Khan Abdul Ghaffar Khan Quote
“Pathans! Your house has fallen into ruin. Arise and rebuild it and remember to what race you belong.”
―Khan Abdul Ghaffar Khan
Quoted in Eknath Easwaran, A Man to Match his Mountains: Bacha Khan, Nonviolent Soldier of Islam (Nilgiri Press, Petaluma, 1984), p. 25.
“As soon as man began considering himself the source of the highest meaning in the world and the measure of everything, the world began to lose its human dimension, and man began to lose control of it.”
Ch. 1 : Growing Up Outside, p. 11 - Disturbing the Peace (1986)
“Government is not reason; it is not eloquent; it is force. Like fire, it is a dangerous servant and a fearful master. Never for a moment should it be left to irresponsible action.”
Attributed in "Liberty and Government" by W. M., in The Christian Science Journal, Vol. XX, No. 8 (November 1902) edited by Mary Baker Eddy, p. 465
As quoted in: Little Oxford Dictionary of Quotations, Oxford University Press - ISBN: 9780199654505
The Rest is Silence - Music at Night and Other Essays (1931)
Khan Abdul Ghaffar Khan
Bio: Khan Abdul Ghaffar Khan was an Afghan Pashtun political and spiritual leader known for his non-violent opposition to British Rule in India. A lifelong pacifist, a devout Muslim, and a close friend of Mohandas Gandhi, he was also known as Fakhri Afghan, Badshah Khan and Sarhaddi Gandhi.