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Quotes and Quotations of Mehmet Murat ildan -62




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

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* The viewer watching the view is also being watched by the view! So every viewer is also a view and every view, a viewer! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Every day we chose our fate again! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* If dogs are governing a country, what can you hear every day other than horrible barking noises? ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* To discover the depth, leave the surface and to discover the surface, leave the depth! You shall meet wisdom only when you know both the surface and the depth! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan 

* By behaving elegantly, you inspire others to behave elegantly; by behaving rude, you invite others to behave rude! You change others when you change yourself! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Every second of every minute or every minute of every hour or every hour of every day carries the potential of bringing you either sadness or happiness! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* An infinite path is just another path; its only difference from other paths is that an infinite path arrives nowhere! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* No man is good enough from whom we don’t learn anything negative and no man is bad enough from whom we don’t learn anything positive! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* The real weather is not the weather outside but the weather inside your mind!  ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Accept the defeat only for a while, not forever! And ‘for a while’ will give you enough time to strike back with greater experience! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Wind also needs wind because everything and everybody needs a friend like himself! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* The beginning is the best time to think about the end! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* When a stupid government is elected in a democratic country, the best thing about this is that you learn the number of stupid people in that country! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* The greatest power of extraordinary is to provoke extraordinary thoughts! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* To remember the nature, spend a day with a shepherd; to remember yourself, spend a day with nature! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Dogs carry both the mind of the children and the mind of the mature people! They like having fun very much but they can also be very serious! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* If you are living in heaven, invite people to your heaven; if you are living in hell, warn people to stay out of your hell! People need your heaven, not your hell! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* When you walk on earth, you must know that one miracle walks on another miracle! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* What we have is often more important than what we will have simply because what we have is real! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Life is meaningful; death is meaningless and religion’s greatest betrayal to the humanity is that it gave a meaning to death, it wrongly made the death as meaningful! Declaring an ultimate ‘end’ as a hopeful ‘exit’ to somewhere is the biggest crime of the religion! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* You are trying to stay dry when it rains; but only when you get wet, you will know that no one can ever obtain wisdom without melting inside the reality, without being on intimate terms with the truth! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* As long as you are stronger than the burden you carry, you will remain standing! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* They may say that dangerous roads are not for the cowards; I say if you are a coward, choose a dangerous road because even one single coward person is a great loss for humanity and the only way he learns to be brave is to travel on the dangerous roads! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* If you deprive yourself of night’s mystery, you will devoid of universe’s mystery too! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* What use cities have for us? Their greatest use is to make us to realise the beauties of the rural life! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* We must support nature because in this universe we are supported only by the nature! This is a matter of gratefulness for us all! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Never be a coward person; but if necessary you can pretend to be coward! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* No life is more real than the life full of adventure! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Innocence has invisible hands to touch the hearts directly! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Everyone needs fun, especially the devout because the devout often limits his life with some irrational boring rules! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* When you travel with a wise man, in addition to your physical direction, you travel to every direction! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* The more we solve our problems by ourselves, the more we become invincible! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Only through reading various books and gaining a variety of knowledge, our intellect can find a path to develop itself properly!  ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* A dog owner might be the master of his dog, but the dog is also a master, a master of friendship! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Only peace can save the world and only love can create a liveable earth! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan


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Quotes and Quotations of Mehmet Murat ildan -61




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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* Even in the prettiest street we feel that something very important is missing if there isn’t any street musician around! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Visit the path you fell in love, because the path you fell in love will never visit you! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan 

* What do you really want in life? This is a dangerous question because you may lose a great many years to find an answer! Don’t ask! Don’t waste your time! Life will give the answers of the questions you have not even asked! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan 

* A beautiful path does not need to invite people; the beauty itself is already an open invitation! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* You can best serve your country only by doing your best in your job! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* If you believe that nobody is noticing you in the society, it means that you forgot the cats! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* It is always sad to see the crowds walking on the wrong path; and the consolation is when you see them they also see you, they see the right path you are walking on! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

Taking a war decision is taking a decision to create a hell! And when a politician takes a decision to create a hell – if he is an honourable man or if he is ever a man at all – he must first go to the hell, he must first go to the front line!

* We have two worlds in this world: One is the Earth and the other is the people we love! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Touch of the wind, touch of the water, touch of the spring flowers… none of these are as great as the touch of love! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* You want to get attention? Then, be something weird, do something weird! You want to get even more attention? Then, be something very weird, do something very weird! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Between two people everything becomes complicated when only one is in love and when both are in love, complication disappears and there remains only the beauty of simplicity. ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Beyond yourself, there are other selves you are not aware of! You must find out them because all your other selves are your richness! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Your life will always be better off when you concentrate on the simplest joys of life like drinking a cup of coffee! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Amongst all his efforts, the most and actually the only meaningful effort of man is his efforts to defeat the death! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* The beauty of ordinary lives of ordinary people in the ordinary streets is always extraordinary! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Everybody seems to be doing different things but actually they do the same thing: They try to survive in this world, each with their own style! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* When fog and walk come together, you get the opportunity to meet the nothingness! And such a meeting immediately increases your desire to meet the existence! Darkness makes you love the light and nothingness, the existence! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* No love can be endless because no life is endless! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* For some brave people, travelling itself is the best port! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Your mood is constantly changing, your psychology is constantly changing, your desires, your fads, your fears, your attitudes are constantly changing! Why? Because you have not attained wisdom yet! Only through wisdom your storms will settle down and your waves will calm down. ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Night has more words to say to you than the day can tell you! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* The simplest way to live extraordinary things is to increase your awareness because with high awareness your every step will take you to previously unobserved exceptional beauties! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* If somebody is trying to solve your problem while you have no problem at all, now you have a big problem for sure! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Nations who are proud of their guns, tanks, missiles etc. are deprived of humanity! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* If your photo looks happy while you are unhappy, then the photo has no meaning! If your photo looks unhappy while you are happy, again the photo has no meaning! Only if a photo captures your true emotions, it will be meaningful! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Instead of trying to guess your future, try to create your future because future has something to do with designing not with guessing! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Spring is the best life coach: It gives you all the energy you want, all the positive thoughts you wish and all the boldness you need! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* When you cry under the rain, no one will know that you are crying! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Waiting shortens life! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* The fate of everything we see is hidden in time; only when the time moves, we shall see what fate the things we see have! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* In this universe we all need to be protected and if we don’t need any protection at all, it means that we are either dead or become a kind of god! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Your reality is not what you see but it is what you imagine! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* When mind solves a problem, life bows the knee to this solution! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* If you are powerful enough, you can bang a nail only at one stroke! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* When you panic when the storm comes, you increase the power of the storm! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Be a school! Let the people come as a student to your school and leave that school as a teacher! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* You got the wrong tram? You lost your time? No problem! You gained something very valuable: Experience! Now, take the right tram and start your new journey! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* There is much to learn from a child; especially you can learn to remember what it was like to be innocent! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* People in favour of war will always be remembered as the scurviest and the silliest people! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

*  He who is in love with the station will never be attracted by the trains! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* When you read a book, book also reads you! The book will know who you are from the sentences you underline! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

 * Sunset is a cosmic call to us all to give a break to the rush of life so as to realise the gorgeousness of the existence! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* The road you travel will remain as your destiny till you change the road! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* When you save the life of a tree, you only pay your debt as we all owe our lives to the trees! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* In any moment in life you may suddenly find yourself asking this tragic question: Is this happening to me? ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* When the solitude invites you, accept it, because it will make you hear the inner voices that you can never hear in the crowds! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* When you take the picture of the people, you take the picture of the whole stories of their past because every person is nothing but a combination of their entire past stories! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* By staying calm, you invite others to stay calm; by panicking, you provoke others to panic! You see, you can design the world by designing yourself! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Trying the impossible is an honour even if you cannot succeed! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* In a street without any trees, birds represent the trees in the name of nature! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* People who adore the noises of action can die of boredom with the silence of inaction! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Which one is ox? The ox or the man who never cares about what the hell is going on in the world? ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* You can defeat the storm by being the total opposite of the storm, by being calm, by being silent and by being peaceful! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Our mouth speaks sometimes but our face speaks all the time! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Unconscious masses are puppets; their fate is determined by the crafty powers outside the mass! Conscious masses are composed of people of strong personality; their fate is determined by themselves! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Sunset is like a firework; when the firework dies, it creates dozens of other beauties: When the sun dies, it creates shining stars, mysterious moonlight, and gleamy lighthouses!  ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Because life has many deep valleys and bottomless precipices, you will always need high bridges and resolution is the highest bridge you can ever have! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* For a spiritual journey, you don’t have to meditate or visit a temple or listen to a guru! Just live a misty morning while the sun is rising! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* The best worship is to ease one’s hard life in any way possible; no holy books, no rules, no temples, none is necessary! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* To live only your own culture is to bury yourself to your local graveyard! Know the world, live the world! And through knowing new things and living new things, you will have a new culture made by your own experiences! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* You found an infinite road? You have an infinite life? What happens then? Then, you will keep on travelling because now the road does not end, now there is no cul-de-sac, now you are free, now you have an unimpeded life! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* The world you know is the world you know; the world you don’t know is the world you need to know! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Your desire to be near to window is your desire to be close to life! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* No walk is lovelier than the walk you make inside a field! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* If you think that nobody hears your screams, try silence! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Unless a ship stands up to storms, it must never cross with his port! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Let us go to an ordinary street to feel that life is beautiful with all the ordinary things, with cats around, with children playing, with laundries hanged out, with people wandering aimlessly! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* A warm heart can heat us even in very low temperatures; a cold heart can frost us even in very high temperatures! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* For a dark street, sunshine is most welcome; for a wounded soul, love is most welcome! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* A beautiful view accords most with an elegant soul! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Ultimately, if you have travelled on the road you loved, you can be sure that you lived your life well! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* If you want to speak loudly or want to talk with everyone or want to taste what it is like to be immortal, speak through art! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Respect your enemy, then you can defeat your enemy more easily because we only take ‘the people we respect’ seriously! If you don’t take your enemy seriously, you lose! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* In life, sincerity is always the best strategy to win people’s heart! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* If you want to be successful, you must learn to be loyal audience of your own self because in life difficult times will arrive, you will have no one to applaud you, no one but you! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* The more you wait, the less you live! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Today will soon be once upon a time! If you want to own a beautiful past in the future, you need to have beautiful todays! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Your mind is your shepherd and if you have a wise shepherd, you shall be safe throughout your life! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Death is the source of comedy; we had had to invent ‘comedy’ to ease ourselves vis-à-vis death, to reduce our fears vis-à-vis exitus! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* To see yourself objectively from the outside is a great blessing! Sometimes to visit your true-self you must leave yourself! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Refuse something, and so, that something won’t be your destiny! Accept something, and so, that something will be your destiny! Your life will mostly be determined by your refusals and by your acceptances! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Any man who is good by heart is a great man! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* The young pessimist is much older than the old optimist! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Some moments arrive and we wish to see no trace at all from the civilisation! And such moments are the best proof that our civilisation has a demonic side! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* To be curious means to discover the darkness because only the curious have the courage to enter the shady and dangerous zones of life! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Wherever you are living, find the best things in there, live the best things in there! And when you move to another place, do the same thing! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* May Day is not an ordinary day because it is a day that cherishes the extraordinary people, the workers! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* If suddenly the whole workers of the whole world disappear then the whole world will stop! Let us all realise this and let us celebrate the workers – these great people who make our world move! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* When you smell a flower, it also smells you! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Innocence has nothing to do with face, it is something to do only with heart! Only an innocent heart can create an innocent person! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* The best proof that a person lived a good life is his peaceful face in his old age! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Everybody needs a relaxation place to gather his strength now to give a better fight in tomorrow in the arena of life! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* When a happy person is treating others well, this is not too important; but when an unhappy person is treating others very well, this is very important and very valuable! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

 * Sometimes all of a sudden all the obstacles on your way disappear. You may call this situation as ‘an action of God’ or an ‘affair of chance’, but I call it as the miracle of your utter faith in yourself! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Not after one month, not after one week, not after one day, not after one hour, not even after one minute, only after one second is the best time for a defeated person to stand up and fight for his future victory! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Looking for magic? You are funny! Just look at the mirror, you are the magic! You were born as the magic of this mysterious universe! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* He who has the greatest peace of mind is certainly the richest of the world! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Do not avoid the stairs because they are really good exercises for the real life! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Earth has two suns: One is outside, the Sun and one is within, the Wisdom! Both shine, both guide and both are bold in challenging the darknesses! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Mind is superior to body because you cannot have a new body, but you can have a new mind through wisdom! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Those who look for the people or the animals in need of help will never have a difficulty in finding them because our world is a world of desperate needers! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Those who look for the people or the animals in need of help will never have a difficulty in finding them because our world is a world of desperate needers! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* No tongue can speak more sentimental than the eyes screaming for love! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* In life, the passage from one second to another is always critical because every second contains infinite possibilities that can change or end your life in every way possible! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* People often talk about and criticize the life of others to forget the failures and the negations in their own lives! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* To know people really, you must catch them in their very unhappy times! If they treat you well, then you can be sure that they are good people! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Not every wish you wish comes true and this is a great blessing for you because not every wish you wish is ethical, only some are! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Soil is the home of the flower. All flowers must live in their homes, not in somewhere else; not in a woman’s hair or not in a lover’s hands or not on a dinner table! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* No dictator has a healthy mind because only a sick mind can be a dictator! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Most people most of the time cannot see their faults! The best way to serve a person is to show their faults to them in a polite manner! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* To reach the impossible, you must first practice with the most difficult possibilities! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* There is only one way to keep ourselves alive and that is to keep the earth alive! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Wisdom is to see no thing as a strange thing, no clothe as a strange cloth, no person as a strange person, no event as a strange event! Because in wisdom you understand why the things are as they are! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* You don’t always need a particular reason to be happy and in such moments of happiness you meet the real happiness! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Without knowing the world of others, your own world will never get rich! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Nobody’s story is written only by himself. In our story, we can always find the stories written by others! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Disappear for a while! Let the people miss you! And this is what the sun does with the sunset! When you reappear, you are much loved! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* No precipice can challenge you if you have the ability to build bridges over any kind of precipice! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* When you lose your path, have you ever thought that may be the place you lost your path also lost its path and the two of you are looking for where the true path is? And such a thought will comfort you because now you have a friend who has the same fate as you! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* You must always know that the direction you walk is always very important because may be some people are following you! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* The less awareness you have, the more you become like others! Increase you awareness, then you will become more unique! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* It is silly to fight against every obstacle on your way; it is wisely to avoid most of the obstacles on your way and it is brilliant to defeat only the few most crucial obstacles on your way! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* To master the universe, firstly master your own mind! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Through silence you will hear the voice of three things: Your own inner voice, the voice of others and the voice of the universe! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Nothing is more mysterious than watching a lonely man who is taking for a night walk in a foggy street! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* It is possible that your best future may lie in your past; in that case you must go back to your past to reach that great future! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Mind is the second sky on earth, full of mysteries! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Nothing is more tiring than waiting and nothing is more relieving than giving up waiting! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Reaching tomorrow is always a great victory! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* If watching a bridge is much more exciting than crossing that bridge, then you can be sure that it is a very beautiful bridge! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Whatever you do in life, you can always do it in an artistic way! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* For those who can see well in the darkness, there is no darkness and for those who cannot see well even in the light, there is no light! Neither darkness nor light but only your talents matter most!  ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Every teacher needs a student, otherwise to whom he will teach? Every student needs a teacher, otherwise from whom he will learn? ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* If nature was your good friend when you were a child, you must then know that you it will remain your good friend till the end of your life! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* To have a better life, ignore your fears! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Are you sincere? Are you yourself? Are you as you look? You don’t have a mask on your face? You speak what you think? Then you are real, then you are not fake! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* If you want your door to be knocked by your friends, you knock their door first! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Humans must be free, because freedom is happiness and the same thing applies for the animals too: They must be free because freedom is happiness and they have the right to be happy! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* One man with a broom cannot clean the whole world but if the whole world starts knowing that that man has an idea of cleaning the whole world, then this idea can come true! One man is one man, but one idea is one thousand men or one million or one billion men! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Till a society remembers and starts caring its forgotten poor workers, it will remain to be a cruel and tinpot society! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* If you respect your body, make the nature a temple for yourself! And if you visit this splendid temple consistently, then wisdom will become your true nature!  ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* If you watch carefully the storms of your life, there you will often see your own mistakes as the architect of these storms! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan 

* No dream will make you fully happy, because every time you reach your dream, you will feel some kind of obtrusive emptiness alongside happiness! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* If you close yourself to the world, you will not be able to obtain the richness of the world and also the world will not be able to get your richness! Both the world and you will lose! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Our main purpose in this universe is to exist here on earth or somewhere beyond the earth. All other purposes don’t amount to a hill of beans beside this main purpose! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan



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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

* Most people give up their dreams when they see few dark clouds on the horizon! Cowards can never reach their destinations, but then even the toughest storms cannot touch the determination of a gallant mind! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Treat every natural beauty you met as if you see them for the first and last time! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* In this meaningless universe, we need saviours to cling to the existence and music is one of our best saviour! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* If you are very happy that you lost your way, be silent as dead as a dead person to ensure that you will not be found! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Oh, poor human! You have so many dreams, but so short period of time! You are living in the ocean of desires, but dying in the deserts of limited time! Oh, poor human! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* To lose something is an illusion because everything we own is just a mirage! And you, you cannot lose something which is not yours! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Your most precious journey is the journey to your own mistakes and so you can face them! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* How important things you will achieve in life will be determined by how many times you shall act bravely in life! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* If you close your eyes in a park you will realise that everything you see around is at the same time in the air because everything has a scent and every scent is a misty image! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* If you don’t like speaking much, wear red clothes; they will speak on behalf of you! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* If nobody knocks your door, knock your own door! The most precious support for you is the support you give yourself! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* To create a new reality, exit from the existing reality and dream! You cannot travel to the new port without leaving the old port! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Trains come and go but some people always remain at the station, they never get on any train! What can we say about these people? May be just because they love the station, that’s it! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* With the holy touch of art, human life has become less lonely and more esthetical! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* A beautiful path can be abandoned only if a more beautiful path is found out! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* When you are blessed with a beautiful light, don’t ask where it comes from or why it comes, how it comes, when it will end! Just feel the light, live the light, unite with the light! All your questions will be answered when you surrender to the thing happening to you because at that case you become that very thing happening to you, you become the light itself! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Whatever your problem is, let that problem clearly understand this: You will never stop till you solve it! Let your enemy know how decisive you are! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* You want the light shine on you or you want to be the light itself? You want to get wisdom from a wise man or you want to be the wise man himself? Without being the former you cannot be the latter! To be a teacher, you must first be a student! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Every ignorant is an obstacle for the future of humanity! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* We humans are still a joke in this universe; we are not real, not yet! Universe can annihilate us in seconds! If we want to be something serious – something more than a joke, something more than a shadow – we must significantly raise our level of science!  ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* He who desperately looks for a miracle must be either a blind or an ignorant person because everywhere and every moment is already full of miracles! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Foggy road is a blessing because it is full of surprises and life is such a road! We are incredibly lucky that we all have an unknowable future! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* The gods we ourselves have created ruled us for centuries! What a great comedy! And what a great tragedy! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Stand like a restful mountain in front of people so that they can realise the foolish complexities and the meaningless fusses in their lives and thus find some peace in your tranquillity! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* If there is so much to tell between two people but nothing is spoken then may be because everything is being told through silence! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Who are you? A noise or a melody? Or may be you are a silence! If you are a silence, then you will be discovered only by the silent one! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* They say human is a thinking animal; in times of war, don’t even use the adjective ‘thinking’! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* You are walking on a street; a bird is singing, do you hear it? No? Then you are missing the life because life is awareness! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* The most perfect thing about achieving something very difficult is to give other people this provocative feeling: If he is doing, why can’t we? ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* I call a man rich man if his mind is full of dreams and his soul is full of resolution to realise these dreams! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Let yourself disappear in the darkness; if you are loved, people will come and find you with torches in their hands! Love is a great searcher; it always searches the loved one! To see who really love you, just disappear! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Only when the minds are completely set free on Earth shall the secrets of this universe find no place to hide! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Past is nothing but the crumbs of a dream remained in our memory! And the future is just another short dream which is likely to happen! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Beware of pro-government media in your country, because it doesn’t open your eyes, it just makes you blind! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* There are good things in every culture and respecting a culture must only mean respecting the good things in that culture! If you respect a culture as a whole, you promote the bad things in that culture and this is a serious mistake! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Go to the shoeshiner even when your shoes are already clean and shining! We must support people when they need us, not when we need them to get our job done! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Only the thirsty knows the real taste of water; only the lonely knows the real weight of emptiness! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* The best present for a child is to show him the path of having a courage! And what is this path? It is to show clearly that fear is nothing but a strong brake which either slows you or stops you! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* The supreme art is the art of being happy with the simplest things and the greatest artist is the person who performs this art excellently in his everyday life! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Man who is travelling on a train has a much more chance to be wiser than the man who is sitting on a station! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* When iron and carbon come together, there emerges steel! To be something stronger and better, you must mostly unite with something else and melt in something else! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan 

* Photography is basically an art of arranging the angles! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Sometimes it is wonderful to be unsuccessful because through our failure, we enable people to try new paths! And thus, even in failure you may found happiness, because helping others is an important source of happiness! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Sky is proud of its bright stars; earth is proud of its bright minds! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Whether you like it or not, the sun rises when the time comes; whether you like it or not, the sun sets when the time comes! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan  

* Life is a paradise of endless possibilities! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* When you feel yourself completely free, you will feel as if you are at a wonderful seaside! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* When your tristful past is often haunting your mind, then you will look less human and more ghost! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* When your tristful past is often haunting your mind, then you will look less human and more ghost! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* There is something more horrible than to live with an unhappy person and that is to live with someone who is pretending to be happy! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* To realise the soothing power of simple life is to find the secret of happiness! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* To understand the life better, find a corner and wait there! You will then see that all sorts of things and events will suddenly appear at the corner, as it happens in life! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Lucky is the one who misses the wrong train! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* If you do not build bridges, precipices become your fate! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* If you find your way under low light, that is good; if under utter darkness, that is excellent! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* To live is to write a story. If you are a strong person, your life story will mostly be written by you; if you are a weak person, mostly others will write your life story! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

 * If someone talks about the most precious moment of a day, object him! Since every moment of existence is precious at the highest level, all moments of all days automatically become the most precious moments! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Let me tell you what to forget in the New Year: Forget about the luck; concentrate on the insistent and conscious effort! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* The oldest tree on earth has seen 5067 New Year; the oldest man, only 122 New Year! Can you see how limited number of New Years you have? And when something is very limited, it is damn precious! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Make friends with the path you are travelling on; then, you feel less lonely! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Whenever you enter the crowds, keep your own personality, keep your own behaviour, keep your own mind; stay as yourself! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* The concept of destiny is something that humanity has to get rid of because it degrades the future-creator power of human mind! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

In this universe nobody and nothing can know in which part of the road they are! At the beginning? At the middle? At the end? Because end can happen at any time, the beginning of the road can be the end of the road as well. Or maybe the middle is the end! Besides, since everything is possible in this universe, end of the road may also disappear; end may turn into the endless!” ~ Mehmet Murat ildan Words of Wisdom, Aphorisms, Wise Sayings, Quotations

* Our mind is like a beach: Sometimes sunny, sometimes wavy, sometimes crowded, sometimes empty and lonely; at times stormy, at nights, cold and windy; in the mornings, very clear; at twilight, foggy! Our mind is like a beach, changing from one moment to another! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* One awake person can only awaken the whole tower block; but one awakened mind can awaken the whole world! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Always try to see yourself from the window of other cultures; only then you may begin questioning your own culture! And the road to freedom always starts with sincere questioning! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* As long as money is respected, poor will be disrespected! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* When walking and thinking come together, the solution for your problem will appear on the horizon as well! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Via your talents, you can go beyond the limits! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* We are living in the Universe of Once Upon a Time! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* A stair will be precious for you if only you climb up it! For a thing to be precious for you, you must live it!  ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* If you have found a beautiful secret place, think thousand times to tell it to someone else because every great beauty has one big enemy: To be discovered! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Storms visit the quietest and the most peaceful places to calm themselves down and to have their nervousness cured! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* While you are walking on a street, stop and lie down and look around you! Make it a habit to see everything from the uncommon corners because all the unnoticed things will be visible when looking from the ignored angles! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Life continuously shoots arrows at you; to survive, be flexible and be on the move because rigid and fixed targets are the easiest targets! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* If you stay as yourself, you will exist only as yourself in the universe; but if you leave yourself, you will be the universe itself! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Your loneliness can end at any moment because the world is full lonely souls! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Life is no different than cooking and to make a great meal, be a great cook! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Small is big for the smaller! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* If you entered a tunnel, you can be sure that the tunnel has at least one exit! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* You can never make this New Year as your best year because your best year is always the year you were born! When the fireworks start, be thankful for your existence and for everything which made this possible! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* If you want to be a walking-rose, wear red clothes! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Only those who are great masters of jumping have the right to mock the obstacles on their paths! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Don’t always ask what the path will give you, but ask yourself what you will give to the path! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* The power you feel when you see the Pyramids is the great will and mind power of the ancient people who built them! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* The most precious moments of war are the moments where the soldiers remember their ordinary calm lives before the war! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Let us look around us! What do we see? We see this: Everyone is lost somewhere! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* The greatest crowd is not the large number of people who know nothing about where they are going but rather a single man who knows where he is going on the right path! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Snow is a white candle emitting warm beauties around it! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Stay firm against the strong winds of life! This is not only good for you but also good for those who are watching you admiringly and hopefully from afar! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

Universe is an unconscious god! It has the power to create anything we see in the cosmos, but it creates them unconsciously, without any purpose! Universe is a mindless god!

* When you see something excellent or something very beautiful, a silent astonishment will be the greatest word one can ever say to celebrate this excellence! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* From the eyes of the ice, sunset is a big event, it is a great opportunity to live longer! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Let all the failures of your past year be your best guide in the New Year! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* You leave a place only if your mind leaves that place! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* When the light shines on you, you are filled up with the light! And then what happens? Then you will start loading your light on others! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* There will be no New Year for those who keep living in the older years! If you really want to enter a new year, shot all the doors behind you and stick yourself to the New Year where everything is ready for you to be designed by you! Every man is an artist and every artist has the power to create infinite things; just be in the present time and design your life! No man can design his life by being in the past because present time is the only studio we can do our work! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* A lost soul often looks for another lost soul! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Let you be surrounded by the lights when the darkness visits you! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Because we have a limited time, we cannot go slowly! Ignore anyone who is advising you to go slow! The faster we are the safer we will be in this universe! The salvation of humanity depends on the high speed in all fields and in all matters! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* You can always see a light around the hopeful people and darkness around the hopeless! And what better shield you can have than having a light around you in the dusky times? ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* To reach the top you don’t have to climb up to the top; just define a height as the top, that’s’ it, very simple! Don’t let the summits determine your altitude; let the height you like be your summit! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Don’t try to be someone else or something else; respect yourself and be yourself! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Whatever you are doing in life, do it with courage; or else, don’t ever do it! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* The harder the road, the stronger you should be! When an obstacle increases its challenge against you, don’t step back, rush forward with a higher challenge! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Elderly! The forgotten golds of the past; the ignored tired souls of the society! This world has many shames and one of the worst is this: Treating the elderly as the nonperson! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* When your shadow becomes more popular than you, then you know that the sun is setting! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* When you stop beside a river, you get this message: Flow! And when you flow, you meet the never-seen and the never-lived parts of the life! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Rose is not the prettiest flower, neither water lily or petunia nor magnolia! An elegant soul is the prettiest flower on earth! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* To live in the minds of others is to exist twice! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* If you excessively concentrate on a closed door, you may miss the alternative easy entries! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* When you see people doing meaningless things, you must remind yourself that it is easier for people to do meaningless things than doing meaningful things! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* If you stop being afraid of lonely you will never feel lonely because courage will give you the necessary self-confidence to solve this problem! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* There are two kinds of success: Good success and bad success! Good success is to be successful without jostling people around or walking over others! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Your life philosophy might be totally wrong, it might be very inadequate or quite primitive or it may be nonsense and silly! And so, dear friend, you must become familiar with the life philosophies of others! To be able to think of the fact that there may be paths much superior than your path is a great wisdom! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Without being hope to yourself, you cannot be hope to others! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* You can never escape from the thing you carry in your mind! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* You owe light to your window! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Cats are great teachers! Their teaching is very simple: You are too busy with life; give time to yourself! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* A bad government cannot only be called as a ‘bad’ government; the real adjective should be this: Enemy! Yes, bad government is a real enemy for the country it governs, an enemy within! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* When you want to fully isolate yourself from the madnesses of the people, find a wooden cottage in the middle of nowhere by the side of high mountains! Over there, alongside the fresh winds, the mysterious sounds and the pleasant scents, you will find the most precious thing: Freedom! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Be kind to the things which are unimportant for you because at any time life can make them very important for you! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

Children are genius in the matters of making life fun and in the matters of making life unbearable, the adults are genius!  ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* When the best friends come together, the shining spirit of solidarity replaces the brightest star Sirius!   ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* In life there are times you must only walk without any particular direction to find your random fate! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* It is a good luck to get a good education. And what is good education? It is to obtain an independent mind which is capable of doubting the system it lives within and capable of revolting against it if the system is bad and which is able to refuse taking orders from other minds in any matter whatsoever! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* The path before you might be tough. All you have to do is to be tougher than the path! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* When you have dark thoughts, darkness becomes your best friend! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* When bored, give yourself up to something uncommon! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Music is an invisible being which is able to create a visible happiness! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Yes, I know, you often desperately look for a saviour! Then, dear brother, look at the mirror, you will see your saviour there! Each one of us is the only saviour of our own selves! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* By behaving naturally and sincerely, you become a giant magnet, pulling people to yourself! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Some people get strength from their past, and some others, from their future! Whatever is feeding your strength, go that specific time zone to gather your strength! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* If you can enter a person’s heart, you will surely enter his mind, but not vice versa! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Life without port is tiring; life without travel is boring! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* No shadow can dare to look at the light! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* There is only one curse that really exists and that is to believe naively that curses really exist! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

 * To accept our tinyness in the universe is not a weakness; on the contrary it is whipping ourselves to get rid of this tinyness! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* To be defeated by our fears means to be defeated by ourselves! ~ 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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* 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.

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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.

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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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