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(Wise Sayings of Imam Khomeini)


o Man is the essence of all beings in the world.

o Man is a strange being among all categories of beings and creatures of

     God; there is none like him. Man is a wondrous being from which

     develops a divine celestial being as well as a hellish, devilish being.

o Man is a marvelous being which is infinite in both extremes; infinite in

      bliss and infinite in wretchedness.

o The source of all dangers to man is man himself and the source of reform

      must also begin from man himself.

o The starting point for any reformation is man.

o When man is reformed, all things will be rectified.

o It is the straight divine path that can guide man from deficiency to


o Man is not immune to the machinations of Satan and the temptations of

     ego, to the end of his life.

o Sometime a catastrophe is a blessing and sometimes a blessing becomes a


o Man's belly, bread and beverage are not yardsticks; it is man's dignity that


o Man's dignity demands him to resist force.

o Are not honor, dignity and human values, precious gems for whose

      protection and maintenance, the pious forerunners of the school [maklab]

      sacrificed their lives and the lives of their followers?

o Wanting truth for the sake of truth is man's "grand excellence".

o As soon as you err, admit it and turn away from it as this is an

     accomplishment of man.

o An accomplished man is one who does not mind admitting he has erred

     and immediately acts to correct himself.

o Man cannot be human and attain human ends as long as he wants to live in

      the shadows of machineguns, cannons and tanks.

o As oppression, injustice and cruelty increase in a society, the power to

     resist increases in man proportionately; this is in the natural make-up of


o That which matters in war is not number; it is man's ability to think.

Unity and Fraternity(Wise Sayings of Imam Khomeini)

o The Muslims must he a united hand against all the oppressors. o Invitation to Islam is principally invitation to unity.

o All over the world the faithful are brothers and by the decree of the Qur'an

     brothers are equals.

o In Islam, it is this fraternity that is the source of blessings.

o By the maintenance of fraternity you have arrived here; advance by

      preserving it!

o I have repeatedly declared that in Islam things like race, language,

     nationality, and geography are not topical issues; Muslims, whether Sunni

     or ShT'ah are brothers, and thus, equal and all enjoy all of the Islamic

privileges and rights.

o In Islam Kurd1 or Fars. Sunni or ShT'ah, do not count for they are all

     brothers and equal.

o We all have the duty to join hands, be brothers, and jointly reconstruct


o What we all need now is preservation of this unity.

o As long as you are a single solid "unit", none can break it.

o If you are interested in the independence of Iran, have religious unity!

o The way to rescue a nation from the clutches of colonialism is through the

     religion which is deeply-rooted in the soul of that nation.

Kurd: an Iranian ethnic group living in the West of Iran.

o   As long as you maintain your unity, God is with you. "The Hand (help) of

God is with the congregation."1

o   By the unity of expression and reliance on Islam, the Iranian nation

advanced the movement; it will not abandon this secret.

o   We must all understand that the unity of expression is the secret behind

the victory, and never lose this secret.

o   By the grace of tranquility and unity we can advance this country to the

sublime Islamic objectives.

o   Today is the day of unity and solidarity and this, too, is one of the great

blessings of God.

o   We all know what miraculous effects unity of the nation has had and still

has and, in contrast, what miseries, discord and dispute have brought to

the nation in the course of its history.

o   The secret of the victory of you, great nation, was the unity of expression

and reliance on faith.

o It was your concern for God, for "Allahu akbar" and this unity that made

     you triumph over those powers.

o   Defense of Islam and of the Islamic Republic are among the important

duties incumbent on all of us, and it requires unity.

o Try not to lose this unity of expression and trust in God.

o If the Muslims are a united, single fist, none can rise up against them. o If the Muslims unite, no government can dominate them.

o Islam has come to unite all nations of the world”‌”‌Arabs, non-Arabs,

      Turks, Persians, etc. and form a great ummah by the name of Islamic

      ummah. in the entire world.

A tradition ascribed to the Prophet (>). See Sahih Tirmidlu, vol. 3, p. 316.

o We. the Shi'ah and Sunnis. must be brothers to one another and not let

     others come and take away all we have.

o It is incumbent on all Muslims to be together.

o If the Muslim nations that are together about one billion people become

     brothers and act as brothers, no harm shall reach them.

o I humbly extend my hand to all the ranks that are at the service of Islam

     and ask them all to come together and in perfect unison work to extend the

     Islamic justice, which is the only way for the nation to attain happiness.

o I have tried with all my strength and will continue to do all I can for the

     unity of all strata of our people and pray to God to help us in this

     important matter on which depends the survival of the nation.

o Wholesome and creative speeches in healthy, quiet surroundings are

      useful to develop unity and understanding and prevent disputes, and will

      please the Lord.

o Do not keep saying, "unity" but not go after it. Be active together; you are

     brothers to one another.

o I say with emphasis that if the heads are good to one another, this country

     shall see no harm. If any harm comes to it, it is due to the disputes among

     the heads.

o I have often said that you must have the unity of expression in order to do

     something. If each go a different way and push to a different direction,

     only foreigners may benefit by results, if any.

o We must unite; if we do, we shall see no harm.

o If you want to see Islam realized, and the entire symbols of shirk and kufr

     leave this country, preserve this unity of expression and this movement.

o If a nation wants to remain safe, first of all, its people must be united and

      secondly, do its work well!

o We do not have an army separate from the Sepah, nor do we have a Sepah

      separate from the (Revolutionary) Committee, nor are the Committees

separate from the BasTj. Furthermore, none of these is separate from the tribal units. We are all brothers with different names but a single soul.1

o In the Islamic Republic all forces work for a single purpose and objective.

     They must all be a "single hand" against the enemies and opponents of the

     Islamic Republic.

o Today, the solidarity among the brave nation, the valiant army and the

     dauntless Sepah is such, the like of which the histories of Iran and the

     world did not have.

o We are united, strong and ready for battle, yet we are subject to

     transgression and oppression of the foreigners.

o Students of high schools and universities, as well as the seminarians must

     all preserve their unity with all their might and support their Islamic


o Let us be brothers; disputation is the work of the hellish.

o Today, the secret code of your victory is the unity of expression.

o You need the unity of expression today more than yesterday and tomorrow

      more than today.

o It was the will of God that favored the entire nation and united all strata of

      the people together.

o Be sure that when a nation unites in an Islamic matter as you witnessed,

      no power can push it back.

Source: 'Wise Sayings of Imam Khomeini" book 

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