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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.

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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


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Quotes and Quotations of Mehmet Murat ildan -59




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

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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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Quotes and Quotations of Mehmet Murat ildan -58




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

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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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* Like a breakfast time or lunch time, you must have a thinking time! Without eating and thinking we cannot stick to the existence; without them we cannot stay in the port of this universe! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* When you turn your back to the truth, the truth will soon appear before you! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Wherever you find your dreams, drop your anchor in there. If you are unable to do this physically, leave your heart and your mind over there, and you will see that your heart and your mind will one day pull your body there almost by force! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* A society with a great number of prisons is a totally failed society because it has terribly failed to create a marvellous society where crime is not something widespread but an exception! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* When your mind is foggy, all you need is the winds of wisdom! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Every New Year must be celebrated at the heart of nature – in the middle of a forest or by the side of a lake under billions of stars – because it is nature who has made our existence possible! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* The remotest place on Earth can sometimes be the most attractive place on Earth especially in times when our belief in humanity is lost! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* The easiest way to forget about the people who are dying in wars right now is to close our eyes and ears! And this is also the ugliest and the vilest way! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Mankind has created many religions; most of them are long gone now and finally all will long gone!  This truth is an irreversible truth! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* What if the door you love is locked and cannot be open? The answer is very simple: Find another door! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* There is always a path to our target; the problem is to discover it! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Today’s living people are much more important than tomorrow’s yet unborn people! We need to help the people of today before helping the people of tomorrow! We cannot make our plans so as to save the people of distant future by ignoring today’s people! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Universe is a giant with his body and we humans are a giant with our minds! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* The sound we hear when it snows is the soft song of the white beauty! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Yes, looking through the eyes of literature we may talk about the beauty of sadness! But in the eyes of truth, sadness is just saddening; there is no beauty there, only a touching desperation! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* A homeless with hope is in a better situation than a hopeless with home! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* What are we? We are a thinking universe! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Bad governments always lie because telling the truth requires honour and courage! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* The best life is the one which is lived happily without being noticed by others! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Mountains which block your way are mostly created by your own wrong thinking! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Visit your life, because you are spending too much time in others life! Visit yourself! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Some beautiful opportunities are like birds. They may be there but only till the next second! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Do the dreams have also their own dreams? Yes they have and those dreams also have their own dreams! So when you create a dream, you create infinite number of dreams! When you dream of a beautiful house, then that beautiful house will create new dreams! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* What do you need in the New Year? You need a dream; your dream needs an action; and your action needs right thinking! Without right thinking, you can have only unrealised dreams! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Nature has two powers: Her own physical power and the spiritual power of her beauty! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* When the winter comes, fire becomes a king! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* You don’t have to love the storm but you have to know its language in case you meet it! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* When you leave a port, ask yourself two questions: What mark you have made on that port and what have you learned from that port? ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* A country where people are afraid of even their own shadows is surely a country of dictatorship! In such vile countries there are two groups of people: The zombies, the living-dead who serve the dictator and the rest, the clever and honourable people who fight for their freedom! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* When modern values and modern people are under attack in a country, we can be sure of a dark future in that country! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* From the same window, you keep seeing the same view! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Not only persons lose their way, but nations lose their way as well! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* A country where there is no security of life is certainly not a country but just a slaughter house! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Look every creature from the windows of compassion with the eyes of love! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Look at every creature from the window of compassion with the eyes of love! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Existence is a priceless gift and the beauties of nature are the priceless gifts of the existence! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* The intolerant countries are the most boring, the most colourless, the most miserable, the most primitive and the rudest countries on this whole planet! Intolerance is a clear symptom of having a sick and ignorant mind! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* An open door frightens the doubter and the coward, but it whips the brave and the brash! When life invites you somewhere, neither be bold nor doubter completely, but be both bold and doubter! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* The politicians of your country will always try to encircle you with the high walls of lies! You must know that the truth is beyond the walls and without meeting the truth you cannot meet the freedom! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* If ten men are trying to lynch one allegedly vile person, than we can be completely sure that there are ten vile people and one allegedly vile person over there! Don’t forget, violence makes you a low man! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Some clever and honourable nations change their regime from authoritarian to a democratic one, and some weak-kneed dictator lover miserable nations do the exact opposite! Don’t try to look for a character in a person who gave up his freedom, because he does have none! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* The journey of every ignorant and obedient society always ends up in the same place: In the desert! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* You run out of new ideas? Then you run out of your progression! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Learn well how to think right and then be your own shepherd, otherwise you shall be the unlucky sheep of all sorts of cunning shepherds! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Many countries collapsed totally just because nations of that country were sleeping like a log while the country is collapsing totally! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Have you got stuck in a period of time where you loved or you were loved once? Come back to the present time, because present time is the only time you can do something real about your fate! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* When an ignorant reads ignorant things or when he comes together with other ignorant, his ignorance will deepen and his fate will worsen! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Moments of love and compassion are the only immortal moments in human being’s life! We humans are mortals with immortal moments! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* In the matter of war, ask this question to yourself and to your own fellow country men: Have you ever seen any politician in your country without legs, without arms, without eyes after war? No! You can’t see such a thing because honourless politicians always stay in the safe ports while they send others to the zone of death! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Without being an independent individual, without having an independent mind, you become nothing more than a trivial slave or an obscure shadow! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* In old age, past haunts the present; memories replace the real life! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Try to see your face often and thus you may notice your mistakes because your face continuously records your errors, your lies, your frauds! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Stay behind the scene; then you will have more freedom to work, more freedom to think and more freedom to act! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

 * The miracle of a single tree in the middle of nowhere originates from its own power, its own belief in itself! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* When two people got cross with each other and stop talking, the deep silence in the air will continue to speak glowingly! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* If you keep doing only the things you can handle, you will not be able to push the borders of impossibilities! Try to do the things which are beyond your powers; change your frontiers, create new ones! And then attack the new frontiers! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* If you want to have a golden signature, create a good art!  ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* The best friends of the highest mountains are only the clouds and the adventurer mountaineers! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Ants are successful creatures; they are successful because they know very well that the mind of the team is superior to the mind of the individual! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* No dark cloud can forever prevent the sun from shining! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Here is a wonderful habit: From time to time stop; move not; speak not; just watch the nature, because this is the best way to realise explicitly the miracles surrounding us! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Hard roads require will of steel! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* The more we respect other creatures, the more respect our humanity will get! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* The unhappy people of the known paths must certainly try the unknown paths in their search of happiness! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Those who want to have a beautiful future must first dream of a beautiful future! Dream is the first step; it is the first action; it is the first move before any move, it is the first of everything! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Women who live their lives according to the suffocating religious rules created by men represent one of the saddest tragedies of the whole human history! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* You are an ordinary person till the day you realise that you have the power to change the world! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* To live the extraordinary ecstasy of a good rest, all you have to do is to get very tired! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* If a religion wants you to give up your freedom, just give up that religion! Nothing is holier than your freedom! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* The uncertainty of the future is a great blessing for us humans! Let the road ahead of us be completely unknown for us so that we can have the marvellous joy of discovering it! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Do something very praiseworthy in your youth or in your middle age so that you can spend all your time talking about it in your old age! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* In every nation’s history time comes to behave like wild horses, to refuse any kind of authority which tries to eliminate your freedom! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* A hammer with flowers is still a hammer for the nail! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* The heaven of a grasshopper is the wheat field; the heaven of man is the same place, the very earth itself where we get our food and build our happiness! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* There are two kinds of politicians on Earth: Those who expand the freedoms and those who restrict them! The second group has no chance to triumph and they will always be remembered as spooky characters from a horror movie! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* No path is irreversible; you just return back and walk! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Every irrational and unscientific belief will ruin your life! Your own wrong belief will be your own tragic punishment! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* When you are fascinated by a shadow, you forget the owner of that shadow! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Nothing on earth can be more appreciated than an old woman carrying heavy burdens on her shoulders in the struggle of life! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* A new world order can only be created if we establish an order where the powerful wolf cannot eat the weak lamb! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* The purpose of art is to create heavens to balance the world because there are so many hells in the world, there are wars, tortures and oppressions, there is unhappiness etc. ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* If you have the ability to see the things behind the scenes, then you have the greatest talent one can ever have because there is almost always something else behind the things! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* The strength of your mind determines the depth of your desperation! The weaker the mind, the deeper the desperation! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* One of the most beautiful words is touch; it exquisitely represents our need to prove ourselves that we are not in a dream!  ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* You must let other people to challenge your truths; you must let them to question your faith and the reason for this is very simple: Your truths might be very wrong; your faith might be very mistaken. Don’t be a castle; you need bridges surrounding you, not walls! And remember that walls belong only to cowards! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* When you leave the light behind you, shadows and darkness become your guide! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* In reality the concept of ‘other nation’ is wrong because there is only one nation: The Human Nation! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* The more you exaggerate, the more you will look funny! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Freedom can be forgotten in the repressive countries. To remember freedom, it will be enough to watch a happy seagull flying in the sky! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Did you have a sad day? Don’t worry, you have all the night to compensate for it! Did you have a sad night? Don’t worry! You have all the day to compensate for it! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* A soulless city creates soulless people! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

 * A sad soul needs an infinite horizon which can throw all his sorrow into the silence of the eternal emptiness! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* The distance between you and your destination can be set to zero only by your courage to act and by your determination to sustain this action till the end! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Who can live without eating? A farmer is a great hero because he fights for our existence! If anyone deserves a medal of existence in a country, that person should be a farmer! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Moments fly and if you don’t fly with the moments, you remain on the ground apart from the moments while the moments are flying! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan 

* One thinking man in a crowd worth a thousand men! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* A sane person will look like insane for an insane person! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* If you can be very impartial in analysing your own past, then you will have a much better future! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* When the reality is no different than a beautiful dream, stick tightly to that reality! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* By walking on the right path, you create a golden fate for yourself and you also become a silver lining for the others! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* The stupid are always in a tendency to create enemies; on the other hand the clever are always in a tendency to create friendships! Make friends with anything or anybody possible, in short, be clever! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* An endless path is frightening but the path that ends is even more frightening! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Great man is the one who is aware of his smallness in this universe! Greatness starts first of all with accepting the reality. ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* When the lost doesn’t want to be found, he cannot be regarded as the lost! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Our photographs are our best proof to others that we lived the things we lived in the past! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan 

* There is no honour in exploiting people and there is also no honour in exploiting animals! Using people or using animals for our own interests is nothing but an arrogant immorality! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Travel is the best school; it has the best teachers because everything seen is a teacher; and this colourful school’s diploma is wisdom! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Kids don’t have much accumulated and deep memories and that’s why they happily live in the present time! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* What can you learn from a statue? You can learn to stay calm whatever happens! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* There are millions reasons to live and not even a single reason to die! You must protect your life – the miracle given to you by the evolution – under all conditions! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* By smoking you betray your lungs and every betrayal has its price! Respect your body because every disrespect on this matter will make you a great traitor, a traitor to your own body which is the only ship you travel on in the ocean of existence! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* If your country is governed by the most stupid people, it is vital for you to continue going up personally while your nation and your country is going down because your country will inevitably collapse and it will be in need of people like you, people who managed to improve themselves while everything else was falling and deteriorating! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Civilisation is meaningful only with a beautiful nature! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* A hungry cat does no favour to a trapped bird! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* To reach your target quicker, don’t lose your time by looking back! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* People who go through hell in the Heaven of Earth are mostly the people who live their lives according to some religious rules! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Close your eyes because all the great sounds of existence can best be heard with eyes shut! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Inaction is the worst action of human beings! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Sometimes the most difficult thing is to be able to see the most obvious thing! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Silence is the best music when you are in need of silence and music is the best silence when you are in need of music! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* If you are not afraid of the dark, the darkness will start being afraid of you! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Sometimes we all want to disappear in the depths of an infinite path and the reason of this is obvious: We all come from the depths of infinity! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* If you are a path-creator, you don’t need a path! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* If you have carefully examined hundred people you met in your life journey, it means that you have read hundred different books! Every person you know is a book; world is full of walking books; some are boring, some are marvellous, some are weak, some are powerful, but they are all useful because they all carry different experiences of different paths! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Happy people is a great hope to all the unhappy people because a path of success can always be used by the people who couldn’t find such a path yet! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Every time the long-forgotten people of past are remembered, they are born again! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* For a child, no hand is stronger and softer than the hand which touches her lovingly! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* When you are in trouble, you are the nearest first person who can help you! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* When the sky is fully covered by the birds, you will feel the winds of pure freedom beneath this sky! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Sometimes nations come to a junction: There, they have to make a choice between democracy and fascism, that is to say, between life and death! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* When we see an innocent child, this is an ordinary thing; but when we see an innocent adult, this is an extraordinary thing! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Tragedy is a disaster; but desperation after that tragedy is a much greater disaster! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Some looks are heavier than the thickest books because they carry the saddest stories of life! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* There is no such a thing as missing the train of your life! Life is very rich and very generous; it always offers you new opportunities! Already-missed will soon be substituted by the not-missed-yet! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Humans which imprison the animals can never be called as humans! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* The more money you spend on guns, the less money you spend on people! More weapons, less happiness; more guns, more misery! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* A good strategy of life is obvious: When the right path is found, it must be walked no matter how hard it is and the precious target this path destined to must be arrived at by defeating every difficulty encountered! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Clouds in the sky very much resembles the thoughts in our minds! Both changes perpetually from one second to another! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* An honourable man is fair even to his enemies; a dishonourable man is unfair even to his friends! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* To make an elderly person happy is the noblest act a young person can ever do! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Double face in a person is no problem as long as both faces are more or less the same! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* When you need a helping hand, look inside you before anywhere else! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* A beautiful mind is like a beautiful path! The more you travel with it, the more you find peace and happiness! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* An arrogant rich and a humble poor both need help! The former needs help to be human; the latter needs help to live humanely! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* It will be very fair to say that the moments of sincere laughing are the very best moments of life! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Water is sagacious because it carries inside of itself the bottomless profundity of oceans, the cosmic looks of the clouds, subtle wits of the rivers, the inquisitive character of the rains and the silent meditation of the little lakes! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* It is always easy to create an ordinary city; what is difficult is to create an extraordinary one, peaceful and restful one, smart and tidy, artful and cultivated one, in short, a livable one! And Zurich is such a city! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Yes, there are plenty of politicians who are liars, there is no doubt about this! But some of them are not only liars but also serial killers because they deliberately send people to the wars! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Reflection is a blessing and reflection happens not only when one sees himself on a mirror or on the windowpane or on a puddle, but it also happens when someone criticises you! In every true critique made on you, you will see yourself and you will obtain a good chance to make corrections on yourself! Reflection happens even in the books you read! Reflection is a blessing; when it happens, you discover yourself, you face yourself! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Palaces are for the little men not for the great men because great man is humble! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* You can never catch real happiness without making others happy! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* If lots of men around you are growing a beard just because of political or ideological reasons, you refuse this, and if you have a beard, shave it off! Leave your herd to find yourself! Find your own style, not the style your ideology or your party is dictating on you! Remember, you build a sound character mostly through refusing, through saying no, through staying different! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan 

* What is left after war is silence: The silence of the death; the silence of the debris; the silence of the birds! After war even the screams of sadness are silent because the pain is in the very depths of the soul! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* No country can claim to be civilised if it has homeless people on its streets! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* It is very possible that the majority of a nation can choose darkness! Such fool nations learn the beauty of light through the unbearable and inconceivable pains! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* If you want to be tall to see the world better, have some high thoughts! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Are you tired? Are you feeling that you will not be able to reach your destination? Then all you have to remember is that those who reached their far and hard destinations also felt the same way on their way! Knowing what others felt will give you a great power to complete your journey! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Unless you refuse the bad things happening to you, you will continue to suffer with your own consent! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* You walk like others? You talk like others? You think like others? Then the world doesn’t need you because others are already abundant in the world! Be original! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* Art is the greatest opportunity to admire the human mind! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* When you start dreaming, you become just a body because your mind is now somewhere else! A dreaming person is just a mindless body! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* The biggest mistake of a democratic country is to underestimate the power of a democratically elected pro-fascist leader because it is always easier to destroy a castle from within! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* If you harden the soil, the seed cannot grow; if you harden your heart, the love cannot grow! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

* If you are a kind and a peaceful person, you will see yourself when you look at an elegant flower! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan



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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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



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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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



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

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

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* No man is a great man if he used violence to achieve his goals! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* The most tragic thing in life is to change the right path by thinking that it is the wrong path! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* It is a great joy to open a new path; and then, it is a greater joy to see new people on this new path; but the greatest joy is to see the new people opening many more brand new paths via this new path! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Literature is an invitation to people to discover the world of others and the world of others is the best source to understand and to improve our own world! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* A single tree in the middle of nowhere means resistance and victory! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Earth is a heaven but man often creates many hells within this heaven and a fascist country is one of the hottest and the most suffocating hell amongst all those hells! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* If you don’t speak the right things, then hush! If you don’t hush, then speak the right things! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Any country where there is no freedom of speech is no more than a Kingdom of Animals where only the powerful speak! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* If you stuck in the past, you won’t be able to step in the future! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Choices are abundant, it is the right decision which is the rare one! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Sick minds cannot live without creating enemies, but the real enemy for them is their own psychological illnesses and this illness is often originates from their inferiority complex! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Graveyards exist because death exists? No! Graveyards exist because we want to know precisely the place of our dead! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Tonight or every night if you wish you can have a very distinguished guest from the space: Just open your curtain at night, then the Moon will visit you! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* You can be an unhappy person, but you must never be a hopeless person! You can be an unsuccessful person or a defeated or an abandoned unlucky person, but you must never be a hopeless person! Being hopeless is the worst of the worst, it is the ultimate worst! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* For every drop of water you waste, you must know that somewhere on earth someone is desperately looking for a drop of water! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* When bored of sitting, move! When bored of moving, sit! Balance your life or there will remain neither moving nor sitting in your life but only falling! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* It is spectacular to watch an erupting volcano; but it is even much more spectacular to watch the rise of a newly exploding revolutionary idea! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* There is one thing we are sure: For the honor of humanity, all the kings and all the queens, all the kingdoms and all the monarchies must be abolished! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* A strange day is often a good day because it lacks boringness! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* We fly with our dreams, we fall with our hesitations! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* If you want to go to a far and difficult place, firstly send your mind to that far place, then your mind will meet with your body over there! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* If you follow the devil, your journey will end up in the hell! This is what happens to those who follow the dictators! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* A seagull flying beautifully is heaven; a seagull hunting an innocent fish is hell! Existence is heaven and hell, joy and horror! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* You like the wind? There is no wind? Start running! Create your own wind! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Are you afraid of the future? That is funny because future does not exist yet! Future is not even a shadow, because shadow exists! Let go your fear and concentrate on the present time! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Put everything else aside, old people must be respected just simply because they have survived longer than others in this fatal universe! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* If you keep wandering in the dark streets, may be it is because you find peace in the darkness rather than in the light! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Even the giant lead balls are not as heavy as the two sad eyes! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Every believer is also a nonbeliever because he does not believe in the things nonbelievers believe in; every nonbeliever is also a believer because he believes in the things believers do not believe in! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* The message snow gives us is very valuable: The environment you live in can suddenly change! Are you ready for this? Let us be thankful to the snow for this spectacular warning! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* To work is to be a river and all the rivers – no matter what their age are – are young in spirit! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* There is no point in trying to freeze the ice! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* For a flexible person, it is impossible not to reach his destination, because by using his ability to be flexible, he can easily define a nearer new destination! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Cold is hot, if you love it; hot is cold, if you hate it! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* A life without goal is a ship without rudder! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Want to shake the hand of a holy person? Then shake the hand of a helping hand! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Submission and obedience to one man is the routine of the slave-minded, empty-headed, personality devoid bland people! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* When you trust yourself, you sow the seeds of fear into the hearts of your enemies! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Be calm like a calm lake, then you will look beautiful like a beautiful calm lake! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Each one of us’ story – no matter how different it may look – is nothing but the story of trying to be alive! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* No matter what happens, as long as you think positively, hopelessness can never touch you! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* No person can walk all alone because to walk all alone one must have no memories at all from the past! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* If you want the people to understand you, invite them to your life and let them see the world from your window! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* You can never really know where exactly people are looking at! At the place they are staring at? Or at their past? Or at their future? ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Stupid and ignorant people always have high self-confidence, because they know nothing about the power of life’s possibilities! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* You are sitting! Want to be there? You can’t reach there by not going there! Sitting is the enemy of your dreams! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* He who knows how to fall without hurting himself will also know how to rise without any difficulty! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* He who sees a gold bullion more valuable than a tree has surely an intelligence much less than a donkey’s! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Wherever in the world a country is governed by spiritually ill, politically empty, ethically rotten and mentally stupid people, over there you can find nothing but chaos, tears and fire! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* If you are completely surrounded by the enemies, this proves that you are damn stupid in matters of making friends and such a stupidity, such a miserable clumsiness is your biggest enemy! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* To appear in heaven, let yourself disappear amongst the beauties of nature! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* To create a just world for women, we must firstly teach men to be just! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* You have to cross many bridges and you have to walk many paths in your life! But what is more important than this is to know which bridges you should not cross and which paths you must not walk! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Melt all the tanks in the world and make them rubbish bins. They will be much more useful for the humanity! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* The more freedom you get, the less your mind and your body is strangled! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Choose the paths which are not worn out by many feet! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Are you comfortable? That’s good. But there is somewhere at least someone is uncomfortable! And this should somehow make you uncomfortable too! The world can be a better place only through this way, through thinking others! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Watch the littlest kids carefully; the biggest messages for the grown-ups are hidden there! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Good ideas never require guns; and if an idea requires guns, it is not a good idea! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Whether you have teeth or not, smile! Because our world always needs a smile! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Trust yourself and trust the road, then your travel will be more smoother! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Those who act like a mirror and show the true face of the nation to the nation itself are the real heroes of the nation, because all a nation needs is to see his real face, to see his faults! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* A touch may not always be a love but love is always a touch! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* A country which is governed by the religious rules cannot be called as a country, but just a big open prison! Where freedom of expression doesn’t exist, where freedom is just a dream, over there nothing exists, nothing but the utter ugliness of a fascist oppression! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* A country where there are no freedoms is a black and white country; it is colorless and lifeless. Such a country needs nothing but colors, nothing but freedoms! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Every ship needs a port because unlike ships waves never get tired! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Unless you see it, it isn’t there, though it is there! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Sometimes a strong wind blows suddenly and you leave your beloved tree without saying even goodbye, like a pale autumn leaf! This uncertainty of life makes every moment in life infinitely precious. ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* We are nothing without compassion for others and for all other beings! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Is your country under great dangers? Light is gone and the darkness is everywhere? You don’t know whom to trust and what to do? Read the history of your country! There you will find out the best map for the way out! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Balloons are fun for the children and they are hope for the grown-ups! Even in a war, if you see a bunch of colorful balloons, you will feel that all will get better! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Window has no choice when the Sun wants to enter the house! But the curtain has! Know well your talents because they will determine your choices! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Old man with a young mind is much younger than the young man with an old mind! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Sheep all together, cars all together, people all together, crows all together, ants all together! Everywhere is full of herds! To breath comfortably, to feel free, to think better and to find the beauties of the unknown paths leave your herd! In whichever herd you are in, leave it! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Life is foggy; always try to see what lies behind the fog! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* To attack terrorism, firstly attack the ignorance which is the greatest source of terrorism! Attack the ignorance worldwide because ignorance often creates sick minds! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Life is a miracle and your most important goal in life is to protect this miracle. You have one more goal which is as important as this one and that is to protect the other miracles, the lives of others! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Waiting for something or somebody for hours, for days and even for years is a common human behavior. Take the word ‘waiting’ out of your dictionary! Move! Act! These are the words and the behaviors you need! The dead can wait for, but the quick must not! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* A justice-thirsty country needs nothing but justice, neither bread nor anything else, only justice! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Politicians are like little cats: They are never serious; they always mess up the things; they are fainthearted and spoilt. And when they look at the mirror, they see a tiger there, till the hammer of reality break that mirror very harshly! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Any religion which uses the words such as hell, fire, curse, burning, amputating can never be a religion of love because a religion of love must only use the language of love, must only use the sweet words of affection, not the words of darkness and torture! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* A lovely little wooden cottage in the depths of a forest is the most beautiful palace a king or any man can ever have! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* If you are unable to reach a person you must know that this happens not because that the roads are closed but because you don’t know the true paths to reach that person! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* An uneducated society will eventually turn into something lower than a herd of animals! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Hell people talk about hell, love people talk about love! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* The edge of a precipice is a very merciless school; over there you either learn to be serious or you die foolishly! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* To see something different gives you a chance to be something different! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* The loyal dogs of a dictator are much more dangerous than the dictator himself because a dictator can bite you only through his supporters. Without his dogs, he is nothing! More’s the pity, the world history is full of such loyal biters! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* At the end of all spiritual paths, there lies only a cold graveyard; the path of science is the only path that may give you something better than this! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* If you come across a high mountain on your way, thank to it, because a good challenge is a great chance for you to surpass yourself! Thank to it! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* There is a night school where you shall meet great teachers: The sky! When the night falls, the shining stars in the school will teach you how small you are and how comical to own an ego! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Without reading many different books, you can never leave the port of ignorance and can never obtain the peaceful mind of knowing the truth! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* You can be in love with solitude; it won’t last long! You can be in love with crowds; it won’t last long! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* You don’t need a ball to play football; all you need is a strong wish! After then, you can use even a stone as a ball! For all other things you want to do, all you need is a strong wish! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Solitude is not a port to drop anchor, but only a port to rest for a while! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* The greatest gift you can leave to humanity is the beautiful trace you left behind yourself that invites people to reason, science and peace! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* What are humans? They are unserious creatures in this serious universe! And because they are unserious, they appear and disappear quickly! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Adventure is the best way to feel the reality thoroughly! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Your most precious asset is your right thinking! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Tram’s road is predetermined, but not yours! You are not a tram, you can choose your path! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Reality is not enough for us, that’s why we have invented art to create different realities! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* If you want to be respected, do something respectful! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* How shall a society remember its miners underground while it cannot even remember its homeless above ground? ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan) ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Your mind is your guide! With a clever mind, you will have a life full of light! Improve your mind, improve your real savior! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* To be able to see a magic, you need to have a mind that can detect that magic! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* The best part of being a little child is having a long blank page ahead that he can fill it with almost everything! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* You exist because the universe exists. You owe your existence to the universe. You may call the universe as god or something else, it doesn’t matter. What matters is this: Thank to it! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* The best comedy on earth shows up when an immoral person talks about the morals! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* The beauty of shadow comes from the beauty of light! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* People are perfectly capable of ruining their own lives by very themselves without taking any wrong guidance from outside! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Your belief is mostly your prison! To discover the world outside your prison, you must first realize the walls surrounding you! Otherwise you shall continue being stuck in the prison of childish tales and fallacious illusions! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* A peaceful nature is the best doctor for an unpeaceful mind! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Only the exceptional paths bring exceptional glories! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* You can never be a giant if you do not challenge the powers much more powerful than you! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* A silent street always welcomes a good music! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* A daring destination mostly creates a daring journey! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Countries who don’t have brave prosecutors and fearless judges will instead have plenty of thieves, many killers and even stupid dictators! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Future is something imaginary but the present moment is something real! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Though the stupid have great capacity to direct the world because they are plentiful, the clever has a much greater capacity to prevent the stupid from halting the progression of humanity because – though they are rare – they are tactical and intelligent! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Some politicians are much noisier than the dogs! Just like teaching a dog how to hush, public must likewise teach those politicians to shush! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Here is a fact for you: Your prison is made by yourself! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Being alive is being a part of a dream and there is no dream outside the life! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* In a country where people are afraid of criticizing the government, many things must be going horrible! In such countries people must know that a society of cowards will always be remembered as a society of honourless people! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* What is a corrupted politician for a country which is like a fat fish? Just a cat, nothing but a piggish cat! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Bored with the upsetting realities of the day? Then leave yourself to the calming mysteries of the night! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Sometimes it is not right to wait for the right train. Take any train instead of rotting at the station! In other words, be realistic! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* If you fail, let the world knows the reasons of your failure; if you win, let the world knows the secrets of your victory! This is a great way to be useful for others! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* When travelling, concentrate on the path! Don’t sleep! Don’t read! Just live the journey in full by observing the path instead of wandering in your own world! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* If your mind is loaded with many burdens, you will not feel yourself empty even in an empty place! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* If you keep fighting with yourself, you will have less energy to fight with life! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* The more genius we become, the less mysterious this universe will be! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Same ideas don’t create same faces but they create same behaviors! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* What have you left behind yourself? Darkness or light? Badness or goodness? Lies or truths? Something sweet or something poisonous? You left a melody or a noise? If you have left good things behind yourself, you shall continue to live in the form of a light even long after you have gone! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* A society which devastates its homelands’ nature no more has the right to live in that territories! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Unless you have an utter belief in yourself, you shall never have a magical fate! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Every idea travels to somewhere but some ideas travel to everywhere, the great ideas! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Traveler! If you keep wandering in the path of wisdom you too eventually become a man of wisdom! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Our dreams seldom approach us; the rule is this: We must approach them! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* A journey deep into the Kingdom of Nature is always a mysterious journey, a Sufistic voyage, a spiritual trip! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Let fascism find not even a single passage to power or else that poisonous snake will infiltrate into the every vital corner of the country and kill the future of the nation! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* The windows of the houses – even if the house is ramshackle – are always beautiful because windows represent light! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* You may give up your big dream and that is very hard! If necessary, give it up but then create a new one! Never live without big dreams because they will keep you alive in life! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* When everything seems too far away from you, don’t despair, return to yourself because you are the nearest thing to yourself! Accumulate energy with yourself! Then you will feel powerful to reach even beyond the far things! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* There are many sources of happiness. Doing goodness is one of them and one of the best! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Some live in poverty but with their honor; some live in wealth but with no honor! Some lives are respectable, some are disgraceful! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Who needs a castle? Surely not a courageous man! Who needs a guard? Surely not a brave man! Who needs a gun? Surely not a strong man! Cowards need castles, they need guards and guns, simply because they are weak and chicken hearted! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Art symbolizes our perfect ability in the matter of enriching the reality! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Whatever you have in your mind, it always carries the potential to come into existence in the world of reality! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Don’t perceive the facts as a false criticism or else you lose badly! Because facts are facts and they need to be respected and be taken into consideration promptly! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* An empty street sucks your fullness; a full street fills your emptiness! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* There is no point of being enlightened unless you have started enlightening others! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Wherever wind visits, there it freshens the air; wherever wisdom visits, there it freshens the mind! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Every nation needs a crystal clear mirror to see its stupidities, to see its hypocrisies, to see its faults and its evils! No nation is saint! Every nation’s history is full of primitiveness and barbarity, full of wars and murders! Let every nation sees its face very clearly! Let them face their faces so that in the future they may be something better! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* It is raining! In other words little poems are coming down from the sky! Nature is literature! Sun is a fable; forest is a story; birds are a theatre; mountains are a myth; rain is a poem! Nature is literature! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* The feeling that something good will happen must always be kept alive! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* When the reality looks magnificent, a real art of photography has only one choice: To capture this beauty magnificently! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Whatever you do or wherever you go in life, after a while everything you did will look like a dream to you! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Life starts with the birth; success starts with the challenge! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Don’t be afraid of an endless road, but the road with an end! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Cats strongly believe that everywhere is designed for their comfort! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* If I ask you who you are and you reply you are a Christian or a Jewish or a Muslim, this has no meaning! If I ask you who you are and you reply you are a German or a Russian or a Spanish, this has no meaning! If you reply your name is Pedro or Azra or Joseph, this has no meaning! Are you good-hearted or ill-hearted? Are you compassionate or merciless? Are you honest or dishonest? You see, these have great meanings! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Let every house has a big library, then every house will be a big geyser of new ideas! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* You can always close your eyes to the truth and you can be sure that the truth will in no way take this into consideration! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Don’t pull people into your own storm! Let them stay safe outside your storm! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* This whole life is an art of knowing which door to open and which door to close! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* There is no difference between a rabid dog and a warmonger! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* To reach a beauty you must have an elegant soul which longs for beauty! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Our mind is our soul and we do not have any other soul. The concept of soul has been invented by ourselves to ease our fear of death. ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* We are lucky because we still have a magnificent temple called nature where we can find peace of mind in it! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Know all the paths, but walk on your path! Be original! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Our goodness is our wealth and when we close our eyes to the tragedies of the hard lives, we start losing our wealth! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* When you are unhappy, do not resist it! Let your unhappiness do its turn. After that the turn comes to the happiness! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* Why a writer writes? This question is trivial! The important question is this: What he writes? ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)

* A boat without port is free only until the storm breaks out! ~ (Mehmet Murat ildan)



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