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Quotes and Quotations of Mehmet Murat ildan -60




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

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

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* Let us hope that life grant an opportunity to those miserable who live in the golden palaces to taste the infinite peace of a wooden cottage in the countryside and so their misery ends! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan 

* Getting bored pertains only to the stupid people in this planet of wonders! For the clever, even the simplest things of life – like sunrise or sunset – are a great source of entertainment! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Time is the sole photographer of all the times, from the Big Bang till the possible Big Crunch! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan 

* Umbrella is comfort, rain is life! You must often leave comfort to touch the life! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan 

* He was like an autumn without leaves, he was unreal! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan 

* Silence is a magical sleep where you find the solutions in your dreams! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Every time we see a child we travel back to the times we have forgotten and we bitterly visit all the beautiful things taken from us in the name of being an adult! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Never compete with your master, because that is disrespect to him! You are your only rival, you compete with yourself, go beyond yourself! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* When we feel ourselves very weak, life will look immensely powerful and ruthless! The extent of our power is the key factor in determining how powerful life is! The stronger we are the weaker the life will be! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* You look somewhere else, then you see something different and so your journey for wisdom starts! Wise man’s mind is the mind looking at everywhere! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* What do we feel when we look at a good photograph? We just want to be there, right at the exact moment that photo taken! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Curtains are our prisoners; they feel free only when they escape out of the windows and fly in the air freely! The moment they wave in the wind like a proud flag is the best moment of their lives! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* The good things you do for others when nobody sees you make you a real star in the sky, a shining noble star beyond reach! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Don’t say deep things to shallow people and don’t talk about shallow things with the deep people! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* If people notice you only when you do something very strange, then you are very lucky! You can enjoy your life without being noticed as long as you don’t do anything very strange! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Whenever we see a deserted rose, we immediately think about a broken relationship and we imagine the sadness they went through without thinking the poor dead rose ever! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* For those who challenge the great dangers fearlessly, let us remind this realistic probability: Fear can save your life and courage may kill you; thus sometimes fear is a reasonable path to continue your path! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Man is so stupid that all his life slips through his hands while trying to understand what the life is! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* He who claims to have travelled in the hard roads, let him show his shoes for the proof! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* If you are going down with dignity, you will be admired as if you are going up! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* For a finite being, an infinite path has no meaning! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Travelling becomes an excellent teacher if the traveller becomes an excellent student! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Travelling is the best way to introduce ourselves to the universe! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Give me an old house full of memories and I will give you hundred novels! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* To enter the land of wisdom, firstly start changing the angles you look at the things! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* When you attain the highest wisdom, you will disappear physically because people will start seeing only your ideas and thinking about only your wisdom; you will die physically and you will turn into an empty chair full of universe simply! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Superficial cannot discover the deep, because both live in different levels and likewise the deep cannot meet the deepest! Change your level to reach at different levels! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Soil is earth’s barefoot and when we walk barefoot, two barefoot touches each other with love! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Sadness in autumn is an autumn within autumn! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* When an extraordinary place meets with an extraordinary light, extraordinary shadows suddenly pop out from nowhere and create the most extraordinary moments of life! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Walking in a beautiful narrow street is an excellent way of discovering life with the feeling of security! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* If giving up is to fail, then to hell with give up! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan 

* You will desperately realise the necessity of casting anchor to somewhere or being chained to someone or something when you are drifting in the emptiness of life! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* When the morning sun wakes up, the darkness in the valleys looks for a place to hide! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* When we look at the old photographs, we always ask three main questions: Are they alive? If they are, where are they? And finally, what is their life story? Photography is an art of creating many questions in the mind of the viewer! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* A primitive education can only create primitive generations! An outdated mentality will produce merely an outdated minds! The door of the future is closed for such archaic residuals from the pre-modern time of social evolution! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* The emerald life of shepherds always reminds us the romantic and humble life we have lost due to living in the cities! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* In life there are times where you have to behave like twilight streets: Don’t move, don’t speak, don’t even dream, just be silent and wait for the light to shine on you! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Tell me the direction of your thoughts and I will tell you the direction of your life! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* You have powerful storms in your mind? Visit the silent beaches to calm your storms! You have excessive silence in your mind? Find some powerful storms to awaken your mind! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* It is always possible that a stupid and a mean leader can keep winning the elections and as for the result, there is no possibility here, there is only certainty: His country will keep sinking! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Through the darkest paths, you can reach the brightest heavens and this marvellous possibility will keep you full of life even in the middle of most horrible utter darknesss! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* If you want people to think that you are saying something very important, then say something impenetrable! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Mystery is a genius teacher: It forces its students to think thoroughly and to ask many questions! The path of mystery gives you much more things than the path of known! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* History is full of paths and the most useful, the most rational paths for humanity is mostly empty! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Your body travels sometimes to somewhere but your mind travels every time to everywhere! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* If an obstacle in the real world can be eliminated in the mind then it can no longer resist to exist in the real world! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Twilight is a court; when the sun sets we are put on trial in this dusky court! All things we have done throughout the day are interrogated by our conscience, the invisible judge of our minds! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* There is no rural life in a countryman’s dream and there is no city life in a townsman’s dream! We often dream of the other shores, not our own shore! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* If nobody is somebody for you, then it means you have lost your belief in people; if anybody is somebody for you, then it means you have much love for every person! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* An excellent photograph is the one which has excellently captured an excellent moment! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Nothing in this universe is able to complete its travel on the road of infinity! Because the road is very very long, travellers eventually get tired and turn into autumn leaves! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* We use horses as our slaves; we chain dogs; we steal eggs from the chickens, honey from the bees; we make wallets out of crocodiles; we imprison the birds; we torture the bulls in the arenas; we whip the lions and beat the tigers in the circuses! What are we? Definitely not ethical creatures! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* When you reach your middle age, you see a train far away and shortly after you watch that train passing rapidly in front of you and finally the train disappears in the horizon like a streak of lightning! And that train, my dear friend, is your life! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* As a legacy, most world leaders leave huge amounts of money to their children and only few leave an honourable surname! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Wisdom is to internalise the experiences of other things, of everything! By observing the birds, you internalise the wisdom of the birds; by observing the Moon, you internalise the wisdom of the Moon! Wisdom is a process of adding the experiences of the universe to our minds! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Only those who spend long times with themselves can touch the depths of life! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Not how well you see in a clear weather but how well you see in a foggy weather determines how better you are than others! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* The things that scare you also always provoke you to challenge your fears! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* May be it is good that we can’t quickly and easily turn the things we imagine into reality because had we had such a talent we would have so exaggerated it! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Don’t behave in accordance with the conditions; make the conditions behave in accordance with yourself! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Future will always look blurred no matter how strong eyesight you have! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* You must never stay at the station where you feel unhappy! Unhappiness combined with inaction always creates deeper unhappiness! The solution is very simple: Leave the station; trust the motion because only motion will take you to the new stations! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* If you keep returning to the painful paths, may be because you find the painless paths painful and painful paths painless! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* When you visit a country, visit the forgotten artisans of the narrow streets because they are the ones who made that country! Do this, not to honour them but to honour yourself! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* With the power of the morning energy, you can defeat the whole problems of the whole day! This shining energy is your most precious ammunition in your life-struggle! Strike the enemy when your power is at the highest level! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Dear pious fellow! Our greatest hope for you is that one day you will understand that you have no enemy other than death, no port other than existence, no protector other than your own mind! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* As long as you know in which station and at what hour you should wait, which train to take and if necessary when and where to get off that train to take a different line, to take a different train, you shall be accepted as a smart traveller!   ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Autumn leaf waits for autumn wind to reach the unreachable places; wise mind waits for silence for the same reason! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* You never pretend when you are all alone with yourself! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* If you want a forgotten corner to be remembered, a featureless place to be loved, a shadowy emptiness to shine, put some flowers there! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* We will manage to survive in this infinite universe because we humans have infinite hopes! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* To learn how to live twice in one life, you must get to know the people who lived twice in one life! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Leave your limiting-self just like a snake shedding its skin so that you can go beyond your own frontiers! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Don’t challenge everything which challenges you! Don’t take every funny challenge serious and don’t see every weak menace as a big threat, keep your energy for the powerful challenges, for the big menaces!  ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Peaceful roads are for the unpeaceful minds; restful attracts the unrestful; the empty streets of tranquillity pull the anxious souls towards itself! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan


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Quotes and Quotations of Mehmet Murat ildan -59




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

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

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* Here is a good way for the world to make a good progress: Let the less clever nations learn good things from the more clever nations! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Far places and difficult things do not gently invite people to come to themselves, but they so to say pull people forcefully to themselves with some kind of mystical magnets! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* In life, courage is sometimes to enter through the door and sometimes it is to walk out the door! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* There is no mountain on earth which is greater than the mountain of human madness! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan 

* Which gate to enter? Which path to choose? Which stairs to take? Which direction to go? These questions can be very depressive! And sometimes the solution lies in being bold, in being imprudent! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* You are the richest person if you own the treasures of both the solitude and the togetherness! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Wherever you visit, let the place you visit remembers you well! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Postman’s bag is always heavy because it carries the life itself: It carries all the sorrows and all the joys, all the worries and all the hopes! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* It is only where the light and shadow meet, we can see the beauty of both the light and the shadow! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* The moment you think that there is no path before you, path disappears! The moment you think the opposite, path appears! All paths need people who see them! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* When you find many rocks in a garden instead of many flowers, you start thinking seriously instead of relaxing pleasantly! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

*   We touch people mostly without touching them: We touch them with our words, with our smile, with our eyes, with our courage, with our madness, with millions of different ways! What are we? We are contacting beings without contacting! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* By looking at only one place, you miss everything in all the other places! Look everywhere to see everything! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Kindness is your best gift you can ever give to anyone in any time! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Instead of hiding behind the curtain, be the curtain itself; you will never be found! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* If you cannot create a meaning, the things you see will always look meaningless to you! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Whatever happens when the seed meets the soil, the same thing happens when you meet the wisdom! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Bad guys have only one enemy: The Universe; but the good guys have two enemies: The universe and the bad guys! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* As long as there exist powers greater than you in the universe, you will continue to fight! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* A good photograph never belongs to the past; every time you look at it, it is with you, it is alive and it is in the present moment! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Mostly the greedy rich is responsible for the poor’s poverty!  ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* A student who is becoming better than his master is a bright student; but a student who is becoming better than all the masters is a supreme student! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Obstacles are real only for those who surrender the obstacles in their minds! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Whichever path you choose, always know how to quit this path, always know where the exit is because once realised that the path is wrong, it has to be left immediately! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* You can walk in a dream while you are awake: Just walk in the misty morning of a forest! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* It is not possible to find a person where smiling does not suit him or her! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Teaching the myth of creation to the students instead of teaching them the fact of evolution is nothing but an act of ultimate ignorance! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* No moment is more valuable than this moment because no moment is alive outside this moment; any moment other than this moment is either dead or hasn’t born yet! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Trust not tomorrow! Whatever you are planning, today is the best day to act! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Where you see yourself is more important than where you actually are! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Sometimes solitude is a real heaven for the tired minds and a marvellous sanctuary for the wounded souls! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* There are many peaceful ways to get rid of a fascist government and economic war against such a government is the best way amongst all these ways! And what is the economic war? It is to stop feeding the economy that feeds the fascist government, it is to take out your own individual brick from the wall of pro-government economy. Halt the food of the devil! Don’t forget that it is you who is feeding the hyena that bites you! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Democracy can exist only in the countries where people are brave! Coward nations always live under the authoritarian regimes! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Your path will shine when you shine on your path! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* When you are learning swimming, try to swim like a fish! Target the best so that you can always easily reach good and better! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* No mind seems more peaceful than the mind of a sleeping innocent child because life has not yet planted the seeds of sorrow in that mind! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Meditation is to leave the noise and to meet with the silence. ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Shoes need feet to walk! Everything needs something to function! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Not your eyes but the capacity of your mind determines how well you see the things happening around you! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Solitude is the best school where you can scrutinize your past mistakes and make necessary corrections for the future; it is your greatest opportunity to create a better fate! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* You want to get lost? Then get lost amongst a marvellous beauty! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* You can save hundred words with just one look! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* If you concentrate on the road too much, you will miss the view and when you do the opposite, you will miss the road! Life is an art of catching both the road and the view! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Your ideas create your fate; you change your ideas, you change your fate! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* What lies behind the innocent looks? What lies behind the kind words? What lies behind the gentle smiles? Do not remain on the surface of the things; go behind them so that you can compare the seen with the unseen, the surface with the depth to find out whether they are the same or not! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* When you start your journey towards your target, walk and then rest for a while and then walk again and then rest for a while again and then walk again! Rule out the option of failure in your mind! Leave only one option available: To reach your target! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Be a provocateur! Provoke people to think! Provoke sleepers to awake! Provoke slaves to revolt against their masters! Provoke everyone to gain control over their fates unchecked! Provoke the lonely to participate the crowds and provoke the crowds to visit the loneliness! Be a provocateur! Provoke people to cross the bridges so that they can see the other side! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan    

* Spend your time with the people who talk about the stars because to whichever place you put your mind in, you will move to that place! Stars pull you to the stars; mud pulls you to the mud! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* You can pull people to your own winter and freeze them up or you can take your sun to people’s own winter and warm them up! It is up to you to bring hell or heaven to people’s life! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan 

* You cannot forever hide your true face in the shade; it will eventually be caught by the light! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan    

* Every end of every day is the most important time of that day because you confront with your past and you obtain a chance for tomorrow not to repeat your past mistakes! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Storm will never take you in consideration whether you take the storm in consideration or not! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* The most tragic thing for a person is to have a very limited capacity in the matters of dream! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* We have one thing in common with umbrellas: We both exist because the rain exists! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Even the wisdom of the wisest depends on the accumulated wisdom of the past! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* If you do not have courage, no wing can enable you to fly! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Let an eagle’s stance in life be your stance too: Noble and powerful! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* A little child feeding an animal with great compassion will always look like a giant in our eyes! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* You will always remain lonely till the day you meet a person who can understand your mind deeply! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* When your situation seems pathless and hopeless, this happens just because your mind is not talented enough to find a hope and to create a path! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Simple is pretty because it is plain; simple is effective because it gives an understandable clear message; simple is genius because it gains our admiration with a minimum effort! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Respect the hand stronger than your hand if and only if that hand is just and an honourable hand! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Strange things are mind-opener because when we see something strange we immediately start thinking! Anything bizarre activates your brain; anything usual makes you sleep! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Are you looking for a lighthouse? Let me give you an advice: When you improve your own mind, you become your very own lighthouse! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Let us be natural, just like nature itself! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* The more we pollute the earth, the less we deserve to live on earth! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Let us drink wine to remember what kind of mystical beauties life offers us and to comprehend what sort of magic potions existence has! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Powerful words always travel the whole world! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Always try to see behind what you see because all you need to see can be only at the behind of the thing you see! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* When you are born you have two different potential for the world: You will either be a gift to the world or a trouble to the world! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* In life, millions of people can rise and come to a higher place, but to rise elegantly with honour and with goodness, that is surely not common! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* The hardest roads are often empty; the darkest paths are mostly silent; toughest destinations are almost peopleless! No easy road brings you great victory! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Life is sometimes to be a monkey with a monkey, to be a dog with a dog, a bird with a bird, water with water, tree with tree! It is a great wisdom to interiorize the mind of others, in other words, to make their spirit our own spirit! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Every country is a battlefield for the struggle between honest and dishonest, between honourable and honourless people! At the end, the character of that country will be determined by whichever group wins! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* There may be thousands of people around you wearing masks, hiding their true faces. What matters is your own face! Wear no mask! You will always look as a genuine human with your own true face amongst all these fake faces! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Anybody can be a flower! Yes, you can be a flower too! Just be gentle and innocent; give no harm to anyone! And now you are a flower! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Wear red and just be silent, don’t even whisper by yourself; you will see that you will be heard easily because red always speaks on behalf of you! By wearing red, you give your tongue and voice to red colour! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* With the same habit of mind, even if you live thousands of lives, all will be the same! Get a different habit of mind to get a different life! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* By just looking at a different direction than others, you may gain the vision of a genius because geniuses often do this! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* When can you understand that the music you play is very good? It is when people look at you but see no one, no one but the music! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* To save our dying earth, any government which is not environmentalist must go because on earth there are thousands of governments but there in only one earth! Continuing with the eco-traitor stupid governments means an environmental suicide! Enemies of nature are real barbarians and there is no place for these savages in our civilisation! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Fairy-tales exist and the best proof for this is our own childhood! Yes, childhood is a real fairy tale! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* The message of the bicycle: Simplicity is a blessing! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Winning a game is good; but winning a game together with winning your rival’s heart too is brilliant and this is a real winning! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Nobody is exempt from the surprises of life! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* You want to feel that you belong to something higher, to something even beyond this universe, then go to the opera! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Resurrection, rebirth, reincarnation, resprout, revive! All these words can be summarised only in one word: Vacation! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* When everything looks unusual around you, your eyes and your mind mostly need anything usual! Unfamiliar disturbs us; familiar comforts us! But for the wise man, unusual is more precious than the usual because it offers us a new way, a new vision, a new idea, a new world! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* In moments when you feel that life is unbearably heavy, surrender yourself to the circumstances for a while! When life hits you hard and makes you fall down, take a rest on the ground for a while! Momentaneous non-resistance will give you time to gather your strength! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* The most important thing in life for you is your positive stance in life! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Cities who do not have trams always look less literary, less poetic, and less mysterious! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* There is only one way to be a respectful being and the way for this is very simple: Respect other beings! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Sometimes interesting paths create interesting people and sometimes interesting people create interesting paths! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Look at the universe! What do you see? An order? Tranquillity? A divine peace? You fool! You ignorant! Over there, galaxies are colliding, suns are exploding, black holes swallowing stars! Now look at the universe again! What do you see? A disorder? Chaos? Anything savage? You see a hell? Now, you see the truth! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Do you know who your grand grand grand grand grand father is? Probably you don’t! If you want to know your very distant past, just look at yourself because you are the accumulated past, you are the ancient river coming from the valleys of the far past! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Every time the rich ignore the poor, the rich become poorer! Poorest is the person who has all the means to help others but chooses not to! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Careful minds build durable buildings; careless minds build rotten buildings! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Till you see only yourself behind yourself as your greatest supporter, you will never feel that you are a very strong person! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Photos which captures human sadness are the noblest and the most meaningful of all the photos! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* No matter how right or how beautiful your path is, never try to impose your path on others! Remember that flowers by no means pull bees by force to their world! Your path is your poem; if people like your poem, they will fondly join you in your path! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Human mind is the only real hope for the future of humanity! Have faith in human mind which is the only instrument who can protect you in this savage universe! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* You want to survive in this universe? Then you are in a no-choice-positon! You have no choice but to be strong, you have no choice but to be hopeful, you have no choice but to be clever and challenger! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* If you are not interested in your own country’s problems, than what difference remains between you and a cow eating grass in a quiet corner unaware of anything around itself! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* If you have an elegant stance, a noble stance, an ethical stance or a scientific stance, you will not be appreciated by the inelegant, by the ignoble, by the unethical or by the unscientific people! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Unhappiest is the person who feels happy when seeing an unhappy person! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* If not prevented, desertification of the world can one day make the camels as the best and the sole cars of our civilisation! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* You cannot forever escape from the storm; you must learn to stand up to it! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Keep reading! Keep travelling! Keep thinking! And finally you will be there, in the Land of Wisdom where the mind has the power of an eagle’s eye! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* They say life is a test and this is a ridiculous idea! There is neither examination nor examinant! You encounter problems in life either because you are stupid or your path just crosses with the problems’ path by luck! Nobody is sending you problems to test you! Stay loose and chuck out the irrational idea of ‘test’ at once! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Let me summarise our delicate position in this universe: Our every word can be our last word; our every look can be our last look! Our every moment can be our last moment! Are we happy about this fragile situation? No! Are we going to deceive ourselves with some childish stories, in other words with religion? No! Then what are we going to do? We will change this desperate situation, we will strike this chaotic universe with human mind, with high intelligence, in short with science! Humanity’s ultimate objective is to reshape this dangerous universe so that no threat will ever remain for our existence! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Whoever is planning a nuclear war or seriously thinking about using nuclear weapons must directly be taken to a mental hospital! Mad people are mentally sick and they only need a medical treatment! Every nation has the responsibility to weed their deranged politicians out from their governments! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* To give up dreaming is to betray yourself! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* To know a very different person from ourselves is a great luck for us! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Knock the door or ring the bell but don’t ever push it! Be gentle! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* When you lose your path, you get an opportunity to discover a world you have never known! And better worlds are often found this way! Darkness and uncertainty hide presents in itself! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Awareness creates another world – an already existing world where you were not aware of its existence! It is an operation of ‘mature cataract’ surgery! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* You will not find happiness till you find your peaceful corner in life! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* To attain the wisdom of every season, you must live all the seasons! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan




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

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

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* Seeing the obvious is often harder than seeing the hidden! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* You must wear clothes which suits your own soul, not your own society! What you wish to do is much more important than what your society wants you to do! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* If the tranquillity is killing you, seek for the storm to save your life! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Trams are not free; their paths are predetermined; they must travel on the pre-designed paths! You are not a tram; your path is not predetermined; you can travel on any path! Fate is nonsense; you are free, you choose your own path with your own mind! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* For your shadow, you are his shadow! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* When a shadow looks very beautiful, we forget to look at its owner! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* People seem to be doing different things, but in reality they do the same thing: They just rush about without having any outstanding universal goal! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Great writers speak with their works not with their mouths! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* To give light to others, you must first take light from others! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* If we keep telling that life is unfair but do nothing serious about it, then life will forever continue to remain unfair! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* To wish a life without stairs, without hills and mountains is to wish a dim life without the joy of rising with our own efforts! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* He who helps you in your worst moment well deserves to be your best hero! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* The things you escape have the ability to catch you, one or other day! Stop running away! Meet them and defeat them! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* If a nation is leaving democracy and choosing fascism, it means that it is taking itself from a peaceful garden to a bloody slaughter house! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Every morning is a revolution against the darkness! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* You need a poetic touch from the outer space? Then you need the moonlight! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Natural disasters happen from time to time but poverty happens all the time and therefore poverty is the greatest tragedy, it is the greatest disaster of mankind! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Your best walk is the one you walk with your own style! Imitating others means wiping out ourselves! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Your limits limit your life! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Don’t let anybody to ruin your inner joy or to interfere in your marvellous rhythm! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Without eliminating the fog in your mind, you won’t be able to see clearly! And how can you eliminate this fog? How can you liberate your mind? Just open your mind to the winds of all ideas! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* If you do not have a cause, then you have nothing at all! Get a cause and march with that cause! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* If a leader wants his people to do something, he himself must firstly do it! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Challenge is an art; you must know whom to challenge, how to challenge and when to challenge well, otherwise defeat becomes the inevitable fate! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* All the doors you ignored or refused to enter represents your uncreated fates! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* When people have similar emotions, their faces also look similar! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* The luckiest generation in a country is always the one which has never went through any war in their lifetimes! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* The world is full of fools and foolishness; the mission of every clever man is to watch the fools from a distance and develop sound plans to repair the damages created by them! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Let those who sit know that this world is not a waiting room; it is an arena to struggle, an arena for action! Let the inactive remember that we were born to act, not to sit! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* We are lucky when we are helped while we lose our balance; but we are certainly much luckier when we are helped only by ourselves while we lose our balance because the less external-help we get the more inner-strength we gain! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* If you are obliged to do something inevitable, don’t lose time to think about it, do it right away! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* The most important thing about the ‘next time’ is that there may not be a next time! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* One-man regimes belong to old eras; they involve clowning and arbitrariness! In the twenty-first century only the silly and larky nations give permission to such third-class contemptible regimes! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Night is the time to dream and morning is the time to actualize them! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* There is nothing uglier than an unrighteous and foolish majority! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* To see the hidden, you hide yourself too! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* The burden of a porter is temporary, but the burden of a crooked politician is permanent because his conscience always carry the enormous burden of his frauds! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

A silver-tongued charlatan and a half-wit society are made for each other! When these two come together in an election, a great disaster happens: Charlatan comes to power!

* In a petty theft you steal money, gold etc.; in an electoral theft you steal the future of a country! The second crime can be committed only by the meanest people! Such a heavy crime results in a heavy price! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* There are some ignorant and immoral politicians, the more they win the elections the more their countries lose! Their victory always results in the defeat and the collapse of the whole country! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* In every man’s life there are moments where looking to the past may ruin the future and in those moments walking forward without looking back is the best thing one can ever do! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* No better school invented yet than the school of loneliness in the matters of understanding our deep-self! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan 

* What adjective can be used for a nation who is consistently fooled, recurrently deceived by the crafty politicians? Goofy? Very light! Fool? Not enough! Brainless? Yes, that is the very adjective! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* If a nation wants to be deceived, let it be deceived! Through this way, they will learn the truth after many deceptions and pains! Truth and time are the greatest teachers, they are the greatest instructors! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

 * The desired modernization and rationalisation of Turkey will never be realised till the day the Modern Turks of Atatürk come to power because only modern and rational minds can create a modern and a rational country! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* In life you have always the choice to leave the shadowy places and head towards the illuminated locations! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* By being a fascist you lose your right to be called human being! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Not only try but try your best! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* In matters of love: When giving, be generous! When taking, be thankful! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Whenever a child is born, a potential power that may consciously change the universe is born! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* No one is ordinary because every person carries the wisdom of his own unique path! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Let us salute all the shadows of this world for the brilliant and enigmatical art they create day and night! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* The wiser you become, the lesser you will be surprised! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Let those who are awake awaken the dormant in every matter which desperately needs the liberating light of the truth or else the dormant will forever sleep!  ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* The only times you feel you are not wasting your time are the times you are doing the things you really want to do! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Without the intense touch of nature, you can never fully freshen yourself! Go for a camping and there both your weary mind and your exhausted body will rise like a morning sun! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* A society where everyone is following his own unique path has a much better chance to find the truth than the society where everyone is following some known cliché paths! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan  

* Music in war is a candle in the darkness; it is a kindness in the Land of Rudeness; it is a civilisation in the middle of barbarity; it is a wisdom amongst the foolishness! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* However strange your style may seem to others, never mind, because it is your style! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* There are some cities in the world, they would have looked much more beautiful had they never been a city and İstanbul is such a city! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Predetermined fate is the slogan of the incapable people; with better ideas, you can always have a better fate! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* When you do your works sincerely, you put wings to your works and then they will fly all over the world on their own! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* People live in different worlds on the same Earth! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* The word mother must be replaced with the word extraordinary because they precisely are! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Old people have wisdom but not energy; young people have energy but not wisdom; energy and wisdom must be in the same body to create a much better civilisation!  To do this, we will either give energy to the old or we will give wisdom to the young and for now the latter seems a more plausible action! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Life is an ocean and every ocean necessitates right thinking and right action or else sinking becomes the only fate realisable! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Universe is frightening; we need a protector and a meticulous mind is the best protector; it is like a watchful dog which guards us all the time! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* To reach a target, you must never see it as unreachable! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Because art is a scream, even when it hides itself somewhere, you will find it! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* You will never attain wisdom without walking on different streets, without talking to different people, without reading different books, in short, without meeting with the things different in every aspect! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Let your walk be wisely so that you can inspire others to walk wisely! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Anywhere you find peace of mind is your home! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* As long as we are stronger than our troubles, we will always see them left behind us! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* An invitation of a beautiful street is an invitation to walk within a dream! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* To find elegant souls, you must wander in the elegant places! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Whenever we look at a photograph, the memories in the photograph become our memories as well! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* You must never travel on the road of hopelessness because that road is deprived of any kind of light! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* For those who wander in the depths, there is nothing deep! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* The door refuses and resists any key which does not belong to that door! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Spring is not a season; it is a mysterious illusionist who sets off fireworks in the depths of our soul! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Sometimes it is good to throw some of your problems into the future and the good news is that there is a good possibility that you may never meet them again! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* If you want to win a great victory on any matter, make your move unexpectedly! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Not only the dead are dead but also those who are deprived of their freedoms are also dead! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* To smile when you are defeated means your defeat is already defeated! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* When hopeful and hopeless come together, both will learn great things from each other: Hopeful will learn the horror of being hopeless and the hopeless will learn the beauty of being hopeful! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* What millions believe is often just fairy tales for children! The fabrications of the past are ridiculously accepted as the holies of people! Glory lies in searching the truth not in believing the irrational legends! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Angry is ugly; anger is ugliness! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Instead of trying to be taller than others, stronger than others, more superior to others, try to be gentler than others, more compassionate than others, fairer than others! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* If you look at the picture of a beautiful bird eating a little fish, you will see two victims there: Fish is already a victim; but the bird is also a victim because to survive, it has to be a killer; it is forced to be a murderer! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Wisdom is not a mysterious universe where your mind enters but it is a mysterious universe which enters your mind! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* When you see a lion tearing apart a zebra, what sort of divine order you see there? What we see there is nothing but savagery, injustice and chaos, in short, we see a primitive disorder, we see an evolutionary cruelty and a primitive disturbance deprived of any kind of ethics! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* You will get closer to the truths only when you start thinking this way: My religion is not the best religion, my country is not the best country, my culture is not the best culture, and my life is not the best life! The more you move away from arrogance, pride and prejudice, the more you will get closer to the truth! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan 

* If you can add a great beauty to something which is already beautiful, then you must be very beautiful like a white swan adding beauty to a misty lake! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Pro-government press is not a press it is just a lie-generating ugly machine; it is a guard dog, guarding only the official thieves, not the public! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan 

* Sorrow is a heavy burden; it must not be carried for a long time!  ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* If you cannot solve your problem, change your position and look at your problem from a different angle with a different mind! Every problem has a hole where you can enter inside and destroy it! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* If you know the art of finding some things in a quite empty street, then you know the art of happiness! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

“While you are walking in a street, if you are not thinking about that street, we cannot say that you are walking in that street because you are always in the place where your mind is! Wherever you are, you can be in that place only by being at the present moment!” ~ Mehmet Murat ildan Words of Wisdom, Aphorisms, Wise Sayings, Quotations

* Many lives are wasted by just waiting for something good to come from the horizon instead of going to the horizon and finding something good over there! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* All the paths kneel before the decisive minds! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan




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

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

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* The most precious light is the one that visits you in your darkest hour! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Observe your path ahead carefully; see the dangers and the opportunities! By this way you can write your own fate with your own judgements! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* You want to be a river? This is not necessary because you can be a river without being a river; just flow in your life, this is what the rivers are doing, they are flowing! Remember, you can be anything without giving up yourself. Never wish to be something else, always be yourself! You want to be a Sun? Just give warmth to everyone with kind words! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* If you are a boat and your lake is frozen, what can you do? You will wait for the spring! We are lucky that we are humans, we don’t have to wait for the spring; we can break the ice if necessary, we can use fire to open our way! Nothing can stop the mind if the mind decides to move to his target! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* In a country where even humans are treated brutally, animals must be in a totally desperate condition! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* You may not be happy with your life. All you have to do is to refuse to be unhappy! Because the worst thing is to get used to be unhappy! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* If you are happy with your present time, you will look at your past with happy eyes even if you have had a sad past! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Stephen Hawking gezegenimizin ötesine kaçmadığımız sürece önümüzdeki 1000 yıl içerisinde hayatta kalamayacağımızı söylüyor. Bu varoluş sorunumuz özgür zihinli insanların sayısı artırılarak çözülebilir. Çünkü tıpkı özgür kuşlar gibi yalnızca özgür zihinler yeni ufuklara ulaşabilirler! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Here is a tragicomic reality of all the regimes: People work hard to feed their thief politicians, their thief kings and thief queens or their thief presidents! And therefore the tragicomic reality of all the times is this: There can exist no thieves without the support of people! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Only a happy mind will see the beauty of a beautiful view! For the sad mind everywhere looks gloomy! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* You will never be lonely on the right path because the truth itself is the best companion a person can ever have! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Plucking a flower and giving it to someone is not an act of kindness, it is a behaviour of killing a defenceless fragile beauty for the sake of our own interest! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Whatever time is giving us, it will take everything back! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Sometimes you must do crazy things to discover the life beyond your life, to enter the unknown zone beyond your known zone! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* The Moon always finds an opportunity to turn our attention from the ground beneath our feet to the sky above our head! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Sometimes all you need in your life is anything strange because strange things can revive your soul just like a cold water freshening your pale face with every splash! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* What is really the Mars One project? It is to carry Frank Sinatra to the Mars, it is to carry Hamlet to the Mars, Gandhi to the Mars, Buddha to the Mars. It is a project of carrying our memories, our knowledge, our history, our everything to the Mars! It is not only a project of saving our future but also a project of saving our whole past! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* People ask what will happen if Mars One fails. There will be Mars Two, Mars Three, there will be Gliese 581 One, Proxima Centauri b One etc. If a project opens the path for other projects, it means that it has already triumphed! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* This morning do something different: When you wake up in the morning, wake your forgotten and forsaken dreams up as well, wake them up like an insisting rooster! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Reaching the top requires taking a good break every time you need it! On the way up, you must never hesitate to stop for a while! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

“Always be loyal to human values not to your country, because your country may well betray the human values!” ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan Words of Wisdom, Aphorisms, Wise Sayings, Quotations)

* Life is offering you infinite paths! To get stuck in one path is nothing but shallowness! Go deep, discover other lanes! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* The Self-confidence of the ignorant is one of the biggest disasters of the humanity! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Stupid crowds are the greatest wealth of the crook politicians! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* If you are well ahead of your own society, your path will seem a wrong path to your own people! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Catch the life with the agility of a dog trying to get a hold of the flying Frisbee! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* What is the size of this universe? The size of this universe is whatever the size of your dreams! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* The face of poverty is a mixture of sincerity and sadness! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* There is no sunset in a fascist country, because there is not a Sun in a fascist country! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* An illusionist can make himself disappear; a musician can do the same thing: When he plays a piano, after a while we start seeing only the music not the man! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Reaching the top of a high mountain is just a personal victory. But for a victory to be important for the society, it has to be useful for the humanity! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* There are people who are trying to make the world darker and there are people who are trying to make the world brighter! And how can you know who is who? Very simple: Those who let you express your ideas freely, those who let you to be different than others and those who give you every freedom to criticize anything are the ones who are trying to make the world brighter! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Hard long roads create tough men; dangerous hostile paths create powerful people! Great difficulties create giant guys! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* The only power which can illuminate you is your own mind! No other mind can lighten you if your mind insists to remain in the darkness! The fate of your fate is within you! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* We must thank to the crazy people because by looking at their achievements or the failures, we can decide whether we have to inject some craziness to our own lives or not! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Without travels, our existence, our memories, our literature, our dreams, our everything would be very poor, very boring, very limited! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Endless stairs require endless effort! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* There are two kinds of diamonds in this world: The diamond itself and the eyes full of love! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Are you dreaming? Stop dreaming; come and watch the sunset, it is better than all the dreams! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* If you can defeat your own calamity, you will be a hope for others and thus you can defeat the calamity of others too! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* A warm house is the best New Year present for every child! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* To think is sacred; let every person think freely! To express what you think is sacred; let every person express his thought freely! If you do this, you prove that you are a conscientious and a moral human being! If you don’t do this, you just declare yourself being fascist! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* It is a great privilege to travel alone on the right path knowing at heart that one day millions too will travel on that same road! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Those who have darkness in their minds turn their bodies into darkness as well! Life is colourful; be like a rainbow, use every colour! Don’t get stuck in one colour, be colourful! Black, red, yellow, green, let all the colours be your colours! Those who have colourful minds will have colourful bodies as well! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* People of one idea are the poorest people on earth; people of many ideas, people of many different thoughts are the richest people on earth! Only the rich in ideas, only those who have flexible minds will survive in this ever changing universe! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Paris has history, it has art, it has wonderful architecture, it has literature, but much more important than all these, it has freedom! If a city cannot offer freedom to its dwellers, all its other beauties will be meaningless! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Your life will be simplified when you choose inaction when no action is required and choose action when action is required! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Enlightenment is to replace your own self with the self of the universe! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Every time a stupid politician says something stupid, you don’t have to reply to him, because it is nonsense to shoo every barking dog away! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* The ugliest government is the one which is spreading fear to its own people! The finest government is the one which encourages its own people to criticize the government harshly. ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Sometimes our best speech is the way we look in silence! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* When you have much higher ethical values than the ethical values of your own people, you stop belonging to your own people, to your own country because your people and your country are now located in the low levels of humanity! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* When nobody interferes with what you wear and how you wear, you are living in a civilised country at least on the matter of clothes! Happiness and freedom are often the same thing! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Are you going somewhere aimlessly without knowing where you are going? It is possible that you may end up at a very beautiful place where no plan can ever take you! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* All a hardliner has to do is to keep the door of his mind open! And then, the light will visit him! Only in light we can see the truths!  ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Which is the most successful country on Earth? In whichever country dying is the most difficult thing, that country is the most successful one! And which is the most stupid country on earth?  In whichever country dying is the easiest thing, that country is the most stupid one! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* In the New Year, never forget to thank to your past years because they enabled you to reach today! Without the stairs of the past, you cannot arrive at the future! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* The New Year is a painting not yet painted; a path not yet stepped on; a wing not yet taken off! Things haven’t happened as yet! Before the clock strikes twelve, remember that you are blessed with the ability to reshape your life! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* When your life is stormy, take a refuge to a port: To music or to literature, in short, to art, to any kind of art! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan) 

* Life is full of traps: Poisons can be sweet; darkness can shine! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Time will do his own drawing upon us but we will do our own drawing upon time as well! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Throughout the human history millions have died because of the kings and the queens, because of the presidents and the prime ministers, because of the Caesars and the duces, because of all these little charlatans with big ego! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* There isn’t a viler creature on earth than a politician who sends the children of others to the war but not his own children! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)



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

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

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* The farthest mountain is the one you think you can never reach and it may even be just by the side of you! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan) 

* If a politician obtained a great wealth after he has been elected, his being an immoral corrupt man is not a possibility but it is a self-evident reality! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Our creativity is a universe within this universe, certainly a much bigger one! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Opportunity is not a rock, it is a bird! You either catch it or you miss it! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Flexibility is an art of creating way outs within the cul-de-sacs! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* For a chic and an honorable full victory, you must make your own fight and win your own battle entirely by yourself!  Try to refuse any help to get a pure victory, a victory which belongs merely to yourself! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* One of the most distinct features of this whole human history is god flattery! People never get tired of buttering every kind of gods in the hope of getting earthly benefit or obtaining heavenly plunder! Man is no doubt a tireless flunkey! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Watch yourself from different angles so that you can understand better who you really are! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* A ship on the port always waits for you to sail to the oceans!  ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* However much things have been said in the past, there will be always something new to be said in the future! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* If you know the art of being happy with simple things, then you know the art of having maximum happiness with minimum effort! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* A city man taking the picture of a donkey and behaving like he has seen an alien creature must absolutely be photographed as he is certainly more interesting than the donkey itself! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* All we need to know about the storms is this: Storms are born, they live and they die! And they destroy anything wildly, just like we do in wars! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Let the romantic minds meet the romantic cities and after that the candle of romanticism shines on earth like a sun! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Darkness is always afraid of the positive thoughts, because they are also a species of light! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* However much you love them, you must let everything and everybody that desperately long for their freedom to be free! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Good dog is no different than a good man and a bad man is no different than a bad dog! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Don’t hide yourself from the world and don’t let the world hide himself from you! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Man looks very coward and extremely primitive with an ostentatious big sword and he looks very brave and tremendously sophisticated with a humble olive branch! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* When you find the best path ahead of you, leave all other paths behind you! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* It is not possible for a house to own a spirit without owning windows with flowers! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* You must always see your loneliness as an opportunity to meet something good unexpected, something new unknown before, something interesting not happened yet! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan) 

* Whatever you value, it becomes your sun! If you value a calm night, your own sun will rise with the sunset on the horizon! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* The kindest mind is the most beautiful mind! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Without seeing the whole picture and without knowing the whole story of a man’s life, our judgements about him will most probably be wrong and unfair! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Plains watch the mountains and mountains watch the plains. Through looks, everything touches everything, even though they have many kilometers or even light years between them! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* If you sleep on the train, you will miss your station; if you sleep at the station, you will miss your train! You can control your fate only when you are awake! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* A happy face is also a source of happiness! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* What makes your life rainy or sunny is your attitude towards life, not the attitude of life towards you! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Enlarge your windows till you get a window where you can see the whole universe with one look! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* A non-reading society is nothing but a miserable society; a non-reading nation will be nothing but a disgrace of all other nations! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Always refuse to be like the others! The more you become similar to the others the more you will be useless because there are already plenty of the others! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* High walls and deep precipices on your path or hard rocks and big holes are not real obstacles! There is only one real obstacle on your path: Absence of self-confidence! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* In any country where there is a dishonorable government, there is certainly a dishonorable nation! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* You become rich by helping the poor; you become rich also by helping the rich! Helping makes you rich! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* No ethical person wants to be a king or a queen, because there is no ethics and honor in putting yourself in a place higher than others! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Sometimes there is no time to wait for the sea to calm down! If you have to reach your target, let your voyage start and let the storm be your path! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* To say something great, you must first stop trying to say something great! Sometimes struggling is an obstacle to reach the target! Flow like a river, calmly, naturally, enjoying the present moment, without thinking of the ocean and finally you will be there! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* When the unexpected meets with the unprepared, over there we find the greatest astonishments!  ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* The things which give joy to you may also give you horror! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Past is always afraid of being forgotten because being forgotten means being never-existed in a way! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* When you want to be alone, even few people around you will seem like a tremendous crowd to you! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* When we are under a tree, we are under a temple, a temple of countless goodnesses! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* May be the road you travel doesn’t give you the beautiful fate you have always dreamed off! Stop and change the road, no matter how difficult it may be! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Sometimes you may feel that your heart is speaking and sometimes you may feel that your mind is speaking. In reality there is only one speaker: Mind! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Crowds don’t think; they act; they don’t produce ideas, they produce actions! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Old people deserves a medal, a medal of existence which crowns their long-term victory against the cruelty of time and the dangers of this chaotic universe! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Moments of thinking are your military moments because they are the moments where you take the opportunity to attack and eliminate your problems! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* In your most desperate moments where you crawl on the ground like worms, sometimes you suddenly hear the voice of a savior, the voice of the Music which immediately carries you away to the stars! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* This whole life is an art of knowing when to sit and when to stand up! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Watching the infinite horizons gives you infinite dreams, infinite ideas, infinite paths! Choose a great target and then you will see that great instruments will appear for you to reach that target! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Do not try to be attractive; just be natural because being natural is already attractive! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Don’t follow any leader; don’t obey to anyone; crowds are slaves; take an independent stance; take orders only from your own mind! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* We are all born in a little port but not all of us sail the vast oceans! Majority remains in the port! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Time will come and riding horses will be seen by the whole society as a severe animal rights violation! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Behind your view there are other views; to see them, you must first visit the view you see! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* If there is ever a magical beauty that can be watched hours with great admiration, and that is the beauty of a strong light falling from the everlasting skies into the heart of the dimness! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Follow the river to reach the sea; follow the sea to reach the ocean. And finally follow the ocean to reach the wisdom! As long as you target beyond of the beyond, you will reach the very beyond! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* If you are not happy with your life, it is most probably because you have eagle eyes to see the negative parts of your life and almost blind to the beautiful side! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Let your mind start your new journey firstly; let it travel on that road and then it will come back to you. After then you can start this journey both with your mind and with your body! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Art creates high energy, high vibrations, high music, high feelings, high of everything! Without art, we leave highness and we meet lowness! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* One of the most stupid things in life is not to enter the door which is wide open just because of the fear that this door will be shut and going back will be impossible! Have some courage, because even a harvest mouse leaves his hole to discover new places! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* As long as there exist stupid people supporting stupid governments in their countries, people living in those countries will continue fluttering badly in the cesspool created by this utter foolishness! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Even a book with completely empty pages will change you because you will start thinking about the reason behind this emptiness and once you enter the thinking territory it means that you entered a territory of change! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* It is in fact not our dream that makes us happy, but chasing that dream! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* No man thinks the same story when looking at a photo because every mind lived a different story! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* What can a little town teach you? It can teach you how a little place already contains the whole features of the entire world! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* The trains always arrive at your station. The question is which one to take? ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Sometimes you do not need a particular destination to go, you just need a travel; the place you want to go is the travel itself! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* The whole world may call you to follow the wrong path! In such a case, tell the whole world to buzz off! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Hand holding sword is always an ugly hand! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* A man who is deprived of criticisms is a miserable and a poor man; a man who ignores or refuses or fears criticisms is a foolish man! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* When a nation leaves the fate of his country to an ignorant and fool person, then that nation itself will be remembered in the history as ignorant and fool nation! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* You want to fly? Find an art and watch it carefully! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Life is sweet till a bitter reality comes and hits us! After that, if you are a strong person, life will continue being sweet! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* We are creatures taken seriously by the Earth, because we can severely affect the fate of the Earth, but we are in no way taken seriously by the Universe yet! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* We are doomed to live the feeling of being lost because temporal beings are doomed to feel this way; this is something that transitory bodies cannot avoid!  ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* There is a non-technical way to travel in time: Try to create religious generations in your country, then you will certainly travel back in time, into the old eras! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* The greatest hero for a country is the person who gave a progressive vision, a peaceful soul, a modern mind and an unshakable belief in science to his nation. And for the Turks, this honorable name is Atatürk, an immortal revolutionist! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* You can always be better than your master but you can never change the fact that you were his student and he was your master! The seed must always respect for his soil! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* The most beautiful sunset is the one which suddenly appears in front of you while you are walking pensively! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* If only you could fully grasp how valuable, how limited and how unique every moment of your life is, you would never stand as still as a statue even a single moment because action is real living! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* The first dance is the worst dance; the last dance is the best dance! All the roads of persistent practice lead to the Land of Perfection! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Most countries have only few honest politicians and this is just like having a body with only few good organs functioning! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Yes, fascism is a horrible storm, but the storm prepares his own death by receiving fatal wounds while hitting the things he is destroying! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Elegance and kindness is an elegant and kind reply to the rudeness of this world! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* By reading books, you lose your old self and you find your new self! To read is to travel from self to another self! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Unless you accept anyone to be your boss, no man can be your boss! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Children always give this simple message: Be natural, be sincere, be yourself! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Clever nations are the ones who keep changing their governments! Because power must change hands otherwise it will get spoiled and rot! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* You learned something right? Make it part of your life right away! You heard something clever? Internalize it instantly! You heard something beautiful? Add it to your life philosophy at once! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Your first purpose is to find a purpose for yourself. And your second purpose must not immediately be trying to reach that purpose you found but to investigate thoroughly whether that purpose is really necessary for yourself or whether it is worth at all to struggle for it! Because millions are fighting for a purpose which will in no way make them happy at the end! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* There are hundreds of intelligent and big brains in every country in the world to run that country successfully but somehow and often either an immoral stupid or a charlatan imbecile comes to power! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* There is no real silence for the sensitive ears and there is no real tranquility for the sensitive hearts! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* When you smile, it means that your mind smiles; when you cry, it means that your mind cries! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* The real beauty of a house is always the happiness inside that house! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Death must die so that life can be real! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* The more a politician stays in the high positions, the dirtier and filthier he becomes! Countries must ensure that no politician stays long in the high offices or else the whole country starts becoming dirty and filthy! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Since the future is unknown, no path can take you to the known! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Ego is a drum and the drum has to make a noise to tell everyone that that it is there! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* No king has a throne more beautiful than a bench covered with the autumn leaves! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Is it possible to have memories from the future? Yes, it is! Just dream about the future and these dreams will take their places on your memories, they will be your memories from the future! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* When you see a person watching the universe, you see the universe with mind is watching the universe without mind! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* If you are looking at anything from one point, from one angle, you can never attain wisdom because wisdom is to see all the things from every point, from every angle! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Any regime or any government which motivates its own people to be different than one another is a good regime, is a good government! Encourage people to think differently, to act differently, and to believe in different things, otherwise you create just a herd of animals! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* The little lake you love is the biggest ocean for you! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* The most wonderful thing about being unaware of the dangers is that you may be successful in defeating the dangers because you don’t see them and behave very calmly! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* When the spirit of nature touches us, our hearts turn into a butterfly! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* The dictators, commanders or emperors who want to conquer the world soon realize that the world has already been conquered by the artists and their arts! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Infinite horizons belong to those who have infinite imagination! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* In a democracy, when the traffic light is red for freedoms, don’t ever stop, don’t ever wait! Refuse the red light, ignore it, break the rules and move forward! It is always legitimate to challenge fascism for every nation in the world as long as this challenge is nonviolent! Because violence means using the same vulgar, the same evil methods of fascism! Don’t behave like a dog when fighting against a dog! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* If you are stupid enough not to know the difference between the devil and the angel, you quickly find the devil! This is what happens to most people in democracies just after elections! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* History shows us that people often make mistakes, they give wrong decisions, they vote for the wrong persons! And history also shows us that in the end they pay a heavy price for it! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* The world is progressing slowly because in every country some guys come to power, they fix many things, they do good job and then idiots come to power, they mess up everything, they change the fate of the country towards the darkness, towards a total collapse! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* A dictator in a country is a big threat to the whole humanity; a democrat in a country is a great hope to the whole world! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* There is no such thing as a non-dangerous dictator! Like all the venomous snakes, all dictators are dangerous! Then what is the antidote? Antidote is our love for freedom and our unshakable determination on the matter of keeping this love! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* World is full of lost lives, full of unfortunate souls ruined in the name of unreasonable religious rules! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Anywhere in the world, if you see a law which is protecting the rapists, you must know that this law has been prepared by the rapists! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* A full loyalty to the leader merely fits to the dogs, not to the humans! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Don’t ever rule out the option of U-turn in your life, because one day you will need it! The moment you realize that you are going to the wrong direction, turn to the right direction instantly, with a beautiful U-turn! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Your dream is your path! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* It is more important to prove something to yourself than to prove it to others! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* When a beautiful reality looks unreal, you will realize that the beauty of reality is superior to any dream whatsoever! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* There is October in every November and there is November in every December! All seasons melted in each other’s life! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Humans have better wings than birds: Human mind is a perfect wing and with this wing we can fly to some farthermost places no bird can ever dream! Yes, mind is a wing; and when it comes to flying man is the most sophisticated bird on earth! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)



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

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

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* By just looking at the dark side of life, you cannot make it bright! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Those who want to get wet need no umbrella! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Find a secret place and be unreachable! And then, in the silence of solitude, the things you cannot reach in the crowds will meet you there! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Being alive and helping others to stay alive is the greatest personal success! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* The reality of the mind can be one hundred percent different than the reality of the reality! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* A nation’s people must love each other, otherwise there will remain no nation! The world’s nations must love each other otherwise there will remain no world! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* In the beauty of the mornings we forget about the night; in the beauty of the night we forget about the mornings! When you meet the beauty, you drop anchor in the present time and all other times disappear from your mind! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* You cannot call a man as a good person just because he is treating you good! He should treat everyone good to be good! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* The main reason for the people who support a dictator is that their character perfectly match with the character of that dictator! They both have a mean personality! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* The greatest danger in finding the right path often lies in here: The right path may look ugly and the wrong path may look beautiful! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* For a cheerful spirit, a dark street is just another bright street! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* A man with a finite life can only dream to have an infinite journey and the good news is that any dream has the potential to turn into a reality! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Losing path is a magic! If you can enjoy with the unknown path, you shall find the exit much quicker! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* The purpose of an idealist mind is not to find an easy path and travel there in safety obtaining happiness but to find a tough path and travel there in danger gaining wisdom! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* To achieve a great success, you must first have yourself behind yourself as your greatest supporter! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Are you there? If your mind is not there, you are not there! You are wherever your mind is wandering! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Colourful autumn is a tristful travel to the pale Planet of Melancholy! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Governments stand because people sit; if people stand, governments will sit! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* What is the world’s problem? The world is still believing the old childish stories! That is the problem! Grow up, world, grow up! Be a bit serious! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* If you move faster than the music, it will look strange; if you move slower than the music, it will look strange! Be like autumn leaves which follow exactly the rhythm of the wind! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Even in the middle of a hopeless darkness a light may suddenly reach you; keep your hope tightly and this great hope of yours will strongly attract the light onto you! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan) 

* You need a strong light for a tough journey? A light like the sun? Then you need a wise thinking! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* With an easy life you can never grow mature; with a tough life you can never remain immature! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Earthquake means destruction; dictator means destruction! In the case of earthquake, you need a strong building; in the case of dictator, you need an educated rational mind, because an irrational ignorant mind always serves the dictator! (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Find a calm lake and wait for the twilight in silence! There, existence will visit you with all its magnificence! The existence of the Existence can best be felt in the presence of dimness and in the absence of crowds and noises! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Sometimes you must behave like a tunnel! If a formidable mountain is on your way, thrust through it! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* If you want the waves to touch you softly, have a walk on the sea coasts; if you want the life to touch you softly, have a walk on the reason’s coasts, because reason is a shield that softens the strokes of life! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* If our life is a dream, let it continue; who wants the reality? If our life is a reality, let it continue; who wants the dream? Unknown is unreliable! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* A tough life can be defeated only by the tougher person! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* An autumn forest is such a place that once entered you never look for the exit! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Here is a very simple strategy of life: When the train arrives at the station, be at the station! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* By walking on the path of unhappiness you can learn the things that can never be learned on the path of happiness! He who knows well only the light is very poor; he who knows well the darkness besides the light is very rich! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* First reach your target in your mind, then reaching your target in reality will just be a formality! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* A mind that tastes the grief obtains a good chance to travel to the Land of Wisdom! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* There is something more beautiful than a beautiful thing and that is a beautiful thing which has a beautiful reflection on the water! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Earth is a flower in the Garden of Cosmos! And therefore, a flower on Earth is a flower within the flower! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* The victory of the ignorant masses always means a temporary backward movement in the progression of humanity! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* For the strong people, when the path gets dangerous, the danger itself becomes the path! They continue their travel by walking over the danger! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* You are whatever you shall leave behind when you leave life! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Trust not the man who is not holding his umbrella by himself! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Don’t get stuck in one candle; find other candles, create other candles! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* What do you see from your window? Mostly the things you have been taught to you! And so your view is poor and so you too! To be rich, let the things which have not been taught to you reach you too! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* For some, the life journey has just started, for some, it is about to end; but in truth, there is no start and there is no end! There is just an ocean of particles playing aimlessly! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Find a place forgotten and make it feel that it is remembered! Find someone forgotten and make him feel that he is remembered! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* The job of reflection is to add a dimension of fable to the reality! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* If the world you created on your own is stronger than the real world, then the real world disappears and you stay alone with your own created world! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* The magical way the wintertime warms you up is through its frozen beauties! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* The way to the place you wish to go can always be found; just behave like a river, that is to say, firstly, move and secondly, move with no hesitation! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Though we think we see different things from our windows, in reality we see the same things: Happiness and sorrow! All that is seen from every window! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* As long as you keep on walking on the old paths, you will never have footprints on the new paths! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Just because an impressive storm doesn’t touch you, you must not find it beautiful! Lend an ear to the voices of those which are under the storm! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Look ahead, because life is before you, not behind you, or else you stumble! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Let those who live never forget those who died! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* For us, the greatness of this universe is to give us every means by which we may build our dreams! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* What is the name of your dream? A lovely wooden cottage in the middle of a forest? Or walking in an endless autumn path? What is the name of your dream? Don’t give a name, always give a list! Fill yourself with dreams because dream is the path to reality! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Even if everything is destroyed, keep your spirit high because this will put everything into its place again! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* If my path is right, let it be your path; if your path is right, let it be my path! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* No one can see very clearly inside the heavy fog, no one but the fog himself! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* The more you keep your door closed, the more you will rot! Open your door! Let different ideas, different beliefs, different cultures and different attitudes flow into your mind. Anything different will help you to enlarge your little world! By opening your door, you invite the whole universe to your tiny house! Enlarge your house and enrich yourself! As long as your door remains closed, you shall continue rotting in your poor world! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Mind makes you happy, mind makes you unhappy. When you are unhappy, the solution is there, in your mind, not in somewhere else! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* A candle, a book and a peaceful person mean three candles for the world! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* You are looking at the world from your window, that’s good, but there is something missing here, something very big: You must also look at your window from the world to see yourself! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Leaving a place, a person or a country silently and without any notice is a heroic and a noble way of teaching the importance of your presence to those who ignore your existence! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* You want to go to a place where you never lose anything and you keep gaining many things? Go to the Land Of Literature where you gain new paths, new ideas, new lives, new goals, and new souls! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* There are two paths that you must never leave in your life: The path of peace and the path of reason! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Don’t mention me about your religion! Show me your heart! If you have the heart of an innocent child, you have the best religion, even if you are a nonbeliever! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* One can easily forget his destination when walking in a marvellous path towards his destination! The attraction of the path can be much stronger than the attraction of the target! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* The best teacher is the one who teaches you how to be your own teacher! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Your life is so short that you are nothing but the trace you left behind yourself! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* History proved many times that path of millions was often the wrong path! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* There is only one autumn in a year, but in people’s life, there are many autumns in one year! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Twilight is the refuge of the blue souls! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Can you see a serene island in the middle of a stormy ocean? And the wise man is that calm island! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Living in a stupid country is living in a marsh! You are surrounded by the reptiles and the alligators! Refusing hell is the best path to eliminate the hell! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Hold the Earth tightly and fondly because you owe your existence to the Earth! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Unless you have a free press in your country, there is no need to buy newspapers and there is no need to watch the news because there is no need to listen to the lies! And you already have one real information: You are being deceived by the people you are governed! This is an enough information for you! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Everything which helps us to exist is holy! And a tree is holiest of the holy for us! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* The longest path is always the one you walk with fear! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* What is autumn? Here is a very simple definition: Autumn is a Queen, Queen of Beauty! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Have you been to a place where no one have been before? I give you the answer: Yes! Everywhere changes from one second to another and wherever you go, you will always be the first visitor! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* You can’t see the world from your window and likewise the world cannot see you as well! Go out, come nearer to the world! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Unless you leave the known paths, no one will realize your footprints! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* The moment you think that your destiny is predetermined, you become a miserable loser! Trust your own power so that you can shape your own destiny! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* On the matters where your country is wrong, don’t take side with your country! Because it is always wrong to be on the side of wrong! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Man is hypocrite! He says that he loves flowers but he kills them for his own simple interests and for his own joy! Man is hypocrite! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Little cats mean little kids, little kids mean little cats! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* The best thing you can give a person is the courage and the desire to go beyond his culture, that little limited world of his! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* The nicest thing about being lost is that you get rid of the fear of losing your path! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Trying to see the face of the future? Know ye not that the future has infinite faces? ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* The name of the regime where media is on the side of the government is undoubtedly fascism, a regime of the sick minds where freedoms are drowned in the cold waters of oppressions! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Imperialism means raping other nations; imperialist means rapist! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Do you want a good advice on your path? Here it is: Don’t be sure of your path! Don’t ever be sure of it! Do you want more advice? Here it is: Doubt your path! And examine the other paths, know the other paths! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Same mind with same old ideas enters the same old year; only the new mind with new ideas enters the New Year! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* What is your big project in the New Year? You don’t have one? No dream, no reality! Get a big dream for yourself now to get a big reality tomorrow! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Art needs no victory because it is already the victory of the meticulous mind! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Everyman has the ability to lie but luckily not everyman has the ability to hide their lies masterly! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Sometimes all a country needs is an entire collapse for a new beginning! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* If the weather is summer in your mind, even the coldest winter will be hot for you! If the weather is winter in your mind, even the hottest summer will be cold for you! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* If you close your eyes, no lighthouse can help you! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Are you a part of a herd? Then shame on you! Until you leave your herd, you are no one! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* When nobody is applauding you, applaud yourself! Your most precious support is the support you give yourself! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Flying is not only the art of the birds, but it is also the art of the artists! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* A good quote is a beautiful bird! Wherever you meet with it, you will start flying with it! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Have an objective in life! Or you feel lost in life! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Leave city, leave reality; enter forest, enter fantasy! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Losing something might be a blessing; gaining something might be a curse! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* If you are happy with your past, you visit it often; and strangely, if you are unhappy with your past, you visit it often too! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Any idiot or imbecile can easily make enemies; the important and the hard thing is to make friends easily and keep them as friends always! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Do you want to give a special gift in the New Year to someone you love? Then let him or her realize this: We are the main shepherd of our fate, we are the main designer of our destiny! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Every long separation is a test: A test to see how powerful or how weak the will of reuniting is! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* You will rot in any place you feel you do not belong to! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Because of poverty and ignorance, not everyman living on earth lives in the same epoch! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Student asked: Master, give me a key to open every door in this universe! Master replied: Understanding is the key for all the locked doors; once you understand something, you defeat it! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Good literature is a lifeboat! Every time you feel you are sinking, jump on it! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* If you are good at building bridges, you will never fall into the abyss! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Never accept the situation where you have the light but sufficient only for yourself! You must have an abundant light so that you may give to others! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Let me give you a New Year message: Believe in yourself, because no one ever achieved anything significant without believing in himself and no one ever will! Believe in yourself powerfully, especially when there is no reason left to believe in yourself because the ultimate bottom is the best place to start a big rise! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Simple is humble; complicated is conceited! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Don’t look for trouble, because troubles look for being found by those who look for them! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Don’t wait for anyone to push you up, push yourself up; don’t wait for anyone to pull you up, pull yourself up! Your best hero, your greatest savior is yourself! The candle of your darkness is hidden within you! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Being patient will continue to remain something ridiculous as long as tomorrows continue to be something no more than a hypothesis! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* If you don’t hear the crows of the roosters in the mornings, you are one cursed city fellow! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* We can change people only by becoming their friends, not by becoming their enemies! Make friends with people so that you may be able to change them! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* You can lose your past by forgetting it but you can never lose your future because you can lose only the things you already own! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* It is a very childish and a clumsy act to try to make an intelligent man to believe in the fallacies and the fantasies of the religions! You cannot put shadow on the candle! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* When you go back your home, no matter how difficult the road is, you shall have an extra power, the power of love! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Look at the mirror! Who are you? You are not yourself, you are your culture! Do you want to be yourself? Then leave your prison and discover the paths beyond your path! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* In life, there are many hills and valleys to pass and you cannot avoid them! The most important thing you need is to know this: You must pass them! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Storm destroys, man also destroys, so man is a storm too! But contrary to storm, man can learn no to destroy! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Every lighthouse knows that when the giant waves come, no one will help! And when you know that no one will help you, you fight more seriously! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Never give up the life you wish, because that wish is your personal sun! If you give up, you will find yourself in the darkness even in the brightest day! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* There are 365 days in a year and you will meet all the colours of life throughout the year: The blue, the black, the pink… Only blue is not a life, only pink is not a life, only black is not a life! Life is all the colours! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Avoid the known paths or else be ready to end up in the known places! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* A man stroking a dog’s head means the universe is stroking the universe; a child playing with a little dog means the universe is playing with the universe! If the universe is a theatre play, then we can be sure that there is only one player: The universe itself! Everything we see is the same player! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Many trains arrive at your station; treat them good whether they stay or leave! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Leave the paths to find your own unique path! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Make a journey in such a way that it becomes the dream of others even long after you have gone! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Wherever you see an empty life, or an empty page or an empty mind, add something good to it! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* If you are happy with the journey you can give up the destination! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* It is not enough to protect the source of the light; the paths of the light must be protected as well so that either we may reach the light or the light may reach us! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* To see the universe clearly, you need not only a clear sky but also a clear mind! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)



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Quotes and Quotations of Mehmet Murat ildan -51




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

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

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* Do not try to catch the happiness because happiness is not a thing you can catch, it is a thing you can create with your own mind only! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Sometimes a gloomy street is all a sad person needs! A magical relief may arise from the meeting of the two sad things! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* The greatest storms on our Earth break not in nature but in our minds! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* If you are planning to work very hard, start working by screwing around! Lounge about at home; fool around in the streets or in the fields! Laziness will fill you with energy! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* You can leave your place you are sitting at without leaving that place either by playing music or by listening to music! Music is a migration to the unknown! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* A field which feeds you, a river which gives you water are much holier than all other so-called holy places! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* A love letter can be very short or it can be long; it can be literary or non-literary; it can be bright or dark, cheerful or tragic. But above all, for a love letter to be a love letter it must be sincere! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Cosmos and its stars; poet and his poetry! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* People are very busy; they are so busy that when they walk in the crowds they see no one, no one but themselves; they hear no voice, no voice but their own voice! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)  

* When you take a photo, you often take your own reality into your camera – the reality that you shaped in your mind – and not the real reality over there, whatever it is! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Simple and plain things can touch your heart very easily! If you can be simple and plain, you can touch every heart! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Let you be sincere and then you will always look pretty! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* By thinking continuously your past or your future, you kill your today which is the only substantial part of your life! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* To stand strongly, we need three legs: Two legs and a work that will keep us busy! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* You have the beach but not the sea? No use! You have the sea but not the beach? No use! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Watch out when the bad treats you well! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Stars are much further away from where they are now for those who have no dreams and no intentions to reach them! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* There are no mighty mountains for the universe, because there are no mountains for the universe, no rivers, no sun and no clouds! There is only universe for the universe, just a single entity! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Love is a magical shelter where you will feel yourself safe beneath it! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* We humans speak many languages; flowers on the contrary speak only one language: The language of beauty! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Man who is at the edge of a precipice has always a better chance to understand the universe than a man who is far away from that precipice! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* To live is to paint, it is to create; but while we are painting, we are being painted, being created as well! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Children can create fun out of nothing and when this great talent is lost you become a boring creature which is called adult! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Roof of your house is not your real roof; the walls of your house are not your real walls, your fists are not your real fists! Your real roof, your real wall, your real fist, your real shield is your right thinking! It is your right thinking that protects you from every danger! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Take seriously the criticisms on yourself, then you move forward; ignore the criticisms on yourself, then you move backwards because in every criticism there is at the least some truth! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Some steal, earn a lot of money, but lose their honour and become very poor; some work, earn a little money, but gain a good honour and become very rich! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* However hard life is, deep in our hearts we know that it is worth to continue till the end! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Stairs are your teacher; they teach you to be stronger. Love your teacher and every time life puts some stairs before you, accept them as a present! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* In a dark tunnel all we need is to move because no exit shall ever appear before us by itself! Move is the very exit itself where there seems to be no exit! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Two poor together are richer than one poor because they can somehow help each other! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Give freedom to colours and then you shall meet the rainbow everywhere! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* The way we look is our second tongue! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* The best light which illuminates your path is your determination! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Feeding birds means feeding yourself! Birds are part of nature and feeding nature is nothing but feeding yourself! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* In a simple street you can find the whole world: You can find joy and sorrow; you can find good and evil, silence and noise; you can find all the comedies and all the tragedies! An ordinary simple street is the mirror of the whole world! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* A boat without captain cannot remain long on the surface! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Sometimes you find your way and sometimes way finds you! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* It is such a strange fact that memories of people are more loyal and more faithful than the people themselves! When a person dies or leaves us, his memories yet stay with us! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* It is always easy to flow with the river and to run with the wind! But glory and honour are often not found in easy things! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* If you feel you have to open a particular door, open it, otherwise all your life that door will haunt your mind! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Every end of the day is a great movie and the Sun above is surely the leading actor in this film! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Just because a great many madnesses are happening in your country, you don’t have to be part of them! Stay away from all these sick things and thus keep your mind healthy! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Any work done with love – be it a photo or a meal or a painting – always looks so pretty, because love is a master of creating magical beauties! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Limits are created by the universe and limits will be wiped out by our minds! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* The less courage you have, the more dwarf you shall be; the more courage you have, the more giant you shall be! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Are you in a desert? Then be a camel! Be compatible with the reality! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* When you are watching the universe, you are watching yourself! Wherever you visit in the universe, you visit yourself! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* For any kind of problem, we must first undoubtedly believe that we can absolutely solve it! Then, the solution will come; it is our determination and our utter belief on this matter that shall bring the solution! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Forest is a dream where you may find yourself and dream is a forest where you may lose yourself! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* If we people become more helpful to others, there will be much less tragedy in the world! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Shadow is a more child than a child! He touches everything, he endlessly plays with anything, he goes everywhere and he does not understand the limits, he overruns them! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Rise not alone, rise with others! If you rise alone to the top, you shall be alone at the top! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* A limited mind will have a limited world! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* For a cheerful mind, sun never sets; for a cheerless mind, sun never rises! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* If you think that you are living in a stupid country, you can be sure that you are being governed by the most stupid people! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* However beautiful a morning may be, we still must not wish it to continue endlessly, because this shall mean missing forever all the beauties of the night! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* You may lose your path, but you must never lose your hope, because hope is the path to all the paths! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* When the wind likes a path, the weeds around that path will tremble all day long! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Without love, things disperse around; love holds things tightly! It prevents them to move away and disappear on the horizons! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Start your journey where the road ends! Glory lies beyond the ends! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* What you do when nobody is there is your true you! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Library: The Temple of the Wise! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Be thankful for the disasters that warn you clearly before they come! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* To kill for fun is the job of the psychopaths! And what is a matador, apart from being a mentally ill person? ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* A cheerful music is a powerful light for the shadows of sorrow! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Look at the places where no one looks at; and so you can see the things no one sees! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* If your headlight is broken, stop travelling in the darkness! Either you travel with the light or sit tight wherever you are! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Every single moment is a travel into the unknown! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* There are only two kinds of faces: Sincere and insincere! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* If you have a good light inside you, you will get a good light from outside! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Whatever we do we are always on the way to somewhere! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

Before complaining about your burden of life, you must first try to see what other people’s burden of life is! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* When you swim, be a part of the sea; when you walk, be a part of the road! Integrate with the universe! See it not as a distinct entity, but as your own continuation, as your own self! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Sometimes everything passes fast before you while you are sitting and sometimes everything sits while you are passing fast before them! In both cases you feel lonely! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Every season has its own art and the art of autumn is to bewitch the people! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Watch the fools! Watch them carefully! Learn their paths so that you can learn how to avoid them! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* If a media is not criticizing the government, then that media is not a media but just a clown of the government! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* If you do something different, you leave your herd! And to leave your herd means to reborn with creative abilities! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* The day you forget about the poors, you become the poorest of the poor! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* The signature of our eyes, in other words, the way we look never changes even at the age of hundred! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* As long as your determination is at least as long as the the road you travel, you will definitely reach your destination! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Make peace with people, make peace with animals, make peace with trees! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* If you see many paths before you, don’t be afraid; if you see only one path before you, then be afraid because choice means freedom and no choice means slavery! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* A wrong tram cannot take you to home; a wrong thought cannot take you to happiness! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* To empty your mind, walk in the empty streets! Full mind is a tired mind; empty mind is a lively mind! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* When everything looks like a magical oil painting, you know you are in Autumn! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* No war has ever won in the history, because people died in every single war! Where there are deaths, there is no victory! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* To hit a man is to hit your own honour, because we gain honour through love not through violence!” ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* You can’t find the truth by looking at only one direction! Let your mind look every direction! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Be bold! You will then see that life will find no time to attack you, because you are attacking it! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Your body is always wherever it is; but your mind, often somewhere else! Thus, when a person talks to you, he often talks to your body, not to your mind! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* There are great roads, beautiful bridges, lovely parks, gorgeous gardens and wonderful buildings in a big city. But there is something missing, something very important: The spirit of nature! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* What is a great success? You haven’t hurt anyone? That is a great success! You haven’t ignored any person? That is a great success! You haven’t lied? That is a great success! You haven’t deceived a person? That’s a great success! And now you see how very difficult to have a real success! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* No ornament can make a person look beautiful if the person has a bad heart! A good heart is the finest ornament, the best makeup, the best cloth, the best jewel, the best lipstick and the best earring! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* When the unknown becomes known, we lose something very big: The beauty of mystery! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* The day you stop dreaming, you stop creating the future as well! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Luxury life is good if everyman living on earth can benefit from it! Otherwise, it is injustice! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Work hard to gain the heart of the people; if you gain it, you will gain everything else! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Wise man is a wing; stupid man is a hole! You meet a wise man, you rise, you meet a stupid man, and you fall! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Something good is a frontier; something better is also a frontier and something excellent is just another frontier! You can always go beyond these frontiers! And so what is excellent? Just a frontier! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Amongst all the virtues, high awareness is the most precious one! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Peace is an innocent child hated by some deviant and those who hate him will find no peace ever in their lives! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* If a country is not governed well, all sort of disasters will become a routine of that country! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)


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