This is certainly a very wise wish! Whoever grasped the triviality of anything besides the existence is a wise man indeed! There is no substitute for life! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* If somebody praises you; change the topic! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Countries keep on building higher and higher buildings, instead of building higher and higher men! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* We may like the honey without liking the bee, but this will not be ethical! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Be silent when you are criticised so that you can hear the critiques well! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Bible says the tree is known by his fruit. We can also say that the great man is known by his undreamed dreams! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Instead of decaying in a safe harbour, sail to the unsafe oceans! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* You can do beautiful things with your friends; you can do beautiful things when you are all alone! In togetherness, listen to the music of the crowds; in solitude, listen to the music of the silence! Be neither afraid of the crowds, nor of the loneliness, because both are blessings! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Be like a train; go in the rain, go in the sun, go in the storm, go in the dark tunnels! Be like a train; concentrate on your road and go with no hesitation! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* All the uglinesses of the world can best be forgotten in the beauty of nature! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* When a crow says an intelligent thing, chickens may laugh at it. This is the laughing of the sand castles at the powerful waves! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)


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