Aga Khan III quotes

  • Every day has been so short, every hour so fleeting, every minute so filled with the life I love that time for me has fled on too swift a wing.
    -- Aga Khan III

    #Life #Wings #Fleeting

  • Struggle is the meaning of life; defeat or victory is in the hands of God. But struggle itself is man’s duty and should be his joy.
    -- Aga Khan III

    #Struggle #Men #Hands

  • There is a fundamental difference between the Jewish idea of creation and that of Islam. The creation according to Islam is not a unique act in a given time but a perpetual and constant event; and God supports and sustains all existence at every moment by His will and His thought. Outside His will, outside His thought, all is nothing, even the things which seem to us absolutely self-evident such as space and time. Allah alone wishes: the Universe exists; and all manifestations are as a witness of the Divine will.
    -- Aga Khan III

    #Unique #Self #Ideas

  • My grandfather was a most gifted person, and amongst his many qualities, one of them had always particularly impressed me. While the past was a book he had read and re-read may times, the future was just one more literary work of art into which he used to pour himself with deep thought and concentration. Innumerable people since his death have told me how he used to read in the future, and this certainly was one of his very great strengths.
    -- Aga Khan III

    #Art #Book #Past

  • My father insisted that I learnt the Koran and encouraged me to understand the basic traditions and beliefs of Islam but without imposing any particular views. He was an overwhelming personality but open-minded and liberal.
    -- Aga Khan III

    #Father #Views #Personality

  • Happiness is never a negative affair; it is to be won by men who are fully alive, full of the joy of living
    -- Aga Khan III

    #Men #Joy #Negative

  • If one is to be called a liar, one may as well make an effort to deserve the name.

  • Because of a friend, life is a little stronger, fuller, more gracious thing for the friend's existence, whether he be near or far. If the friend is close at hand, that is best; but if he is far away he still is there to think of, to wonder about, to hear from, to write to, to share life and experience with, to serve, to honor, to admire, to love.

  • Life, to be sure, is nothing much to lose, But young men think it is, and we were young.

  • Oh when I was in love with you, Then I was clean and brave, And miles around the wonder grew How well did I behave. And now the fancy passes by, And nothing will remain, And miles around they'll say that I Am quite myself again.

  • Life is just a chance to grow a soul.

  • What man-made machine will ever achieve the complete perfection of even the goose's wing?

  • View the past as your enemy, and it will be an albatross. View it as your friend, and it will give you wings.

  • We consume everything like potato chips. In this environment, I suspect the cartoonist's connection with readers is likely to be superficial and fleeting, unless he taps into some fervent special interest niche. And that audience, almost by definition, will be tiny.

  • Victory is fleeting. Losing is forever.

  • The lifetime of a human being is measured by decades, the lifetime of the Sun is a hundred million times longer. Compared to a star, we are like mayflies, fleeting ephemeral creatures who live out their lives in the course of a single day.