QUOTES FROM ATATÜRK

 

  • "PEACE AT HOME, PEACE IN THE WORLD."

     

  • "TO KNOW ME WOULD NOT MEAN TO SEE ME PERSONALLY, IT IS SUFFICIENT TO UNDERSTAND MY FEELINGS AND MY IDEAS."

     

  • "FUTURE IS IN THE SKY."

     

  • "LIBERTY AND INDEPENDENCE ARE MY CHARACTER."

     

  • "THERE ARE TWO MUSTAFA KEMALS. ONE IS THE FLESH-AND-BONE MUSTAFA KEMAL WHO NOW STANDS BEFORE YOU AND WHO WILL PASS AWAY. THE OTHER IS YOU, ALL OF YOU HERE WHO WILL GO TO THE FAR CORNERS OF OUR LAND TO SPREAD THE IDEALS WHICH MUST BE DEFENDED WITH YOUR LIVES IF NECESSARY. I STAND FOR THE NATION'S DREAMS, AND MY LIFE'S WORK IS TO MAKE THEM COME TRUE."

     

  • "NATIONAL SOVEREIGNTY AND ECONOMIC SOVEREIGNTY ARE TOGETHER CARDINAL PRINCIPLES OF TRUE INDEPENDENCE."

     

  • "EVERY NATION AS THE RIGHT TO DEMAND PROPER TREATMENT AND NO COUNTRY SHOULD VIOLATE THE TERRITORY OF ANY OTHER COUNTRY."

     

  • "THE SIGNAL WE GIVE EACH OTHER MUST ALWAYS SHOW FURTHER AWAY..."

     

  • "IN ORDER TO STAVE OFF COVETOUSNES, GREED AND SPITE, CITIZENS WORLD OVER MUST BE EDUCATED."

     

  • "TO LET PEOPLE SLAUGHTER EACH OTHER ALLEGEDLY WITH THE OBJECT OF MAKING MANKIND HAPPY IS BOTH INHUMAN AND DEPLORABLE IN THE EXTREME."

     

  • "THE IDEA OF INTERDEPENDENCE AND SOLIDARITY REPLACES THE IDEA OF EVERY MAN FOR HIMSELF WITH ONE OF EVERY MAN FOR ALL MEN."

     

  • "THERE ARE FACTORS WHICH BUILD UP, DEVELOP AND PROMETE THE PROGRESS OF NATIONS. THESE COMPRISE BOTH INTELLECTUAL FORCES AND SOCIAL FORCES."

     

  • "DEMOCRACY IS CLOSELY LINKED TO THINKING; IT IS A MATTER OF THE MIND, NOT A MATTER OF THE STOMACH."

     

  • "TO ME, THE DICTATOR IS ONE WHO MAKES OTHERS SUCCUMB TO HIS WILL. I WOULD LIKE TO ROLE NOT BY BREAKING HEARTS BUT RATHER BY WINNING THEM.

     

  • "THIS NATION HAS NOT LIVED WITHOUT HER INDEPENDENCE. SHE WILL NOT AND CANNOT LIVE WITHOUT IT. LIBERTY OR DEATH!"

     

  • "MY LAST DESIRE IS TO BE IN A GREEN AND WOODED PLACE YET AMONG EVERGREEN TREES."

     

  • "YOU WILL SEE MY CHILDREN, IN THE FUTURE EVERYTHING WILL BE DONE FROM THE SKIES ABOVE. ALL WARS AND CIVILIZATIONS WILL BE IN THE SKIES ABOVE. THAT'S WHY WE MUST GIVE GREAT IMPORTANCE TO THE AIR FORCE."

     

  • "SCIENCE IS THE MOST RELIABLE GUIDE IN LIFE."

     

  • "UNCONDITIONAL, UNRESTRICTED SOVEREIGNTY BELONGS TO THE NATION."

     

  • "THE PRESS IS THE NATION'S SHARED VOICE. IT IS AN INNOVATOR, A SCHOOL AND A POWER IN ITSELF."

     

  • "FULL PLEASURE AND HAPPINESS IN LIFE CAN BE FOUND ONLY IN WORKING FOR THE HONOR AND HAPPINESS OF FUTURE GENERATIONS."

     

  • "WE MUST BE INDEPENDENT FROM THE STANDPOINT OF RELIGION, AS WELL."

     

  • "RELIGION IS AN ISSUE OF CONSCIENCE. EVERYONE IS FREE TO CONFORM TO THE COMMANDS OF THEIR CONSCIENCE. WE SHOW RESPECT FOR RELIGION. WE ARE NOT AGAINST A WAY OF THINKING OF THOUGHTS. WE ARE ONLY TRYING NOT TO MIX RELEGIOUS AFFAIRS WITH THE AFFAIRS OF NATION AND THE STATE; WE ARE AWOIDING REACTIONARY ACTIONS THAT ARE BASED ON EVIL INTENT AND DEED."

     

  • "MY PEOPLE MAY BURY ME WHEREVER THE WISH, AS LONG AS THAY DO NOT FORGET ME."

     

  • "WE SHALL MAKE THE EXPANSION AND RISE OF TURKISH CULTURE IN EVERY ERA THE MAINSTAY OF THE REPUBLIC."

     

  • "THE MAJOR CHALLENGE FACING US IS TO ELEVATE OUR NATIONAL LIFE TO THE HIGHEST LEVEL OF CIVILIZATION AND PROSPERITY."

     

  • "IN ORDER TO RAISE OUR NEW TURKEY TO THE LEVEL THAT SHE IS WORTHY OF, WE MUST, UNDER ALL CIRCUMSTANCES, ATTACH THE HIGHEST IMPORTANCE TO THE NATIONAL ECONOMY."

     

  • "THE CORNERSTONE OF EDUCATION IS AN EASY SYSTEM OF READING AND WRITING. THE KEY TO THIS IS THE NEW TURKISH ALPHABET BASED ON THE LATIN SCRIPT."

     

  • "EVERYTHING WE SEE IN THE WORLD IS THE CREATIVE WORK OF WOMEN."

     

  • "THE GOVERNMENTS MOST CREATIVE AND SIGNIFICANT DUTY IS EDUCATION."

     

  • "MANKIND IS A SINGLE BODY AND EACH NATION A PART OF THAT BODY. WE MUST NEVER SAY 'WHAT DOES IT MATTER TO ME IF SOME PART OF THE WORLD IS AILING?' IF THERE IS SUCH AN ILLNESS, WE MUST CONCERN OURSELVES WITH IT AS THOUGH WE WERE HAVING THAT ILLNESS."