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Reflections (Quotes by Sardar Abdul Ghani Khan)

June 5, 2009
  • When God gifts us to the World, the World receives us with two hands. When He recalls us – the World throws us back with four hands.
  • Tolerance is a positive force, which teaches us to live not only with the positive but also the negative forces.
  • The existence of the company of the Devil made me conscious of the value of the company of God.
  • A sword may be used for defending and offending. It is the purpose which gives value.
  • If someone is jealous of you, it should make you happy, as it means there is something special and worthwhile in you which the jealous person lacks.
  • Don’t worry, think instead.
  • Democracy, Autocracy, Socialism, Capitalism are slogans – the cries of the weak and oppressed.
  • Infatuation … like cold winds in the midst of summer. Dark clouds, raindrops, chilly winds … as in winter. It is not winter … it is not love.
  • Foreign service – a virtual life of self-imposed exile.
  • To reach the destination is desirable. But the reach to the destination is enjoyable.
21 Comments leave one →
  1. June 6, 2009 4:31 am

    i am not worrying but hey thinking instead causes an explosion ๐Ÿ˜€


    good reflections!

    • Ayesha permalink
      June 7, 2009 2:10 pm

      I’d like to adopt this principle of not worrying and instead thinking ๐Ÿ˜›

  2. June 6, 2009 7:25 am

    Nice quotes, I love all of them

    • Ayesha permalink
      June 7, 2009 2:11 pm

      Thanks ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. June 6, 2009 10:11 am

    Nice ones, all of em!
    He was a genius and his poetry very enlightening!

    Thanks for sharing! ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Ayesha permalink
      June 7, 2009 2:11 pm

      Yes, he was an intellectual and wonderful poet.

  4. June 6, 2009 11:17 am

    Hehehe….I love the one about Foreign Service. Man! How I wish I could be in foreign service, all those trips around the world! ๐Ÿ˜€

    • Ayesha permalink
      June 7, 2009 2:12 pm

      Beyond certain point it gets really boring. Really ๐Ÿ˜›

  5. June 6, 2009 9:36 pm

    I am presently preparing for the virtual life of self-imposed exile. Wish me luck ! ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Ayesha permalink
      June 7, 2009 2:12 pm

      Good luck!

      Where are you off to and on what mission (if I may ask) ๐Ÿ˜›

  6. June 7, 2009 8:15 am

    Cavaliere, wow!! Dollars kamanay ki tiyari??!! ๐Ÿ˜€

  7. June 12, 2009 8:50 pm

    When God gifts us to the World, the World receives us with two hands. When He recalls us โ€“ the World throws us back with four hands.

    The best.

    Share more of his writing with us :>

    • Ayesha permalink
      June 14, 2009 10:30 am

      I’d try to find more of his work (in English) ๐Ÿ™‚

    • June 27, 2011 2:48 pm

      Thanks for the list. I too thought the quotes are of the pashtoon poet Ghani Khan. Thank God I read the comments or else I would have used the God/Devil quote for an article I am writing on Ghani Khan (the poet). LOL.

  8. Saira Nishtar permalink
    July 12, 2009 8:52 am

    Hello, Am thrilled that you are enjoying this little book. It was compiled by my mother and are my grandfather’s quotes. Some of you are confusing him with the poet Ghani Khan son of Badshah Khan. This s not Ghani Khan the poets work. Its Sardar Abdul Ghani Khan brother of Sardar Abdur Rab Nishtar. Just thought I would clarify that. There is no other work of his published. My mother had these published after he died. Do let me know where you bought the book though. Thanks

    • Ayesha permalink
      July 12, 2009 6:21 pm

      Saira: Welcome to my blog and thanks for the clarification. I am also one of those who confused it with the work of Ghani Khan the poet.

      I think Tahira gifted it to my sister years ago ๐Ÿ™‚

  9. July 13, 2009 8:43 am

    I too mistook it to the thoughts of Ghani Khan the poet; anyway its nice to hear about another legend with the same name. Will love to know more about the personality.

  10. Zeeshan permalink
    July 19, 2009 8:16 pm

    My quote these days is Hardwork never pays off in life..Its only luck that matters in life:(:(…I am dejected with working hard in life and getting not just reward..Why life is so unfair???

  11. yasserlatifhamdani permalink
    September 30, 2009 5:42 pm

    Perhaps it is a good idea for the author of this blog to make the requisite change ie these are quotes by Ghani Khan Nishtar and Ghani Khan s/o Bacha Khan ie the Pushto Poet.

  12. October 29, 2010 8:53 am

    Glad someone clarified the author as I haven’t come across these as Ghani Baba’s quotes before. I searched for his work and landed on here. I agree with yasserlatifhamdani to edit the author, not everyone scrolls down to read comments. Lovely quotes though! Interesting blog.

    • October 29, 2010 5:58 pm

      Thanks for reminding. It’s corrected.

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