The most detestable man is he who returns evil for good, and the most praiseworthy, he whose answer to villainy is a generous deed.
The best teaching is that which corrects you.
Development is ultimately about people about enabling them to participate fully in the process and to make informed choices and decisions on their futures.
An institution dedicated to proceeding beyond known limits must be committed to independent thinking. In a university scholars engage both orthodox and unorthodox ideas, seeking truth and understanding wherever they may be found.
Virtue is the key to success.
A wise man needs each day an hour set apart in which to examine his conscience, and measure what he has gained or lost.
To create a pluralistic, civil society, private institutions must be established that meet needs of their constituent groups. The state cannot do it all.
For a Muslim university it is appropriate to see learning and knowledge as a continuing acknowledgement of Allah's magnificence.
A man is a believer as long as he is virtuous.
God hath given His creatures nothing to place higher than reason.
The conflict between the power blocs is gone, hopefully forever. The massive imposition of dogma on human minds may also be gone forever. Henceforth, artificial constraints on human intelligence will be replaced in many lands by new horizons of hope and thought.
There is the potential in the Islamic heritage to help modern societies cope with the confusions, disillusionments and moral vagaries that afflict them.
There is no treasure like knowledge.
A wise man first thinks and then speaks and a fool speaks and then thinks.
you cannot articulate the [ismaili] Tariqah without articulating the concept of Imamat.
His Royal Highness [Aga khan IV] is not only a leader of the Ismaili community but also of the entire Muslim world.
Knowledge leads to wisdom; accordingly the educated man is the wise one.
In considering solutions we must recognise that there are differences between Muslim and Western outlooks on life and man's relationship to the universe.
The intelligent man is whoever knows how to be happier today than yesterday.
there can be no question about the power of architecture to lift a people's heart.